SmartSync

SmartSync
Developed by: SmartSync Software
Ranked: 9th
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Best price: $45.00
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Stephen
Qualtrough

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Review summary

Good points SmartSync review good points

• Features an easy-to-use interface

• Effectively synchronizes your data across multiple computers

Bad points SmartSync review bad points

• Customer Support can be unresponsive at timesc

Our verdict

SmartSync is solid all round file sync software that provides users with a range of features and tools to securely synchronize their data across multiple computers.




Full review

Setup

Installing and setting up the software is straight forward and only takes a few minutes. Once installation is complete the user can choose to go through the new profile setup wizard which allows the user to configure synchronization settings to suit their requirements. Once the profile is setup the user can choose which files and folders they would like to sync. We encountered no issues during the setup process as it is extremely simplified and optimized for use by novice users.

Synchronization

SmartSync is capable of both one-way and multi-directional synchronization. It works on a location network and can remotely synchronize files as well. The software will securely back-up and synchronize your data across multiple computers and has a range of advanced features that are complimented by step-by-step wizards which guide the user through the customization process.

The initial backup process may take several minutes to complete, but once that is complete the software will make incremental backups which is far more efficient and only takes a matter of a few seconds. If any of your data is corrupted or accidently deleted the software will automatically restore a previous version of the file. The bi-directional synchronization feature will allow the user to easily synchronize data across multiple computers, and the software will track up to 100 file versions so it is easy to restore files if required.

Ease of use

The software is clearly designed with user friendliness in mind as it is incredibly easy-to-use. The inbuilt new profile wizard allows users to ease into the program and the color highlighting feature for any new changes makes it easy to keep track of all your tasks. The synchronization settings are easy to configure and all you to select which files you would like to synchronize, plus the added scheduling support allows you to automate synchronization processes at a chosen time. The availability of useful documentation on the website is an added bonus and allows users to trouble shoot their own problems within a matter of minutes.

Help & support

The SmartSync website has an abundance of useful support information provided in the knowledge base. It contains documentation on the proper use of the software and solutions to commonly encountered problems. The website also contains a FAQ section and a comprehensive user manual. The support staff can be contacted directly via email, but there is no telephone or live chat support options provided. Customer support response time is good as they usually solve any enquires you may have within a matter of a few days.

Overall

SmartSync is useful software that is very easy to use and is equipped with a decent range of features which effectively synchronize and backup your data. The software has useful disaster recovery measures and supports bi-directional synchronization over computers that are not connected over a local network. SmartSync is definitely worth your consideration if you are after file sync software that is simple to use and is equipped with all the necessary features.



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Ratings breakdown

Overall
 received a rating of 4 for Overall
Setup
 received a rating of 3 for Setup
Synchronization
 received a rating of 3 for Synchronization
Features
 received a rating of 3 for Features
Ease of use
 received a rating of 4 for Ease of use
Help & support
 received a rating of 4 for Help & support