rsync Alternatives for Mac

    rsync is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Syncthing, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to rsync and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to rsync are FreeFileSync (Free, Open Source), Duplicati (Free, Open Source), Rclone (Free, Open Source) and Restic (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 11, 2021

    1. A simple backup program in python with an emphasis on data integrity and transparent behaviour - Backup, Mirror, and Sync Modes - Compare files using attributes or CRCs - View changed file tree with curses - Detection and alerts of corrupted files - Detection and alerts of...
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      DropSync is a super fast and flexible folder synchronization tool.


    2. Syncrify is an ideal remote backup solution for individuals as well as corporate users, offering a cost-effective way to quickly and easily backup files of any type and size to any machine running a variety of operating systems.
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    3. A macOS GUI for rsync.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      iBackup is a simple to use backup/restore utility.


    4. Still using FTP? Truck hauls data 30x faster thanks to its modern rsync engine (included) which compresses, de-duplicates and encrypts – giving significantly higher performance and security, right from the first transfer.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      nFreezer (for encrypted freezer) is an encrypted-at-rest backup tool, designed specifically for the case when the destination server is untrusted. With nFreezer, the data is safe on the destination server even if a malicious user gets root access to it.
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    5. Are your backups synchronized? Use DSync. Use it for backups. Use it to organize your files. Three steps is all it takes for DSync to synchronize your files. Select the folders, compare them, synchronize them.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Ferro Backup System™ (FBS) is a professional, network backup system intended for small offices and large corporations and institutions alike.
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    6. arRsync is a Mac OS X frontend for the utility rsync . It is intended to provide a simple interface to a powerful backup and synchronisation tool. It is quite limited but it can already performed basic backups.
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