A person using Windows laptop and Android smartphone has to resort to different cloud storage accounts to manage his files and data systematically. This has led to the need to manage folders on multiple cloud storage accounts from a single place or shortly, we need to sync cloud storage accounts on Android. For desktop computers or PCs, this requirement of linking several cloud storage services has been fulfilled by tools like Jolicloud. In case of Android smartphones, we have an interesting Android Cloud Sync app to synchronize multiple cloud storage accounts.
The app is FolderSync that helps to synchronize several folders on multiple cloud storage accounts with internal memory. This cloud syncing app has been provided by Tacit Dynamics, who are also known for the CloudCaster app that helps casting media files to Chromecast.
In this article, we shall go through the features of FolderSync in detail and understand how to use FolderSync for synchronizing several cloud storage services at one place from our Android smartphone.
In a single line, this app is used to sync multiple files between cloud storage and Android device memory card. As of now, this tool supports various cloud-based storage services like OneDrive, Box, DropBox, Amazon S3, Google Docs, Yandex, Bitcasa, Dump Truck, Google Drive, Copy.com, SkyDrive, Ubuntu One, SugarSync, Box.net, NetDocuments, WebDAV, Samba, SFTP, FTP, etc.
The Lite version (with only 2 cloud storage accounts) can be tried for free before you plan to purchase the full version of FolderSync Android app. The full version will empower you with all possible features. You can sync your files effortlessly and take back up of songs, videos, photos, etc. from your Android phone to cloud storage and vice-versa. The tasker support feature enables fine grained control of the synchronization activities.
The full file manager possessed by this app empowers you to manage files locally as well as in the cloud. You can move or copy or delete files from your cloud space. Also, you can upload or download files from the mobile phone. In case of Amazon S3, it is possible to create or delete buckets using this file sync app. The app provides support for user-defined sync filters, syncing of sub-folders, user-defined sync intervals, etc.
The latest update to this app has extended its support to material design UI i.e. Android Lollipop support.
How to Sync Files Between Cloud Storage Services Using FolderSync
The sync feature of this app allows you to do numerous things. To begin the sync process, one can choose any folder on the Android device memory card to sync. Currently, one-way as well as two-way sync are supported by this app. Then, you can set sync time intervals or sync settings for every item to be configured. You can then carry out the sync process with any of the cloud storage providers supported by FolderSync tool.
To ensure our files are automatically kept in sync, all we have to do is set up a folderpair. There is also a provision to disable sync of hidden files. How cool is that?
I am sure you will find this Cloud Sync App very user-friendly and easy to use. In fact, the above details are more than enough for you to start using this wonderful app for your Android smartphone. You can refer further details such as FolderSync FAQ, Help and Known issues at: Official Website of FolderSync. So, go ahead and start using this Cloud Sync App to synchronize multiple cloud storage accounts across your Android devices.
As we keep getting introduced to new innovative apps and games on smartphones, the storage space on our mobile phones never seems to be large enough. Even with 16 GB memory or sometimes 32 GB memory SD card being a norm these days, we still feel the need to increase our memory storage capacity. It won’t be wrong to say that the increased memory provided by smartphone manufacturers has been directly proportional to the increased demand for mobile phone memory space. This is the major reason behind success of cloud storage services like OneDrive, DropBox, Google Docs, Amazon S3, etc. Another contributing factor behind massive usage of cloud storage accounts by individuals has been the variety of different platforms available to us.