April 8, 2011 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Casselberry, Florida - Econ Technologies updates ChronoSync to version 4.2 and ChronoAgent for Mac to version 1.2. New Trial Sync and Scheduling options have been added to both ChronoSync and ChronoAgent. Additionally the new versions include several other features and bug fixes. ChronoSync is the automated synchronization and backup application for Mac(R) OS X and ChronoAgent for Mac is a utility that runs on the destination Mac and communicates directly with ChronoSync, giving you full root access to the destination Mac. ChronoSync and ChronoAgent for Mac will run natively on both Power PC and Intel-based Macintosh(R) computers running Tiger, Leopard, or Snow Leopard. Download and try the demos, or purchase ChronoSync for $40 and ChronoAgent for Mac for $10. As always, all existing ChronoSync users update for free.
ChronoSync 4.2 adds new Trial Sync and Scheduling options. The updated Trial Sync window displays additional file stats and new options for controlling and comparing files on both targets. Further, when a synchronization is run after a Trial Sync, the progress bar will display a time estimate. New scheduling options include "Retry on Errors" and "Sync Limits". "Retry on errors" enables ChronoSync to automatically run a sync again if the synchronization encountered any error or did not complete. "Sync limits" sets a limit on the number of scheduled syncs that can be run which is particularly useful when Macs are scheduled to backup when they join network. So regardless if the Mac connects to the network 1 to 100 times a day, only a specified number of backups will take place.
ChronoAgent for Mac 1.2 adds the ability to schedule ChronoSync Container Documents using the "Sync When Available" option. Container Documents group multiple Syncs to run as one. When utilized with the "Sync When Available" option, any Mac running ChronoAgent notifies another Mac running ChronoSync when it joins a network, thus enabling any Mac to automatically get backed up to a server when it joins the network. This is the perfect solution if you have MacBooks that need to be backed up but are not always available on the network. Now users can come and go but their systems will still get backed up.
ChronoSync is the easy way to synchronize or backup files and folders. Synchronize between folders on your Mac, other Macs, PCs, external drives or anything you can mount on your Mac. Set up a Synchronizer document to schedule and automatically mount volumes so your syncs and backups are never missed. Archive your data and go back in time to restore and view older files. With ChronoSync, you can do a lot more than just copy data, you can manage data, too. Exclude files and folders, check the current sync status of files, even run trial synchronizations to see what will happen before it happens.
ChronoAgent for Mac is a utility that runs on a destination Mac and communicates directly with ChronoSync. Normally, when you synchronize or back up to another Mac you mount it using file sharing. However, you only have the same access to that Mac as the user you mount as. Thus other user accounts and system files are off limits. ChronoAgent bypasses file sharing, giving you full access to the destination Mac and eliminating the need to mount via AFP, SMB or other protocols. ChronoAgent only communicates with ChronoSync, meaning you need to have ChronoSync 4 in order to communicate with ChronoAgent.
ChronoSync 4.2 and ChronoAgent for Mac 1.2 will run natively on both Power PC (G3, G4, G5) and Intel Macintosh computers running, Tiger, Leopard or Snow Leopard.
Econ Technologies, Inc. creates applications built exclusively for the Mac OS X operating system. Econ Technologies has been creating Apple software for over 20 years. For more information on Econ Technologies' products go online or contact Joseph Japes. Copyright 2008-2011 Econ Technologies, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.