SyncToy 2.1 is compatible with Windows 10 (technical preview). Despite it is officially only compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP, SyncToy 2.1 is also working on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations, e.g. network drives and Windows PC. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.
I was looking for an alternative to Synctoy for my private cloud / iCloud. I switch my NAS from a Western Digital My Book Live to an Apple Time Capsule. Therefore, I was looking for a folder syncing app witch is running both on Windows 8 (Acer Aspire 1810T) and OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion (MacBook Pro). Further more, I’ve been seeking for an more comfortable app than Synctoy is, especially regarding a convenient automated time schedule batch for syncing. In addition, the app should have a bidirectional sync.
Update: The Best File Manager And FTP Apps for iPhone And iPad (Review)
In July 2012 I reviewed 9 FTP clients for iPhone and iPad. The best FTP – NAS ‘Private iCloud’ app was definitely the File Explorer app, followed by iStorage HD (iPad) / iStorage (iPhone). The later ones got too many crashes. But the successors, iStorage 2 HD (iPad) and iStorage (iPhone), perform better now.
As you may know, I created my own private cloud / icloud – miCloud. I personally prefer to host my data on my own. In conjunction with my iPhone and iPad I really love the app File Explorer with an FTP access to my private iCloud and SkyDrive, Dropbox, Box.net and Google Drive connection. So I transferred all my data from the PC (Windows 7 Home Premium) to my private iCloud. But on the one hand I want to have direct access on my PC, on the other hand I want to backup my data.
Do you face the problem which iOS explorer you should choose? There is a huge number of so-called NAS, FTP, Cloud or file managers / explorers for iPhone and iPad. But which are the best FTP – NAS – ‘Private iCloud’ Apps? I spent all lot of time and money in finding the right explorer. Finally, I got the right one and, in the later, I will tell you which one!
So I transferred all my data from the PC (Windows 7 Home Premium) to my private iCloud. But on the one hand I want to have direct access on my PC, on the other hand I want to back up my data. To my disappointment, Windows 7 Home Premium does not have the function to access offline folders and files, meaning no sync center!
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