We have previously reviewed a number of rsync GUI applications that enable synchronization of your local and offsite files with powerful backend agent of rysnc. Retriev.er is a portable application which uses rsync as the backend agent to perform synchronization between source and target locations. Unlike previously reviewed rsync-based Grsync and Qtd Sync tools, it has a more simplified interface, and doesn’t require configuring any type of settings. For those who aren’t familiar with rsync, it is a Command Line tool for Windows & UNIX to synchronize files and directories. What makes rsync quite handy is the ability to support a wide range of features and options that help users customize the synchronization jobs as per requirements. Since it uses rsync to create backup and synchronize files and folders, you need to specify the source path of rsync.exe file. After launching the application, select Options from File menu to specify the rsync.exe path.
Once done, click New, specify source and destination folder. You can schedule backups specifying date and time. Alternatively, you can choose to synchronize data on hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis. The synchronization process can also be performed recursively and remotely.
When you want to sync source and target locations manually, select the job and click Sync Select button. From bottom of the window, you can synchronization process details.
Like other rsync based applications, Retriev.er is available for a number of operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. You can read instructions for using this open source application on other operating systems from the Github page link given below.