Easy Way To Sync Files With DropBox via OneSync

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Sync tools are abundant, and they come with various features and promises. Many tools offer easy synchronization, one-click sync, online, cloud-based sync etc. OneSync is also a .NET based synchronization tool which offers not only a two-step sync with any directory, but also with removable drives, shared network drives and DropBox.

The software is a very plain, bluish interface with very easy to understand functions. You need to define a job name, select the source and intermediary folders, and that’s it. You can add as many individual jobs as you like, with different folders and directories.

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You can have a preview of the changes that will take place through the Preview option, and after synchronization has been completed you can view the changes made through Show Log. The log keeps a detailed record of all sync jobs and displays in HTML format.

To sync with shared drives, DropBox or network drives, you can simply add these folders as the intermediary storages. The sync jobs will work with those just like local drives as well. OneSync also supports context menu integration.

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The video below demonstrates the step-by-step guide to syncing files with Dropbox via OneSync.

The software is available for Windows Vista and Windows 7 only, both 32- and 64-bit editions. It requires .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or later to work.

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For more, you may also try out nsync or Syncless, as alternate options.

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  • Robert

    The combination of OneSync and Dropbox actually provides the Dropbox users a new way to sync every folder, not just their local Dropbox folder. This is a good news since Dropbox itself cannot do that.

    However, there are a few more interesting features provided by OneSync, especially the lightweight sync. It is a special algorithm that will only copy over the modified/created files to the intermediate storage (i.e. Dropbox server or thumb drive) and delete them after each synchronization. Hence, it basically helps the users who are using free version of Dropbox to sync two folders which have size greater than 2GB. This is quite amazing because syncing two large folders through Dropbox is possible.

    Anyway, thanks for showing us the possibilities of the combination of OneSync and Dropbox. Looking forward to OneSync 3. =)

    Regards,
    Robert
    Free 2GB Dropbox user

  • Michel

    This tool is basically the same as Microsoft SyncToy.

    • Robert

      Not really because it has the lightweight sync algorithm which is pretty useful whether you use a small thumbdrive or a size-limited online space (such as Dropbox). Also, OneSync tries to follow Dropbox to have a very simple and easy-to-use user interface. =)

      Regards,
      Robert