GoodSync

GoodSync

Backup and synchronization with remote file access

4.5/5 (76 reviews)

GoodSync Overview

GoodSync is a complete data backup and synchronization solution for businesses of any size with centralized management and reporting, and remote file access. GoodSync ensures full data redundancy and ease of recovery while also providing real time, automated synchronization. These features ensure the ability to access, edit, and save documents in a fast and secure manner from any location, with the aim of increasing operational efficiency and data security. Additionally, the GoodSync Control Center gives company admins the ability to remotely control and monitor individual servers and workstation runners while providing advanced monitoring and reports.

Pricing

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Pricing options
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One Time License
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Devices

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Markets

Asia, Europe, Japan, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 18 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian

GoodSync Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
95% positive reviews
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Excellent
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Poor
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Terrible
Daniel B.

Solved our problem - reliably

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/21
Review Source: Capterra

We had a unique situation where remote locations in central/south america all needed to sync files securely into our repository for reporting purposes. Given that none of the entities involved would allow inbound connections, and that the data was 'sensitive' in nature, we needed a solution that would be reliable, automated, secure, etc. and that would 'phone home' on a regular schedule.
Problem solved.

Pros

Reliable - it is able to xfer files over the worst connections, and do so reliably and accurately. Never had any problems with corruption.
Flexible - we can configure just about any parameter needed to setup a bi-directional sync, or just a backup.
Easy - being able to select which files and folders, browse local and remote directories, etc. is all intuitive.

Cons

Rarely - but on 0ccasion, we would get a sync conflict that causes the process to stop. It would be nice if it had the ability to realize it was hung (hadn't progressed in 24 hours or whatever) and restart. But this has been less that half-dozen times in 3 years across 25 remote locations.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Joshua E.

It's What The Name Says: Good!

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/02/13
Review Source: Capterra

This software caters to a small niche, and it caters to it well! (Or, "good."). I have yet to find a backup/syncing software that is both powerful and easy. Honestly, I have yet to find many that work  period! While Goodsync is a paid option, it's ridiculously affordable as far as software goes. I highly recommend!

Pros

Cheap. Highly affordable. Customizable (e.g. Create routines, specific sync jobs, etc...) Updated CONSTANTLY. (I don't even say this exaggeratively: I think this software receives more frequent updates than any I know. Which is reassuring with software that you're trusting with daily automated tasks  especially ones likely involving the backup of your life's data.)

Cons

While I think the UI is pretty outstanding relative to the challenge it's trying to solve, it can still be daunting at times. When you're reviewing the sync analysis for thousands upon thousands of files, it seems like there might be a slightly better way to display things to the user to inform them of important notices, etc...

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Sherry F.

A MUST for everyone backups made EASY!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/09/14
Review Source: Capterra

My life is better with this software. I have never had a bad experience. I am constantly recommending it. I believe everyone should own it. If your hard drive crashes, you are screwed... unless you back up regularly. Good Sync only updates the most recent file. There is no need to resave a file that has not changed, so the process is very fast.

Pros

This software is simply amazing! The user interface is easy to understand, no instructions needed. Simply browse to select folders. Sync in either direction, exclude specific files or file types. Very easy to customize how to handle. Create multiple tabs allowing more specific customization of your back-up. I do mine daily - onto a flash drive, and I have 4 tabs... one of which pulls files from another computer in my network at home. The cost is minimal, but the benefit is worth it's weight in gold.

Cons

Nothing.... I have used it for 15 years now... only wish I discovered it before then!

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Verified Reviewer

The only tool that is required for Sync and Backup

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/06/23
Review Source: Capterra

When we have too much data it is really easy to forget back up or sync. We also need to keep track manually of the changed files and update. In some cased it can be easily overlooked. Having a software like GoodSync, we don't really have do any manual tracking. It takes care of comparing and we just have to choose what actions needs to be taken. Saves a lot of time and make the whole process easy.

Pros

-Both Backup and Sync can be done. No need to have different tools for different jobs.
-Synchronizing tool is very powerful and accurate
-There is built support to sync with many cloud storage accounts (google drive, onedrive, box etc)
-Portable version of the software is handy as it can be used in many computers. (the price is slight higher)
-Ability to save sync or back jobs is very convenient and being able to group is quite nice.
-I have 9 hard disks and i back up and sync between all of them using GoodSync. It is really fast and makes the easily done.

