GoodSync Review

GoodSync is an impressive file backup and synchronization software tool, offering numerous ways to synchronize files between computers, external storage devices or even remote servers.

Some of these options apply globally to GoodSync (see the General section), while others are specific to each Job.

Easy to use

GoodSync offers an intuitive and friendly user experience. However, some areas can become technical or less user friendly. GoodSync can sync not only disk and network shares mounted locally on your computer but also remote file systems accessible through multiple online protocols, including S3, FTP, SFTP, Google Drive OneDrive etc. GoodSync offers backup and sync functionality between these file systems in both directions – you can even group Jobs by file system type to synchronize across all of them at the same time!

The Job interface features a familiar Windows tabbed layout with left and right side folders, general, and advanced options for that Job. Each Job also comes equipped with two checkboxes that allow them to control if and how certain operations will take place – providing another easy way of controlling its behavior.

GoodSync offers additional tabs for customizing its behavior when interacting with files and folders. For instance, you can change which external file compare program should be used when running Jobs; GoodSync currently supports UNIX diff as one such text file compare utility.

Other options allow you to control what files are copied during a Sync and their default Permissions; you can even specify an Attribute that should be assigned automatically upon copying.

GoodSync offers another option to handle Job conflicts efficiently. When encountering unresolvable conflicts, GoodSync can pause its sync until a script can resolve them and resume sync operations.

The final tab allows you to select a User Interface language and show or hide Mini Mode, which reduces GoodSync GUI to one icon in system tray and helps free up desktop space.

Clicking View -> Mini Mode will give you a compact overview of everything going on within GoodSync, including status of any running Jobs. This mode is especially handy if multiple jobs are running in the background and you want a quick way to quickly see their statuses.


GoodSync is an efficient file synchronization software program capable of backing up and syncing files between multiple computers, laptops, USB drives and other devices in real-time synchronization and backup, instantly reflecting changes made to files as soon as they occur in destination folders. Furthermore, GoodSync lets you setup password-protected backup servers to provide additional security and control.

GoodSync software can be used to back up data from local disks, FTP servers and cloud storage services; send files and folders over the internet; as well as providing built-in features with free trial versions and an online community for support – not to mention its availability in multiple languages with thousands of positive user reviews from both users and media professionals alike.

Pros: Dropbox for Business offers an intuitive user experience that is ideal for beginners. Its sync speeds are lightning-fast even when working with large files. Furthermore, its file transfer protocol supports SFTP/TLS, Amazon S3 and Google Drive, with cloud support including Dropbox and iCloud connectivity. Finally, running it as a background service ensures your files remain safe from accidental deletion or other mishaps.

Cons: -This software does not provide as many collaboration features as other products in its category, nor the option to retry failed tasks automatically.

-The GUI may not be as user-friendly as some comparable applications. -When switching jobs, windows may take an inordinately long time to open and close.

GoodSync lacks the functionality of creating links that can be shared via email or social media, which may prove inconvenient if you need to share files with clients or colleagues. This may only present itself occasionally but can become an irritation over time.

GoodSync’s new server account management feature introduced in version 10 provides an elegant solution, by storing identical credentials on all Jobs that refer to a shared folder instead of forcing each individual job to keep track of them individually. Another improvement would be allowing changing encryption passwords for individual folders via one job and having that change apply across the board for that folder.


GoodSync guarantees your data’s safety by employing AES-256 bit encryption for backup and sync operations that require password protection, protecting sensitive files both while in transit and at rest, improving their security. GoodSync uses file/folder renaming/deletion functionality to increase performance on networks and mobile devices while speeding up analysis processes significantly while freeing up disk space by not storing duplicate files.

GoodSync offers a cutting-edge synchronization technology to synchronize between an external hard drive and desktop computer, using block synchronization instead of whole file transfer to dramatically decrease transfer time and network usage; it even synchronizes large files that change rarely (e.g. databases and logs) in less than 10 minutes on systems with 500 Mb of memory!

GoodSync allows you to choose a proxy server when connecting to WebDAV servers, by setting its host name and port in its Options – Proxy settings. In addition, GoodSync will honor any default proxy settings of browsers or programs like WinINET that use them.

If this option is activated, the modification time on both sides of a sync is set to the same value, guaranteeing that the same file/folder always syncs from left to right and never gets overwritten by newer versions from the server.

GoodSync allows a client to register with a Mediator server using UserId and Password credentials, then when connecting to it later the Mediator can check for updates automatically and apply them even for clients not registered with it.

On Windows computers with this feature enabled, GoodSync can encrypt UserId and Password data stored in plain text on registry keys, making it more difficult for unauthorised parties to gain access to both GoodSync client software as well as files you synchronize using it.

If this option is enabled, GoodSync will record folder paths on removable drives in an easily portable format, substituting their drive letter with “%GSDISK%.” That way, regardless of which computer the drive is plugged into or what drive letter is assigned on it, GoodSync can still find its sync folders easily.


GoodSync uses RealDisk online storage to synchronize your files without the need for third-party servers. Unlike cloud services that regulate how quickly data uploads or downloads, GoodSync directly transfers file changes among computers, NAS devices and mobile phones allowing it to transfer large files at an incredibly rapid rate.

GoodSync offers an array of advanced features to meet virtually every backup or synchronization need easily and effortlessly. For example, its software can detect duplicate files and remove them from synchronization cycles – making backups quicker and less resource intensive – it can synchronize folders even when they reside on different hard drives; and can identify specific parts of files which have changed so it only syncs those changes to save network bandwidth and storage space requirements for backups.

GoodSync allows you to set up multiple jobs, each consisting of Left and Right folders as well as file actions to be performed during synchronization. Each job can be paused or resumed at any time and its state displayed in a log. Furthermore, each file and folder can be excluded from being synchronized using filters based on name pattern matching, size criteria, modification date or extended attributes – GoodSync even supports removable disk copying while running parallel threads to increase its synchronization speed!

GoodSync attempts to resolve conflicts between changes made on either side of a synchronized folder pair (whether deletions on one side or updates on another) by declaring one as the victor and carrying out their change. Deletions may also propagate across both sides or be left behind in History folder.

After synchronization is complete, all changes will be committed and files and folders that were modified or deleted on one side will be replaced with identical copies on the other. At any point in time, you can change its direction using the effective arrow in the center of GoodSync window.

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