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InSync

At a Glance
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Built around a single dialog-style window, InSync presents its functions and major options in a clear, concise manner. Instead of cute icons, it uses labeled buttons that leave no chance of you misunderstanding their function. Creating a job is super easy and there are super handy options to both clone it (keep the same sources, redefine the destination) and reverse it. Scheduling is comprehensive and all options such as logging, verification, etc. are on the home page where they can easily be changed.

My only gripe of any sort is a relatively minor one: Although InSync automatically saves all the one-way sync, two-way sync, and backup jobs you create, to back them up you must export the pertinent section of the Windows registry. As a regular re-installer of Windows, I don't like anything registry-dependant (reinstalling Windows overwrites the registry).

InSync offers no support for optical media or tape, but if you're backing up locally or across the network it's a champ. It even copied the files I deliberately left open.

--Jon L. Jacobi

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At a Glance
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