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Giveaway of the day — Beyond Sync Standard 4.3

Real time file sync made easy.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 152 (20%) 617 (80%) 42 comments

Beyond Sync Standard 4.3 was available as a giveaway on June 4, 2012!

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Real time file sync made easy. Unlike other products which have a lot of options Beyond Sync has a very intuitive user interface that allows you to start sync your files in minutes.

Beyond Sync has an easy to use built-in scheduler. It allows you run the task automatically in a specified time. Set-it-and-forget-it!

You can easily see the differences between source and target folders.

Key Features:

  • Real time sync: Beyond Sync synchronizes files immediately after they are updated. It's fast, reliable and very effective.
  • Side by side comparison: Intuitive site by side folder comparsion lets you control the whole sync process.
  • Automatic sync: With built-in scheduler, your files will be synchronized automatically in background, without user interaction.

System Requirements:

Windows NT/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ Server 2008/ 7

Publisher:

Fevosoft

Homepage:

http://www.beyondsync.com/index.php

File Size:

6.01 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#42

"GoodSyncSome other Sync Softwares you might want to try . . .

AllwaySync *!*++

Free File Sync **

GoodSync ++"

Just a heads up. If you try GoodSync, pay very close attention and do a full back-up first. It is very confusing to set up and will delete files from the source drive if they do not exist on the target drive without warning when doing a synchronization. I found this out the hard way and I do NOT recommend GoodSync under any circumstances. Use at your own risk.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

#23 regards AutoVer - Thanks Guy - exactly what I've been looking for. I installed Beyond Sync a few weeks ago via BDJ. It does a reasonable job, considering there aren't many real-time file sync apps to choose from. Unfortunately I've had stability probs with Beyond Sync. I keep getting memory leak error messages when shutting down the PC.

AutoVer does everything I need. Enough useful features, not bloated with features I'd never use. Cheers.

Reply   |   Comment by big-red  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#40

Giovanni

One word for your comments and recommendations: T H A N K S!

Reply   |   Comment by Larry  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Warning! Don't install Freesync. It also installs a virus "Blekko", which ursurps your homepage. Very hard to uninstall.

Reply   |   Comment by John Cody  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#38

#28
"I hope the the GOTD team take Mike’s suggestion about not being allowed to vote unless you download and try the software or something similar."

I agree with the above. Having hundreds of thumbs up within a hour of a new release (as happened a week or so ago) certainly was a rigged vote.

"I also think posting alternative software is harmful to the software publisher and should not be allowed."

I totally disagree with this. Allowing users and software publishers to see what free programs are available might help a developer realize why his/her latest-greatest software isn't selling as many copies as they would like.

Let's get real about this, do you really expect people who are going to comment on GOTD software to -not- compare it to free software? If they find the free software to be better, they should continue to be able to say so. And I also find some of the free software to be good enough (or better) to do what I need done vs: some of the GOTD software.

OK, so my comment about this software ........ I use [not free] PowerDesk file manager that has a "Synchronize Folders" function that allows various copy situations (new, older etc) so I didn't download today's offering and I promise to not vote thumbs up/down on it.

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#37

I'm still using Karen's Replicator. Well proven freeware from the late, great Karen (R.I.P.)

Reply   |   Comment by Ross  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#36

XP SP3
v4.3.27.562

registration key received immediately via email
(junk, throwaway, email address accepted)

no Help
Help links open IE regardless of your selected default browser - fail

this is the Standard, not Pro, version

do not like the way you select the directory trees, no drag&drop.
at least you can paste a link in

> Only one Task Folder
so seemingly in the Pro version you could have multiple source &/or
destination folders. in Standard, only one of each

coloring, of a highlighted task, makes it difficult to read

first task set up was to clone (one way) my browser /Cache/,
12,968 files in 4,113 directories, 445MB

Preview accomplished speedily. ability to exclude files/trees.
different "views" available.

first it recreated the directory structure, then it went through
& recreated (sync'd) the files - not limited to mention 1000 files?
the directory tree was recreated in its entirety (though i'm pretty
sure i deselect particular (a small number of) files/trees from the
sync, yet they were copied?

a small (single file) update on the source end, & re-runnng the Preview
took just as long as originally. when View is set to All, no method
to "find" the one change (out of 14,948 files). setting View to one
of the other methods made the file immediately stand out.

