Allway Sync Review

File synchronization software for desktop PCs, laptops, USB keys, external HDDs, CDRW disks and FTP/SFTP/WebDAV servers. Works in one-way or bidirectional mode.

Unlike traditional sync tools that rely on time signatures, Allway Sync compares metadata with synchronization history. This ensures that files are synchronized even when system clocks are out of sync.

Files & Folders

Allway Sync offers several different editions including desktop versions for installing on desktops laptops and servers and Allway Sync n’ Go, a portable version that can be installed on external drives. The software has a rather cluttered user interface and may seem intimidating to users not familiar with this type of synchronization software but once past that hurdle Allway Sync delivers a decent range of features and performs reliably and efficiently.

This software supports all Windows file systems and folders, removable devices like USB sticks and MP3 players, NTFS network drives or SAMBA and FTP/SFTP online data storage services and can even synchronize PC data with a Mac via the Sync Gateway service. It uses innovative synchronization algorithms to provide bulletproof reliability with an extremely easy-to-use interface. It can handle as many synchronization jobs as you wish and is capable of copying files to multiple locations.

The application can also automatically backup up your work files to a remote location when you are done working on them or if you have a power outage or other type of unexpected event occur. Backups can be restored in a similar manner to original files. File attributes are also preserved in backups and Allway Sync can determine the most recent version of a file based on a combination of its size, modification date/time and other characteristics.

One-way and bidirectional synchronization is supported as well as file filtering, a usage statistics report and the ability to perform a complete comparison between source and destination folders. This is all without requiring any system injections, hooks or drivers. The most significant feature of Allway Sync is that it actually analyzes the contents of the two folders being synchronized to detect changes instead of simply copying content from one location over to another based on a time signature which can lead to inaccurate synching when systems clocks are out of synch or other problems.

Allway Sync is free for personal use but it does have a 40,000 file per 30 day limit and requires a pro license for unlimited synchronization. The good news is that Allway Sync has now been acquired by GoodSync and is being actively developed and supported. Customers who already have Allway Sync installed and have a valid pro license can migrate their software over to GoodSync by following the instructions provided.

Removable Devices

Removable media includes any physical device that can carry and transfer electronic information such as DVDs, CDs, floppy disks, USB memory sticks, flash drives, portable music and video players including Blackberries and Personal Digital Assistants, mobile phones and laptop computers. Removable devices can contain all kinds of data, files, databases and systems, networking resources and other critical information for businesses. This is why backup and synchronization tools for removable media are so important.

Allway Sync aims to provide an efficient way to handle the transfer and storage of information to and from removable devices such as external hard drives, USB flash drives or even remote FTP/SFTP servers. It supports multiple synchronization jobs, allows dozens of files to be copied at once, and allows for file renaming. It also handles the synchronization of multiple folders and can be configured to back up to different locations such as local drives, network shares and cloud destinations.

One of the unique features Allway Sync offers is that it can copy locked files, a feature that’s often needed when working with large groups of synchronized items such as database and PST files. The program uses a sophisticated algorithm that does not depend on system clock accuracy and propagates deletions of files and folders correctly.

In order to maintain the integrity of the data Allway Sync copies a temporary file first before replacing the target file. This ensures that the destination file is not corrupted if the network connection fails during copying. Furthermore, the software can bind to the specific drive characteristics of the removable device to make sure that a document is easily found even when Windows assigns it a different letter or folder name.

If you’re looking for a reliable, simple to use and effective solution for transferring and backing up information from removable devices Allway Sync is definitely worth considering. Once you get past the somewhat cluttered user interface the application offers an extensive set of features that will meet the needs of many users. You can try it free of charge by downloading the program from its website.


Unlike many file synchronization programs that rely on time stamps and copy the latest files from one folder to another, Allway Sync analyzes the contents of both folders simultaneously and compares them for actual changes. The software then copies only the new and changed files based on the comparison. This way, even if the system clocks are different, the software will always copy the same files to both folders.

Besides the local computer, Allway Sync can also synchronize files to any other external storage device. It can synchronize with FTP / SFTP servers, various online data storages such as Dropbox and Google Drive, NAS drives and more. The program also supports encrypted archives.

Users can use a simple and clear interface to select sources from a drop-down list and enter target folders by browsing or typing in their names. Sources can be Windows folders or a removable drive like a USB stick or an external hard disk. Allway Sync can even sync to FTP and SFTP servers online, including those that require entering passwords.

The software is able to synchronize more than two sets of folders at the same time and offers advanced features such as backup mode, usage statistics report, file filters, one-way or n-way sync option, multilingual support and cross-platform compatibility. It works with Windows native Task Scheduler to run synchronization jobs and can be set to start shortly after the computer boots.

Allway Sync uses innovative synchronization algorithms to synchronize desktop PCs, laptops, USB drives, remote FTP and WebDAV servers as well as a variety of online data storages. Encrypted archives are supported and the software combines bulletproof reliability with an extremely easy-to-use interface. It is the ideal tool for those who work on multiple devices and need to keep their files up-to-date at all times. Users can choose from the following synchronization modes: one-way or n-way, incremental or full and automatic. They can also specify a schedule to run the synchronization at regular intervals. Allway Sync is free for home and business use. It can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website in English, Arabic, ChineseSimplified, ChineseTraditional, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.


Allway Sync supports synchronizing files and folders to multiple cloud services including Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and more. This allows users to keep data backed up across multiple platforms, giving them the flexibility of accessing their data on a desktop computer or mobile device. This enables data to be synced across multiple devices without having to funnel it in and out of the local network and is a good option for those who have data that changes frequently.

The program offers multiple options to control which files and folders are synchronized, including filters and exclusions, file versioning, and error handling. It also offers an unattended mode, allowing the user to schedule synchronization tasks without having to manually trigger them. Additionally, Allway Sync is compatible with various operating systems, making it a good choice for businesses that use multiple devices and have employees working from different locations.

When a file is changed, Allway Sync compares its metadata to the original and then replaces it with the updated version. This ensures that if the destination file is deleted or corrupted, it will be replaced with a new version rather than being lost altogether. The application also automatically updates file timestamps when they are changed, ensuring that the synchronized copies are always in the latest state.

In addition to syncing files, Allway Sync can also backup and restore them, as well as create a schedule for running backup and synchronization jobs. It also supports file encryption, which is a good security feature for sensitive data.

Allway Sync comes with a free license for personal use, which allows up to 40,000 files to be processed within a 30-day period. However, for unlimited synchronization and other features, the Pro license is recommended. It is also possible to upgrade to GoodSync, which has more features and works on all devices. Upon upgrading, Allway Sync customers will receive 12 months of GoodSync Personal and 10GB of GoodSync Storage for FREE. GoodSync is available for Mac, Windows, and Android. The software can be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website or purchased from major online retailers such as Amazon.

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