Keep a copy of your project mirrored on an external drive or a file server. FolderWatch syncs your project while you work, making sure your copy stays up-to-date at all times. Simply have FolderWatch monitor a folder on your computer and then add, edit or delete files anywhere inside that folder. FolderWatch pushes those changes in real-time to the destination of your choosing.File changes by FolderWatch are irreversible.
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FolderWatch is intended to make one-way backups only. (Use a product like iCloud or Dropbox if you wish to sync across multiple computers.)
Rsync is an open-source sync engine that powers FolderWatch. We cannot provide customer support for Rsync.
FolderWatch will not create a bootable backup drive as it cannot access the protected parts of your OS. (Use a product like TimeMachine for backing up your entire computer.)
FolderWatch will not connect to servers. You must manually mount server volumes before it can access them.
You will experience mixed or poor results under the following conditions: 1.) The size or number of files you have is large. 2.) The connection speed to your destination is slow. 3.) The filesystem of your drive is not HFS-Plus. 4.) The network protocol used to access file servers is not AFP.
Beautiful, Easy to Use
Full Retina-display support.
Harness the power of Rsync with a simple, drag & drop interface.
Built-in visual user guide with integrated FAQ.
Run FolderWatch in the background with the Menu Bar Helper.
FolderWatch only copies files that have changed, saving you time and bandwidth.
Let FolderWatch monitor and sync changes as they occur, or do it yourself on-demand.
Ships with the newest version of Rsync*
Preserve Additional Layers of the Filesystem
Mac OS meta data - icon previews, iPhoto packages, label colors, etc.
Unix symbolic links can be copied or followed*
A spinning indicator means FolderWatch is scanning for changes.
A circular pie progress bar shows how many files FolderWatch has copied.
See the number of files and data transferred when a sync completes.
Growl notifications with optional sounds.
Comprehensive, Real-Time Logging
All file changes performed by FolderWatch appear in the log as they happen.
FolderWatch displays the differences it found when comparing your files.
See the inner-workings of the app and how it queues synchronization tasks.
See exactly which file paths FolderWatch is watching.
Works with the Finder
Use FolderWatch to easily show or hide hidden files in the Finder*
Manually refresh the file listing of a window if the Finder remains outdated*
From FolderWatch, quickly jump to your source or destination folder in the Finder.
Option to overwrite files that have newer modification times.
Option to delete extra files in destination which are not in the source.
Compare files by file size, modification time or checksum.
Exclude certain file types, directories or individual files.
Tool for Rsync Experts
Use the Sync Queue log to see how Rsync is being executed via the Terminal.
You can copy the Terminal commands FolderWatch used to the clipboard.
Enable log warnings to troubleshoot Rsync problems in the Recent Events log.
To comply with Apple's sandboxing requirement in the future, these features are subject to change.
Version 2.0.5 - 7/19/2012Fixed bugs with the Menu Bar Helper that were introduced in the previous release.
Reduced file size of the app.
Version 2.0.4 - 6/7/2012
New feature: Sidebar folders.
Compatibility with Growl 1.3.
Updated Rsync to 3.0.9.
Menu Bar Helper now displays warnings.
Users are notified about the Menu Bar Helper feature on first use.
Reworded/rearranged user interface elements to be more clear.
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Version 2.0.3 - 8/8/2011
Added support for OS X Lion.
New feature: Ability to limit bandwidth per folder pair.
New feature: Delay the time before automatic watching starts.
New feature: Play sounds when syncs complete.
Excluded extension are no longer case-sensitive.
Version 2.0.2 - 6/28/2011
Fixed an issue for users on 32-bit Macs.
Fixed an issue where excluding hidden files wasn't always working.
The guide can now be used to search the support site.
Log warnings now controllable in preferences
FolderWatch (com.brothersroloff.folderwatch) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.
Operating System: Mac
Default Install Path: /Applications/FolderWatch.app
Minimum OS version: 10.6
Copyright: (c) 2010-2011 Brothers Roloff, LLC. All rights reserved.