3.5.1698 / Dec 7, 2009
3.5.1701 / Feb 28, 2010
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows|
Synchronize It! allows you to compare and synchronize folders that can be stored on the same computer, on different computers, in archives or on FTP sites. Various synchronization modes (actions) and comparison rules are available.
The most common application of Synchronize It! is to compare two folders - a source folder and a target folder. You can choose whether subfolders should be included (allowing exclusion of specific subfolders), whether only matching folders should be compared and you can apply file filters. Various actions and comparison modes are available (see below). Custom sessions can be saved and organized into projects.
Compare folder with archive
Zip archives are supported internally and external archivers can be used to support other archive types. Archives support allows you to:
- create backup archives from folders;
- compare folders content with archived version and update it;
- compare and synchronize 2 archives with each other.
Command line switches
Synchronize It! can also be started and configured from command line. This allows automation and implementation in other tools, such as Total Commander.
Synchronize non-connected PCs
The package feature can be used to synchronize distant, non-connected PCs. A list of the files contained in the source folder is stored in a small package file, that can be kept on a USB stick. The package is then synchronized with the target folder on another computer. Files only present or modified on the target computer will be packed into the package. A package hence contains only the files that are different and not the entire folder, which makes it a tool to keep non-connected computers synchronized (e.g. a PC at work and a PC at home).
Reporting and printing
Results form comparison can be printed or exported and published as html reports.
Synchronize It! even works without installation and is only 2.5 MB in size. It can be run directly from an USB-stick.
The following actions / synchronization modes are available:
|Action||source only||target only||source newer||target newer|
|Synchronize||copy >>||copy <<||copy >>||copy <<|
|Update target||copy >>||---||copy >>||---|
|Backup copy||copy >>||delete||copy >>||---|
|Duplicate||copy >>||delete||copy >>||copy >>|
|Date1 + size||Default rule, suitable for most cases: files are same, if they have same date and size.|
|Date1_or_content||Modification of default rule, suitable if you think you have same files with different dates. Files with same date and size are still considered as same, but in addition files with same size and different dates are compared byte-by-byte to check if they are same.|
|Content||Strict rule, which does binary comparison for all file pairs. Using this rule will make synchronization slower. This rule is ideally suited for CD verification after burning|
|Size only||Files are considered to be same if they have same size. It is only good for some log files and similar.|
1 Date comparison in all rules takes into account global time-related options, such as Ignore 2 secs difference etc.
- File synchronization
- Comparison of file synchronization software
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- Beyond Compare
- Stone, Adam (2005-01-20). "Synchronize It! In Synch in No Time Flat Efficient, Painless Synching at Your Service". Winplanet Software Reviews. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
- "Synchronize It!". Diff Utils - Reviews of Comparison Software. 2006-12-17. Retrieved 2009-07-01.