Reviewed in Top 15 Apps
Much like Cloudii, FolderSync lets you access all of your cloud storage services in one app. But it also allows you to set up sync schedules between specific folders on your device and whatever cloud services you like. It can also work as a file manager if you need one.
Reviewed in My Essentials
This app let's you sync specific folders from your various cloud storage accounts (only two accounts in the free version) to specific folders on your device like cloud folders on a PC. This is especially useful for times without an Internet connection as your files are already saved for you. You have complete control over when and where syncing occurs to save battery or data, and syncing can go both ways.
Reviewed in Selig's choice of System tools
[no root required] FolderSync does not necessarily make a "system tool", but I wouldn't want to use a phone without it. Basically, it does what Dropbox does on your normal computer - and what the the name implies: it syncs folders between your different devices/computers/gadgets/servers.
FolderSync enables simple sync to cloud based storage to and from local folders on the device SD cards. It support a wide range of different cloud providers and file protocols, and support for more platforms are added continuously. Root file access supported on rooted devices.
Effortlessly sync your files. Backup your music, pictures and other important files from the phone to your cloud storage or the other way around. It has never been easier. Automation support using Tasker and similar programs enables fine grained control of your syncs.
FolderSync contains a full file manager, that enables you to manage your files locally and in the cloud. Copy, move and delete your files in your cloud/remote accounts. Support for creation/deletion of buckets in Amazon S3. Upload and download files from the phone. It's all supported.
Supported cloud providers
- Amazon Cloud Drive
- Amazon S3 Simple Storage Service
- Google Drive
- Livedrive Premium
- OneDrive for Business
- Yandex Disk
- FTPS (SSL/TLS implicit)
- FTPES (SSL/TLS explicit)
- SFTP (SSH File Transfer)
- Samba/CIFS/Windows Share
- WebDAV (HTTP/HTTPS)
The lite version contains ads, only allows two accounts and has no sync filters or Tasker support.
The pro version has no limitations. In all other regards the pro and lite versions are identical.
Needed to determine current network state
Needed to access info about the current WiFi state (SSID etc.)
These two are needed to be allowed to turn WiFi on and off
Needed to autodiscover WebDAV, SMB, FTP and SFTP servers using Bonjour/UPNP protocol
Needed to access the internet connection to send and retrieve files
Needed to read and write files from and to SD card
Needed to automatically start after reboot of device, so scheduled syncs will still run
Needed to keep the device running during a sync, so it doesn't enter sleep mode