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DirSync is described as 'intuitive backup tool that can be run without installation. By comparing source and target files, only required files are copied, which greatly increases the working speed. By using multiple jobs, it is possible to perform complex data backups' and is a File Sync tool in the backup & sync category. There are more than 10 alternatives to DirSync for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is FreeFileSync, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DirSync are GoodSync, Unison File Synchronizer, SyncFolders and DirSync Pro.

DirSync alternatives are mainly File Sync Tools but may also be Cloud Storage Services or Diff Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DirSync.
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  1. FreeFileSync icon

    FreeFileSync

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • Chocolatey
    • Flathub
    93 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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    GoodSync

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    117 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.  Selective SynchronizationGoodSync allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionGoodSync has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  PortableGoodSync can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Unison File Synchronizer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    51 alternatives to Unison File Synchronizer 

    Unison is a file-synchronization tool for POSIX-compliant systems (e.g. *BSD and GNU/Linux), macOS and Windows, with the caveat that the platform must be supported by OCaml. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or diffe.

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    1.  Command line interfaceUnison File Synchronizer either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  DecentralizedUnison File Synchronizer is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    3.  Works OfflineUnison File Synchronizer can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    4.  Selective SynchronizationUnison File Synchronizer allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
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    SyncFolders

    27 alternatives to SyncFolders 

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

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    1.  Incremental BackupSyncFolders supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    2.  PortableSyncFolders can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    DirSync Pro

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    89 alternatives to DirSync Pro 

    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.

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    1.  Incremental BackupDirSync Pro supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    2.  Command line interfaceDirSync Pro either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    Discontinued

    No activity/development anymore. Last stable version from 2018-03-07, last development version from 2018-12-28.

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    FolderSync

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Kindle Fire
    26 alternatives to FolderSync 

    FolderSync enables simple and automatic sync to cloud based storage to and from local folders on the device memory card. It currently support multiple SkyDrive, Dropbox, SugarSync, Ubuntu One, Box.net, LiveDrive, HiDrive, Google Drive, Google Docs, NetDocuments, Amazon S3, FTP...

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    1.  Automatic BackupFolderSync will automatically back up your data periodically.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    SyncToy

    72 alternatives to SyncToy 

    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...

    Discontinued

    Latest version 2.1 published on 11/24/2009

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    ChronoSync

    • Mac
    59 alternatives to ChronoSync 

    ChronoSync 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.

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    1.  Incremental BackupChronoSync supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Schedule BackupChronoSync supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
    Create multiple synchronizer documents and add them to a Container.
    ChronoSync Setup panel.
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    DSynchronize

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    35 alternatives to DSynchronize 

    DSynchronize is a stand-alone utility that let you periodically synchronize two or more folders on Hard Disk, Floppy Disk, LAN, USB Key, CD-DVD (with packet writing software) and FTP server.

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    1.  PortableDSynchronize can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  File VersioningDSynchronize has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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    Syncplicity

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    113 alternatives to Syncplicity 

    The only automated sync, back-up, collaboration and file management service powerful enough for a business user and easy enough for a novice. Secure, anywhere access to your files.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Syncplicity simultaneously.
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