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Monday's Mac Gadget
by John F. Braun


Looking For An OS X Sync Solution? Check Out ExecutiveSync!
October 14th, 2002

ExeutiveSync 1.1.1
Jason Weber

If you are like many Mac users, you have more than one machine. Odds are that you do different types of work on these machines, but sometimes you'd like to keep the exact same info in two places. Mac OS 9 sports an (optional) File Synchronization Control Panel, but it is a bare bones service. OS X has iSync, but it's still in beta and doesn't offer the kinds of syncing services that many Mac users need. So we surfed over to VersionTracker looking for a more full featured solution and found ExecutiveSync.

ExecutiveSync has a very straightforward configuration. You can maintain multiple "projects" which have different sets of folders, depending on how many devices you have, or places you need to synchronize. Once you select the folders, you can scan them by pressing on the large green checkmark button. After a short while, you'll see what data is different between the folders.

Those Folders are Out of Sync!
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Once the scanning process is complete, you can then do the actual sync, by pressing on the button with the read arrow on it. After waiting for a little, or long while, the files and folders at each source will be in sync. The product "uses the superior TAS (Time And State) synchronization technique" and from what we can see, this technique works just fine.

There are some added goodies, like a history that shows recent synchronization operations, and an archive feature that will save files that were removed or modified since the last synchronization. Plus, ExecutiveSync can sync with remote Windows volumes.

So keep your data in Sync with ExecutiveSync!

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John is a software engineer who works in the corporate R&D group of a Fortune 500 company, focusing on all aspects of communications technology. He has several degrees that claim he knows what he's doing when it comes to computers. After watching co-workers reinstall Windows, search for device drivers, and experience other horrors during the day, he's glad that he comes home to a Mac (compatible) computer. Have any comments, suggestions, or favorite Gadgets? Drop John a line at

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