Synk Version 5.0 Now Shipping

Ben Rister has released a new version of Synk, bringing it to version 5.0. Synk is a utility designed for the synchronization and backup of Mac archives. The latest release features numerous enhancements including expanded foreign file support and interface mods. According to Ben Rister:

Today Ben Rister released Synk 5.0, a major new version of his leading-edge synchronization and backup software.

Previous versions of Synk have drawn a dedicated following from a wide variety of users, and Synk 5.0 is a full rewrite which is far more powerful than Synk 4 while further improving its renowned ease-of-use.

Among the many improvements are dramatically widened compatibility with foreign filesystems and networking protocols, comprehensive inclusion/exclusion rules, a sophisticated new preview panel, integrated scheduling, and full alias and symbolic link support.

Key attributes of Synk 5.0 include:

  • Native Cocoa file synchronization application
  • Clear, user-friendly interface usable by (advanced) grandmothers yet powerful enough for system administrators
  • Informative preview window gives you full control over what will happen
  • Intelligent synchronization knows whether you have removed a file or added one, and can synchronize deletions
  • Rule-based inclusion and exclusion allow detailed control over synchronization
  • Powerful archival feature can keep and organize every modified document
  • Integrated scheduling support allows synchronizations to be run automatically
  • Can execute as root to bypass permissions and ownership
  • Properly synchronizes packages as single units, avoiding data corruption
  • Safe copy mechanism helps prevent data loss in case of lost connections

You can find more information about the latest Synk release at the Ben Rister Web site. Synk is available for US$20.00.