Today Doc features another program that has made it to his short list of all time favorites. Take a look at FolderMatch.
Published: Nov 6, 2005
Author: Michael E, Callahan
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FolderMatch 3.5.7
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A Dr. File Finder Favorite - FolderMatch

FolderMatch, by Salty BrineSoftware, has won both the Shareware Industry Award and the SIAFPeople's Choice Awards. It provides a really quick and easy way tosynchronize files and folders on your computers. There are lots ofoptions for keeping things just the way you want them. I personally useit all the time to keep certain folders on multiple computers up-to-date. Here's an example: you have two computers, Computer 1and Computer 2. People work on documents on both computers and eachcomputer has a My Documents folder. I want documents written on eithercomputer to be available on both. Using FolderMatch, I have it comparethe two My Documents folders. The program shows me the listing forComputer 1 on the left side of the screen, and the list for Computer 2on the right showing what's the same and what's different.

From there, I can select to have files transfer in both directions ..putting files from Computer 1 on Computer 2 and vice versa. When I'mdone, the My Documents folders on both computers have all thesame files! Very slick! FolderMatch can compare files in a varietyof ways. The simplest way is to look at the file size and date, butthere are also advanced methods that I won't go into here. If you havemore than one computer, whether they're desktops or laptops, or both,you can easily keep them synchronized.

FolderMatch, by Salty Brine Software, is both powerful and easy-to-use, and it's wonderful for keeping files and folders in sync. So, ifyou have more than one computer, check it out! I think you'll find it asuseful as I do! That's why it's not only a Pick but it's also one of myDr. File Finder Favorites. Truly excellent.

About Michael E, Callahan

Michael E. Callahan, known around the world by the trademarked name Dr. File Finder, is regarded as the world's leading expert on shareware. Dr. File Finder works with software programs and developers full-time, and in the average year he evaluates 10,000 programs. Since 1982 he has evaluated over 250,000 software and hardware products. Mr. Callahan began evaluating software online in 1982 and no one has been at it longer. He currently works doing online PR and marketing for software companies, and is the Senior Content Producer for Butterscotch.Com.

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