BeInSync Wants You to Be In Control

By Lauren Simonds | Posted December 04, 2006

Anyone who uses multiple computers — say a notebook while traveling, the computer at the office and, occasionally, the PC at home — knows that keeping all the files synchronized can feel an awful lot like working in a three-ring circus.

BeInSync, a leading a peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing program, lets you create a secure, private network between your various computers so that you always have the latest version of each file and folder on every computer.

We last reviewed BeInSync when it first came out two years ago, but today, the company announced the latest version that, according to Adi Ruppin, the company's director of marketing, makes the program more flexible and gives customers more control over sharing files.

"BeInSync Pro Version 2.5 does not have the cost, storage limitations or privacy concerns that come from storing files on third-party servers. Your storage is limited only by the size of your computer hard drives, and BeInSync provides simple, private access to your data from anywhere without the cost or complexity of other solutions," said Ruppin.

Version 2.5 offers the following new features:

Group Share Roles
Lets you share folders with other people and define the roles and privileges of the participants sharing each folder. Set documents, photos or videos as "read-only" or allow full read and write privileges to individuals.

BeInSync Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Access any of your remote computers or shared folders over the Web; set account configuration.

Unread File Alerts
Receive notifications when a file has been recently updated or not yet accessed.

One-Click BeInSync Installation
Instantly download and install BeInSync from a customer's Web account to any computer.

External Drive/Network Drive Support
Place shared folders on external or network drives.

You can download version BeInSync Pro 2.5 for a 30-day free trial. The program sells for 59.95 per year or $99.95 for two years. The company offers a basic version for free, which limits the number of files you can transfer per day.

Lauren Simonds is the managing editor of SmallBusinessComputing.com

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