Preview shows "totals", but does not show the "totals" of the to be
synced items only (only 20,000 bytes in this case). i'm wrong, actually
it does. only i was looking at the Preview window /after/ it had
sync'd

don't know what method (hash, bit by bit, file date/time) it uses to
determine what is in sync or not? (see below)

directory date/time are not maintained between source/target
(not such a big deal, necessarily, but to be aware)

window/columns/splits are resizeable

i "hate" the Add Task "wizard", would much prefer that the Task Editor
open directly. didn't realize that the Editor provided additional
flexibility (till now)

didn't look at Auto or Scripting

installs into directory of your choice, though logs & whatnot are
stored in %APPDATA%.
appears that ConfigDir (logs & whatnot) can be changed from %APPDATA%?

online help (which i did not look through) appears it would be sufficent,
though it should be provided directly. forum is brand new so that is
an unknown entity.

works, isn't bad, better then others i have looked at in the past, it's
worth a look, though don't know that it is going to replace my current
sync program (FreeFileSync)

(don't know why there were so many negative votes on this)

Reply   |   Comment by therube  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#35

Take a look at @GertJ's comment (#4). It gives the link to Beyond Sync edition's comparison table, where it says:
"Files can be synced per sync <1,000"
So, if the folder we want to back up has more files will the program inform us about it or will it let us think that the sync has been performed normally?

P.S.: @Giovanni, respect...!

Reply   |   Comment by Watcher1924  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#34

Hello Again Folks . . .

It's the Return Of The Macs !!! - :o)

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This section is aimed at helping those who do NOT understand Sync Softwares etc. - NOT to patronise those who do !
For those wondering what this software is for - whether they need it or not . . .

Sync for those who hadn't realised it is short for "Synchronise" & as it's name suggests the Sync software compares 2 or more Folders / Drives & then copies & deletes where required to make both sources IDENTICAL.

To prevent any confusion . . . a SYNC software is very basic form of a BACKUP & RESTORE Software & it CAN HELP to keep a copy of your files etc. BUT NOT to backup / Restore a crashed system drive. A SYNC software is far more basic than most Backup softwares. IT IS NOT A REPLACEMENT TO A BACKUP / RESTORE SOFTWARE - but rather a compliment to work alongside it. Usually a BACKUP Software will copy Data / Drive structure etc. from Point A to Point B - ready to be copied back to Point A after a problem etc.

It's like Point A is the Master & Point B the slave - Point A is always the original to be copied.

Whereas with SYNC Software BOTH Points A & B are the Original AND the slave at the same time.

The way it works is - YOU tell the software which 2 - ( or more ) - sources you want to keep identical - the software then looks at BOTH SOURCES & compares them.

- Where the software finds that there are files in Box A & not in Box B - those files are copied from A to B so both are the same. - This works in BOTH DIRECTIONS - meaning that if it also finds files missing from Box A which are present in Box B - these too will be copied.

BUT the software doesn't just COPY - once an initial comparison / syncronisation has taken place & the software knows exactly which files are in which location by the records it created - it also DELETES - meaning that if you had a file in Box A which you deleated - the software will see by the Date / Time stamp on the remaining file that it should no longer exist in Box B as you've deleated the original in Box A.

To simplfy it - you have 2 children & you want them both to have EXACTLY the same of everything with no favouritsm - you take them into the sweetshop

Child A has picked 6 penny chews / 10 boiled sweets & 4 chocolate bars

Child B has picked 4 penny chews / 12 boiled sweets & only 2 chocolate bars.

In order that everything stays equal - Child A must hand over 1 penny chew & 1 chocolate bar to Child B - AND - Child B must give Child A one of his boiled sweets. NOW they've received equal value so they are syncronised.

Now - say it turns out that Child A couldn't afford 1 of the Chocolate Bars & had to put it back - you then decide that in order to keep the peace - Child B must do likewise.

This is the same with Sync software - IF it finds that Folder A has had 5x MP3s ADDED & 1x .Doc file REMOVED since the last Sync - Folder B will have the same .Doc file DELEATED AND Folder A's new MP3s will be COPIED into Folder B also !


