Here are the programs I am using or testing right now that all perform some sort of sync operation.
- Second Copy – $29, lots of profiles, lots of options. Needs to run all the time.
- Live Mesh – free, syncs with a cloud of 5 gig storage space. Very powerful and unique service.
- Windows Live Sync – free – powerful, does sync with other folders, but all the computers need to be online. Even if you are doing it on a network.
- Delicious Toolbar – I went to this for bookmark sync’ing because it does all browsers and it has some other decent functions like compare, tagging, etc.
Currently trying it out
- Good Sync – I am currently testing this one out. Not sure about it yet. Looks good, but only offers 3 simultaneous download profiles. You can do the paid version for $29 and do unlimited, but I don’t want to buy another piece of sync software. I like the look of the interface though.
- Sync Toy from Microsoft – free – small but powerful. Also has the ability to be scheduled in Task Scheduler so it doesn’t need to be running all the time.
- Google Calendar Sync – free – this only syncs one single google account and one calendar. Almost not worth mentioning.
- Foxmarks – they tried to turn this into a marketing thing. I had issues because it would only sync your bookmarks between Firefox installs and not IE.
- Sync2it – does bookmarks, but just not robust enough for any serious use.
- Cobian Backup – free, Open Source – theres also a paid version. I used it for a bit but he does not offer syncing. He only offers backups.