BestSync Main Features
Easy to use--Very intuitive user interface
Setup the sync-task in one task wizard, and all the advanced features are only options in the wizard.
Setup two folders to be synchronized.
Select folder in file systems include FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Network shared folders, Cloud storage and Outlook etc.
Synchronize file--Work with 2 or more computers
Single-Directional, bi-directional synchronization and file mirroring feature to ensure your workstation, laptop, and networked computers have the same files. BestSync can detect and synchronize file changes automatically, such as creating, updating, deleting and copying of files in subfolders.
Backup & Restore file--Protect you data
Backup your important files anytime with a single click, and use the flexible scheduler to automate your backups.
Before synchronization, BestSync makes backup all the files that will be replaced or deleted during the synchronization . This is the unique and most important option of BestSync while synchronizing from multiple locations. When disaster strikes, restore the backup data easily. Incremental backups and full backups are supported.
Works on any file system and media.
Changes and conflicts are detected and corrected automatically by comparing current file status to the previous file status. The file can be in an external disk, a network sharing directory, a ZIP archive, a FTP server, WebDAV collection, or Colud storages (see below).
Synchronize folder with FTP/FTPS/FTPES/SFTP server--Online access file
Synchronize only changed files with FTP server in bi-direction.
Automatically download/upload changed files only from/to FTP server.
FTPS (FTP over TLS/SSL) ,SFTP (SSH File transfer Protocol).
Using BestSync, publishing your website becomes easy and fast, only changed files are transferred to the server, and the deleted files on one side can be removed automatically by option.
Synchronize folder with WebDAV collection--Online access file
Synchronize only changed files only with WebDAV collections in bi-direction.
Synchronize folder with cloud storages--Access cloud storages
Synchronize only changed files with Amazon S3, Google Storage, Windows Azure, Rackspace Cloud Files, Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Drive, DropBox in one-way or two-way direction.
BestSync can also encrypt the changed files by AES 256 bit before upload the files to these public storages.
Synchronize a folder with a ZIP file with complex filtering functions.
Only changed files are put into the ZIP file, and deleted files are removed from the ZIP file. Support AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 128Bit/256Bit cryptographic algorithm to protect the zip file with password.
Synchronize with MS Outlook, Windows Mail
Synchronize email, contact, schedule etc with MS Outlook, Windows Mail by USB, FTP etc. BestSync only copies new mails, contacts and schedules.
Fast filtering--Backup selected file types
Wildcard patterns can be used as filtering conditions. The wildcard patterns can be part of the file name, extension and wild card characters (*,?,#). A file type selector makes selecting file types very easy.
Include and exclude Filters--Only backup the critical data
Sub-folders and files can be specified to be included or excluded from the synchronization.
Support FTP Proxy, HTTP Proxy.
Enterprise users can synchronize local folders with FTP/WebDAV/Amazon S3 Cloud storage on the internet behind the firewall.
Encryption & compression--Keep your data private
BestSync can encrypt the files before uploading them to FTP server and public cloud storage. BestSync can also protect your files before copying files to an USB drive in office, the files are encrypted and compressed. And when the files are synchronized to a home PC again, files are decrypted and decompressed. So it is safe even though the USB drive is lost. The default cryptographic algorithm is AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 256Bit.
Copy NTFS privilege--Simplify the security management.
In the copy options, there is an option to copy the NTFS privilege.
Support Security Protocols.
Support FTPS (FTP over implicit TLS/SSL), FTPES (FTP over explicit TLS/SSL), SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol).
Preview--Confirm or change the sync action before running
In the preview window, you can modify synchronization action of the
files, and confirm the result of the synchronization, or start the comparing
tool to view difference between the files of two sides.
Copy open / locked files
Support "Volume Shadow Copy Service" of Windows XP/2003/VISTA/2008/7/8. Even opened files or locked files, such as SQL data base file, Outlook PST files can be backed up correctly, and no need to close the openning program.
Run as Windows Service, No need to logon
This is very suitable for a server to backup changed files, and workstation to backup files to a server. When synchronize with the network drive or shared folder. BestSync can impersonate a local user and logon to the network resource.
Synchronize files immediately after changed. BestSync monitors the change of the folders. When a file is changed, deleted, or renamed, the file is copied to, deleted from, or renamed in the target folder immediately.
- Fast Scan! Scan multiple folders simultaneously to shorten the prepare time.