. . . SO - WHY would you need a Sync software if you already have Backup Software ?

It's a good question BUT like I said before it's not a case of either /or -

For example - You have :

1x PC

1x Laptop &

1x NetBook

- You have a mixture of documents & MP3's across all 3 of them as you've created / downloaded - when you were using each particular unit at different times throughout the day.

Well . . . you simply tell the SYNC Software where to find the Documents / Music Folders etc. on each of the 3 machines - the SYNC software looks at all 3 units & then copies across the new / missing files to each unit so you no longer have a mixture but instead ALL machines have ALL the MP3s & Files etc. as an EXACT MATCH !

Similarly if you were to delete 1 MP3 from the PC - during the next Sync - the same MP3 would be deleated from the Laptop & NetBook AUTOMATICALLY - without you having to remember which file it was !

Since I've never explained the Sync in this manner before - I hope I've NOT made it more confusing & that it was easy enough to follow & it that DID actually MAKE SENSE !!!
- ( It sort of made sense to me . . . I THINK ! ) - :o)
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Comment by PocketAces @ No.28 = " I also think posting alternative software is harmful to the software publisher and should not be allowed."


Hi
Sorry but I have to disagree with you on this point for 3 reasons -
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1: - By displaying what the alternatives are - the publisher of the Giveaway is shown what He / She is up against AND what is expected of their software's Performance etc. AND PRICE.
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2: - Say Joe Bloggs missed todays giveaway BUT it was a software type he could really make good use of - the sort of program he requires desperately - sure he could UT here he can follow a recommedation or 2 & hopefully he'll find something close to the Giveaway Tomorrow.
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3: - As has been pointed out several times today - the Giveaway is a stripped Back Ultra-Basic version of the Pro Software - whereas if they are shown up agains much stronger FREE wares - maybe they'll offer the Pro version next time so as to avoid looking weak against a freebie ! Remember - there's a BIG difference between a GOTD Special Edition which is the Basic version WITH ADDED EXTRAS & just giving us the cheapest version they can.
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As I mentioned a couple of days ago in my post here - "The whole reason for the publishers to give software to us for free is - You try the software & IF you like what you've tried - you then decide to BUY the license - allowing you FREE UPGRADES & Assistance etc. - Also - you're likely to tell Friends & Family about the Great Software you love & they buy it too - meaning We Win with Free Softwares every day & the publishers win with sales AND Positive Word Of Mouth !"

How can you possibly decide that you like a software if you can't try the features you require ? - Also - what kind of positive word of mouth is a company going to receive if it's only prepared to give us the bottom of the pile ??

Without wanting to sound ungrateful - do we deserve to be treated so cheaply ? - While I accept that we're getting something for nothing - you have to ask if such minimal stripped down softwares should be charged for in the first place which brings us back to point 1: - just My opinion for what it's worth !!!



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I hope this has been helpful for some of you :o)

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Here in the UK - we're 8 Hours ahead of GOTD - meaning it changes at 8AM - SO . . .
If you check back late tomorrow - I may have been able to answer a few more of your Questions !!!


For further personal assistance - Please Contact Me Anytime Here . . .
- ( I'll attempt to reply as soon as I'm able within 24 - 48 Hours ! ) -

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Apologies for any Typos

Cheers for now & HAVE A GREAT DAY FOLKS !!

- - Mike - -
- Macs-PC -

LIVE in the UK ! :o)

Reply   |   Comment by Macs-PC  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#33

I have not used this software but I'm using SecondCopy (http://www.secondcopy.com) and SyncBack at other occasions.

Vincent

Reply   |   Comment by vdhaeyere  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#32

Billy Church and most others please keep in mind that the user ratings is NOT a rating of the software. User ratings are used to indicate how useful people "RATE" the comments!

Having said that I prefer open source freeware for my file sync purposes.

Reply   |   Comment by Grithnal  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#31

I appreciate Mike's comment. Yes, I am one of those novice users who would really appreciate a brief description on how sync software like this might help me with my home PC.

