GoodSync is a file synchronization and backs up service which bucks the old cloud trend and focuses on the computer to computer syncing. With GoodSync, you can easily back up and sync your files. This secure software ensures that none of your files will be lost.
Backup and synchronization with remote file access
What exactly is GoodSync?
GoodSync is a reliable application which helps you back up important data automatically and regularly. Due to its support for batch processing, it can handle multiple sync jobs together. It has a simple and clean UI and does two different types of backup jobs to suit the needs of the users. It helps sync files and folders from remote computers using FTP or SFTP. Besides syncing of folders and files is also possible on GoodSync Connect, Windows Shares, Amazon S3, Google Drive, Windows Azure, Amazon Cloud Drive, BackBlaze B2.
What are the features of GoodSync?
Some of the important features of GoodSync include:
- An easy, fast, and secure way where it automatically backs up all data to multiple destinations and you can restore when needed.
- Real-time and automated data replication across multiple destinations and platforms.
Real-Time Data Transfer
- Automated and real-time backup and synchronization across multiple devices and locations
Block Level Data Transfer
- Propagates only the data blocks changed since the last analysis thus reducing the time and unnecessary efforts.
- Runs as a background service with no user interaction required.
- Improves security by applying AES-256 bit encryption to mission-critical data.
Version History Control
- Saves single or multiple versions of your data change history.
Automated Conflict Resolution
- Controls the maximum allowed bandwidth speed per GoodSync job, eliminating unwanted disruptions to other essential services.
What are the pros and cons of GoodSync?
|The UI of the application is simple, and one can easily get accustomed with little time and effort.||The P2P method actually makes it slower than many other similar applications.|
|The application helps create two different types of backup jobs to suit the needs of the users||Some minor translation errors in the French version|
|Synchronization job changes the files on both sides.||Not many disadvantages and it delivered what it promised.|
|You can sync files and folders from remote computers using FTP or SFTP.|
|GoodSync makes use of end-to-end AES with 256-bit key encryption to ensure safer backups.|
|Using the P2P method for backup increases backup speeds by many times.|
|You can also sync folders and files located on GoodSync Connect, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Google Drive, Windows Azure, Amazon Cloud Drive, SkyDrive, OneDrive Office 365 and Box.com to name a few.|
What is the experience of using GoodSync?
We found that you are best off with GoodSync in case you are good with other FTP programs, such as WS-FTP. The GUI looks similar in both Mac and PC version. If you are not too familiar like us with the remote transfer/backup/sync world, you need to check out the online documentation.
When we opened the software, it asks us to set up a GoodSync as expected. Then you are prompted for your sync/backup job. You need to work a little to select the remote location. We loved GoodSync for its ability to sync to a cloud drive. We tried with Microsoft SkyDrive AND Google Drive. We were easily able to schedule backup jobs and it’s much faster than any other backup job as felt by others.
Reviews from Customers
Overall Rating – 4.6/5
Positive Reviews from Customers – 94%
Recommend to friend or colleague – 92%
How can you buy GoodSync?
You can buy GoodSync for the following:
Personal: Manage your files using your own devices and data storage.
Business: Powerful data backup for any platform or business environment
There are a number of differences for free vs. Paid versions. You can download the GoodSync free of charge with the a30-day trial after which it changes to a limited utility version.
The personal version is available at $49.95 while the business versions start at $1194.
GoodSync provides all the features such as data backup and file and activity log synchronization it claims to offer. It is fast, secure and delivers what it advertised, a good data backup and synchronization. It is quite easy to use and easy to work around. A thumbs up from us.