Alternatives to Synkron for all platforms with any license



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  • FreeFileSync icon


    FreeFileSync is a free Open Source software to synchronize files and synchronize folders available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Bundleware The installer contains Opencandy. Be careful during the installation:
  • GoodSync icon


    GoodSync syncs files between your computer, mobile devices, FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, Google Drive, SkyDrive, WebDAV, Azure.

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

  • SyncBack icon


    SyncBack is a backup and file synchronization software that allows backing up and synchronizing files to the same or different drives, to different media (CD, DVD...

    Freemium Windows

  • Unison icon


    Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • SyncToy icon


    SyncToy is a free PowerToy designed by Microsoft, that provides an easy to use graphical user interface that can automatically synchronize local or network files and...

    Free Windows

  • grsync icon


    Grsync is a rsync gui, a graphical user interface for the rsync file synchronization and backup tool. It works on linux, solaris, windows, mac os x and maemo. It uses...

    Open Source Windows Linux Xfce

  • Qtd Sync icon

    Qtd Sync

    A graphical interface for the Rsync engine that will synchronise files between two computers either locally or over the internet. The beauty of Rsync is that it only...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    SyncFolders helps you to synchronize the contents of two folders, including any subfolders, track file modifications and deletions in a local database, propagate...

    Free Windows

  • Copywhiz icon


    Copywhiz will drastically speed up your file copying and automatic backup tasks in Windows. Pick only files that you need from several folders, copy only files that are...

Synkron Comments

Really good for a sync tool.

Comment by Satuim
about Synkron · Oct 2016 ·

I like this as a synchronisation tool.
However it really isn't made for backups, So it really isn't advisable to us it as one.
If however you feel like using it as one, Make sure to set the original location to be "Master" and the backup to be a "Slave" and under your original location set it to "Do not modify contents of this folder"


Nice video review

about Synkron · ·

Disappointing after a while

about Synkron and SyncBack · ·

Initially I thought this was a great program, being similar to Syncback but on the Mac. Joy was shortlived. Trying to sync large amounts of data caused it to die. Shame that Syncback SE doesn't have a Mac version as that is the biggest program I miss moving to a Mac.


Synkron V1.6.2: No proxy for "Check for update"

Comment by em4020
about Synkron · Jun 2011 · 1 Helpful

Synkron V1.6.2: You cannot define a proxy for the internet connection:
See Feature Request ID 2947864: .
Everybody, who is using Synkron and has only access to internet by using an proxy, cannot use the "Check for update" feature.
*It is necessary to supply a proxy definition menu, *
as it is realized in the Firefox Addon "Proxy Selector" (see ), but additional with a proxy password and with the following 5 options available:

  • No proxy,

  • Auto-detect proxy settings for this network,

  • Use system proxy settings

  • Manual Proxy Configuration with URL, password and Port for a HTTP Proxy,

  • Automatic proxy configuration URL.


Synkron has automatical symmetrical file-deletion

about Synkron and USBAgent, Synchredible, PureSync · · 2 Helpful

In difference to SyncBack free edition Synkron has an automatical file-deletion at the other side (equal which side) of a sync-folder-pair, if file-deletion-time was later than last-file-change-time at the side, where the file still exists.

The advantages of Synkron in comparison with other sync-apps are:

Not very important disadvantages:

  • No (without mouse visible) indication of date, time & size of the files in the two sync-directories, what is usual in all other sync-apps. However: if you move the mouse over "OK" or "OBSOLETE" you see Date and time of the files.

  • relatively long analysis- and syncronization-procedures only with hourglas instead of progress report

  • Difficult to understand terms: OBSOLETE means:
    The files in both directories have a different modification date.
    Better instead of "obsolete" would be "time difference"

  • You cannot call a bat-file after the synchronisation, as this is possible with PureSync or Synchredible.

  • You cannot start a sync, if a USB-stick is detected as you can with Synchredible or USBagent


DirSync Pro is still the winner in my book, but not by much

Comment by NginUS
about Synkron and DirSync Pro · Jun 2011 ·

Yeah, this one looks good, has some features I'd find useful, but it doesn't check it's work, and that's a deal-breaker.
No checksummy, no instally.
DirSync Pro is still the winner in my book, but not by much.

Disappointing theres no choice but DirSync Pro & TeraCopy for integrity checking sync/copy tools.

Comment by leonardo4it
about Synkron and Fedora · Jun 2011 ·

I can't build it (install) on Fedora 11 (x86_64)... Building with squirrelsh "say" missing I followed some hint found on google....

1) installed squirrell
2) compiled squirrellsh
3) search and installed libpcre (x86_64 and i586)

... I don't know how to get further! :-(