Thank you

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

I have tried a few. This offer is not one of the better ones.
Thank you anyway.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-folder-synchronization-utility.htm

Reply   |   Comment by Century22  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#29

Honestly, I do NOT understand why some of you people are complaining. This is FREE software and it seems to work reasonably well based on my initial testing over the past hour or so. Quitcherbitchin... as my late, great, mother used to say, if you can't say anything nice it is better to say nothing at all. DE-structive criticism does NO ONE any good and simply wastes space and MY time...

OK... So I installed the software on a WIN2KPRO laptop (a very old, very reliable and very stable machine) and successfully synced a local directory with a directory on a network resource on my home network, the kind that looks like this:

\\NAS_01a\public\syncfolder01\

This is the resource name you would use when mapping a drive letter to a resource. \\NAS_01a\ is the drive resource name, \public\ is an open subdirectory and \syncfolder01\ is the subdirectory I wanted to use as the new target. I like that the software has an option to use a different login name and password to access a remote NAS, which means it can run as a service without anyone being logged in. Kudos for THAT feature! I do not logoff my laptop usually, but as a former network admin, I can see the potential for updating a directory on a network server on a regular basis from several client machines where people may be logged or or off at any given time. You might consideer defaulting the option to verify file copies to ON instead of the current OFF. I always verify copies. I was burned once a while back...

I ran the test task both manually and then on a schedule. Both worked exactly as it should have. Only one complaint, when browsing for the target folder, it would be nice to have a "new folder" option to create a target if it does not already exist. I did find a workaround, completely by accident. Before running the task for the first time, edit the target folder and simply add the new folder as the target. I had created a target folder on my NAS, but I unknowingly typoed the name, but when I looked at the preview, it appeared OK, so I ran the task and the program created the target directory. I did not know this until I cruised the network resource and saw the two subdirectories, the one I made in error (dyslexic me...) and the one created by changing the target name when editing the task. Still, it would have been nice to have had the option to create a new folder when browsing for a target instead of having to create a new folder manually beforehand. Had I not screwed up the directory name when I created it manually for the target, I would have never discovered the program CAN create a target if it does not exist if the name is edited before running the task.

I also agree with a previous comment regarding connecting and disconnecting USB drives. I used to use XCOPY in a batch file as another suggested and simply use a IF EXIST test to see if a unique file exists on the target drive letter, and simply skipped the task if the named file was missing.

Anyway, I'll keep this package and use it to keep a working subdirectory updated on both my laptop and my desktop/server machines via a network attached storage drive. Whoopee! No more sneakernet via USB...

I do not know if I would pay $30, but I certainly would go for something lower, $10 maybe...

Reply   |   Comment by Mario Balzic  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#28

@ #16 - Mike, very thoughtful post that is so rare here. Most, are what you described, “I DON’T NEED IT’ votes & the NOT ANOTHER . . ." or the worst is the king of Softpedia copy and paste alternatives without giving a detailed analysis.

The comments and voting system is broken and the site owners seem to be reluctant to change. Software publishers are going to be reluctant to give away software because of the bashing and complaining about time limits, lite editions etc.

The biggest problem I see is that on most days any positive comment about the software are being voted down and any negative comments are voted as great/useful - this is ridiculous and needs to be fixed.

I hope the the GOTD team take Mike's suggestion about not being allowed to vote unless you download and try the software or something similar. I also think posting alternative software is harmful to the software publisher and should not be allowed.

As for the software today, for file management it is a little limited but there is very little difference between the Pro and Standard version. The activation is extremely easy - if you can't figure it out you don't need to use it (@ #6).

Beyond Sync does exactly what it states - it backs up - syncs folders (use one or two way sync) if you want to sync or backup. Very easy to use - neophytes will not be overwhelmed. I would like to see a "cloud" option such as syncing to dropbox etc.

On a 1 to 5 star scale - I would give Beyond Sync a rating of 4 Stars.


PA

Reply   |   Comment by PocketAces  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#27

Did you find this comment useful?

The vote is for this purpose...not a vote for or against the software.

Was the comment useful; were you informed or are you uncertain.

I read the comments much later than 3 am. Then the comments are done by people who have actually tried the software.

I have found many very useful software products here and appreciate the free aspect.

Thanks GAOTD...

