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Create Synchronicity – Free Open Source Files Backup Software

by Johnny Karp 17 July 2009 7 Comments

Overview

Create Synchronicity is a fast and lightweight open source program that can help you to synchronize and backup your files. It also is very easy to use.

Review

Create Synchronicity was recommended to me a few days ago by one of the readers of this blog through the contact form. After I checked the program website I became very curious to test this free software mainly because it’s open source and it promises to be lightweight and easy to use. So let’s see how it is.

You can say it’s lightweight right after downloading it, the whole package is around 200 KB! And you don’t even have to install it, just unpack the zip file to a folder of your choice and get going. You have to create a profile to start using the program.

create synchronicity screenshot 1

You can set which folder you want to be synchronized and where and pick one of the three methods available, mirror, incremental and two-ways incremental. And that’s about it, you’re ready to synchronize the files and folders of your choice.

create synchronicity screenshot 2

It only took me about 5 minutes from installing the program to successfully synchronizing the first folder, it’s amazingly easy to use and it does the job perfectly.

create synchronicity screenshot 3

You can also specify some file types that you want to be excluded from the process (or included for that matter), and that could be useful if you want to synchronize a music folder on your PC to an mp3 player. You’ll just have to include only .mp3 files and that’s it, easy and fast.

Version Tested

1.0.0.0

Author

Clement Pit Claudel

Operating System

Windows

Download link

Summary

Easy to use, lightweight and fast.

It’s open source.

Rating

Verdict

Create Synchronicity is just what you needed, fast, lightweight and easy to use, a wonderful piece of open source software for any user that doesn’t want to get complicated when synchronizing or backing up files and folders. And if you think that it’s only the first version of this program there are high hopes this one could become a must have open source program for a lot of people around the world.

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7 Comments »

  • shankar said:

    Looks opt and very promising backup. Thanks

  • pcmemoirs said:

    I psoted a list of best backup software (free and for purchase) in my blog and the same reader suggested that I include Create Synchronicity :) Thanks for the review. I have to test it myself now.

  • Johnny Karp said:

    You should give it a try, it’s a good one.

  • DADO said:

    i need ftp backup solution.
    I have online ftp of 5GB, and i would like use it as a backup space to synchronize it with my pc “my documents”.

    Can this program do this?

    If it cant, which free program is best for it, to use ftp like a back up of my computer.

    Thanks in advance

  • Thomas Wentzel said:

    Downloads fine, won’t run. Have no idea what the problem is.

  • gabe said:

    Synkron is better as it has scheduling and is also entirely portable.

  • DADO said:

    Synkron can’t do FTP synchronization with local folders.
    Can it?

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