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. Arq is super-easy online backup Back up your files automatically, to your own cloud account, with Arq. Just connect Arq to your own Google Drive account, Amazon Web Services account, SFTP server, Greenqloud account, DreamObjects account, or any S3-compatible server.
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    2. Duplicity is a software suite that provides encrypted, digitally signed, versioned, remote backup of files requiring little of the remote server.


    3. Back up your data and synchronize PCs, Macs, servers, notebooks, and online storage space.
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    4. 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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      Synkron is an application for folder synchronisation and folder-backups that allows you to configure your synchronisations in detail. Despite having many features, the user interface of Synkron is very user-friendly and easy to use.

      Discontinued

      Last Update: 2014-10-11, see https://sourceforge.net/projects/synkron/

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    5. Backuplist+ is a popular "wrapper" application for the new rsync 3.0.6 copy tool. It is a powerful backup application that is simple for novice users and offers many choices for the more advanced user.
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    6. rsnapshot is a rsync based backup utillity, providing filesystem snapshot functionality. It can take incremental snapshots of local and remote filesystems for any number of machines.
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    7. Get Backup is a native Mac OS X backup software utility. This program is a simple and efficient tool for creating personal backups, suitable for both beginners and pros.
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    8. SyncTime is the simplest solution to synchronize your files. Did you ever wish you could easily keep up to date all your backup copies, distributed across many devices? SyncTime will just do it.
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    9. A graphical user interface for rsync, which looks-and-feels like a standard FTP client, but uses the rsync protocol ‘under the hood’ to boost transfer speeds. In technical terms, it’s an SSH browser with an rsync transfer engine.
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