Reply   |   Comment by Paul H.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Micrcosoft Synctoy (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?DisplayLang=en&id=15155) is free and does everything this giveaway does. Why would anyone even bother wasting their time creating a program that the maker of the operating system has been giving away for free for years? And why would anyone pay any money to get a program whose functionality can be had for free with so many free options? To me, these are the real mysteries of the universe!

Reply   |   Comment by Balaji  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#25

SyncBack works across my home network. Lots of options for the free version. This one pales in comparison.

Reply   |   Comment by Flacadoo  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#24

The developer's web page also states this GOTD version is limited. In the description above, it is not openly stated that today's giveaway is limited to less than 3 tasks AND that less than 1000 files can be synced per sync. It might be a problem to install Beyond Sync and later find it only transferred 999 of my 1000 files.

It downloaded and installed according to instructions on my HP G-60 243dx computer running XP-64bit. I set up a simple sync task of 1583 icon files. Today's giveaway loaded and transferred all 1583 icons of my test folder. Registration claimed to be unlimited, maybe it is.
It is hard to trust a developer and software that has discrepancies like these with my backup/sync needs. There are a couple free alternatives mentioned above that build confidence instead of uncertainties. I am thankful to GOTD and Fevosoft for this opportunity to try this software. Peace.

Reply   |   Comment by ygoloeht  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#23

I've been very happy with AutoVer for real time versioned backups. I have never used it on a network but I believe it only copies the single changed file @Frank (#16). http://beanland.net.au/autover/

Reply   |   Comment by Guy  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#22

Another option not mentioned here, yet, is Syncback (http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/) They offer a free version and two paid versions, Standard (SE) and Pro. Comparison of the versions can be found at: http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/compare.html.

I've been using the free version for years, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a file backup tool.

Regards,

Michael

Reply   |   Comment by MikeChag  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#21

If you want a good, simple & free sync program then not just use Bvckup?

http://www.bvckup.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#20

This GAOTD is once again the STANDARD edition of the full program, which is already a poor software which is not worth downloading!!

So today's giveaway is totally USELESS!!

Better FREE ALTERNATIVES besides "Auslogics BitReplica" and "FreeFileSync" mentioned above:

* VOSI.biz Client Suite

This is an awesome software package bundling 3 great client applications into one:

- VOSI.biz File Explorer
- VOSI.biz Online Backup
- VOSI.biz Email Backup

With this stunning program, whenever you want to backup your system, you can once & for all throw any removable device (USB DRIVE, EXTERNAL HD, DVD/CD etc...) away, since it's able to do the following things in 2 mouse clicks:

- drag & drop large files and folders (max 8 GB per file) in order to download & upload them at fast speed using an extremely powerful compression data technology
- remotely access files & folders from anywhere through automatic one-way or even two-way real-time and scheduled folder synchronization (==> simply AMAZING FEATURE dudes!!)
- share files & encrypted folders with friends, colleagues or clients in remote locations
- automatically backup and restore your Business Data and an unlimited number of PCs online and offline via SSL data transfer and secure data encryption (scheduled and incremental backup options are also supported)
- drag & drop or automatically backup your Outlook Express & Windows Mail in real-time or scheduled times, as if your email messages were files
- backup & restore your emails ONE BY ONE, instead of the large and cumbersome "Outlook .pst files" as any other email backup software usually does, thus allowing you to automatically resume interrupted uploads & downloads as well as migrate your favourite emails from one PC to another (that's COOL, isn't it dudes??)

Why this startling SUITE is FREE of charges is something going far beyond human understanding....LOL!

Download:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/VOSI-biz-Client-Suite.shtml

For more information, please watch the following amazing DEMO VIDEOS showing you what each tool of this awesome suite can do for you free of charge:

http://www.vosi.biz/Downloads/DownloadFileExplorer.aspx
http://www.vosi.biz/Downloads/DownloadOnlineBackup.aspx
http://www.vosi.biz/Downloads/DownloadEmailBackup.aspx


OTHER EXCELLENT FREE BACKUP and FILE SYNC RECOVERY SOFTWARE, in order of my personal preference, are:

http://freefilesync.sourceforge.net/ (Portable version available)
http://code.google.com/p/syncdesk/

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/SyncBack.shtml
http://code.google.com/p/onesync
http://www.e-eeasy.com/SyncOps.aspx
http://www.tgrmn.com/free/
http://www.idrivesync.com/

See also:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-folder-synchronization-utility.htm

Enjoy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)
#19

My Microsoft Vista has "MobileSync" built in, why would I need this?

