GoodSync can help you synchronize contents between two locations. Similarly, it can be used to back up data. The application supports both local and remote locations. Therefore, besides standard folders, it also allows accessing mapped drives and FTP servers. What is more, it also allows synchronization of data stored in the cloud in such services as Google Drive, Windows Azure, SkyDrive, and Dropbox. It is also compatible with Windows, Mac and Apple file systems.
The application has an intuitive interface; yet, it might entail some difficulties if this is the first time you use that type of software. It works by creating jobs, which contain a source and a target location. Fortunately, the application allows selecting multiple folders to synchronize and back up. Moreover, it lets you specify rules to tell the program what to do when definite conditions are met, as when there are two versions of the same file. Jobs can be set to run automatically in various conditions, including file changes, connections, program start and logoff. Besides, they can also be scheduled to start periodically. Experts can also use the program from the command line.
In general, GoodSync can save you a lot of effort in various situations when you need to synchronize your laptop with your desktop computer using the local network. Equally, it lets you synchronize two folders via the Internet. Moreover, it allows performing incremental backups. What is more, it supports using a USB storage device to synchronize offline computers in a process called chain synchronization.
- It supports various types of locations.
- It supports various types of file system.
- It allows creating jobs, including rules, conditions and schedule.
- It supports incremental backups.
- It supports chain synchronization.
- It allows selecting multiple folders for each job
- Beginners may find it difficult to use