2016 Review of AJC Sync v4
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The latest version 4 of AJC
Sync is probably the best file
sync / backup tool available in 2016.
and intuitive comparison of files and folders wherever
they are located; on the same machine, between
multiple devices on your home network or over the
Do you have several
cloud-based backup locations like Microsoft OneDrive,
Dropbox, GoogleDrive or Amazon S3 Cloud? AJC Sync is
ideal for combining
multiple "in-the-cloud" destinations as if they
are one large drive using its Multi-Drive feature.
After investigating some of
the other popular file sync programs (e.g.
Foldermatch, ViceVersa, Easy2Sync, AllwaySync)
I reckon this is the best value, most intuitive
and powerful file & directory compare and transfer
program available in 2016.
with Windows XP, Vista, and 32 or 64-bit versions
of Windows 7, 8 and 10.
AJC Sync also provides
Control as standard (can optionally store
previous versions of your work in a space-efficient
archive so you can revert to or compare older versions
of the same file - even if you accidentally overwrote
something when you didn't mean to).
AJC Sync is available in 4
- Standard ($29)
- Professional ($35)
- Portable ($39) - Take it with you on a USB stick to
run on any Windows computer
- File Server ($59) - Runs on Windows Server to
provide block level sync. [AJC File Server is a
Windows server process that you install on another
machine so you can transfer files over the
network/internet in a more efficient way. When
transferring files if they already exist on the
other side only the changes to the files will be
sent. This means that for large files the transfer
will be much faster. It can be thought of as
similar to a FTP server but more reliable and it
properly date stamps the files so that they
also AJC Active Backup for easy to use, instant
automatic backup and version control, the moment
your Save button)
AJC Sync is well designed, flexible
easy to use. It provides simple logical file
management options without treating you like an idiot
or trying to be too clever choosing what it thinks is
best for you like so many backup utilities. You have
full control - but with sensible safeguards!
- You can quickly and easily compare
multiple pairs of directories
and synchronize large numbers of files in either direction
- Use it to Backup files from your Laptop
to another PC, an external disk drive,
a USB memory stick, popular
use FTP to deploy your web site
files to web
hosting - basically anything
- Encrypt/compress/modify files during
sync with the Transform system.
- The File Differences tool can show
graphic image files side-by-side. This is very useful for people who
want to synchronize their digital photo
- Compare folders two-ways between two
PC's on your home network. Perfect for
organising multimedia files for Home
Theatre and Media Centre storage devices.
- Use tick boxes in the Explorer
window to easily select or deselect
whole folders or individual files and
save your choices for quick accurate
repetition every time.
- Creates a Sync Plan before anything
gets transferred so you can review exactly
what will happen. Easily change the
transfer direction of any item highlighted
where a conflict is identified (i.e.
something was changed on both sides). Exclude folders/files
from just this transfer or permanently for
next time the Project is run.
- Easily schedule unattended automatic backups to
take place whenever you require, as
frequently as you need them (and be
notified by email of success or failure).
- Also includes a clever compact Archive
system that automatically keeps different
revisions of the same file.
- Easily compare file differences using
the built-in Diff program to view Text
mode, Binary mode or side-by-side Image
- Helps you visualize the Source and Destination:
choose from a variety of icons to depict the type of device
on each side, e.g. PC, laptop, USB stick,
cloud storage, etc.
- Track what you have transferred with
full Reporting and Logging.
- Save Projects so you can quickly repeat
- A wealth of features for an excellent
AJC Sync can be downloaded
and used for a fully functional
30 day trial period before purchase,
and is sensibly priced (currently
about $29 with bulk discounts
Purchasing entitles you
to free bug fixes and minor version upgrades,
and support by email.
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AJC Sync lets
you compare and synchronize two directory structures
in a very powerful, yet simple way.
|Genuine Customer Testimonial:
"I have used AJC for several
years. The features I like the most are
and ease of use of the product.
I established the various scenarios I
wanted to use, its a point and click
use the product for backing up application
files on my business laptop. I backup
them up to an external drive. I perform
this operation at the end of each week. This
will add any new or modified files to the
About a year ago this
saved me when my hard drive crashed on
my laptop. I
also use the product to backup my home
files to a dedicated internal hard drive
on my desktop PC. I am an amateur photographer
and have thousands of pictures on file
that I don't want to lose.
I did try other products that I downloaded
on a try and buy, but did not find any
that are as easy to use as AJC."
On this page I will introduce you to the
program that I personally use and recommend, and
show how you can use it, and then on the next
couple of pages I provide some screenshots of the
program in use.