Reply   |   Comment by Danna  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#18

xcopy "(drive1):\folder" "(drive2):\folder" /c /q /d /e /h /y

Make it a bat file for any folder or drive you want to synch

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#17

Hi Folks

Just a quickie from me today guys . . .



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Comment by Storch @ No.1 = "Oh this is ideal! Now I can set my mp3 files to be moved to another part of the compter at 3:00 in the mornin for $30…This way I can save 2 seconds by having it done later auto rather than now by hand…kewl"



I can't work out wether it's a weak attempt at sarcasm OR A SHILL ! - IF it's a genuine comment - I'll eat my Laptop ! . . . Lots of ruffage :o)


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Comment by Billy Kurch @ No.3 = "I happen to be at my PC late this evening, and for the first time, I was the first person to comment, however, there were already 49 rating points! These should be removed, and perhaps there is a way to code this site, where people cannot rate these products without writing a comment. Just my opinion. I haven’t tried today’s offering yet, and I wont rate it without comment."


Hi Billy
Evidently while you were waiting to be processed by Moderators - so were 2 others - but hey - you were in the top 3 ! :o)
The sort of reworking of the ratings system you are suggesting has been kicked around here for years with different trials run. - I - myself have offered one or 2 suggestions based sort of similar to yours BUT the link to the ratings is only available AFTER INSTALL - to prove the software had been tried & thus preventing the "I DON'T NEED IT' votes & the ' NOT ANOTHER . . .' votes. - Meaning it only gets ranked by those who are willing to download it & give it a fair running.


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Comment by Franck @ No.8 = "Good software that needs better external drives management (those should be recognized by letter, name and serial number… not only letters that can change from one time to another !)"


Hi Franck
I completely agree - you may replace a 120 Gig SATA External Hard Disk with an 8 Gig stick - if the software can't tell the difference - you end up with a total mismatch & worse . . . syncing IN files that should not be & syncing OUT files that should not be removed !
BUT there is a way to prevent this - even if this software can't - it's called Zentimo - it's been given away here on GOTD a couple of times & in it's newer build - it allows you to prevent Windows from allocating the same letter to more that 1 disconnected drive. - Meaning if you unplug the 120 Gig from USB socket 1 & plug in the 8 Gig stick & then later plug the 120 Gig in USB socket 3 - Zentimo will have recognised the changes & the 120 Gig will continue to to be drive 'X' while the 8 Gig will have been assigned drive 'Y'.

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You can Get Zentimo . . . Here



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Some other Sync Softwares you might want to try . . .
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AllwaySync *!*++
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Free File Sync **
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GoodSync ++
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Note: IF you are to use the Free version of AlwaySync - MANUALLY COPY the files to the second disc & only Sync once a week - TWICE AT MOST - especially IF you have more than 100 Files to be synced because the Software will detect High Level Useage & decide this is not within the remits allowed & prevent further usage - (AFTER warning you several times ) - I was so impressed with AllWaySync that I use it with all my 1000s of MP3s as well as my Global Documents Folders - ( Covering ALL my Laptops ) - so I purchased a FULL Portable PRO License !

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IF anyone's unsure what Sync software IS or why you'd need it - just post a request & I'll Post a breakdown later !

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I hope this has been helpful for some of you :o)

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Reply   |   Comment by Macs-PC  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
#16

It certainly does what it says it will do, but there are a number of limitations with the standard version which, at $30, seem to make it a costly purchase!
* It will only synchronise up to 1000 files - I tried on a small directory just to "give it a go" and came up with 766 files
* Seems to copy both ways regardless of whether the file is already present in the other directory (even after indicating the differences between the directories)
* Crashes when you follow the guidance of Tools- Options - variables

On the plus side, the visual method of showing differences between the directories is pretty clear.
The automatic 'real time' synch between backup and source seems like a great idea (although the memory requirements for this seem unclear)

I currently use Synchronex which does everything on offer here plus more (andthere isn't a 'lite' price which I would see the 'standard version' as with the limitations described on the web site.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#15

I might be wrong but BitReplica is a free tool for backing up files stored on your Windows PC. Beyond Sync synchronizes files on your PC.

