Finding a replacement for 32-bit apps that will not be updated

Discussion in 'macOS Catalina (10.15)' started by AMKassirMD, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. AMKassirMD macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2006
    For the most part, the applications I use are 64-bit, with one exception. I've been using an application called "Synchronize! Pro X" for the past 20 years, but its's 32-bit and the developer told me he doesn't plan to update it to 64-bit. He wrote, "With Apple making it a lot of work to rewrite Synchronize! Pro X, I've decided to take the opportunity to retire instead."

    I rely on the application everyday to synchronize 2 folders. It copies files both ways and gives me a useful preview list of files it plans to copy with colorful arrows indicating the direction of the copy. It also allows me to manually change the direction of a copied file on a per file basis in the preview.

    Are there any other apps out there that have similar features?

  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    ChronoSync sounds like it might be similar.
  3. Brad9893 macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2010
    Hiding Under the Genius Bar
    GoodSync works well, and I think it will do everything you require.
  4. AMKassirMD, Jun 6, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2019

    AMKassirMD thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2006
    Thank you both for your invaluable replies! I checked out GoodSync and ChronoSync, and found GoodSync's "preview" (analyze) results to be easier to use than ChronoSync, so I'll be buying GoodSync! I'm pleased to find a suitable replacement.

    Thanks again!

    EDIT: Even though GoodSync's analyze results are easier to use, further review suggests that ChronoSync is more well regarded than GoodSync, so now I'm not as sure!
  5. stiligFox macrumors 65816


    Apr 24, 2009
    On a similar note: does anyone have a recommendation to replace Burn? I loved being to directly copy one CD to another by having two external CD drives hooked up set once.

    EDIT: never mind, I’m a dummy - there is a 64bit version!
  6. AMKassirMD thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2006
    Have you used and been pleased with GoodSync? I've been doing more reading online and it appears, in general, ChronoSync is used by more users and is consistently rated well, while GoodSync is more hit-and-miss with the reviews. I definitely like GoodSync's analyze window better--it's far easier to see which files are going to be synced--but ChronoSync is faster. Another nice thing is that ChronoSync is optimized for APFS-formatted volumes (while GoodSync is not, according to their GoodSync support).
  7. pollycat macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2004
    Another vote here for Chronosync.
    Been using it a long time to sync media with my networked drive.
    Works flawlessly for me and regularly updated.

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