Yes, cloned backups are all the rage but sometimes all you want to do is backup a few files, or sync this folder full of files to another folder, either on your Mac, or to a disk connected to your Mac. Is there an easier way than drag and drop?
That time honored method works, of course, but it isn’t the right way to backup or sync, and having an automated process can make Mac life more bearable. Try this Mac sync app because it avoids the complexity and complications of bootable clones and multiple sync options in favor of utter simplicity.
SyncBuddy is a minimalist Mac sync and backup utility with just the basics– no frills, no bells, no whistles. Everything you need and nothing you don’t– but at a price that’s crazy affordable.
SyncBuddy works the old fashioned way. Choose a source folder of files. Then choose a destination folder. Click the Preview button to make sure you’re going to sync the folders and files you want and expect. Press the Sync button to, well, begin the sync process.
That’s it. Almost.
SyncBuddy doesn’t really have frills. Remember, it’s a basic sync and backup app, but it has a few useful, easy to learn features that you’ll appreciate, and which help to justify the nominal price tag. For example, you can create multiple backup or sync files. Backup iTunes, or Pictures, or Documents– from the Mac to another disk, a USB flash drive, or wherever. There’s also a built-in scheduler for each one of the backups, so the sync and backup can occur automatically.
The first sync will take awhile, depending upon how many files and folders are in the sync document, but subsequent syncs are much, much faster because SyncBuddy only copies files to the destination that have been changed in the source folder.
SyncBuddy syncs folder to folder fast and simple, has a scheduler for unattended backups and syncs, a Preview option so you can see what changes will take place in the destination folder, and an option to exclude specific files based on file extension, size, or manually.
You won’t use SyncBuddy to create a bootable backup or copy Time Machine but it’s perfect for syncing up the Documents folder from one Mac to another, to an externally connected disk drive, or simply making a quick and automatic backup.
There are times when bells and whistles are needed to create more complex and complicated backup routines, but there are times when simplicity rules. Simplicity is SyncBuddy. SyncBuddy is simplicity. It could do more but that would increase both price tag and complexity. If all you really require is a quick sync or backup of files in a folder to another folder or another Mac, that’s exactly what you get.