Reply   |   Comment by Maureen  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#14

@ #6 "Jasbir Goria" ,

Readme.txt says :
To activate your free copy visit the following page and fill in the form.
http://www.beyondsync.com/gotd.php
Please use the following Access Code to fill in the form:


(please use whatever code it then says in your readme.txt - if you want to register program)

Reply   |   Comment by C.J.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

FreeCommander Portable allows syncing too (but without timer): two-windows-filemanager + many other features.

http://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/freecommander_portable

Reply   |   Comment by Robin  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#12

Auslogics has recently released a file sync tool called BitReplica which is free. It is much better than the programs offered here. See:

http://www.bitreplica.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Blacher  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#11

I can write a simple batch file in 15 seconds that can be auto-started that will do the same thing!

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Britt  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#10

Hi All,
I'm running/searching/testing FileSyncer since ages, Beyond Sync since 10 days when it was free on BitsDuJour.
What is very good on BS is that it does real time sync of the changed file /only/. Most programs promising RTS watch a tree in RT but do a complete tree compare-and-sync if a single file has changed. Which takes on our network up to 30 minutes (yes, with millions of files).

Unfortunately it is not too stable (more than once locked up) and not completely reliable (/if/ it syncs it does that good, but sometimes RTS simply does not start).
Also some features are missing like file (-name) encryption, more destinations etc. That's why I haven't bought Pro.


If anyone knew a better tool doing /true/ RTS I was happy to get to know it and to spend money for it.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#9

Good software that needs better external drives management (those should be recognized by letter, name and serial number... not only letters that can change from one time to another !)

keeper anyway !

Reply   |   Comment by Franck  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#8

I've tried several different gui-based sync programs, none of them have been up to par. Eventually I discovered Robocopy (Robust File Copy), a free file synchronization tool that Microsoft has been distributing with Windows for years. It's a bit complicated to use as it's command line based; but after you learn it, it's simply a matter of setting up a batch file and creating a scheduled task. I use it to do daily backups to my server.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robocopy
http://ss64.com/nt/robocopy.html
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733145(v=ws.10).aspx

#2 seems interesting (I don't remember if I ever tried it), but I've made my choice at this point.

Reply   |   Comment by Maniac  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#7

The price of software for the standard edition on the developer's site is $20 and here says $30. The pro version is $30. I have many Sync programs including free MS Synctoy and Tucan and if they offer the pro version here I will try it. Not interested in limited version of a software that has lots of competition.

Reply   |   Comment by ASBY  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
#6

How to register it. Some code is provided in the ''read me'' to fill in the form but which form?

Reply   |   Comment by Jasbir Goria  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-26)
#5

This is a pretty straight forward program for file management, if you're running an office. Most average users might find this a little much! However, it seems like a strong little office tool! And, all things considered, it's worth keeping.

Reply   |   Comment by Billy Kurch  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-39)
#4

http://www.beyondsync.com/comparison.html


Standard Features:
Task number <5
Root folder number in a task 1
Files can be synced per sync <1,000



Sorry just to limited for me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_synchronization_software

http://sync-software-review.toptenreviews.com/beyond-sync-review.html

Reply   |   Comment by GertJ  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+97)
#3

I happen to be at my PC late this evening, and for the first time, I was the first person to comment, however, there were already 49 rating points! These should be removed, and perhaps there is a way to code this site, where people cannot rate these products without writing a comment. Just my opinion. I haven't tried today's offering yet, and I wont rate it without comment.

Reply   |   Comment by Billy Kurch  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-115)
#2

FreeFileSync is open source file sync software that provide many of the features Beyond Sync has. Plus it is free and open source.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/freefilesync/

Reply   |   Comment by Jason  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+161)
#1

Oh this is ideal! Now I can set my mp3 files to be moved to another part of the compter at 3:00 in the mornin for $30...This way I can save 2 seconds by having it done later auto rather than now by hand...kewl

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-112)
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