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How Does Sync2Folders Pro "Compare" to Other Apps?

One question that will be asked is, "Why should I bother downloading Sync2Folders Pro?", and that's a great question because really, who wants to mess around with yet another Windows 10 app unless it does something other apps don't do?

I'll just provide you with a few points to consider:

  • Sync2Folders Pro compares the date/time and versions of files - Sync2Folders Pro doesn't compare the contents of files. It doesn't compare file sizes. It compares the modified date and times of files, and in the case of executable files (those with the extension .EXE or .DLL), it can compare the version info.
  • Sync2Folders Pro doesn't compare file contents - Comparing file contents is very important when comparing source files, for example, and in many other situations. Sync2Folders Pro doesn't compare contents at all, nor can it sync file contents line-by-line, which means if you're looking for an app that can do that, Sync2Folders Pro is not it. 
  • Sync2Folders Pro doesn't have a million options - One question to ask yourself when choosing a comparison and synchronization tool is, how many options do you really need? Beyond Compare, for example, has many options, and while it's a flexible and powerful app, it's also easy to select options that don't show you the results you're looking for. If you need a simpler file comparison tool that doesn't have more options than you may need, then consider Sync2Folders Pro. 
  • Sync2Folders Pro is free - This can't be understated: The app is free so there's no cost involved.
  • Sync2Folders Pro is supported - I have a full time job, a family, dogs, and interests, but I care about Sync2Folders Pro because I use it myself at work and at home, and I plan to support it for the foreseeable future. Until I either die or can no longer compute, that is.
  • Sync2Folders Pro is designed for one purpose and one purpose only - Sync2Folders Pro was built from the ground up to compare and synchronize files and nothing else. That's all it does and I did my best to design and program it well.
  • Sync2Folders Pro is customizable - I realize we live in the age of plugins and open architectures, and while Sync2Folders Pro doesn't have that kind of customizability, it does give you the ability to create your own filters and sync methods, and that makes it an app that can work for you instead of you working for it.
  • A console (command-line) version available soon - A console version of Sync2Foldrs Pro, called Sync2FoldersCmd, is being written in lockstep with the form version. This version should be available from a website hosted on sometime later this month or next month. It leverages Sync2Folder Pro profiles and sync methods and is a great way to automate comparison and synchronization of files and folders.
Gary Lucero


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