Siber Systems

GoodSync

4.5 / 5 36 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Businesses/organizations of any size.


Average Ratings

36 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Siber Systems
  • www.siber.com
  • Founded 1995
  • United States

About GoodSync

GoodSync for Business provides complete enterprise data backup and synchronization solutions for any data source, destination, or system. In addition, the GoodSync Control Center provides centralized management and reporting of file synchronization, backup, and publishing activities of GoodSync workstations and servers.


GoodSync Features

  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Cloud Backup
  • Compression
  • Continuous Backup
  • Encryption
  • Incremental Backup
  • Local Server Options
  • Remote Server Options
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Web Access / Restoration
  • Backup Log
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Compression
  • Continuous Backup
  • Encryption
  • Incremental Backup
  • Local Server Options
  • Multiple System Support
  • Remote Server Options
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Web Access / Restoration
  • Activity Log
  • Backup & Restore
  • Conflict Detection
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Remote Synchronization
  • Synchronization Scheduling
  • Two-Way Synchronization

GoodSync Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Sync software supporting an extensive range of sources but the sync job options are a bit confusing.

May 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Good sync supports a wide range of sync platforms including Win/Linux/IOS and Android but also Cloud storage and options for NAS systems such as Synology. The developer has helpfully provided a 'How to sync' guide for the various platforms on their website.

Also, two computers may be linked directly over a LAN for Peer to Peer networking via Good Sync Direct.

Cons: Creating a new job is simple enough, but when wanting to fine tune the process, the number of options for each job can be a bit overbearing. A more preferable option would be a wizard which guides the user through the process of setting up the job.

Overall: Able to sync my desktop and laptop with my Network shares.

Use it for a simple data backup and synchronization solution

May 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Its easy to use and sync to others computers or cloud, and easy to setup as well. The interface is great for the backup and publishing activities.

Cons: Some tasks can be complicated to setup. It depends on the file extensions and how you need it to transfer

I mainly use GoodSync because OneDrive Sync is so unreliable.

Apr 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that I can use Dropbox to sync all my laptops and then I use GoodSync to sync specific drives back to my company OneDrive.

Cons: I was forced to upgrade to keep the OneDrive sync feature. I purchase this with my personal funds so I would prefer not to be forced into ugrades.

Vendor Response

by Siber Systems on April 24, 2018

Hi Julie - thank you for taking the time to review GoodSync. Regarding OneDrive, it was originally offered as a beta feature for an upcoming version. Subsequently, once GoodSync 10 was released, upgrades were required in order to maintain this feature. With that being said, we certainly understand the need to stick to a budget and we're happy to offer discounted upgrades when possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding pricing should a future upgrade arise.

Sync all at the same time

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The easy way to synchronize all your data at the same place is very useful, Synchronize your personal files is easy

Cons: overwrite data is annoying the transfer is very slow, I don't know if the connection is the problem or the software

Vendor Response

by Siber Systems on April 16, 2018

We appreciate you taking the time to review GoodSync. Regarding the data overwrite and connection issues you're experiencing, if you haven't already, please contact our technical support team as they'll gladly investigate. You can do so by submitting a ticket here: https://www.goodsync.com/php/gsss/main?lang=en

Instead of saving data on 2-3 places, I can sync different clouds, save spaces.

Apr 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Everything that I need about my backup data. I desperately needed to sync it to cloud and back to my PC without any other software installation. GoodSync does it. I never delete the files here, just to be sure that I don't need them anymore. I can customize sync options to different hard drives and that's the part I love most.

Cons: It took me too long to set up as it is pretty slow in getting installed. Free utilities are also present, but with same features, and automatic exception handling can really cause problem sometimes. One of my files was deleted not to be found again :-(

Overall: The software is great, but once I format my computer and reinstall it, it again asks for license and I've to contact customer support, but I am hopeful this will be resolved soon, and you'll link the license to my IP. It saves a lot of time for me. I love the easy to delete function that features with this software.

