GoodSync is a synchronization software which enables you to synchronize your files and automatically backup files between desktops, laptops and external drives. It also can be used to synchronize your files to and from FTP, WebDAB and Windows Mobile phones and PDAs.
I started using GoodSync after I using RoboForm, a password generator and manager software. With GoodSync, I can synchronize my passwords from the USB thumbdrive to my local PC in just two clicks. I use it as a backup procedure just in case my USB thumbdrive got stolen or I accidentally deleted the passwords from it.
GoodSync’s interface is easy to understand and not complex even for the new users. First, choose the source and the destination location. Then, click on Analyze to analyze the changes or differences between both locations. Finally, click Sync to synchronize your files. After the process is finished, you will have the exact files in both locations. You can go here to read the explanation in details.
Actually, file synchronization is different from file backup. In file synchronization, both mediums will have the exact same data and the latest updates. But in file backup, only one medium will have the same data and latest updates. The illustrations shown below explain the differences between them.
|Multi-way, work on files in any location, files in all locations are updated||One-way, work on files in one location, files are backed-up to another location|
If you asked me, why do we need this software, my answer to that question is simple. Prepare for the future. We don’t know what will happen to our data in the future. So, it is better to take precautious action and synchronize our data in many places. In case one of our storage mediums got problem, we still have the exact files in another location. So we will not start our work from the scratch. We just continue from what we have stopped earlier. It saves our time and saves our money.
GoodSync is freeware but has limitation like the number of files and jobs that it can syncrhonize. But, if you think GoodSync is a good software for your company, investing USD29.95 should be no problem for your business. It is better to spend some money for a software than losing the whole business.