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FreeFileSync Alternatives

FreeFileSync is described as 'folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files' and is a leading File Sync tool in the backup & sync category. There are more than 50 alternatives to FreeFileSync for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, PortableApps.com and BSD. The best alternative is Syncthing, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FreeFileSync are WinMerge, rsync, Rclone and GoodSync.

FreeFileSync alternatives are mainly File Sync Tools but may also be Diff Tools or Backup Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FreeFileSync.
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  • Mac
  • Windows
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  • openSUSE
  • Linux Mint
  • CentOS
  • Ubuntu
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  1. GoodSync is a high-end professional easy and reliable file backup and file synchronization software.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionGoodSync has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ PortableGoodSync can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think GoodSync is a great alternative to FreeFileSync.
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    Syncthing

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron

    Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedSyncthing is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionSyncthing has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ LightweightSyncthing consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeSyncthing supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceSyncthing either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    LinuxDoge

    No alternative to FreeFileSync, as it is about network syncing and not local between drives.

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    WinMerge

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    • Wine

    WinMerge is an open source differencing and merging tool for Windows. WinMerge can compare both folders and files, presenting differences in a visual text format that is easy to understand and handle.

    ⚫︎ PortableWinMerge can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsWinMerge can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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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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  5. Rclone ("rsync for cloud storage") is a command-line program to sync files and directories to and from different cloud storage providers.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceRclone 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.
    ⚫︎ LightweightRclone consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  6. GoodSync is a high-end professional easy and reliable file backup and file synchronization software.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionGoodSync has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ PortableGoodSync can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think GoodSync is a great alternative to FreeFileSync.
    Golfy038

    The free version permit only 100 files sync: https://www.goodsync.com/free-vs-pro

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    Restic

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Arch Linux
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD

    restic is a program that does backups right. The design goals are: Easy, Fast, Verifiable, Secure, Efficient, Free.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceRestic either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  8. 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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  9. Air Explorer is an application that manages easily all your files in cloud servers (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Mega, Box, Mediafire, WebDAV, Copy, Yandex,...) and FTP and SFTP services.

    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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  10. Simple fast backup for Windows.

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