Though SyncBackFree is only the lighter, free version of the comprehensive SyncBackSE and SyncBackPro programs by 2BrightSparks, it's already pretty powerful, complex, and feature rich on its own. It's a very effective file-backup and synchronization application that includes an impressively large amount of additional settings, functions, features, and built-in tools. It provides its users with full control over every little aspect of the file backup and synchronization jobs. For example, the users can schedule the file transfer task to be executed automatically on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, to be run using a FTP server, to use compression or encryption, to compare folders or perform a simulation before the actual file transfer, and many other more.
The expert view of the interface offers access to all these options, while the simple view mode shows only the most common ones. Therefore SyncBackFree is also quite easy to use as well. The advanced options can be hidden from view so that they won't confuse or overwhelm beginners. Furthermore, there's also a wizard interface that helps setting up the file sync or backup jobs by guiding the users step-by-step through this whole process.
Another thing that I like about SyncBackFree is the fact that it doesn’t use a proprietary file format for storing the backups and it keeps the backed up files in their native formats.
A lot more could still be said about this powerful yet free tool, but the important part is that it's a great utility that does its job flawlessly. It's at the same time feature rich and easy to use, and it also clearly gets my recommendation too.
- Easy-to-use interface with two viewing modes.
- Allows scheduling and compressing the backups.
- Supports working with remote locations via FTP.
- Allows you to create multiple backup/synchronization profiles