PRO? i don’t think that word means what you THINK it means...
When you force me to pay to try a program…with NO chance of a refund... and then I find it to be a load of garbage… You can expect this to be my reaction. A PRO sync app (by definition) should be able to do all of the following basic functions… PLUS something advanced… or else it simply isn’t a PRO app. It is a LITE app pretending to be something it is not.Such is the case with Folder Sync Pro.Minus 1 star for each of these unforgiveable mistakes/omissions. WHAT?!? Evidently, you must terminate the program in order to start a new sync task. Is it SO much trouble to put a “new task” menu selection or button? (This was my first clue that I had made a bad purchase.)There is no task management at all. So, you have to redefine your sync task each time you need to do it.This app cannot monitor folders and automatically sync changed, added, or deleted files. This marks it as LITE, and defintely NOT a PRO app.This is a very basic app with some cute GUI ideas. There is nothing PRO about it. Minus another star for not having a lite version to try… before you buy. But, in the case of this app, that would probably be app-suicide as no one would choose this over the “other” app for 2 bucks more….if they could try it first. I feel like such an idiot for buying this just to save 2 freekin bucks.
Dear, I bought the Pro version Folder Sync I noticed the lack of some basic features: 1 - Show only the files with differences, only files what will be synchronized. when you list all the files of the the directory the user has need to be checking the in all list of what files will be synchronized. It would be interesting to have an option to filter the display of all files or filter only the files to be synchronized. 2 - Also missing is the option to show the total size of the files to be synchronized, thus allowing to analyze the target disk has enough space to store all the files that will be transferred space. Original written in Portuguese.========================Estimados, comprei a versão Folder Sync Pro.Percebi a falta de algumas funcionalidades básicas:1 - Mostrar somente as diferenças, ou seja, o que sera sincronizado. Ao mostrar tudo o usuário tem que ficar verificando a lista do que sera sincronizado. Seria interessante ter uma opção para filtrar a apresentação de todos os arquivos ou somente os que serão sincronizados.2 - Falta também a opção de mostrar o tamanho total dos arquivos que serão sincronizados, permitindo assim analisar se o disco de destino tem espaço suficiente para armazenar todos os arquivos que serão transferidos.Original escrito em português.
Folder Sync Pro--not quite there yet
Just installed Folder Sync Pro on my iMac, which had to have the hard drive reformatted and 10.7.5 re-installed. I was trying to put some needed files back onto the hard drive from a USB external hard drive. FSP installed easily and starts up very fast. I have two beefs with it--it does what it says it will do, but takes a LOOOOOONG time to do so. I had created a movie folder on my iMac and had placed a few files on it. I booted the external drive and wanted to make sure I had everything. The folder has about 22Gb of data, so I set it up and let it go. Should it take over 3 hours to sync that much data? I realized USB isn't Firewire, but it still seemed to take forever.My second beef is that for MY installation, FPS won't quit. I have to do a Force Quit on it every time I use it. That's really annoying.I think the idea is great, it's very easy to configure, and it does exactly what you tell it to do. Except quit.
Being so paranoid about losing my images… I haphhazardly been backing up multiple versions of all my photos on numerous hard drives. It got to the point where some folders had edited photos in them and I had no idea which hard drives were outdatted or not. It was super easy to use this application which I appreciate so much. I had about 50 sub folders under my "personal photography" main folder… and the app made it very easy to sync both ways making both drives equal. Very helpful! Thank you. And $4.99 is the perfect price point. Any higher than that I would have looked elsewhere.
Good syncing utility
I just need something fairly simple to compare directories and folders. This fits the bill, and does exactly what I want. It's fast, and the colors greatly help you pick out what's going on. Good app.