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Allway Sync is intended to synchronize data between two locations. In this respect, it is excellent news that the tool supports multiple types of storage media, including disks, external devices, FTP servers, encrypted archives and various Cloud services. What is more, the program supports virtually any type of file system.
The tool allows two types of synchronization. In one-way mode, the data flow in one direction, from the source to the target location. This is ideal to keep updated backups of important files. Likewise, a two-way synchronization takes places in both directions so that when the process is concluded, there will be two exact copies on both sides. The program uses algorithms that do not rely on system clock accuracy to prevent such accidents as involuntary data deletion or overwriting. Moreover, it keeps a log of all modifications and deletions. Since moving sensitive data over a public network is always a concern, it is great that the software can secure the data being transferred with strong encryption algorithms (AES-256). Lastly, you can schedule synchronization jobs to happen automatically without your intervention.
For me, a major downside of the product continues to be its graphical user interface. It still seems confusing to me even though I am already familiar with this product. This problem is even worse when its window is resized, as some elements may be lost from sight. Fortunately, you get frequent tips as to what to do next.
In general, Allway Sync performs reliable and fast data synchronizations. Luckily, the product is free for moderate personal use with just a few limitations. In addition, it is possible to purchase a business license or its Pro edition.
- Two transfer modes
- Supports various types of locations
- Protection against accidents
- No data limits
- Job scheduling
- Difficult to use at first
- Crammed interface