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Syncables 360 Premium review

£41 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Syncables

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5 User Rating: Our users rate this 4 out of 10

When you have multiple computers and smartphones that you use regularly, making sure that the right file is on the right device at the right time - and in sync with all other devices - can seem to be an impossible task. Syncables 360 Premium aims to make it a simple, automatic one, and adds some nice extras as well.

When you have multiple computers and smartphones that you use regularly, making sure that the right file is on the right device at the right time - and in sync with all other devices - can seem to be an impossible task. Syncables 360 Premium aims to make it a simple, automatic one, and adds some nice extras as well.

Syncables 360 Premium automatically synchronises files and folders among multiple computers and devices, including PCs, Macs, Linux computers, and Blackberry and Windows Mobile smartphones. You can do it over a network or via a USB cable.

It's simple to use and set up, and it presents all of your syncing options in a pleasing, well-thought out interface. Syncables 360 Premium does more than just basic synchronisation. It also migrates data between computers, previews media files, backs up files to a USB drive or external hard drive, and lets you share media on social networking sites such as Facebook and Flickr.

Syncables 360 Premium joins the throng in an increasingly crowded market niche. Notable syncing tools competitors include SugarSync and the beta of the newest version of Windows Live Sync. In one way, the free versions of both SugarSync and Windows Live Sync are superior to Syncables 360 Premium, because both of those free services don't just synchronise folders between computers - they also back up the files to 2GB of free online storage (more storage is available for a fee). So if you only want file synchronisation, you'd be better off with one of those free services.

Syncables 360 Premium has one more drawback as well, and it's a major one. It won't synchronise over the internet. You can only do it via a direct connection such as a cable, or over a home or business network.

Note that Syncables 360 Premium works with three computers. If you need to synchronise more than that, you can buy the Syncables 360 Home Network version (£53), which can sync up to five computers.

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Syncables 360 Premium [PC] Expert Verdict »
1.6Hz or faster processor
500MB of available disk space
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
Wired/Wireless router (for network syncing, sharing, or streaming)
USB port + cable (for syncing with portable devices and mobile phones)
Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

Syncables 360 Premium offers plenty of tools not found elsewhere, such as media previewing, synchronising contacts, data migration, and the ability to easily share photos on social networking sites including Flickr and Facebook. So if you need those features, and don't need the ability to synchronise over the internet, Syncables 360 Premium is worth it. Otherwise, you'd be better off with a free solution.

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