News about Echosync

Echosync 7.5 released

Echosync version 7.5 accompanies the arrival of summer. The improvements mainly concern Echosync's graphical interface:

  • The various elements of the interface have been redesigned for optimum legibility, whatever the chosen theme.
  • Synchronization options are displayed closer to the synchronization profiles (just below the profile name).
  • The various synchronization options have been clarified.
  • The discoverability of the commands associated with each profile has been improved, as they are now displayed alongside the synchronization options (rather than hidden in contextual menus).
  • The grid for displaying comparison results is now specific to each synchronization profile, putting an end to any latency when switching from one profile to another (when the grid is very loaded) and allowing you to customize the grid display (sorting, filtering) independently for each profile.

June 27, 2024

Echosync 7.2 released

As we approach the end of 2023, Echosync releases version 7.2. In addition to improvements to the loading time of the main window, Echosync now offers a wide range of themes to suit every user's taste. Themes can be selected from the Options menu. You can switch between themes using the Alt+Left/Right keyboard shortcut, and immediately see the result.

December 18, 2023

Echosync binaries will no longer be electronically signed as of July 1, 2023

Echosync binaries have been electronically signed since version, released in July 2021. This guaranteed the integrity and origin of the software, but above all avoided the unexpected and anxiety-inducing alerts from the Windows SmartScreen filter, which is often intolerant of new and therefore unknown software (which is, by definition, the case when an update is released), then considered suspicious or even malicious.

Unfortunately, the price of code-signing certificates has quadrupled this year. As a result, the price has become unreasonable in relation to the added value provided by this guarantee of authenticity.

As Echosync does not generate any revenue, choices must necessarily be made as to the use of resources allocated to the development of Echosync.

June 16, 2023

Echosync 7 released with a command line version (CLI)

The main new feature of Echosync 7 is the availability of a command line application: Echocli.

PS E:\Echocli\bin\x64\Debug> .\Echocli.exe compare nas-software

╭─ NAS-software (3beba0ec-ebd6-4d8a-af8c-e753400eb092) ───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────╮
│                                                                                                                         │
│ Source Folder:                            D:\NAS\software\Sylvain\                                                      │
│ Destination Folder:                       \\TOWER\software\Sylvain\                                                     │
│ Description:                              Software synchronization to NAS                                               │
│                                                                                                                         │
│ Sync new items:                           Yes                                                                           │
│ Sync deleted items:                       Yes                                                                           │
│ Sync modified items, newer in the source: Yes                                                                           │
│ Sync modified items, older in the source: Yes                                                                           │
│ Sync moved or renamed items:              Yes                                                                           │
│                                                                                                                         │
│ Last Sync:                                2 months ago (19/02/2023 02:20:21)                                            │
│ Sync Log Path:                            E:\Echocli\bin\x64\Debug\Profiles\3beba0ec-ebd6-4d8a-af8c-e753400eb092.log    │
│                                                                                                                         │

Warning: Traversation loop detection will not be available for [\\TOWER\software\Sylvain\].

📂 \\TOWER\software\Sylvain
└── 📂 Microsoft
    └── 📂 Office 2021 ProPlus
        ├── 📄 ProPlus2021Retail.img → New file to copy (4 629 426 KB, 13/04/2023 23:15:38)
        └── 📄 Votre clé d'activation Office 2021 Professionnel Plus (72019523).eml → New file to copy (56 KB, 13/04/2023 23:58:11)

│ Process                                  │ Count │    Size │
│ File or folder to rename or move         │     0 │  0 byte │
│ Missing file or folder to delete         │     0 │  0 byte │
│ Newer file to copy                       │     0 │  0 byte │
│ Older file to copy                       │     0 │  0 byte │
│ New file to copy or new folder to create │     2 │ 4,42 GB │

April 23, 2023

Echosync can be installed with winget

Echosync can now be installed, updated and uninstalled with winget with the command winget install SylvainRougeaux.Echosync.

January 9, 2023

Echosync released in an installable version (MSI)

Echosync can now be downloaded as MSI package and installed on Windows.

July 25, 2022

Echosync available in Dutch

Thanks to Jeroen Westera, Echosync is now available in Dutch.

March 8, 2022

Echosync 6.1 released

Here are the main new features of Echosync 6.1:

  • Add Options, Schedule and Echosync menus, for increased accessibility of commands that used to appear in a contextual menu.
  • A left click in the application background allows to move the window.
  • Added commands Expand All Items and Collapse All Items in the contextual menu of the comparison report lines.
  • Display a progress bar during synchronization in the Status column of the profiles.
  • Display an indicator to identify the item being processed in the comparison report, and even the percentage of progress in case of file copy.
  • Use of a new file copy engine that supports immediate pausing while copying.
  • Better performance, especially when loading profiles at application startup.

August 22, 2021

Echosync 6.0 release

Version 6.0 of Echosync was released today. The new features of this major version are essentially technical, linked to the use of the .NET 5.0 framework, now embedded in the software itself (it is no longer necessary to install it on the machine beforehand). Echosync is now a 64 bits software. Gains in performance and reliability are expected.

January 15, 2021

Echosync available in Chinese

Thanks to 王晨旭, Echosync is now available in Chinese.

October 23, 2020

Echosync considers your files as different even though they have not been modified...?

If a time change has recently occurred and you are comparing files stored on an NTFS volume and a FAT volume, look no further. Indeed, if the modification dates of the files are saved in UTC format with NTFS, they are saved in local time with FAT, causing difficulties when making comparisons. I look forward to the abolition of the time change and/or the abandonment of FAT. More info on how Windows handles timestamping files at this address.

April 15, 2020

NET Framework version 4.7.2 is required

The next version of Echosync will require version 4.7.2 of the .NET Framework (provided by default with Windows 10 v1803). Those who don't have this minimum requirement are invited to install directly the .NET Framework 4.8 (provided by default with Windows 10 v1903).

June 29, 2019

Echosync available in new languages

Echosync is now available in Russian, German, Spanish and Italian.

February 15, 2019

New options available on the command line

Echosync version 5.5.4 offers the following new command line options:

  • option /exitonsuccess which causes Echosync to close automatically only if there is no error during synchronization operations (without displaying the cancel countdown window, just like the /exit option now);
  • option /silent which disables the splash screen and automatically minimizes the program window in the taskbar.

January 25, 2019

Echosync 5.5 release

Here are the main new features of Echosync 5.5:

  • The ability to choose not to synchronize more recent modified files in the Destination, while maintaining the synchronization of more recent files in the Source.
  • The comparison and synchronization operations can be paused (without having to undo everything and start all over again).
  • Dynamic detection of insertion or removal of USB storage devices.
  • Echosync's ability to update itself automatically, without manual user intervention, via a PowerShell script.

August 22, 2018

Echosync 5.0 release

It is now possible to consult the synchronization log and exclude folders ("source" sub-folders) from synchronization in version 5 of Echosync.

On the other hand, the functionality to synchronize a folder to a VHD file is no longer available due to a lack of interest by users.

February 8, 2018

Echosync 4.0 release

Among the main new features available in Echosync 4.0:

  • A unique Destination directory per profile, but the possibility to use the same VHD file in several profiles.
  • Support for paths longer than 255 characters.
  • The use of the volume ID to identify the Source and Destination directories (and not only the Windows volume letter or relative path, which is useful when using a USB key whose letter can change).
  • Visualization of the result of the comparisons directly in the software interface with a future view of the Destination.
  • The use of a new theme inspired by Office 2013.

July 31, 2013