Open Source SyncToy Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to SyncToy is Syncthing, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to SyncToy and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to SyncToy are FreeFileSync (Free, Open Source), rsync (Free, Open Source), IPFS (Free, Open Source) and Unison (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 11, 2020

    1. 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.
      Syncthing vs SyncToy opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Syncthing is still a legitimate alternative to SyncToy, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      unlike sync toy folders on the same machine cannot be synced and this is by design .
      Negative comment 10 months ago

      6
      SyncThing cannot synchronize on the same machine.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

      4
    2. FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.
      show more
      FreeFileSync vs SyncToy opinions
      Most users think FreeFileSync is a great alternative to SyncToy.
      awesome piece of software. Got all I need and even options I did not think of. Will donate to developers for sure after some time.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      2
      Sadly was not stable- Crashed for me and never completed.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      -2


    3. 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.
      show more
      rsync vs SyncToy opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Rsync implementations on Windows are very slow when performing a first-time backup; two days or more in unacceptable for a task which SyncToy can perform in a few hours.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

      0
    4. IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines good ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web. It is like a single bittorrent swarm, exchanging git objects. IPFS provides an interface as simple as the HTTP web, but with permanence built in.
      show more
      IPFS vs SyncToy opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      IPFS is not for file comparison on different folders.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

      3
    5. Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows.
      show more


    6. 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.
      No screenshots yet
    7. Toucan is a small portableapp utility allowing you to synchronise, backup and secure your data with more options than the built in suite utilities. It is split up into 7 tabs, allowing you to easily find the function that you want.
      show more
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • FreeBSD
      • OpenBSD
      Bacula is a set of Open Source, enterprise ready, computer programs that permit you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds.
      show more
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      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/

      show more
    8. Create Synchronicity is a nice, lightweight backup program with a very user-friendly - yet powerful - interface, that synchronizes files and folders extremely quickly (it can even recognize paths such as "MyUSB"\MyFolder, and locate the USB drive called...

      Discontinued

      The project is on a long hiatus. Last version, 6.0, released in March 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      show more
    Showing 10 of 23 alternatives