Goodsync Desktop Mac review

Version 5.3.5Developer Syber Systems
Website http://www.goodsync.com/for-mac-desktop

Don’t wait for disk failure

GoodSync synchronizes and backs up files such as photos, financial documents, MP3s, e-mails between desktops, laptops, servers, and external drives.
GoodSync is the latest software in a series of highly reliable, easy-to-use products from Siber Systems, the makers of RoboForm. It uses an innovative synchronization algorithm that offers true bi-directional synchronization.

 

FEATURES

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GoodSync’s syncing capabilities:

  • A local computer
  • computer connected over the internet
  • USB and network drives
  • Online storage ( Google, Dropbox etc )

 

GOODSYNC and LOCAL COMPUTERS

  • Goodsync can directly connect with computers
  • Create an account on each computer and start syncing
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GOODSYNC AUTOMATION
Goodsync can set automated tasks created by the user. These tasks can be created with a variety of syncing options. This is the part where I think the beginning user should be carefull in his or her choices.
The wrong choice can make data seem gone when you do not opt for incremental syncing.
Goodsync keeps a backup ( gs-data ) in a special created map, where you can recover files. It is the overwhelming amount of options that make this utility not suitable fort he mac-novice but it is especially suitable to companies and experienced users. All created tasks can be exported, so whenever you feel the need of a clean OSX install or re-install Goodsync, just one click will import all your tasks ready for action.

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GOODSYNC in PRACTICE

When all tasks have been setup, Goodsync works really well .
The interface is not as intuitive as some competitors, and is due to the amount of options.
Another good and usefull feature is the logging of all actions. A logging which shows errors should they occur for any reason.
Block-level sync really speeds things up. Compression is only done in NTFS.

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VERDICT

Goodsync is one of the best utilities for experienced users and companies. Its versatile and offers loads of options. A good interface and task description help you making the right choice.
You just can’t go wrong using GoodSync a solid and reliable performer. Goodsync Desktop for Mac or Goodsync2Go for use with an portable (usb) drive makes your choice complete.

Very reliable and their support is fantastic. ***** 

 

$ 29.95

 


 

 

 

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I have version 10.4.3.0. This program has used up over 400 GB of previously empty HD space. I cannot find out what it is writing or where it is being written. Multiple calls to the “help line” put me in a queue and eventually I have to leave a message as I am to be cut off.

One email response was cryptically terse and meaningless to me.

I would rate this as a 0.5 for abysmal documentation and complete lack of meaningful customer support.

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Try to find the (hidden)folders _gsdata_
This is for safety copies on your HD.