Vendor Response

by Siber Systems on April 10, 2018

We're very sorry to hear about your file. Regarding both the lost file and the setup time, please feel free to contact our support team if you haven't already. A representative is always more than happy to assist. Thank you! https://www.goodsync.com/php/gsss/main?lang=en

Goodsync is great

Apr 01, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What I like most about Goodsync is that it is always reliable when backing up my files. I don't have to worry.

Cons: The thing I like least about Goodsync is that it is slower then the rest. Not sure if it is my connection or the program.

Vendor Response

by Siber Systems on April 04, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review GoodSync! If you're experiencing slow transfer speeds, please contact our technical support team so they may investigate. Thank you! https://www.goodsync.com/php/gsss/main?lang=en

It can compare two directories and automatically copy new files, and keep the folders in sync.

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The UI of the application is simple and clean, and one can easily get used to it with little time and effort.
The application offers to create two different types of backup jobs to suit the needs of the users. Backup job only modifies files in the output directory, and includes hidden and system files by default. Synchronization job changes the files on both sides, so any changes made to any of the folders is synced to the other one. This option excludes system files by default.
You can sync files and folders from remote computers using FTP or SFTP.
You can also sync folders and files located on GoodSync Connect, Windows Shares, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Google Drive, Windows Azure, Amazon Cloud Drive, SkyDrive or WinMobile ,OneDrive Office 365 and Box.com, BackBlaze B2.
The application makes use of end-to-end AES with 256-bit key encryption to ensure safer backups.
Using P2P method for backup increases backup speeds by many times making even bigger backups very quick.

Cons: P2P method for backup should increase the speeds significantly, however, this isn't the case here. It is actually slower than many other similar applications.

Overall: GoodSync 10 is a reliable application that can help you back up your important data automatically and on regular basis without much effort. Support for batch processing ensures that this application can handle multiple sync jobs together.

Vendor Response

by Siber Systems on March 13, 2018

Hi Malik - Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. If you can please submit evidence of P2P definitely investigate ASAP. http://bit.ly/1L9QELn

This program is a Godsend!

Mar 09, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This program is a godsend. I have a MyCloud, a personal cloud storage device. I wanted to back it up to Dropbox, so that I had my items saved in two places for protection, especially as the MyCloud is kept running all the time. No other program allowed me to backup to Dropbox from a networked drive. It's fast, it's easy. It does what it says it does. Setting things up could not be easier, and it's so nice to be able to pick and choose what folders to save, so you can wait on longer uploads for another time if you just want to do an emergency backup. 10 stars!

Cons: Sometimes it can be a little buggy and try to overwrite items that aren't new. So you have to go and select "Same name, diff time" or whatever that option is, and mark to not upload those. It would be nice if it could automatically check and not upload things that haven't changed, that way you don't have to stop a sync in progress to go back and skip things. It might even be possible, honestly, I just haven't found the right combination of settings to make that work yet. :)

Easy to use product that gets the job done

Mar 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Using this product with the built in scheduler and it works very well now for several years. Implementation was simple as it does compare new to already existing files that you already have in the directories. I setup a simple task for the radiologist here and he was very happy with the way it synced up the data for him in both realtime and on a schedule. Overall I would recommend this product to anyone. Shows you a list of what was copied too that is quite nice.

Cons: Some of the tasks can be kind of complicated to setup. You have to think about the file extensions and how you want to setup the transfer and where it will reside. Takes some trial work to get things going sometimes that what I am saying.

Overall: saved us alot of time and actually worked better than expected for the doctor.

great for syncing 2 computers

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy to sync for cloud or to another pc. Checks folders for syncing new files. easy to setup and great interface

Cons: Workstation and server licensing is different even though they use same software, could load folder with lots of files and folders faster.

Overall: great backup solution

Simple to set up and run as a service

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ability to run as a service in the background is very useful.
Small memory footprint means it runs well on older machines.

