It is much easier to let the computer move or copy files for you, especially when it comes to repetitive tasks, like backing up important data. Unfortunately, Windows does not provide any tools for automatic backups, so you will need a third party application. Syncovery comes with exactly what you need. It is capable of synchronizing your files, between folders, in one or both directions. It includes a series of smart features, for tracking any changes in your folders, including or excluding specific file types or scheduling a backup task.
The program is available for Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. You can install it without any difficulties, thanks to the setup wizard's clear instructions. During the process, you may choose to install additional components, like remote services.
Syncovery's functionality is based on creating and running synchronization profiles. You can switch between advanced and wizard mode at any time, if you have difficulties understanding certain options. The layout of the interface will look different, depending on which mode you choose. If you opt for the wizard mode, you will find four main options, on a welcome screen, for creating a new profile, editing or running profiles, running multiple profiles at once and stopping or starting the software's scheduler.
If you create a profile in wizard mode, you will be guided with step by step instructions all the way. After selecting two folders, you may choose to synchronize from left to right, from right to left or in both directions. A synchronization method can be selected as well. With the standard mode, the software will copy new, missing or modified files automatically. If the smart tracking mode is selected, Syncovery will detect deleted and conflicting files.
A series of configuration options are available for the smart tracking mode. You can instruct the software to adjust the file locations in one of the folders and keep their locations in the other, decide how it should react when you delete a file or when it detects a conflict and more. It is also possible to select an exact mirror synchronization mode, which makes two folders identical. You can specify certain file extensions to include or exclude them from the backup task. Finally, you may schedule your task, to run on a daily basis, at a specific hour, to run every few minutes, to synchronize in real time or when you start or shut down your computer.
Unlike the name suggests, Syncovery's advanced mode is not complicated. Your created profiles are listed on the interface and you may use different options, located on the toolbar, to edit, execute, stop or delete them, create new ones. Their schedule settings can be changed on a separate tab. When creating a profile, in advanced mode, you will find all the necessary options on the same window. You will find additional options as well, for enabling certain safety features, zipping and encrypting the files and many more. Besides folders on your hard drive, the program is capable of backing up your data on remote servers, using various protocols, like FTP, HTTP, WebDAV and more. It is also possible to select services, such as Google Docs, Azure or others.
You may create backup profiles, making it possible to copy any number of files with a single click. With its various operation modes, the software can synchronize your files automatically, when you delete, modify or add new files into a folder. It includes a wizard, which can help you create and execute new profiles without too much effort.
Syncovery does not present any serious drawbacks. If your data is too important to lose, you can make sure that you will have backups at all times, thanks to Syncovery's flexibility and effective features.
Syncovery Editor’s Review Rating
Syncovery has been reviewed by Frederick Barton on 22 Oct 2012. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated Syncovery 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential