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If you’ve ever needed a simple utility just to keep multiple pairs of folders or files in sync, chances are you’ve discovered File Synchronization, a small app that does exactly that. Thanks to a big update this week, the Mac OS X app is even more useful, with automatic synchronization and big speed increases.
Developer Laurent Daudelin has released File Synchonization 1.6, a big update to his popular utility app originally inspired by a similar Apple tool from the days before Mac OS X. Among the many uses for File Synchronization are to keep matching folders between a desktop and laptop in sync, but the app also works wonders between network drives as well.
In addition to being fully compatible with the forthcoming OS X Lion, File Synchronization 1.6 introduces a new sync engine that promises speeds up to 10 times faster on local drives while using less memory overall. Users can also now perform an automatic synchronization between folders whenever the content changes on one of them.
File Synchronization now gives users additional control in the preview window for deciding which item will replace another, as well as the ability to remove items from a sync without actually deleting them from your disk. Last but not least, the app now offers even more details when analyzing folders prior to synchronization.
File Synchronization 1.6 is available from the Mac App Store for $9.99 or directly from the developer’s website for $15 for single license or $25 for multiple systems. Despite the beefy upgrade, version 1.6 is a free update for all users.
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