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ChronoSync Alternatives

ChronoSync is described as 'can synchronize, backup, and create bootable backups to almost anything you can connect to your Mac: select cloud services, other Macs, NAS drives, external drives, PC's or anything you can mount as a volume' and is a File Sync tool in the backup & sync category. There are more than 50 alternatives to ChronoSync for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is FreeFileSync, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ChronoSync are Duplicati, rsync, EaseUS Partition Master and Déjà Dup.

ChronoSync alternatives are mainly File Sync Tools but may also be Backup Clients or Disk Cloning Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ChronoSync.
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  1. GoodSync icon

    GoodSync

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    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    118 alternatives to GoodSync 

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

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionGoodSync has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  PortableGoodSync can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. FreeFileSync icon

    FreeFileSync

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • Chocolatey
    • Flathub
    96 alternatives to FreeFileSync 

    FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files. Instead of copying every file every time, FreeFileSync determines the differences between a source and a target folder and transfers only the...

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    1.  File VersioningFreeFileSync has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    2.  PortableFreeFileSync can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Command line interfaceFreeFileSync either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    4.  Dark ModeFreeFileSync supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in FreeFileSync without registration.
    6.  DecentralizedFreeFileSync is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    7.  Works OfflineFreeFileSync can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    8.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    FreeFileSync vs ChronoSync opinions
    Almost everyone thinks FreeFileSync is a great alternative to ChronoSync.
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    It's free. Especially if you suffer from subscription burnout. Cryptsync in conjunction with 7-zip for encrypted cloud backups should also get a mention.

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    Duplicati

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    128 alternatives to Duplicati 

    Duplicati is a backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental, compressed backups on local storage, cloud storage services and remote file servers. The Duplicati project was inspired by Duplicity and had similar functionality until 2008.

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    1.  Incremental BackupDuplicati supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    2.  Schedule BackupDuplicati supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
    3.  Encrypted BackupDuplicati uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    4.  Automatic BackupDuplicati will automatically back up your data periodically.
    5.  File VersioningDuplicati has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    6.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    7.  AES-256 EncryptionDuplicati has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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  4. rsync icon

    rsync

    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    • Haiku
    125 alternatives to rsync 

    rsync is a software application for Unix which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer using delta encoding when appropriate. An important feature of rsync not found in most similar programs/protocols is that the mirroring...

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    1.  Command line interfacersync either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Schedule Backuprsync supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Encrypted Backuprsync uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
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  5. EaseUS Partition Master icon

    EaseUS Partition Master

    • Windows
    46 alternatives to EaseUS Partition Master 

    EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition is a free disk partitioning utility that offers a range of powerful functions such as resizing partitions, copying partitions, creating new partitions, deleting partitions, formatting partitions, converting partitions, exploring partitions...

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    The installer contains bundled adware. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

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  6. Déjà Dup icon

    Déjà Dup

    87 alternatives to Déjà Dup 

    Déjà Dup is a simple backup tool. It hides the complexity of doing backups the Right Way (encrypted, off-site, and regularly) and uses Duplicity as the backend.

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    1.  Encrypted BackupDéjà Dup uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    2.  Schedule BackupDéjà Dup supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
    3.  Incremental BackupDéjà Dup supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
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  7. GoodSync icon

    GoodSync

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    118 alternatives to GoodSync 

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

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionGoodSync has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  PortableGoodSync can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    GoodSync vs ChronoSync opinions
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    GoodSync can copy/transmit only changed portions of files rather than retransmitting the entire file if it changed. This is extremely beneficial for large files.

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  8. Time Machine icon

    Time Machine

    • Mac
    90 alternatives to Time Machine 

    Time Machine is the breakthrough automatic backup that’s built right into Mac OS X. It keeps an up-to-date copy of everything on your Mac — digital photos, music, movies, TV shows, and documents. Now, if you ever have the need, you can easily go back in time to recover anything.

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    1.  Automatic BackupTime Machine will automatically back up your data periodically.
    2.  Encrypted BackupTime Machine uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    3.  Schedule BackupTime Machine supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
    4.  File VersioningTime Machine has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    5.  Incremental BackupTime Machine supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
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  9. Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office icon

    Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    149 alternatives to Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office 

    Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is a software product produced by Acronis that provides data protection including, backup, archive, access and recovery for Microsoft, macOS, iOS and Android operating systems.

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    1.  Incremental BackupAcronis Cyber Protect Home Office supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    2.  Differential BackupAcronis Cyber Protect Home Office supports differential backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last FULL backup).
    3.  Schedule BackupAcronis Cyber Protect Home Office supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
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  10. Carbon Copy Cloner icon

    Carbon Copy Cloner

    35 alternatives to Carbon Copy Cloner 

    Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) features an interface designed to make the cloning and backup procedure very intuitive. In addition to general backup, CCC can also clone one hard drive to another, copying every single block or file to create an exact replica of your source hard drive.

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    1.  Incremental BackupCarbon Copy Cloner supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    2.  File VersioningCarbon Copy Cloner has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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