If you work and play on multiple computers in the course of a week, keeping your important files in sync can be difficult. The day may come when you’ve got access to all of your files and data straight from the cloud, but until that day, a solid file syncing application is just what the doctor ordered. Read on for a closer look at the five best file syncing tools as voted by our readers.
Syncplicity is a free and premium, Windows-only tool for seamless, instantaneous file syncs. Like Dropbox, Syncplicity offers 2GB of free space and helpful icons to help keep track of the sync status of your files. Unlike Dropbox, Syncplicity can add any folder to your Syncplicity syncs, it has more advanced sharing features, and it already has pricing in place for premium accounts if you need more than 2GB (40GB for $US10 per month or $US100 per year). It’s also available now, so if you’ve been waiting on a Dropbox invite, you might want to skip it and head over to Syncplicity. The biggest drawback to Syncplicity right now is its lack of a Mac client, but one is in the works and slated for September.
Windows Live FolderShare (Windows/Mac)
SyncToy 2.0 (Windows)
Big ups to this week’s honorable mentions: Microsoft’s hyped Live Mesh and the venerable command line classic, rsync. Did your favourite make the list? Let’s hear more about it in the comments.