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Entry-level Mac synchronization and backup
ChronoSync Express logo text
Entry-level backup
and synchronization
for Mac OS X
Only $24.99!
ChronoSync Express is the entry-level version of ChronoSync, the complete file synchronization and backup utility for Mac OS X. It offers a reduced feature set at a reduced price. Most of your backup and file synchronization needs can be met with ChronoSync Express. If you need more power and flexibility, you can choose ChronoSync instead.


  • Folder Synchronization
  • Standard Backup
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Creation & Modifier Assistants
  • Sync & Backup Previews with Trial Sync
  • Archiving Replaced & Deleted Files
  • Full User Interface for Restoring
  • Extensive Rule System for File Filtering
  • Explicit Exclusions and Forced Copies
  • Local and Email Notifications
  • High-Performance File Copying
  • Compatible with ChronoAgent & InterConneX
  • … and much more!

ChronoSync Express vs. ChronoSync

Feature ChronoSync
Backup Or Synchronize Files Within Your Home Folder checkmark checkmark
Backup Or Synchronize System Or Other User's Files * checkmark
Create Bootable System Backups * checkmark
Create Bootable System Backups To APFS Formatted Destinations checkmark
Backup Or Synchronize To Locally Attached Hard Drives checkmark checkmark
Automatically Mount Local Hard Drives checkmark
Automatically Mount FileVault Encrypted Volumes checkmark
Automatically Dismount Local Hard Drives When Complete checkmark
Automatically Eject Removable Media When Complete checkmark checkmark
Backup Or Synchronize To File Servers & NAS Devices checkmark checkmark
Automatically Mount File Servers & NAS Devices checkmark checkmark
Use Custom Credentials With File Servers & NAS Devices checkmark
Automatically Dismount File Servers & NAS Devices When Complete checkmark checkmark
Backup Or Synchronize To Disk Images checkmark checkmark
Automatically Mount Disk Images checkmark checkmark
Enhanced Disk Image Mounting Options checkmark
Automatically Eject Disk Images When Finished checkmark checkmark
Backup Or Synchronize To Remote ChronoAgent Computers checkmark checkmark
Backup Or Synchronize To Cloud Services (Amazon S3, Google Cloud, Backblaze B2) checkmark
Backup Or Synchronize To Web Servers Via SFTP checkmark
Backup Or Synchronize To iOS Devices Running InterConneX checkmark checkmark
Create An Archive Of Replaced Or Deleted Data checkmark checkmark
High Performance File Copies checkmark checkmark
Parallel File Operations checkmark
Ultra-Fast File System Scanning With SmartScan Technology checkmark
Resume Interrupted Tasks With Progressive Scanning checkmark
Verify Copied Data checkmark checkmark
Validator Function For Verifying Full Backup Integrity checkmark
Use Rules To Filter Files That Are Scanned checkmark checkmark
Use Script-Based Rules checkmark
Send Email Notifications After Tasks Complete checkmark checkmark
Use Popular Email Clients Such As AppleMail & Airmail checkmark
Send Push Notifications To iOS Devices (Via ChronoMonitor) After Tasks Complete checkmark checkmark
Execute Pre- & Post- Task Scripts checkmark
Use Custom Helper Applications For File Comparison checkmark
User-Friendly Assistants For Backup & Sync Task Creation/Modification checkmark checkmark
User-Friendly Assistants For Bootable Backup & Disk Image Task Creation checkmark
Intelligent "Multi-Folder Backup" Assistant checkmark
Basic & Advanced Time-Based Scheduling Options checkmark checkmark
Event-Triggered Scheduling Options Such As Volume Mounting Or ChronoAgent Availability checkmark checkmark
Real-Time Event Triggers When File System Changes Are Detected checkmark
"Prompt User" Option For Scheduled Tasks checkmark checkmark
Automatically Wake System To Run Scheduled Tasks checkmark
Automatically Terminate Scheduled Tasks If They Run Too Long checkmark
Only Attempt To Run Scheduled Tasks If Targets Are Available checkmark
"Sandboxed" Application For Restricted Access To System Resources checkmark
Included In Setapp Subscription checkmark
Full Working Trial Mode Available checkmark
Minimum System Requirements 10.10+ 10.10+**

$24.99 USD $49.99 USD

* -- Possible when used in conjunction with ChronoAgent.
** -- Earlier versions of ChronoSync are available for 10.3 and greater.


What kind of synchronizations can ChronoSync Express perform?


Sync your Mac to another Mac

ChronoSync Express automates the old hassles of keeping your laptop and desktop computers in sync. If you are dealing with more than one Mac, no problem! ChronoSync Express can synchronize from a central Mac to multiple Macs. Whether it’s a few files or tens-of-thousands, ChronoSync Express is up to the task.


Sync your Mac to an iPhone or iPad

If you have a set of files that you need to keep synchronized between a Mac and an iPhone or iPad then the combination of ChronoSync Express and InterConneX is the answer. InterConneX is a free iOS app that connects directly to ChronoSync Express running on a Mac.


Sync your Mac to any device

If you need to sync files with a Windows PC, between a shared NAS, a central file server, a shared external hard drive, or whatever you can mount as a volume on your Mac, ChronoSync Express has got you covered.


Use a computer long enough and you WILL lose data. The only question is, how catastrophic will the loss be? Having a backup simply means that you have redundant copies of all your precious files. An effective backup strategy ensures these copies are current and readily accessible. ChronoSync Express can be an effective component of that strategy!


ChronoSync Express can backup specific file types, specific folders, or your entire home folder! Add ChronoAgent to the mix and it can even backup other user accounts and make bootable backups of your hard drive. It can handle most backup scenarios you can imagine.


ChronoSync Express can place backed up data on virtually anything you can connect to your Mac. This includes internal hard drives, external hard drives, flash drives, other Macs, PC's, external drives, NAS drives or any other type of volume you can mount on your desktop. Perform remote backups by connecting to file servers using standard file sharing or use ChronoAgent. You can even backup to iPhones and iPads by combining ChronoSync and InterConneX!


The "Chrono" in ChronoSync refers to time — as in run your synchronizations any time you'd like. ChronoSync offers powerful scheduling capabilities that allow you to schedule any synchronization task to run at virtually any time interval you can imagine. Schedule as many tasks as you'd like. You can even have the same task run at different time intervals. If your Mac is turned off and ChronoSync misses a schedule, it will make it up the next time you start your Mac. You can even have ChronoSync wake up your Mac to run a scheduled synchronization! ChronoSync supports event-based schedules, too. For example, you can trigger a synchronization to run when a drive is connected to your computer or when you mount a specific file server.

Customize your sync scheduling options

Synchronizer tasks or task Containers can be scheduled to run any minute, hour, day, week, month, or any combination you can come up with.


Download on the App Store

Available for $24.99 USD from the Mac App Store.

Download on the App Store

Available as part of the $9.99 (USD)/mo Setapp service.