has announced another Cocoa application for Mac OS X: ChronoSync, which synchronizes or backs-up files and folders in a variety of ways. It will be available Feb. 8 for US$19.95.
Cocoa is an advanced object-oriented programming environment. According to Apple, Cocoa gives developers a whole new toolbox for building the best next-generation applications. It’s a collection of advanced, object-oriented APIs for developing applications written in Java and Objective-C.
With ChronoSync, you can designate one or more files or folders to be synchronized and synchronize between fixed hard drives, removable media, file servers or other computers. You can automate synchronization with a full-featured scheduler. ChronoSync offers a transaction log maintains a complete history of any synchronization performed.
You can customize the toolbar to your own specifications, synchronize files in each direction or bi-directional, and apply rules to further select files by name, size, date, extension and several other more advanced options.
With ChronoSync, you can use special options that ignore invisible files, resolve alias, preserve folder attributes and add detailed entries to logs. A trial mode lets you preview and modify synchronizations before they occur. All synchronization settings are stored in separate, self-contained, double-click- able documents. Plus, you can use AppleScripts to automate the process even further, according to Joseph Japes of Econ.
For more info, cruise on over to the Econ Web site. ChronoSync requires Mac OS X or later.