How easy is it to back up a folder full of files on your Mac? Easy peasy. Drag and drop. Hold down the option key, select and drag the folder of files to wherever, release. Done. What if you want to synchronize two folders full of files?
You know, like one folder of files for your desktop Mac, and the other folder of files on your MacBook. That takes a little more effort if you do it manually.
However, synchronizing folders is child’s play for the right Mac app, and, thankfully, there are dozens that do the deed including the donationware app, SyncTwoFolders. It is what it is. An app that syncs two folders of files.
SyncTwoFolders uses the time honored Source and Target method which gives you plenty of options, but the idea is to keep files synchronized between the folders. So, select the Source folder. Then select the Target folder. Click Run Simulation to make sure you get files synchronized the way you expect.
Easy peasy, right?
Options are nominal but notable and include multiple sync documents, reciprocal (mirror sync; good for desktop to notebook Mac, a method I use to keep the Documents folder in sync between two Macs), and a few options to keep or delete specific types of files.
Here’s the killer feature. SyncTwoFolders doesn’t just sync up two folders, it syncs up two folders between two Macs. That makes it a great way to keep your Documents folder in-sync between a desktop iMac and a MacBook (both need to be on the same network, of course).
One other feature of note is the option to sync up two folders every x-number of minutes. That’s handy because it means you don’t have to sync files from folders manually. SyncTwoFolders is free to use, but comes as donationware.