In today’s age, it’s almost impossible to live with only a single device. You need a laptop to work, smartphone to communicate with friends and family. Often times, we need to use the files on the laptop storage on your smartphone. If you love an old-school style, you can simply connect your laptop and smartphone using a USB cable to transfer the files you need. But, we are living in the internet era with synchronization technology is around. You can use this technology to sync your laptop with your smartphone. This way, you don’t need to manually transfer files from laptop to smartphone using a cable every time you need them. Most operating systems, including macOS, have no such a default feature.
If you are a Mac user, you can use SyncMate in order to be able to sync your Mac with your smartphone, be it Android or iPhone. By syncing your Mac with your smartphone, the files you have on your Mac will also be available on your smartphone. This way, you can effortlessly access the files on your Mac device on your smartphone without hassle.
What is SyncMate?
SyncMate is a synchronization app developed exclusively for Mac. In addition to syncing your Mac with your smartphone (Android and iPhone), you can also use SyncMate to sync Mac with cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive. You might think, don’t Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive have their own client app to sync your Mac with your account? True. But, imagine if you have an account on all of those cloud storage services. How many apps you need to install? Not to mention if you want to sync an MTP device or mounted device.
Things you can do with SyncMate
Sync your Mac with Android and iPhone
You can use SyncMate as an Android file transfer app to transfer files from your Mac to your Android device and vice versa. As you know, macOS — the operating system or Mac — has no default feature that you can use to transfer files between Mac and Android. You need to install an app in order to be able to transfer files from Mac to Android and SyncMate is one of the apps you can install. To start syncing your Mac with your Android device, you need to install a companion app on your Android device first. Once the companion app is installed, you will be able to add your Android device to SyncMate.
You can add your Android device to SyncMate whether via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
In addition to Android, you can also add your iPhone or iPad to SyncMate in case you want to synch them with your Mac.
Sync your Mac with cloud storage services
Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive are three of the most popular cloud storage services. If you have files stored on those services, you normally need to install three client apps to sync your cloud files with your Mac. With SyncMate, you just need to install one app. You can simply add your accounts and SyncMate will do its job as a syncing hub for your cloud storage accounts.
Sync other Mac devices, MTP devices, and mounted devices
If you have more than one Mac devices and want to sync them, you can also do so. In addition, you can also sync MTP devices and mounted devices.
Syncing with Microsoft services
Do you use Microsoft 365? If yes, you can also sync your account with your Mac. By syncing your Microsoft 365 account with your Mac, you will be able to access your documents from anywhere.
What data are synced by SyncMate
We have talked length and width about how SyncMate can help you to synchronize your Mac with lots of devices and services. One question. What data are synced by SyncMate? It depends on the type of device/service you add to your SyncMate. In general, here are the data that are synched by SyncMate:
- Files (Documents, Audios, Photos, and so on)
The syncing process is run automatically via the background so you don’t need to open SyncMate only to run the sync.
The SyncMate cons
SyncMate is released as a freemium app. Not all features we mentioned are available in the free version. Auto-sync, for instance. This feature is only available on the paid version of SyncMate. The free version of SyncMate only allows you to sync the following types of data:
While the paid version supports the following types of data:
- Call history
- Safari bookmark
The paid version also comes with auto-sync, mount disk option, and data backup.
You need to spend $39 to get the paid version of SyncMate for a single Mac device.
SyncMate can be a great solution if you have accounts on multiple cloud storage services — such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive — and want to sync them with your Mac. You don’t need to install every official client app offered by each cloud service to sync your cloud files. This way, you can save your Mac resource. SyncMate can also play a role as a hub to connect your Mac and Android and iOS devices for easier file transfer.