AlternativeTo Logo

Windows Live - Sync Alternatives

Windows Live - Sync is described as 'Windows Live Sync (formerly Windows Live FolderShare) was a free-to-use file synchronization application by Microsoft, that was designed to allow files and folders between two or more computers be in sync with each other on Windows (XP and later) and Mac OS X based computers' and is a File Sync tool in the backup & sync category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Windows Live - Sync for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android. The best alternative is Dropbox, which is free. Other great apps like Windows Live - Sync are Microsoft OneDrive, Box, Spideroak One Backup and GoodSync.

Windows Live - Sync alternatives are mainly Cloud Storage Services but may also be File Sync Tools or Online Backup Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows Live - Sync.
This page was last updated
  • Mac
  • Windows

Windows Live Sync (formerly Windows Live FolderShare) was a free-to-use file synchronization application by Microsoft, that...

Learn more about Windows Live - Sync

  1. GoodSync icon

    GoodSync

    Sponsored
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    117 alternatives to GoodSync 

    GoodSync syncs files between your computer, mobile devices, FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, Google Drive, OneDrive, WebDAV, Azure.

     Suggest and vote on features
    Features
    1.  Selective SynchronizationGoodSync allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionGoodSync has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  PortableGoodSync can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Screenshot
  2. Dropbox icon

    Dropbox

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    282 alternatives to Dropbox 

    Put your files into your Dropbox on one computer, and they'll be instantly available on any of your other computers that also have Dropbox installed. Because copies of your files are stored on Dropbox's secure servers, you can also access them from any computer or mobile...

     Suggest and vote on features
    Features
    1.  Selective SynchronizationDropbox allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Ad-freeDropbox doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Windows Explorer ExtensionDropbox can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    5.  Built-in viewerDropbox shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    6.  Works OfflineDropbox can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    7.  Two-factor AuthenticationDropbox supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    8.  Mobile ScannerDropbox can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
    9.  Watch FolderDropbox can monitor a folder and perform actions (send notification, upload file, etc.) when changes occur.
    Screenshot
    Screenshot


  3. Microsoft OneDrive icon

    Microsoft OneDrive

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • Kindle Fire
    205 alternatives to Microsoft OneDrive 

    OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive) delivers a satisfactory online file storage and sharing solution in a free and easy to use service. It has a design that is both attractive and functional.

     Suggest and vote on features
    Features
    1.  Selective SynchronizationMicrosoft OneDrive allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Password protected URLYou can add a password to a shared link from Microsoft OneDrive.
    4.  Shared FoldersMicrosoft OneDrive supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
    5.  Unlimited storageMicrosoft OneDrive offers a solution with unlimited cloud storage.
    6.  Works OfflineMicrosoft OneDrive can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    7.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Microsoft OneDrive using IFTTT.
    8.  Watch FolderMicrosoft OneDrive can monitor a folder and perform actions (send notification, upload file, etc.) when changes occur.
    9.  Expiring LinksMicrosoft OneDrive can set and share links to a file or folder with a limited time or date.
    desktop synchronization
    iPhone/iPod Touch: OneDrive App
  4. Box icon

    Box

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    224 alternatives to Box 

    A secure platform for content management, workflow and collaboration.

     Suggest and vote on features
    Features
    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  Built-in viewerBox shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    3.  Selective SynchronizationBox allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    4.  Unlimited storageBox offers a solution with unlimited cloud storage.
    5.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Box using IFTTT.
    Work from the cloud
    Screenshot
  5. Spideroak One Backup  icon

    Spideroak One Backup

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    143 alternatives to Spideroak One Backup  

    SpiderOak provides an easy, secure and consolidated online backup, storage, access, sharing & sync tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian & Fedora). SpiderOak offers a different approach to online backup, synchronization, and sharing.

     Suggest and vote on features
    Features
    1.  End-to-End EncryptionSpideroak One Backup has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Encrypted BackupSpideroak One Backup uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    3.  File VersioningSpideroak One Backup has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    4.  Incremental BackupSpideroak One Backup supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    5.  Works OfflineSpideroak One Backup can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    6.  Unlimited storageSpideroak One Backup offers a solution with unlimited cloud storage.
    7.  Selective SynchronizationSpideroak One Backup allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    8.  Automatic BackupSpideroak One Backup will automatically back up your data periodically.
    Screenshot


  6. GoodSync icon

    GoodSync

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    117 alternatives to GoodSync 

    GoodSync syncs files between your computer, mobile devices, FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, Google Drive, OneDrive, WebDAV, Azure.

     Suggest and vote on features
    Features
    1.  Selective SynchronizationGoodSync allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionGoodSync has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  PortableGoodSync can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Screenshot
    Screenshot
  7. SugarSync icon

    SugarSync

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    • Kindle Fire
    184 alternatives to SugarSync 

    SugarSync is the best way to backup, access, sync, and share all your files and folders including documents, photos, videos, and music — from any computer or mobile device.

     Suggest and vote on features
    Features
    1.  Selective SynchronizationSugarSync allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Works OfflineSugarSync can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    Sync files  between your computer and phone
    SugarSync Mobile for Windows Mobile
  8. 4Shared icon

    4Shared

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Symbian S60
    • Blackberry
    • iPad
    137 alternatives to 4Shared 

    4Shared is a large online storage facility where Internet users store their text, audio, video, photo, and other files and share them, if they wish, with other people. It is easy, handy, and free! 15GB storage for the free account.

     Suggest and vote on features
    Features
    2018 Homepage
  9. CrashPlan icon

    CrashPlan

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    103 alternatives to CrashPlan 

    Data Protection for SMBs with Cloud Backup.

     Suggest and vote on features
    Features
    1.  Encrypted BackupCrashPlan uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    2.  Incremental BackupCrashPlan supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    3.  Unlimited storageCrashPlan offers a solution with unlimited cloud storage.
    4.  File VersioningCrashPlan has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    5.  Automatic BackupCrashPlan will automatically back up your data periodically.
    Desktop app. Works on Windows, OS X, and Linux.
    Automatic reports and alerts, remote web management, audit usage, and a lot more
  10. Syncplicity icon

    Syncplicity

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    109 alternatives to Syncplicity 

    The only automated sync, back-up, collaboration and file management service powerful enough for a business user and easy enough for a novice. Secure, anywhere access to your files.

     Suggest and vote on features
    Features
    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Syncplicity simultaneously.
    Screenshot
    Screenshot
Showing 10 of 21 alternatives
AlternativeTo