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Folder Sync Alternatives

Folder Sync is described as 'An application to help you keep multiple pairs of folders in sync, quickly and easily. View differences between pairs of folders on screen using user defined coloured coding' and is a Diff Tool in the backup & sync category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Folder Sync for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Beyond Compare. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try KDiff3 or SyncBack. Other great apps like Folder Sync are Diffinity, SyncToy, Diff Checker and Araxis Merge.

Folder Sync alternatives are mainly Diff Tools but may also be File Sync Tools or Merge File Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Folder Sync.
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  1. Beyond Compare icon

    Beyond Compare

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Beyond Compare allows you to compare files and folders. By using simple, powerful commands you can focus on the differences you're interested in and ignore those you're not. You can then merge the changes, synchronize your files, and generate reports for your records.

    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionBeyond Compare can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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    Text file comparison
  2. KDiff3 icon

    KDiff3

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    KDiff3 is a file and directory diff and merge tool.

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  3. SyncBack is a tool to backup, synchronize, and restore data files.

    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionSyncBack has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningSyncBack has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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  4. Diffinity icon

    Diffinity

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Diffinity is a diff and merging tool with focus on accurate and easy to read source code diffs. It will compare the content of two files and present the differences in an easy to read line by line and char by char basis.

    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingDiffinity supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    ⚫︎ PortableDiffinity can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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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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  6. Diff Checker icon

    Diff Checker

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Diff Checker is a free online diff tool that quickly and easily gives you the text differences between two files.

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  7. Araxis Merge icon

    Araxis Merge

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Merge is the visual file comparison (diff), merging and folder synchronization application from Araxis. Use it to compare and merge source code, web pages, XML and other text files with native application performance.

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    Kaleidoscope

    • Mac
    • iPad

    Use Kaleidoscope to spot the differences in text and image files. Review changes in seconds with the worlds most advanced file comparison application.

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  9. 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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    FileMerge

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Xcode

    FileMerge lets you compare one file to another or one directory to another and merge the files or directories together.

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