Cons: Initial setup is somewhat lengthy
The software seems to update itself quite often though this probably reflects ongoing development

Excellent software to sync file between PC and cloud

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Goodsync can sync files between PCs or PC to cloud with no other software needed.
Good auditing of all activity
Option to keep multiple versions and deleted files
It can run as a service

Cons: Workstation and server licensing is different even though they use same software.
Difficult to keep up with version changes. (Good problem to have)

Renewal process is a pain.

Jan 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Now that we finally got it working, it is fine! It really does a good job now! It is pretty reliable.

Cons: Took too long to get it up and working correctly. I think you even had to make some minor changes to get it working for us.

Software performs as advertised

Jan 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It works without intervention. We can install, set to run as a service and forget it. You can choose automatic exception handling as well.

Cons: Could be a bit faster on folders with loads of files, but that is to be expected, we are talking a directory tree structure with thousands of folders and million files.

Used GoodSync to back up my photography business files for years!

Jan 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I appreciated that they had different sync options. It was easy to customize the different times and types of files to sync between hard drives.

Cons: It was, at times, difficult to navigate because there were so many menus and customization options.

The product works very well and it does what it is advertised.

Jan 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: -no manual intervention required, once set up
-sync over the internet works flawlessly
-GoodSync customer service is great and very responsive. I was able to work out a fair price for a particular situation, specific to my case
- easy to set up

Overall this is a great product and I am very satisfied with both the product as well as customer service.

Cons: There are only two versions available to purchase Pro (desktop) Enterprise (anything that has a server OS as an end point)
There would be useful to have a Pro version that can be used on a server OS with a specific number of connections/licenses (my case)
Some of the options in the GUI are not as explained as maybe they should be

The best synchronisation software available.

Jan 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Reliable synchronisation allowing good automation options, filtering and an excellent choice of target clouds.

Cons: Inability to synchronise the same set of data simultaneously means that complex setups have lots of failures until a job "gets its slot". In particular backup jobs should be bale to run without locking everything.

Overall: Reliable backup to cloud and synchronisation between sites and to laptops.

Vendor Response

by Siber Systems on January 22, 2018

Hi there - thank you for taking the time to provide a review. Locking GoodSync job root files/folders is imposed so the folders / files we are syncing / backing up are not altered during the process. If any changes happen during this lock, they will be picked up when the next sync / backup job runs. Removing this lock is not recommended, but it can be done. Under Left / Right side of GoodSync job Options, check the box "No GS_Data folder here". Again, please note, that we do not recommend removing this lock.

GoodSync is the tool for syncroziastion between 2 PC

Jan 16, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: GoodSync backs up files to portable drives, mobile devices, syncs files between your computer, mobile devices, FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, Google Drive, SkyDrive, WebDAV, Azure and It is very fast and syncs files as per schedule.

Overall: Sync between 2 PC locally as well as various cloud platform.

It support all platforms including Server Operating systems Windows/Linux/MAC, also
It uses an innovative synchronization algorithm that offers true bi-directional synchronization. and highly rated by CNET and PCWORLD.

Great software. Some quirks.

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Overall, this is an excellent utility that is quite versatile! The interface is fairly intuitive, and the options and features list cover pretty much any normal file sync scenario you would run into. It's nice to have some of the community support to help answer questions and muddle through a specific set up you'd like to see, but for the most part, it's pretty easy to figure out.

Cons: From time to time it would crash randomly. No real indication as to what exactly would cause it, and tough to pin down a repeatable error. Also, there are free utilities that have almost exactly the same features and are a bit lighter on resources.

Great software

Jan 16, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Unlike Onedrive , SPSYNC etc you can actually see where Goodsync is up to in the sync process. The run in unattended mode (as a service) is great too!

Overall: it's easy to use, sync process is transparent , no need for third party apps to run the software as a service

GoodSync has been working very well for me for several years.

Jan 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I've been using GoodSync for all kinds of automated local and cloud backups for several years. Any issues I've run into have been minor and when I've contacted customer support they're usually very good about getting back to me with fixes and update me regularly. It's very versatile and reliable software that is pretty easy to set up.