Cons

-User Interface for synchronization can be improved.
It took some time to realize how exactly it works so first time users can find it a bit difficult.
The way the data represented (conflicts, copy left to right and vice versa) and also the action that needs to be taken presented in a better way. This is not really a bad thing as once understood or after using it for a while it be very easy to use. People who have used tools compare and merging tools will not have any issue.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Malik A.

It can compare two directories and automatically copy new files, and keep the folders in sync.

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/03/12
Review Source: Capterra

GoodSync 10 is a reliable application that can help you back up your important data automatically and on regular basis without much effort. Support for batch processing ensures that this application can handle multiple sync jobs together.

Pros

The UI of the application is simple and clean, and one can easily get used to it with little time and effort.
The application offers to create two different types of backup jobs to suit the needs of the users. Backup job only modifies files in the output directory, and includes hidden and system files by default. Synchronization job changes the files on both sides, so any changes made to any of the folders is synced to the other one. This option excludes system files by default.
You can sync files and folders from remote computers using FTP or SFTP.
You can also sync folders and files located on GoodSync Connect, Windows Shares, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Google Drive, Windows Azure, Amazon Cloud Drive, SkyDrive or WinMobile ,OneDrive Office 365 and Box.com, BackBlaze B2.
The application makes use of end-to-end AES with 256-bit key encryption to ensure safer backups.
Using P2P method for backup increases backup speeds by many times making even bigger backups very quick.

Cons

P2P method for backup should increase the speeds significantly, however, this isn't the case here. It is actually slower than many other similar applications.

Response from Siber Systems

Hi Malik - Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. If you can please submit evidence of P2P definitely investigate ASAP. http://bit.ly/1L9QELn

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

GoodSync Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
One Time License
Value for money

Contact GoodSync for pricing information.

GoodSync Features

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • SSL Security

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Tracking
  • Application Integration
  • Auditing
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Third Party Integration
  • Workflow Management

Additional information for GoodSync

Key features of GoodSync

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Backup Scheduling
  • Data Encryption
  • Data Synchronization
  • Database Servers
  • Disaster Recovery
  • File Transfer
  • Local Server Options
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Remote Access
  • Remote Control
  • Remote Document Access
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Remote Server Options
  • Security & Encryption
  • Synchronization Management
  • Transfer Management
  • Web Access / Restoration

Benefits

  • Select a data destination from an array of options including SMB, AFP, WebDAV, all major cloud service providers, etc.

  • Ensure files and folders are properly monitored and any changes are propagated in real time between the server and other devices over the LAN/WAN.

  • Significantly reduce backup time, network consumption, and storage requirements with incremental block level data transfer.

  • Save time by running as a background service in unattended mode in real time.

  • Keep track of all GoodSync licenses from one centralized interface while remotely controlling and monitoring individual instances of GoodSync Server and Workstation Runners.

  • GoodSync FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for GoodSync.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does GoodSync offer?

    GoodSync offers the following pricing plans:

    Pricing model: One Time License

    Free Trial: Available

    Contact GoodSync for pricing information.

    Q. What are the main features of GoodSync?

    GoodSync offers the following features:

    • Activity Dashboard
    • Alerts / Escalation
    • Backup Scheduling
    • Data Encryption
    • Data Synchronization
    • Database Servers
    • Disaster Recovery
    • File Transfer
    • Local Server Options
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Monitoring
    • Remote Access
    • Remote Control
    • Remote Document Access
    • Remote Monitoring
    • Remote Server Options
    • Security & Encryption
    • Synchronization Management
    • Transfer Management
    • Web Access / Restoration

    Q. Who are the typical users of GoodSync?

    GoodSync has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does GoodSync support?

    GoodSync supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Q. What type of pricing plans does GoodSync offer?

    GoodSync has the following pricing plans:

    One Time License

    Q. Does GoodSync support mobile devices?

    GoodSync supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does GoodSync integrate with?

    We do not have any information about what integrations GoodSync has

    Q. What level of support does GoodSync offer?

    GoodSync offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support