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Whatever your backup or sync scenario, ChronoSync Express has got you covered!

Release Version:

  • Initial Release!
  • The ChronoSync Express system menu now displays Yosemite compatible icons.
  • Migrated away from several Yosemite deprecated APIs.
  • There's now a much shorter delay presenting results when performing a Trial Sync if a large number of files do not exist on one side of the sync.
  • Fixed a cosmetic issue in the Trial Sync selector sheet that could prevent the proper display of icons in the File/Folder information pane.
  • Fixed a bug that would not correctly detect changes to a directory that was being enumerated if the change occurred at the very end of enumeration.
  • Fixed a bug whereby certain types of readiness test failures that should prevent a scheduled sync from occurring would not prevent the sync
  • Fixes a bug that could cause excessive resource consumption when a Daylight Savings Time transition occurs in some geographic regions.
  • Minor interface fixes.
  • Added French, German and Japanese translations.
  • Fixed various minor UI glitches.
  • Improved UI display and performance under Yosemite.
  • Improved Package File analysis logic.
  • Improved fault tolerance by accounting for potentially corrupt initialization values.
  • Improved application security and stability.
  • Added logic to work-around deficiencies when communicating with certain network file systems.
  • Updated the bootable backup blacklist of files and folders not copied.
  • Fixed a hang that could occur on document open.
  • More efficient file-system traversal and progress reporting when copying package files.
  • Optimized the retrieving and setting of File Info data.
  • NAS devices that report erroneous file system information no longer cause sync/backup tasks to abort.
  • Relaxed all internal constraints regarding the maximum length of file paths.
  • Improved compatibility with OpenZFS file systems.
  • Fixed a bug whereby package files that contained HFS compressed files would incorrectly report progress when copying them.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause symbolic links created on a destination to have an incorrect group ID.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause post-sync volume ejection to fail if the Synchronizer Document performing the task is open.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause lost agent connections when scanning a folder whose files contained an excessively large amount of extended attribute data.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in an incomplete package file if an agent connection was dropped while the package was being copied.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in a corrupt (and un-openable) sync document because of the way each target's volume icon is encoded in the document.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in hangs when running with a UI and displaying a dynamically changing file system in the Analyze Panel.
  • Fixed a bug that would generate a meaningless error message if certain types of problems occurred when scanning a folder.
  • Fixed a potential crashing bug that can occur when applying and removing auto-exclusions to the root level of a synchronizer and the entries at the root level change while doing so.
  • The Document Organizer can now recover from a corrupt document list and won't crash the app on startup if that happens.
  • Fixed a bug in the Delete, Rename and Duplicate functions whereby it was assumed that if the corresponding document was loaded in memory, it would have a UI and thus would crash if it didn't. This was possible because it could be in memory as part of a scheduled sync.
  • Fixed a crash that could sometimes occur when closing synchronizer document windows after certain sequences of actions were performed.
  • Yosemite/El Capitan native user interface.
  • More efficient package handling via the new "Merge" option.
  • Checksum data verification on ChronoAgent connections.
  • New "Prompt User" scheduling option.
  • Push Notifications sent to the ChronoMonitor iPhone/iPad app.
  • User editable document notes.
  • Significant Voice-Over accessibility improvements.
  • Numerous popover windows including Document Info and Readiness Info.
  • Animated system menu when scheduled tasks are running.
  • Performance enhancements through the use of better memory management.
  • Numerous tweaks and bug fixes.
  • Added a 'Auto-exclude new items' feature that includes a 'Root level only' option. This option excludes any new files or folders from getting backed up or synchronized.
  • Added better file not found error handling where the synchronizer document will ignore the error if a refresh confirms the item does not exist on both targets.
  • Updated online help.
  • Fixed a bug when restoring a file from the archive whereby the test to see if the destination path existed was factoring the package handling setting of the target.
  • Fixed a bug whereby archive handling was not being temporarily disabled when restoring a file from the archive.
  • Fixed a bug whereby if a folder enumeration error occurred on a non-empty, leaf sync node, the sync processing would not flag & respond to the error.
  • Fixed an auto-layout bug that could clip the "When deleting files" label.
  • Fixed a bug whereby changing targets on a previously run synchronization could result in a crash.
  • Fixed a bug whereby folders that have the UAppend, UChg, SAppend or SChg BSD flags set would not have their modification dates preserved.
  • Fixed a bug whereby a sync document that was maintaining an archive, but then had archiving disabled, would still factor in the maintenance scan count in the progress reporting.