Cons: When updating to new versions automatically, the software sometimes fails and you need to re-install the update manually. Not a huge deal but kind of annoying that it still happens from time to time.

Overall: Automated backups and consolidated cloud storage software.

daily I synchronize about 80 devices

Nov 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ingenious, that I must no longer have to access directly to the affected devices. The overview in the dashboard is very good. The view on the status is very important to me. Automated synchronization is a big help for us.

Cons: It is a pity that I can not search / filter the individual devices in the dashboard. It would be great if you could group the individual devices.

Vendor Response

by Siber Systems on November 20, 2017

Hi Menrad - thank you for taking the time to provide a review. Regarding the ability to search/filter individual devices, while GoodSync Server does not have this functionality, the GoodSync Control Center does. You can find more info on the Control Center here: https://www.goodsync.com/business/control-center

Straight forward and easy to use

Nov 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Not scary to use. Abundance of features. Powerful but easy to use. Support is helpful and knows their product.

Cons: Not much to say here. Product works as expected. Would recommend to anyone. Sometimes takes long to sync.

Overall: The benefits we received was two perfectly synced servers in two different towns via vpn.

Easy to setup, works very well. Good feature set.

Nov 08, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the feature set that it offers. Setup is hassle free and very easy to configure. The interface is nicely laid out as well.

Cons: Logging could be a bit better. So troubleshooting automated tasks is a bit difficult as there is no verbose option available.

Superb software for the money. It does exactly what it says, and I have yet to see an issue with it.

Nov 06, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Support has been excellent. Superb software for the money. It does exactly what it says, and I have yet to see an issue with it. Updates are prompt, work, and simply do their part to manage the backups.

Cons: So far, there have been no noticeable cons to this software. It's not free, but then again, free usually isn't worthwhile.

GoodSync Enterprise backup software is truly a great product, reliable, versatile and efficient!

Nov 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It provides a number of target options for backup. You can backup or sync to a local drive, a Server, web or to any Windows based device.

Cons: The software is great. However, when you uninstall it for the purpose of installing it on another system, it does not decrement the license count. You have to contact SiberSystems to reset the install count.

Overall: Reliable backups with great features.

Fantastic. Exactly what I was looking for, and support was quick and helpful.

Nov 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Peer-to-peer synchronizing large server directories with enough advanced options to allow me to get the maximum throughput.

Cons: Extremely large directories take a long time to analyze. Directories that had a large volume of rapid changes overloaded the server when when syncing was set to Auto: File Change (adding a delay helped)

Overall: I was able to keep user directories synced while we moved systems from an old server to a new one so downtime was minimized.

After extensively trying GoodSync and other similar syncing software, I have found the app to marry.

Nov 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like its ease of use. Menu design, the option control is probably my favorite because I am very technical so I need the control over everything and all know what it's talking about.

Cons: I can't say there's anything that I don't like. It syncs FTP, Cloud, physical drives, I mean everything with speed an precision. I suppose it can have a more simplified user interface?

Overall: My stuff is in perfect sync and so are my backup drives!

Receive prompt response when ordering and with tech support

Oct 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Lots of options, but simple to use if you want to be minimalist. However, lots of options to address various scenarios. We use the WebDav connectivity feature which is great for Cloud storage connectivity.

Cons: Bug fixes (Version Updates) seem to come haphazardly on no real set schedule. Would like to be notified of the the updates, instead of finding them available when I log in to check the sync processes.

Always a solid product!

Oct 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to set up with an intuitive interface. Can either backup files to another volume or synchronize files between two volumes.

Cons: The enterprise version seemed quite expensive as compared to the standard version, especially since I'm simply copying files from one server to a second.

Overall: Simple - it does the job, both to sync and copy.

Good Synch is a solid product. We've been using it for years to cross backup data on SANs and NASs

Oct 31, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The flexibility of the synch and the ability to have multiple synchs configured and be able to manage the timing of those synchs to not interfere with production.

Overall: Peace of mind that my data backed up.

