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With Toucan gone, what do you use instead?

Do you still use the last version of Toucan which bugs won't get fixed? Or did you move to another program?

I don't manage to find a program that is better than Toucan. They're all either unfriendly or don't handle multiple tasks well. Do you know any?

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SyncBackFree

Before I used Toucan I used to use the free version of SyncBack from "2BrightSparks". I haven't looked at it in a while and it looks like they've released some new flavors since then so I don't know if the freeware version is essentially crippled these days. It was very good though when I used to use it.

For now I'll probably use Toucan but I may take a look at the other synchronization programs on PA.c, as synchronization over backup or encryption is primarily what I'm interested in.

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How about FreeFileSync

FreeFileSync was portabilized by the author with help from developers here (from what I remember).

Find it at:
https://portableapps.com/apps/utilities/freefilesync-portable

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Terrible preview

I've already tried all the apps this site offers. This one looks promising, but the preview is simply terrible. It doesn't help that you need to keep saving/loading external files in order to deal with multiple tasks.

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Saving & loading files

Well, I don't know of any program that can magically perform tasks based on your mind-waves. Even Toucan required job files, with multiple backup plans linked together with scripts.

If you mean the sync preview, when did you test it? In the past 9 months or so it allows collapsing and expanding folders in a tree, so you don't have page through thousands of files manually to verify the process before it starts.

Also, FreeFileSync can be set up to create & maintain live (real-time) sync of directories, in the background, with no intervention required. That's about as close to hands-off as I can imagine.

If the program doesn't suit you, that's OK.

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I've tested it just this week

I don't need magic. In Toucan, I can switch tasks right within the program. Whether they're external files or not doesn't matter because once inside Toucan they're right there in the Sync menu without saving/loading anything external.

I've tested the preview just this week. It's hard to tell what's going on there.

The live idea is great, but not something I personally prefer.

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Good Luck

Good luck with your search.

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