Licence: Commercial with demo
Version 4.5.2 | Release Date: 2014-07-29 | Download

ChronoSync 4.5.2 is a maintenance release containing numerous user interface and functional bug fixes as well as performance improvements. Checkout the Release Notes for the details.

ChornoSync 4.5 Features:

  • Powerful Document Organizer to keep track of recently used documents in a convenient-to-use window.
  • Significant performance improvements over Version 4.4 for faster syncs and quicker backups.
  • Built for 64-bit using the latest APIs and Frameworks for greater reliability and performance.
  • Beautiful Retina artwork so ChronoSync looks its best on Retina Macs.
  • Enhanced Scheduling options for greater flexibility.
  • Notification Center integration to work the way you do.
  • Plus over 100 Enhancements, Tweaks, and Bug Fixes.
Version 4.4.4 | Release Date: 2014-01-27 | Download
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Version 4.2.2 | Release Date: 2011-07-19 | Download

Version 4.2.2

July 19, 2011


  • Ensured Mac OS X 10.7 'Lion' compatibility.
  • A scheduled item can now be edited even if the associated document cannot be found/loaded.
  • The status column in the Scheduled Documents Manager can now be resized.
  • Several minor user interface modifications.
  • Various cleanups regarding memory management.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed a bug where certain multi-byte character strings used as document passwords would be improperly encrypted making it impossible to decrypt.
  • Fixed a bug where simultaneous schedule editing would put ChronoSync in a state of limbo.
  • Fixed a bug whereby ownership on packages was not being asserted after synchronization was complete.
  • Fixed a bug that would, in very rare circumstances, attempt to treat an event-based sync as a time-based sync when checking to see if any time-based syncs needed to be run.
  • Fixed a bug whereby newly instantiated container documents do not have the proper initial settings for the "Play sounds" properties.
  • Fixed a bug where the Finder operations in the icon pop-up menu were not being properly disabled if the target resided on an agent connection.
  • Fixed a bug where a new scheduled item might not run if the "run no more than once very" option was active.
  • Fixed a bug whereby interacting with a sync document while a synchronization was running could result in erroneous errors being reported.
Version 4.1.2 | Release Date: 2010-12-07 | Download

* Performs minor optimizations to the target volume after a bootable synchronization.
* Improved the way the Keychains folder is handled during a sync.
* Container documents now retain the width of the "Document Name:" column.

Bug Fixes:
* Fixed an information gathering problem that occurs when users pre-determine conflicts to be skipped.
* Fixed a problem whereby an exception can be raised if an advanced rule is removed from a saved sync document.
* Fixed a bug whereby replacing existing files during a sync would not apply filename case changes that may have been made to the original file.
* Fixed an instance in the French Preferences panel where the button size was too small to fit the recommended text.

Version 4.1 | Release Date: 2010-07-13 | Download

- Added new scheduling behaviors and options.
- Added email notifications for missed syncs.
- Added the ability to wake remote ChronoAgent computers from sleep.
- Added new preference settings so the background scheduler can better deal with missed syncs.
- Implemented a new 'sync-when-available' scheduling option when used with ChronoAgent for Mac.
- Implemented a new 'when specific volume mounts' scheduling option.
- Unique completion sounds on a per-document basis can be played on error or success for both Synchronizer and Container documents
- New features and improved interaction in the Scheduled Documents Manager window.
- Added the ability to run scripts without having to run the Synchronizer document.
- Agent performance optimizations.
- Significantly improved synchronization performance and error handling.
- User interface improvements and enhancements.
- Fixed a bug whereby attention sounds weren't being played within containers.
- Fixed a bug where 'busy' syncs were skipped in a container with no real indication of what happened.
- Fixed a problem where Disk Space used/available in ChronoSync reported differently than Finder for network volume.
- Fixed a problem with Trial Sync window corruption where expanding file/folder information would result in expanding the window off the bottom of the screen.
- Performed various cleanups regarding memory management including fixing numerous small memory leaks.
- Fixed some issues with how DNS names are resolved.
- Fixed a bug whereby if you switched panels on a newly opened Synchronizer document while it still displayed "Preparing document", the program would crash.
- Fixed a bug where it was possible for a license file to be created with a blank line as the first line of the file causing the registration to fail.
- Fixed a bug whereby an alias to a folder on a destination target would get replaced by a 'real' folder even when resolve aliases was ON.
- Fixed a bug that would result in an eventual crash when repeatedly restoring files from a Synchronizer document's archive.
- Worked around an issue with SMB where it wouldn't allow read-only folders to be renamed.
- Fixed a bug that would cause the Backgrounder to crash when putting the system to sleep.

Version 4.0.5 | Release Date: 2009-12-29 | Download

Version 4.0.5
December 29, 2009


Added the ability to force case sensitivity tests even when volumes report themselves as case insensitive. Increases compatibility with some NAS devices and file servers (contact tech support for instructions how to enable this behavior).
Bug Fixes:

Fixed a bug that would cause files added to an archive to not get compressed.
Fixed a bug where case sensitivity tests were only being performed on file servers.
Fixed a bug that could result in improper handling of errors that occur within package files with the Dissect Packages setting turned ON.
Fixed a cosmetic problem with resizing the Trial Sync selector sheet window on Snow Leopard systems.
Implemented workarounds to numerous "Parameter Errors" some Snow Leopard users encounter when connecting to a server via SMB.

