Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.8 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Includes: Fully k'ed
Web Site: http://www.econtechnologies.com/pages/cs/chrono_overview.html
Synchronize. Backup. Bootable Backup.
Whatever your backup or sync scenario,
ChronoSync has got you covered!
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The Undercover Operative for Mac OS X
Give ChronoSync or InterConneX direct access to all your files.
Just the BEST backup software for Mac: http://www.toptenreviews.com/software/backup-recovery/best-mac-backup-software/chrono-sync-review/
With ChronoSync, you can synchronize, backup, and create bootable backups. ChronoSync can synchronize or backup to almost anything you can connect to your Mac. That includes folders on your Mac, other Macs, PC's, external drives, NAS drives, or anything you can mount to your Mac. Even sync to iPhones and iPads using the combination of ChronoSync and InterConneX. Whatever your backup or sync scenario, ChronoSync has got you covered.
As Mac users, we've grown accustomed to the level of customization that is capable with our machines, from program icons to hard drive partitioning. There is always a grace period when firing up new software, learning how to make our habits work with the software, rather than against it. Frequently we have to change our habits and system to make it work within the parameters of our important applications, such as Mac backup software. With TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award winner ChronoSync, you can easily decide what you want this program to do within your personal parameters on your machine and how you want to then manage your precious data. With enough tools to please even the most paranoid, and a friendly learning curve, this program has plenty of appeal for just about everyone with a Mac and files they don't want to lose.
ChronoSync couches its array of tools with easy to follow setup screens. By splitting the processes and steps into multiple screens, you can intuitively build your backup from the ground up, as you walk through the program, screen to screen. You can easily select single files, folders or volumes for backup allowing for precise data protection. There's nothing worse than a Mac backup software program that wastes your time on saving files you don't need, and with the precise data source selection you won't have that problem. From there you continue the stroll through the separate menu screens via the side tabs to fully configure the process.
Once you have explored and tinkered with all the settings that you wish, you can save each setting as you go, making the customizable options nearly endless. The developers clearly wanted to make sure that this program could fit into all kinds of situations, allowing you to call up each precise setting you configured for your machine, rather than some software designer half a world away. These configurations make future backups a breeze as you can simply load up the settings you decided upon earlier.
Another great feature is the directional options available for backups. Visualizations help dramatically for the beginner as it helps to direct your eyes and brain to how your data is going to move. You can decide if you want to move the copies one way or the other, or sync volumes simultaneously, all thanks to the operational direction feature in the main screen. This small detail is indicative of the care the developers took when crafting this program, something small that makes the process all the more easier to use and understand.
In the options menu you can configure what triggers a backup, what your file archive will look like, email notifications, scripting and even notification sounds. The rules menu allows you to establish filters that take into account file names, size, extensions, dates and file creators. The analysis screen shows you how your backup went, displaying the starting location and ending location of the backup data. No one likes to lose track of important files, ever, and this way it's easy to make sure you have your data in the right place.
The final archive tab allows you to configure your file archive, dabbling with compression and data retrieval. Once you've gotten into a routine of backups and syncing, this screen will become more important as it will be a record of your data, compressed to save room on your destination source.
What's New in Version 4.7.2:
• Incorporated security updates and minor bug fixes to support SFTP protocols
• Added additional connection tracing options for the AWS S3, Google Cloud, and SFTP connection profiles
• Improved the detailed log messages that are generated when diagnostic logging is enabled for AWS S3, Google Cloud, and SFTP connection profiles
• Added the “Ignore resource fork errors” option to the SFTP connection profile; when ON, any attempt to write resource fork data to files will silently fail, allowing data forks to be written and syncs to proceed without error
• Added an “Edit” button next to the connection popup in the target panes of the Setup panel; provides a convenient way to edit a connection profile; only appears if the connection profile is editable
• Added localized Spotlight keywords to the app bundle's info.plist file
• The SFTP connection now better handles generic error codes during the connection/pre-configuration process instead of failing to connect
• The SFTP connection falls back to using “/” as the initial directory if the server returns errors when trying to set the initial directory
• Fixed a bug in the SFTP connection profile editor whereby opening an existing profile would immediately advance the focus to the Password field if Password authentication was configured
• Improved Target verification to prevent concurrent verification of the same target which, in some instances, can cause problems resulting in incomplete scheduled synchronizations
• Fixed a problem where it was possible that targets were not verified prior to synchronization; the synchronizer now forces verification of targets before running
• Fixed a crash that could occur when the partition scheme information about a volume raised an exception
• Addressed a misleading tooltip for the “Preserve resource forks” option
• Eliminated a crash that could occur when closing a sync document window shortly after activating it
• Fixed a visual artifact that occurred with Container Sync documents on Sierra when opening a document on the Documents panel and switching to the Options panel where big black rectangle would appear as the controls were added to the window
• Fixed a bug related to SmartScan and old sync documents that did not record the ‘lastDataSize' property of synchronized file-pairs; this problem only happens if an old sync document were ‘upgraded' to include the Data Size trigger
• Fixed a minor leak in the local agent connection profile that would leak the agent password every time it was retrieved from the keychain
• The Document Organizer does not allow dragged sync documents to be dropped on other applications; this prevents a potential problem where a sync document could be unexpectedly moved
• Updated the target description displayed on the Target Pane of the Setup Panel to be more readable
• We now wait up to 30 seconds for an encrypted volume to mount after it has been unlocked
• Added and updated several localizations
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.8 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
Web Site: http://www.econtechnologies.com/chronoagent/overview.html
Syncs or backups safer, faster, and more reliable
than traditional file sharing, to be used with ChronoSync
ChronoAgent is an invisible application that runs silently in the background on a Mac and provides ChronoSync or InterConneX a direct connection to a remote Mac. Think of ChronoAgent as an undercover operative that provides access to a Mac. It provides a much more secure, reliable and higher performance connection than standard file sharing. If you're synchronizing or backing up files between two Macs, ChronoAgent is simply the best way to establish a connection between them.
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH IT?
USE IT WITH CHRONOSYNC
ChronoAgent allows any other Mac on your network that is running ChronoSync to have full access to the ChronoAgent Mac's file system. That allows ChronoSync to synchronize files with or backup to/from the ChronoAgent Mac. ChronoAgent provides a direct, unrestricted connection that is safer, faster, and more reliable than Mac OS X's built-in file sharing. You can even create bootable backups over a network to another Mac!
USE IT WITH INTERCONNEX
ChronoAgent allows any iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch on your network to have full access to the ChronoAgent Mac's file system. In short, it allows you to access files on your Mac from an iDevice. Your iOS device contains limited space but now you can take advantage of your Mac's disk storage by grabbing any files off your Mac and copying new or modified files back to your Mac. That's a direct connection with no cloud required!
USE IT ACROSS THE INTERNET
ChronoAgent can be con
What's New in Version 1.6.1:
• Official Sierra-compatible release.
• Added the ability to mount disk images on ChronoAgent Macs.
• Added the ability to preserve or strip Resource Forks to increase flexibility when backing up to non-native macOS file systems.
• Fixed some minor problems with Extended Attributes, specifically Finder Tags.
• Fixed a bug on Sierra where the ChronoAgent Preference Pane icon could be displayed in the Dock.