GoodSync is a backup/synchronisation package that allows you to keep up to date backups of any files you choose with just a few buttons. The program has been around for many years now and with each release it gains more and more features. We take a look at the latest version to see exactly what GoodSync is capable of.
Installation and Setup
GoodSync installs to around 7MB and like most good synchronisation programs, it doesn’t use up many resources. Even when backing up files you won’t notice much change in your system compared to manually copying the files yourself using internet explorer. The program only uses around 5MB when idle which means leaving it on all the time isn’t a problem.
Ease of Use
GoodSync lets you choose exactly how you want to do your synchronisation. You can synch one way or both, schedule jobs and sync deletions – just about everything you need from from a decent syncing program.
In terms of design, GoodSync is one of the best looking syncing programs out there. Dealing with large amounts of files is often difficult and not easy on the eyes, but GoodSync does its best to provide users with a very visual interface. Tool tips and balloons help point the user to exactly the right area and it’s the kind of program you can pick up and use without reading instructions – you can’t say that about too many GoodSync’s peers.
It would have been nice to see less restrictive use on the free version of the program, which drops to three, 100 file jobs once thirty days is over, but at least the program remains functional and useful for small backup needs.
Differences between Free and Professional
The main difference of the $29.95 professional version of the software is the capacity for unlimited jobs. You can get a second licence for $9.95 if you have more than one system you would like to use it on. The professional version is required for commercial use.