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Ascomp Synchredible Review And Giveaway


Ascomp Synchredible Pro

synchredible-screenshot-250xAscomp has generously offered Dave’s Computer Tips five licenses to some of our lucky readers. Ascomp Synchredible will help you synchronize files and folders across your many drives. These licenses are for the Professional Edition and are currently valued at $25.00 each.

The Pro version may be used in commercial settings and also affords free technical support.

“Whether it’s an individual file or an entire drive – Synchredible will synchronize, copy and save them for you. A software wizard will assist you to determine jobs that are either pre-scheduled or to be done through a USB connection. This way, you can keep your files in sync – automatically!” ~ Ascomp

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 10(32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1(32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows 8(32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows 7(32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista(32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows XP(32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012(32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008(32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003(32-bit & 64-bit)

Features

The list of features is a long one and well beyond the scope of this article, so please go to this Full Feature List page to see everything Ascomp Synchredible has to offer.

Installation

Installing Ascomp Synchredible Pro is an easy, fast, and straightforward process. Simply download the product, run the installer, accept the license agreement, and let ‘er rip. There are no gotchas or strange, possibly unwanted additional software to worry about. Perfect!


Ease of Use

I gave Ascomp Synchredible a little test run so I could share my experience with you. I chose a rather large Steam folder (~50GB) containing some of my games, and a destination folder on an external hard drive. Let’s see how it goes…

New Task

Step 1: When you first run the program you will be able to create a New Task. Click that button to bring you to this screen:

synchredible-new-task-step-1

Choose the Origin (Folder 1) and Destination (Folder 2) folders. You are also given three Priority methods from which to choose. This program is very flexible and well thought out. It should be noted here that if you have Network Drives set up, Synchredible will handle those, too.

Step 2: This step will tell the program which direction you want to synchronize your files. In my case, I wanted the files on the external drive to be matched with the files in the Steam folder:

synchredible-new-task-step-2

Step 3: This step lets you fine-tune some settings. I was shooting for a mirror of the Steam folder. Selecting Delete redundant files/folders accomplishes this. Here’s how the screen looks:


synchredible-new-task-step-3

Step 4: This allows you to choose files/folders you don’t want included in the synchronization process. I didn’t include an image here because it is dead-simple to understand.

Step 5: This lets you choose automation settings. Automation can be set by combining several different methods:

  • Time (certain times or intervals)
  • System Events (like logging on/off)
  • Days of week
  • Conditions (set conditions to be met before synchronization will take place)

Step 6: Allows you to set actions before/after synchronization takes place. Some examples would be to shut down Windows, safely remove a drive, restart Windows, etc…

Step 7: Here, you can give your new task a name, add it to a group of similar tasks, assign hotkeys, and show a preview:

synchredible-new-task-step-7

Click the Apply button and you’re done with the New Task set up.

The Test Run

My external hard drive is not the fastest piece of hardware on the planet. It usually manages a meager 125MB/second, so a 50GB transfer is going to take a while. I’m going to make a cup of coffee. I’ll be back…

synchredible-test-run

This is how it looks at the 19% completed mark. Synchredible verifies each file it copies on the fly. The whole process is very fast. As a test, I hit the Cancel button, then started the run again. It worked as expected and began right where it had left off.

You will notice the three highlighted buttons in the lower-left of the above image. Clicking these will tell Ascomp Synchredible to perform one of these three actions upon completion:

  • Windows Shutdown
  • Windows Reboot
  • Windows Standby

These can also be set as default actions during the New Task set up process.

Final Thoughts 👍

I am very happy with the way Ascomp has set this program up. The interface is easy to understand, the program is fast and responsive, and the many features it includes makes it extremely flexible. I can wholeheartedly give this program my highest recommendation.

How To Enter The Contest

We’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment and submit a comment telling us why you’d like to win Ascomp Synchredible Pro. However, submitting a comment is not required to enter this contest and will have no bearing on your chances.

For your chance to win, simply enter your name and valid eMail address in the spaces provided below, then click Enter Contest. After your entry is accepted you will be presented with options to share the contest on Twitter and/or Facebook. For each person who enters the contest as a result of your share you will earn two (2) extra entries!

Sharing the contest on social media is completely voluntary, but is encouraged.

Competition Rules:

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    • Shortly after the contest ends, the winner(s) will be chosen at random
    • Winner(s) names will be posted on this giveaway page. Please check back here to see the winner(s) name announcement!
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Whether it's an individual file or an entire drive - Synchredible will synchronize, copy and save them for you. A software wizard will assist you to determine jobs that are either pre-scheduled or to be done through a USB connection. This way, you can keep your files in sync – automatically!
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About the Author

Richard Pedersen

Richard received his first computer, a C-64, in 1982 as a gift and began dabbling in BASIC. He was hooked! His love for computing has led him from the old “XT” boxes to the more modern fare and from clunky 10MB hard drives to smooth and fast modern day SSD drives. He has run BBS services, Fido mail, and even operated his own computer repair business.

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