I have been looking for a replacement to Foldershare for few months now and seem to have found Bestsync as a software my company can use.
I will explain our application and if you can let me know if the software can do what we are asking for that would be much appreciated.
We are a tech company that has a number of field techs. Each tech has a shared folder on their own local hard drive, that is shared with all the other techs. When a change is made on tech 1's folder is it sent to all the other techs that are online at the time. If a tech is not online, it is put into a queue so when the tech who was offline finally gets online, the added or deleted or modified files are sent to him. We are not looking for a backup software, just a true collaborative software that sync's folders and files in real time upon creation, deletion, modification, and moving of files. We will always have one machine (a file server) online to catch the changes to the master folder that everyone has a copy of. This way as tech hop on and offline, the file server will always have the most up to date files. Hopefully this makes sense.
We would be willing to change the way things are done, such as having an ftp server here at our office and have each tech sync with the ftp server with a background process in windows. I would need it to be automatic as techs would be lazy in initiating a sync, but an ftp server would also be an option. We are looking for a bulletproof fully automated sync to one folder and all subfolders for all users.
Thanks for any help.