Keeping folders synchronised is a simple way to backup data to protect against hard drive failure, accidental file deletion or other disaster. The tools needed to perform synchronisation tasks are often difficult to use or lacking key features - the same cannot be said of Synkron. The program is a cross-platform tool which can be used to synchronise the contents of pairs of folders either manually or on a schedule.
The simple ability to synchronise files is useful in itself, but Synkron makes it easy to configure advanced rules to determine precisely what is included in the synchronisation task - you could opt to ignore files that are stored in a particular sub-folder, or choose to synchronise only files of a certain type for example. Advanced conflict handling is available so you can choose what to do should two copies of the same file in a synchronisation pair have been edited since.
Analysis of files is performed before any synchronisation takes place, and this is a fast process. Once it is complete, the Sync Log displays a list of the various actions that will be performed and you can choose to continue or change settings first - this can be automated by creating a schedule and configuring options in advance. The speed of operation and the fact that Synkron is available for Windows, Mac and Linux mean that there has never been an easier way to keep your folders up to date no matter which operating system you are using.