Version 4.0.4 | Release Date: 2009-08-07 | Download

- Online help changes related to bootable backups.
- Manual changes related to bootable backups.
- Various changes to the installer.
- Fixed problems that occurred when installing/using the program in some Directory Service environments.
- Fixed various display glitches.

Version 4 | Release Date: 2009-01-06 | Download
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Version 3.3.6 | Release Date: 2007-11-27 | Download

Version 3.3.6

November 28, 2007
Features & Enhancements:
• The ChronoSync download is still contained in a disk image however the application is now installed using an installer.
• Modified the Apple Mail bridge script to workaround some shortcoming in Apple Mail under Leopard.
• Added extra logic to the server mounting code to deal with subtle differences identifying and mounting certain types of file servers under Leopard.
• Added workaround logic that deals with a Leopard bug whereby attempting to change certain attributes of a symbolic link on an SMB mounted server could cause the user interface of the entire system to become unresponsive. We now simply avoid changing attributes of symbolic link files that meet the failure criteria.
• Added some assertion logic when moving files to the archive to ensure that the child node array pointer returned when searching the deletion tree is valid. This should prevent crashes if the tree doesn't exactly match the filesystem, which is possible if dealing with a case sensitive filesystem.
Bug Fixes:
• Fixed a problem that could potentially cause a crash when switching to the Analyze or Archive panel on newly opened documents. Only occurs on Leopard and in very rare circumstances.
• Fixed a problem where the right file icon image was being displayed for the left file in the Analyze panel, but only for files at the root level of the sync.
• Fixed a bug where we were sending the wrong destination file name when communicating with an NSService. Instead of sending the source and destination file names, we were sending the source name twice.
• Minor German translation changes.
• Fixed a bug whereby the creation date of a symbolic link file was being improperly derived.
• Fixed a bug where modification date and size aggregation would yield incorrect results if a package file were completely empty. Only happens in certain cases.
• Fixed a problem initially pairing up case-mismatched files on the left and right targets.

Version 3.3.5

February 28, 2007
Bug Fixes:
• Fixed a problem where symbolic links to folders inside an archived hierarchy could be followed during maintenance resulting in unexpected files getting purged from the archive.
• Fixed a problem that could cause a deadlock when a scheduled synchronization came due and the user was prompted to insert removable media.
• Disabled BSD flag preservation for symbolic links.
• Fixed a problem dealing with symbolic links that contain the ':' character in their name.
• Added logic to explicitly preserve the 'locked' status of symbolic links.
• Tweaked the German localization.
• Made a change to the way volumes are explicitly mounted, increasing the chance of mounting 'exotic' servers such as NFS.
• Now updates the menu state more frequently in an attempt to fix an obscure problem whereby the correct status of the scheduler is not displayed in the Actions menu.
• Updated online help.

Version 3.3.4

November 16, 2006
Bug Fixes:
• Fixed a Bonjour-related problem with the background scheduler when running on some Panther systems.
• Fixed a bug that would not correctly preserve ownership of files inside packages when running in administrative mode.
• Fixed a file permissions issue that could potentially prevent the Japanese localized version of the program from running correctly.

Version 3.3.3

October 19, 2006
Features & Enhancements:
• Mirrored mode synchronizations can now handle date rollback pre-determination.
Bug Fixes:
• Fixed a bug that could cause a file copy failure if: there was no opposing file, the filename length was greater than 30 characters and the filename began with a "0".
• Implemented logic to work around an apparent OS bug introduced in Mac OS X 10.4.8 which leads to permission errors when copying "locked" files to an AFP mounted file server.
• German translation fixes.

Version 3.3.2

Septempber 6, 2006
Features & Enhancements:
• Implemented a simple change that allows the "_Archived Items" or "_Deleted Items" folders to actually be symbolic links to folders stored elsewhere - even on other volumes!
• Improved the logic that handles synchronized deletion detection when dealing with files which have NULL time stamps.
• Updated online help.
Bug Fixes:
• Implemented a work-around for an OS bug that returns incorrect permission info when enumerating files in a folder on an external drive attached to a remote machine running 10.4.x and acting as an AFP server via personal file sharing.
• Implemented a work-around for an OS bug related to caching file information on SMB volumes.
• Applied some minor German translation fixes.
• Fixed a problem that could cause crashes when editing scheduled entries that run when mounting a volume.
• Added logic to fix an obscure problem where a file that has previously been archived becomes a folder, and now contains files that need to be archived.

Version 3.3.1

June 27, 2006
Features & Enhancements:
• The behavior of preserving modification dates of folders is now tied to an option setting in the Special File/Folder Handling section of the Options panel.
• Added explicit filesystem changed notifications whenever changing attributes of a file, letting other applications (such as Finder) respond immediately to such changes.
• Added explicit filesystem changed notifications prior to restoring modification dates of folders whose contents have changed.
• Change the "Buy" URL to point directly to the ChronoSync page in our online store.
• Updated online help.
Bug Fixes:
• Fixed some cosmetic UI problems and types.
• Fixed a problem determining unique filenames in a folder when the base filename has an extension that is so long, it is impossible to come up with a unique filename given the current filesytems' name limitations.
• Fixed a cosmetic glitch in the German localized version.
• Corrected a translation error in the French version of the Synchronizer Operations OLH page.
• Fixed a bug (introduced in v3.3.0) whereby attempting to copy a locked package would result in a permissions error.

Version v 3.3 | Release Date: 2006-10-28 | Download
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Version v. 3.3.1 | Release Date: 2006-07-09 | Download
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