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As a software developer, and product documenter
I not only use AJC Sync
to transfer program source code, documents and
web pages over the network between my laptop or
different PC's and servers, but also at
home I use it to automatically
backup changed files from one hard
disk to another, making a quick effective
backup that doesn't even require me to
change floppy disks or CD's !
And nowadays we have so many providers of
cloud-based services. I have 3 seperate storage
locations (GoogleDrive, Microsoft OneDrive and
Dropbox) where AJC Sync combines them into one large
virtual storage space to make the most of the space
provided for free without having to upgrade any of
them to a paid service.
These are just a couple of the
reasons I use it, but as you
read on you will see there are many different
ways to use this neat,
well-designed, and very visual piece
of software. This soon becomes apparent as you read the variety
customer testimonials that
can be found here and on the AJC
Software web site.
You can see quite clearly what
will be transferred, and you
feel in control.
This is not something that can be said for the standard Microsoft
Windows Explorer when searching,
selecting, copying and moving
And what if you made a mistake and suddenly
realise you have overwritten the wrong files?
Well thats not a problem with AJC Sync because
you can optionally set it to archive backup versions
of the destination files before it overwrites
them, making it easy to get back to any previous
I tried several
other synchronisation programs, but in comparison this program
has a wealth of features and yet it is very
What sold me on this program
is that it contains a "dual
explorer". By this I mean it has a Windows style explorer
that "overlays" the
two directory structures one on top of the other with
color coding so that you can easily visualise which files
are located where, and see clearly what you have selected
before you start
(you will see some screen shots showing this in a moment).
Take a look at some of the main features
of the program:-
"Compares files and synchronizes
them between folders or machines in 5
- Powerful directory / folder
compare and synchronize software.
- Visually compare graphics files.
- Two folder structures are shown in Windows
explorer style and overlaid with color
coding that indicates whether each file on the left-side, right-side or both sides have changed.
- Files can be synchronized between the
two chosen folders by transferring in
just one direction left-to-right or
right-to-left (e.g. simple backup) or both
ways (e.g. full sync) according to a set
of comparison rules and file patterns,
e.g. triggered by date changed, by change
in file size, and so on.
- Choose two folders; same disk, two seperate
disks, over your network or even on a
removable device for later transporting
to a remote location.
- Files can be compared using the built
in visual diff software
here for details of this file comparison
software), opened, deleted, renamed
- There are useful reporting and logging
- Easily schedule
automatic synchronization with fully integrated
support for the Windows scheduler. An
easy to use wizard helps you setup your
synchronize job to run at the times you
- Powerful command
line options are provided, e.g.
to allow automatic synchronisation to
be scheduled for backing up one area to
- The Archiving
feature allows multiple file revisions
to be kept. This is an extremely
useful feature which makes automatic disk-to-disk
backups possible by retaining previous
versions of the same file (click here
to perform scheduled automatic backups).
File/Folder Synchronization is
- Select the two folders to be compared in
- Set the options to decide which files get
transferred, e.g. new/older/same, larger/smaller/equal,
existing/new, recurse subdirectories, delete
files, verify, etc (there are plenty of options
available, but the wizards make the choice
easy to understand for beginners).
- Press the Create Sync Plan button to create a
synchronize list (note nothing is transferred yet).
- Review the Sync Plan, and when happy press
the green tick button to perform the synchronize.
- Save as a Project for repeat use if required.
That's It !
See what will happen before you
Although there are many options for you to synchronize
files automatically, the concept behind this
software is that you can see "on screen" exactly what
is going to happen to your files beforehand,
and you will
have full control.
Unlike some other
systems available you will not find any confusing
or gimmicky options, just straight forward powerful
features to get the job done.
For example, (you may have come across this
too) one thing
that really annoys me with Microsoft's Windows
Explorer is when I want to
copy many files between machines, and Windows
Explorer gets stuck on just one file (maybe
the file is locked by another program), then
Windows Explorer just hangs and stops,
only option you have
cancel the operation! You probably have no idea
or record of how far it got, or even which file was the problem!
Well, not any longer.
AJC Sync allows you to see every file
it is transferring (without stopping on
problem files!), and gives a full report
of what has been
transferred, listing any files it couldn't
transfer so you can retry them later if needed.
If you would like to learn more, the
following pages provide screenshots and give a
tour through the operation of the program:-
synchronization software for PC to PC File
2. How to Backup
your Laptop and transfer laptop files to PC
file compare utility
Alternatively, if you
can't wait, just try it out!
Its free to download and try for 30 days. Click
here to use Download Demo button (the download is in ZIP
format approx 2.5Mb, and you only need to download
if you decide to purchase after the trial you
simply activate the full product using your
you are unlikely to find a
its class, and remember that what we are talking
about here is security and peace of mind......
your valuable files are backed up regularly
is a vital necessity, not just
a "nice to have" !