As its name suggests, Grsync is an open source graphical interface for the powerful rsync program, which allows users to synchronize files and folders on the GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. It is also the perfect tool to create system backups.
Easy backups right at your fingertips
While it can be effectively used to make regular backups of your Home directory, as well as to synchronize any other local folders and files, you can use Grsync to keep your music library in sync with an audio player device, mirror files or replicate partitions. It also supports remote targets.
Features an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI)
The application features an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) that comprises of three different views, which give you quick access to basic, advanced and extra options. These allow you to preserve the date, permissions, owner and group of files, preserve devices, disable recursion, keep partially transferred files, as well as to compress file data and copy hardlinks as hardlinks.
Another interesting feature is the ability to use sessions. Sessions can be added, deleted, imported and exported in the grsync file format. A default session is automatically created when you open the application for the first time.
It’s written in GTK+ and independent of GNOME
Despite the fact that Grsync is written in the GTK+ programming languages, it is not dependent on the GNOME desktop environment. This means that you can successfully use the application on any other open source desktop environment, as long as GTK+ exists.
Supports mainstream operating systems
Grsync is a cross-platform application and has been successfully tested on the Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux operating systems. While it’s distributed only as a source archive, it can be easily installed on numerous distribution of Linux from the default software repositories.