- Fast Sync! Copy multiple files simultaneously shorten the synchronization time.
- Fast Download! Download one large file in multiple segments by multiple thread.
- Support multi-parts uploading file to Amazon S3, Windows Azure, Rackspace Cloud Files, support upload/download huge file that is larger than 3G bytes.
- Avoid disk fragments even copy multiple files simultaneously.
Resume a file transfer from the last break point.
The feature ensures large files to be copied successfully. This feature applies to FTP server, WebDAV, cloud storage, network drive, and shared folder.
Bandwidth control for download and upload file.
Limit bandwidth by the preset speed limit graph.
Resolve conflict intelligently and automatically
Detect file copying, deleting and moving, and do the corresponding
Flexible Schedule--Automate your task.
A flexible schedule can be specified to start tasks automatically.
You can set any schedule you want! Just set-it-and-forget-it. Automatic
synchronization, automatic backup, automatic upload file to FTP server
File modification Time Syncrhonization.
BestSync supports MDTM, MFMT, SITE UTIME commands to copy the timestamp to the file that is uploaded to FTP server. BestSync also tries to copy the timestamp to the file that is uploaded to WebDAV server and cloud storages (If the this kind of feature is supported by the server).
Detecting time zone, Resolving conflicts caused by Daylight Saving Time change, Preserving FTP file timestamp.
Files can be synchronized correctly even the client and server are in different time zones. The timestamp difference caused by the Daylight-Saving-Time change can be ignored by option.
No file crash! No file lost!
No files will be crashed during synchronization. BestSync uses a temporary file as the target, only the temporary file has been copied successfully, it will become the target file. The files replaced or deleted during synchronization can be backed up and restored later.
Verify file after synchronization--Ensure the files be copied successfully.
BestSync can use the verification method (CRC32, MD5) provided by the FTP/WebDAV/cloud storage server to verify if the files have been transferred successfully. If the server does not support the this kind function, BestSync verify the file by comparing the content.
Versioning--Keep previous versions
The date and time of synchronization can be used to create a sub-folder to store the backup files, and a backup comment can be attached to the sub-folder. Old versions can be cleared automatically by option.
Trigger the task by the insertion event of a removable media, or envet of disk mounting.
When you insert the USB disk in to the PC, all the updated files are
compressed and encrypted to the USB disk. When the synchronization
completes, BestSync flushes all the data to the USB disk, it is safe to
take the USB out of the PC.
BestSync can modify the task setting automatically if the drive is mounted to a different drive number from the task setting.
(BestSync Portable Version optimized for portable usage, no need to install, just decompress the files to the root folder of the removable drive.)
Log view--Review the sync history
In the Log view you can view difference between current version and the backup versions, and restore the backup file to the source folder. Export log data to a CSV file or HTML file.
Email Sync Result--Monitor the task remotely
Report the sync result by email. The sync result is a zipped HTML file. BestSync supports SMTP Authentication, such as "AUTH CRAM-MD5" or "AUTH LOGIN".
Full Unicode support
BestSync can synchronize file name include characters of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and more.
Auto power off option to shutdown computer automatically when all the tasks complete.
Command line arguments to lock computer, minimize as task tray icon, start tasks, or shutdown.
Easy to encrypt or decrypt file
Insert a context menu "Encrypt <==> Decrypt" in the Windows Explorer, It is easy to encrypt and compress files or decrypt and decompress files by this menu.
Easy to take out digital camera picture.
Pictures in the digital camera can be automatically moved to a designated folder, and rules can be specified to rename the picture names.
- Portable paths for removable drives, BestSync uses the volume label and serial number to identify the removable drive. so even the removable drive is mounted to a different disk letter, BestSync can recognize it.
- Automatically logon to network sharing folders before synchronization.
- Automatically reconnect to remote folders if they lose connection during Analyze or Sync.
- Copy symblic link, Symbolic links can be copied as links (copy as is) or as files to which they are pointing.
- Free Space Required Predicted, computes free space needed to complete Sync before you start it.
- Low Memory Requirement, BestSync uses lowest memory than main competitors. See Compare with main competitors.
- File Time-stamp Translation for non-preserving file systems, for file systems that do not preserve file modification time when copying, BestSync implements a novel time translation technique that makes time-stamp appear to be preserved by copy action. Run other synchronization tasks after synchronization.
- Sequentially run other sync-tasks after synchronization. Run sync-task/application before and after synchronization.
- Start sync-tasks from the command line.