Works as advertised

Oct 31, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Speed, configurability, Cloud Connections, visibility into what it's processing, works in the background, easy to setup

Cons: The inability to start and stop jobs based on a time schedule. Inability to have multiple clients syncing from the same drive/folder without having to re-analyse every time.

Awful. Complete waste of money.

Aug 22, 2017
1/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's easy to delete. That's about the best thing I can say: it can be removed by simply dropping it in the trash.

Cons: I have used GoodSync on and off for several years. Here's my typical experience:

* I install the latest version of GoodSync.

* I encounter various intermittent errors.

* I delete GoodSync and use another solution.

Why do I keep going back? Because I paid for it, and I cling to the hope that they will eventually make it *minimally* effective. No dice. It remains as much garbage as it was when I purchased it.

Examples:

* Locks up while attempting to sync to a folder. Just becomes totally unresponsive. The process needs to be killed, and often the machine rebooted, to recover from the lockup.

* "Undefined Error: 0." Constantly. This is GoodSync's version of "An error occurred." Don't bother emailing GoodSync customer support - they don't know and won't help you.

* Sync jobs just fail, spontaneously, mid-sync. The sync is running perfectly, the volumes are both still available... and it abruptly stops.

* The network browser is overdesigned and overcomplicated. All you want do is to specify a URL, a username, and a password. Sometimes it accepts the settings. Sometimes it just retains the old settings, and barfs out random error messages.

I give up. They are never going to make this software to minimal usability. I have scoured all of my computer systems of this bloated trashware.

Don't make the same mistake I did. Don't waste your time, and don't give this developer money. You will regret every dime and every moment you spend on this garbage.

Overall: I developed great experience with debugging and anger management. It inspired me to scout the market for other solutions, and it encouraged me to learn rsync as a substitute.

Vendor Response

by Siber Systems on August 24, 2017

Hi David - We have escalated your support ticket and we have reached out in an attempt to resolve the issues listed in your feedback.

Easy backup and sync tool

Jun 07, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This tool has a very easy to use UI and enables users to take control of large sync tasks. In the latest version it's also possible to sync cloudbased storage (e.g. Onedrive). Scheduling synctasks is also very handy.

Cons: This tool takes some time to set up. On the other hand it does give you much more control over your sync and backup tasks.

Professional backup software and you don't have to be an IT expert

Feb 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Great new interface, great visibility on file synchronization being able to see the differences between files. Quick analysis and quick backup.

Cons: Not really clear on how to connect to NAS, but plenty of support available to figure it out

Overall: Have a Network attached storage (NAS) device and wanted the ability to backup several PC's and floating laptop to the NAS. GoodSync is perfect, cost effective, easy to set up jobs, quickly shows you backup difference/discrepancies and the latest version is quick. Much easier than any manual backup process

It's What The Name Says: Good!

Feb 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Cheap. Highly affordable. Customizable (e.g. Create routines, specific sync jobs, etc...) Updated CONSTANTLY. (I don't even say this exaggeratively: I think this software receives more frequent updates than any I know. Which is reassuring with software that you're trusting with daily automated tasks¿ especially ones likely involving the backup of your life's data.)

Cons: While I think the UI is pretty outstanding relative to the challenge it's trying to solve, it can still be daunting at times. When you're reviewing the sync analysis for thousands upon thousands of files, it seems like there might be a slightly better way to display things to the user to inform them of important notices, etc...

Overall: This software caters to a small niche, and it caters to it well! (Or, "good."). I have yet to find a backup/syncing software that is both powerful and easy. Honestly, I have yet to find many that work¿ period! While Goodsync is a paid option, it's ridiculously affordable as far as software goes. I highly recommend!

Recommendations to other buyers: The software is a bit overwhelming at first, but that's because it's trying to tackle a task that nobody faces in day-to-day life with software available to the masses. After you get acclimated to the environment, it really begins to click. Given that nature of the job (i.e. backing up REALLY important documents and/or potentially overwriting files), I'd still tread lightly no matter how comfortable you get.