FolderSync App for Android Review

| June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

FolderSync app for Android lets you sync files and folders from your Android device with the cloud. And the one aspect that differentiates it from other sync apps is that it supports a large number of cloud services. FolderSync Android app may be downloaded for a cost of $2.11 from the Google Play Store.

How FolderSync app works?

FolderSync app for Android effortlessly let you backup your photos, music files, and other important file types from your Android phone’s local folders on its memory card to the cloud and vice versa. Tasker/locale support enables fine grained control of your syncs. You can set the sync intervals and sync settings for each sync item you configure. At the moment, the app supports SkyDrive, SugarSync, Dropbox, , Ubuntu One,, LiveDrive, HiDrive, Google Docs (Google Drive), NetDocuments, and Amazon S3, alongside supporting FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Samba/CIFS connections. If to take the word of developers, more platforms are on the way.

FolderSync App for Android

Other features of FolderSync Android application include support for multiple accounts, built-in file manager, and multiple sync types. The file manager lets you manage your files locally and in the cloud. To enable deletions in two-way sync, the option “Preserve target” must be unchecked. Being an Android app, it should be specifically noted that Google Drive is fully supported by FolderSync. Dropbox authentication is currently possible through a web browser; hence please disable the Dropbox app while validating the account.

FolderSync app for Android is compatible with Android versions 2.1 and upwards. So that is reasonably backward compatible. A file size of 2.6MB means it won’t strain system resources either. A free of cost FolderSync Lite version is also available in Google Play Store. The said version has only limited number of features, but good enough to test its overall usability.

Final Thoughts

FolderSync app for Android provides syncing option in the context of multiple cloud storage providers. Few shortcomings notwithstanding, it provides quick and easy syncing between files/folders in Android memory and the respective cloud. You can customize the sync intervals and sync settings for each sync items so that your files will be synced in either direction only in the way/manner you want it to be. Verdict: A handy all-in-one two-directional sync application for Android.

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