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FolderShare Software Review


Microsoft’s FolderShare is similar to BeInSync in that it allows for synchronization of folders across an Internet connection and can enable remote access and file sharing capabilities.

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FolderShare Main Screen

Setting up a synchronization pairing is similar to how a pairing is achieved with BeInSync. Either side of the sync pair when connected to FolderShare can see the files on the other, or it’s just a simple matter of selecting the files to match up.

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It’s also a simple matter to invite others to see files with varying levels of permission for read/write/edit as well.

Where FolderShare doesn’t compare well with BeInSync is in the simple matter of easily identifiable sync/share folders. FolderShare does not change the icon (as BeInSync does) for sync/share folders so it’s not nearly as easy to quickly identify which files are actually synced or shared on a user desktop. FolderShare also lacks the notification options as well as the full set of network options that BeInSync has for CPU usage and network speed.

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The settings screen is bare, lacking proper FolderShare branding or identification. That said, FolderShare (which is technically still a beta) is a Free service, and minor nitpicks aside, it does work to effectively sync PCs across a network with relative ease.

Product GoodSyncSyncBackSEAllway Sync FolderMatch/ FolderClone
Version7. / 2.0.0
PriceTrial / $19.95Trial / $30Free/ $19.95Trial / $55 bundle
Online AccessSSH/FTPN/AN/AN/A
USB thumb drive autosyncYesYesYesN/A

Product SyncToyBeInSync FolderShare
Version2.0 beta3.2.53Beta
PriceBeta FreeTrial / Pro $59.95Beta Free
Online AccessN/APortalPortal
USB thumb drive autosyncYesN/AN/A