  • Fixed a bug that could misrepresent the "% full" value displayed in a target's setup pane if the target volume were extremely large.
  • Fixed a bug whereby if ChronoSync need to update an alias file after it had been copied, it would not do so using bookmark-style aliases.
  • Fixed a problem that occurred when renaming files on certain NAS devices.
  • Enhancements:
  • Compatible with the latest versions of ChronoAgent (1.6.0) and InterConneX (1.2.1).
  • Enhanced recovery from broken/bad network connections (when connected to ChronoAgent).
  • More optimal WAN settings are used when connected to a ChronoAgent over the internet.
  • Better handling of file systems that are dynamically changing while being scanned.
  • Better compatibility with local iCloud Drive storage.
  • The background scheduler now deals with system sleep cycles much better.
  • More efficient Analysis Report generation.
  • Post sync dismounting or ejection now only occurs if the sync runs through to completion.
  • Now tries harder to preserve sync state history after changing connection profiles.
  • More efficient display of entries in the Trial Sync Selector window.
  • Displays the correct remote machine icon when connected to ChronoAgent v1.6.0 or newer.
  • Fixes:
  • Automatic exclusions at root level of volumes were not working.
  • More accurate updating of readiness messages when a target connection state changes and/or failures.
  • Any backup that targeted the root level of the boot volume would not reconstruct alias files that get copied.
  • Closing a sync document window within 1-2 seconds of sync completion could potentially cause a crash.
  • Archive deletion and restore operations did not have their initial log entries bookmarked.
  • The ability to mirror Sync Logs to a file was not working.
  • User/group mapping on a ChronoAgent connection could be temporarily disabled when encountering large folders and updating the the Sync Document UI at the same time.
  • The "Saving..." progress indicator at sync completion was not visible on Yosemite & El Capitan systems.
  • In rare instances, closing a sync document window while actively editing text in a field could have caused a crash.
  • A flaw in the networking logic could have terminated active connections erroneously.
  • The Document Organizer was erroneously displaying duplicate entries after performing duplication & rename operations in a certain sequence.
  • The Sync Log window could not be opened in the midst of performing a Restore, Delete or Archive Restore operation.
  • Eliminated some long stalls that could occur when a large number of files were selected on the Analyze Panel and those files changed state in the file system.
  • If opening a bootable backup document that could not connect to either target, it was possible the document would spontaneously change to a ‘regular’ (non-bootable) backup.
  • A layout problem with the readiness popover window could clip its content.
  • Fixed a bug that was sometimes causing scheduled syncs to crash at the end of a synchronization.
  • Fixed a bug where post-sync tasks including emails, local notifications, push notifications and post-sync scripts were being improperly executed.
  • Fixed a bug where a "Scheduler out-of-date" error message was sometimes displaying on launch.
  • Enhancements:
  • Better macOS Sierra compatibility.
  • File extension rules can now take a comma-separated list of extensions.
  • Increased logging capacity and better ‘auto-snapping’ behavior.
  • Can now initiate drags from the Document Organizer.
  • Sorting improvements to the Analyze Panel.
  • Fixes:
  • Default window sizes could not always be changed in General Preferences.
  • Completion sounds would still play if the global default was turned off.
  • Tabbing through all fields in any sheet window would sometimes not work.
  • Visual artifacts were sometimes appearing in the Analyze Panel when files were deleted.
  • The path selector in the Archive Panel would sometimes fail to update after changing targets.
  • Turning ON the file modification or size trigger on a previously run synchronizer will now work as expected.
  • Blind sync mode will no longer sync attributes on all folders if the size trigger is ON.
  • The Return and Enter keys are now properly mapped to the Synchronize button in the Trial Sync window.
  • Container Synchronizers no longer report erratic progress in the Scheduled Documents window.
  • Stability improvements when running Container Synchronizers.
  • Stability improvements when connected to InterConneX targets.
  • Scheduled items more accurately respond to changes in their associated Synchronizer Document.
  • Eliminated visual artifacts that sometimes appeared when highlighting a drag destination.
  • Bug Fixes:
  • Email notifications can now be sent through Office365 mail servers.
  • Right-to-left date roll-back warnings are no longer counted as errors.
  • Corrupt synchronizer documents should no longer cause the program to crash.
  • Can now edit scheduled items whose corresponding synchronizer document cannot be located.
  • If a partition scheme for a target volume cannot be determined, an exception is no longer raised.
  • No longer crashes if an offline target becomes available the instant a synchronizer document is closed.
  • Eliminated some visual artifacts when switching document panels on macOS Sierra.