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Allway Sync Software Review

Get In Sync with File Syncing Software
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Allway Sync

7.0.1

Allway Sync is very similar to GoodSync in its arrow approach with a left and a right side to synchronize. It adds a little more complexity and depth at the top of the scrollable screen, showing different views including: new files, changed files, unchanged files and all files. The basic arrow indicators also provide a clear visual representation of what needs to go which way to sync.

allway sync software Allway Sync : Main synchronization interface

Synchronization scheduling for Allway Sync is also very powerful with options for syncing periodically (much like GoodSync provides).

allway sync software Allway Sync : Scheduling

Allway Sync goes beyond what GoodSync (and others) do by dealing with file versioning. Instead of simply having an option to propagate deletions or not, Allway Sync gives you choices for what to do with those older files. Hey, you never know when you may need an older version and the ability to have granular control over those older versions may be a really key feature in certain situations.

allway sync software Allway Sync: file version policy

Allway Sync also allows users to perform multi-way synchronizations with more than one target. So you could synchronize data within a PC, a local storage drive and a USB thumb drive at the same time.

allway sync software Allway Sync: Three-way sync

Allway Sync has a free version that is limited to synchronize no more than 20,000 files in a 30-day period. A Pro version of Allway Sync with no limitations is available for $19.95.

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    Anonymous , February 13, 2008 10:12 PM
    www.powerfolder.com
    you forget to mention that one
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    Anonymous , February 13, 2008 11:46 PM
    No SuperFlexible File Synchronizer? Too complicated for you?
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    Anonymous , February 14, 2008 12:56 AM
    Foldershare has been in beta for years - I think it's abandonware (though I use it and love it)
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    Anonymous , February 14, 2008 3:20 AM
    You seem to have forgotten the tried and proven robocopy from the Windows Server 2003 resource kit. It runs in a simple batch file, which can be generated by robocopygui. It's ugly but works extremely well, can be scheduled using Task Scheduler, can sync changes in both directions, and is a favorite business solution that works just as well for me at home, even in Vista x64.
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    Anonymous , February 14, 2008 4:35 AM
    i like unison
    http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/
    freeware, open source, and works cross platform and remotely.
    allows remote SSH sync, too. pretty simple, no automated options, though. pick one dir, then another (local or remote) to sync it to...and it does the hard part. asks about files it is not sure about.

    peace.
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    Anonymous , February 14, 2008 4:39 AM
    maybe not open source. there is a link to the source code...but it is broken. well, free, anyway. ;-p
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    Anonymous , February 14, 2008 5:15 AM
    Hey ! Where is MirrorFolder? you missed the best !
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    tot , February 14, 2008 5:45 AM
    You definitively forgot PowerFolder!!! (http://www.powerfolder.com)
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    tot , February 14, 2008 5:46 AM
    You definitively forgot PowerFolder !!!
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    tot , February 14, 2008 5:47 AM
    www.powerfolder.com
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    Anonymous , February 14, 2008 6:32 AM
    mmhh nice list a little bit late for me:D . i finally came to PowerFolder. I think its better and i can run my smaller clients
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    Anonymous , February 14, 2008 8:48 AM
    What about Windows Offline Folders and My Briefcase?
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    Anonymous , February 14, 2008 10:34 AM
    I was surprised you left out Microsoft Groove. In addition to being an amazingly easy to use sync program, it also has wonderful team collaboration features built in. I can drag a file in to groove and auto-sync with an unlimited number of computers across the interet, lan, or even wireless ad-hoc.

    When I worked overseas, we used Groove to handle a 4 man project team's collaboration efforts. Whenever one of us updated a directory on our computer that was setup as a shared directory, the other users were updated automatically. Wonderfully easy to use.
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    Anonymous , February 14, 2008 1:31 PM
    Allway Sync is rather buggy and has several times during sync deleted all files on both shares.
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    Anonymous , February 14, 2008 3:53 PM
    Capivara works very well for me!

    www.capivara.org
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    Anonymous , February 14, 2008 4:21 PM
    Vice Versa is hands down the best tool. Archiving function is awesome
    http://www.tgrmn.com/
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    Anonymous , February 14, 2008 7:57 PM
    imho, by far the best sync software is vice versa 2 pro (not tested here)
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    smikwily , February 14, 2008 9:26 PM
    FolderShare was Free, then Free/pay (limits on Free version). After MS bought them, they went free again - hence the "FolderShare is now free of charge" on their overview page.

    I've used it for years and have been happy with it. Works good for groups as well, as you can allow someone else to download files from a folder you have (at least they used to).
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    Anonymous , February 14, 2008 9:35 PM
    Beyound compare is my all time favorite and its very fast.
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    Anonymous , February 15, 2008 12:34 AM
    Agreed about Beyond compare but it is a different breed. NOTHING is as fast as Beyond Compare nor as powerful. SCOOTER Software are geniuses. But it is not used in the same way as these products.

    The reality is long term rebustness without failing. SyncBackSE is more stable that all of these including Vice versa Pro which I crashed after three days on large Jobs but agree is the best looking product out there today and I too am amazed not included here.

    I tested everything mentioned here with large sync jobs. GoodSync/ALLway sync are definately the second best but the xml database is just not refined enough yet. They are the exact same product. How that was missed I do not understand. The author admits it. SyncbackSE just does not fail and can support running mutiple simultaneous jobs. The fact it uses Windows Task manager is an advantage not a disadvantage. Why reinvent the wheel. Can you do better? Plus they wrote a front end for it. Damn did you really test these products or install them, run through it and right the article. This was not done well at all.
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