SYNCMATE EXPERT 6 review

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Version 6.5.329
Developer Eltima
Website http://mac.eltima.com/sync-mac.html

 

ELTIMA

Eltima is a software developer for Windows and Mac related applications. They are in business for 15 years and provide smaller but useful utilities. SyncMate and Folx Pro are some fine examples of their applications. This time we will review their SyncMate Expert application and see how it performs.

WHY USE ELTIMA SYNCMATE EXPERT

The SyncMate Expert edition is an ideal backup manager. It syncs everything in your phone like Messages, Images, Music, Documents, Reminders and Call History.
One of the nice features is the expert edition also allowing you to manage your phone from your Mac. Just use your Mac for typing and sending messages, a useful and neat feature I think.
The ability to mount your cloud storage data as a local disk is a nice extra bonus to a full backup and sync utility.

SyncMate Sync Service

SyncMate features own Sync Service which lets you sync locally avoiding any cloud mediums in OS X 10.8.5 and later. In this way the sync process is secure and safe, and you totally control your data.

INSTALLATION

Eltima SyncMate installation is straightforward, just drag the application to your Mac applications and you’re set. Now its time to make your choices in items you wish to sync with your other devices.
Your Apple OSX itself sync’s trough iCloud with your other Apple devices, but Android for instance is not achievable without any third party software. SyncMate Expert will give you the possibility to sync with your ‘cloud’ storage like Google Drive and Dropbox. Just hit the button of your choice and fill the credentials and approve of the access to your cloud-account.
Syncmate will provide a popup asking for access to your contacts.

OSX Fuse installation is necessary for mounting cloud storage. ( If you experience any ‘file permission issues’ install SSHFS to resolve any connection or permission errors )

SYNCMATE EXPERT Preferences

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Pay attention to the default marked anonymous app usage statistics sending to Eltima. If you feel you want to keep your data private uncheck the box !

AUTOSYNC option

With SyncMate you can sync data between Mac and other device automatically. Configure all the settings for the first round and they will be used in further sync. If you wish to add more sync
options to an account or connection type, just add by choosing the ➕ sign.

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The Autosync option provides a kind of scheduler which is really basic. I would like to see a full scheduler integrated in the utility which makes it far more useful.

 

SYNC OPTIONS ( Free and Expert )

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All possible sync options proof this application to be not your ‘pandora box’ , but your ‘panacea box’ your swiss knife for syncing your data with your devices.

MOUNT DISK

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Mounting cloud storage as a local disk, is easy to setup. A disk will be shown on your desktop. Check the box MOUNT and ADD new pair, choose sync direction and setup the desired sync folders or files. Now you may set the period for required sync. You will be notified after every synchronization. A log file is created and visible also during sync.
OSX Fuse installation is necessary for mounting cloud storage.

COMPARE FREE vs EXPERT

OPTIONS FREE EXPERT
Connect multiple devices ✔️ ✔️
Contacts sync ✔️ ✔️
Calendar synchronization ✔️ ✔️
Background sync ✔️ ✔️
Activity log ✔️ ✔️
Read SMS ✔️ ✔️
iPhoto gallery sync ✔️
Sync videos in iPhoto ✔️
iTunes media sync ✔️
Folders synchronization ✔️
Send SMS from Mac ✔️
Export SMS backup ✔️
Call history ✔️
Safari bookmarks ✔️
To-Do and Reminders sync ✔️
Sync multiple devices ✔️
Autosync ✔️
Mount your device as additional disk ✔️
Convert media files to the popular formats ✔️

DEVICES COMPATIBLE with AUTOSYNC

Device DEVICE TO MAC MAC to DEVICE BOTH directions
Android Device
Android OS 3.x-6.x Phone/tablet ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
iOS Device
iOS 5.x-10.x iPhone iPad and iPod Touch ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Another Mac
OS X 10.8.5 or later ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Dropbox
Support of multiple accounts ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Mounted Device
USB FireWire and more ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Google Account
Support of multiple accounts ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
iCloud
Support of multiple accounts ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
MTP Device
Any device with MTP mode ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Outlook account
Support of multiple accounts ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Office 365 Home
OneDrive & multiple accounts support ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Office 365 Business
OneDrive & multiple accounts support ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

 

VERDICT

Eltima SyncMate takes its job very serious by syncing all your devices like Android and iOS, MTP and storage devices and Microsoft Office apps. Its the ‘ yin – yang’ solution for keeping your stuff synchronized. With its clean and clear interface, it makes life a little easier providing you the ability to use your data on any of your devices. Just use your Mac for typing your messages and send it from your phone. The mounting feature of your cloud storage places complete a great utility. The scheduler / auto sync time feature needs some upgrading but still this is a great sync utility a full 5 star recommendation.

5 STARs

[Total: 3    Average: 4/5]

SYNCMATE EXPERT

$ 39.95
SYNCMATE EXPERT
97.5

Support multiple devices

10/10

    Backup iPhoto,iTunes

    10/10

      Contacts, Calendar sync

      10/10

        Folders sync

        10/10

          Autosync

          10/10

            Safari bookmarks

            10/10

              Convert media files

              9/10

                Mount cloud as add. disk

                9/10

                  PRO'S

                  • Multiple devices
                  • iPhoto/iTunes backup
                  • Contacts/Calendar sync
                  • Folder sync
                  • Mount cloud as disk
                  • Convert media files
                  • Sync Safari bookmarks
                  • Online support fast ?

                  CON'S

                  • Basic scheduler for sync/backup ?
                   

                  2 Replies to “SYNCMATE EXPERT 6 review”

                  1. I want to sync my mac TO my android phone. (not vice versa). Will it do this?

                    Also I have an app on my mac called KEEP. Will it sync to my phone?

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