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csync is described as 'lightweight utility to synchronize files between two directories on a system or between multiple systems' and is a File Sync tool in the backup & sync category. There are more than 25 alternatives to csync for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, PortableApps.com and BSD. The best alternative is FreeFileSync, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like csync are Duplicati, rsync, Unison File Synchronizer and DirSync Pro.

csync alternatives are mainly File Sync Tools but may also be Backup Clients or File Copy Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of csync.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD

csync is a lightweight utility to synchronize files between two directories on a system or between multiple systems.

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  1. FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.

    ⚫︎ PortableFreeFileSync can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningFreeFileSync has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceFreeFileSync either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Windows
  2. 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.

    ⚫︎ Automatic BackupDuplicati will automatically back up your data periodically.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningDuplicati has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionDuplicati has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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    rsync

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    • Haiku

    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.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacersync either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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  4. Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceUnison File Synchronizer either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedUnison File Synchronizer is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Unison running in KDE terminal window
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    DirSync Pro

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    DirSync Pro is a small, but powerful utility for file and folder synchronization. DirSync Pro can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. Use DirSync Pro to easily synchronize files from your desktop PC to your USB-stick.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceDirSync Pro either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Basic


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    SyncToy

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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 folders, but not WebDAV-, "Windows Mobile" files or folders and no triangle-sync as only Allway Sync...

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    Discontinued

    Latest version 2.1 published on 11/24/2009

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    Bacula

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD

    Bacula is a set of computer programs that permit managing backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds.

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    Toucan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    Toucan is a small portableapp utility allowing you to synchronise, backup and secure your data with more options than the built in suite utilities. It is split up into 7 tabs, allowing you to easily find the function that you want.

    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionToucan has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    ⚫︎ PortableToucan can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceToucan either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Toucan Main Window
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    Robocopy

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Robocopy, or "Robust File Copy", is a command-line directory replication command. It has been available as part of the Windows Resource Kit starting with Windows NT 4.0, and was introduced as a standard feature of Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceRobocopy either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ PortableRobocopy can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. Allway Sync icon

    Allway Sync

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    Allway Sync is a file and folder synchronization software for Windows.

    ⚫︎ PortableAllway Sync can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Sync a SD Memory Card from a Windows Mobile SmartPhone
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