GOODSYNC Desktop for MAC review

 

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Version 5.3.5
Developer 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. ***** 

5 STARs

 

 

[Total: 3    Average: 4/5]

GOODSYNC

$ 29,95
GOODSYNC
8

Interface

6/10

    User friendly

    6/10

      Features

      9/10

        Safety

        9/10

          Support

          10/10

            PRO'S

            • Security
            • Encryption
            • Backup options
            • Cloud backup
            • Task chaining/scheduling

            CON'S

            • Design
            • Not intuitive
            • Not for starters
             

            2 Replies to “GOODSYNC Desktop for MAC review”

            1. 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.

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

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