But what if all you need is to keep a folder of files synchronized between Macs? The apps that do full clone backups don’t make that kind of syncing an easy proposition and neither does Apple’s Time Machine. What to do?
Fortunately, Mac users can choose from a dozen or so apps which do less, but do what you need. Synchronized folders. One such sync app I’ve tried and which seems to work well is the free SyncTwoFolders. The name pretty much tells the story.
Open SyncTwoFolders. Select the Source folder. Select the Target (can be a folder on your Mac, a folder on another Mac, a folder on an external disk, even a USB flash drive).
SyncTwoFolders comes with some configuration options which helps you to manage files and the direction of the sync. There’s even a Simulation mode so you can try out the sync before committing to an actual sync.
Plus, each sync can be saved as a document and reused later. In fact, syncs can run in batches (if you want to sync up multiple folders to multiple devices).
SyncTwoFolders is simple to setup and use, with just the right amount of very basic features. And it’s free.