A while back I looked at a few tools to help you keep synchronised between separate machines. Recently however, I discovered a sychronisation tool that beats them all when it comes to folders – and it’s free. Synkron is a simple application that allows you to sync folders, even on a flash disk or USB device, with all your folders on your hard disk.
What’s great about this program is that it allows you to have more than one sychronisation running at one time through the use of tabs. So basically, you can set up as many sychronisation combinations and processes as you like and just let it run. Another excellent feature is the fact that I’m always overwriting files that I don’t want to whenever I backup or synchronise. With Synkron, you have an undo feature if you realise you’ve synced over essential files. If you’ve got programming knowledge, you can also modify it according to your needs as it is completely open source. For some reason though, I noticed it was slowing down my other applications during the syncing process, especially when I had multiple tabs open. It’s a good idea to keep it down to 5 or 6 tabs at the most depending on your hardware.
I’ll still stick to Foxmarks as regards syncing by bookmarks but from now on, I’m going to use Synkron for backups or syncing to my external hard drive.