Best Cloud Sync Software Among Cloud Drives

If you are a multiple cloud storage accounts user, to protect and manage your data effectively, you may want to find the best free cloud storage sync tool to sync cloud drive and manage your data in the best secure way. Here in the following part, you will learn the best cloud sync tool to manage your files without stress.

1. Google Drive Backup and Sync

It’s hard to beat Google’s backup, syncing, and sharing solution if you are a small business or a personal user. Google Drive users, will, first of all, think about Backup and Sync, the Google official program for syncing files between local devices and cloud storage.

1. To begin with, download Backup and Sync from the official website and install it on your machine.
2. Then, get started with its settings.

Google Drive Backup and Sync Get Started
Google Drive Backup and Sync Get Started

3. Got to choose folders from your computer to continuously back up to Google Drive.

Google Drive Backup and Sync Introduction
Google Drive Backup and Sync Introduction

4. You can keep the default source folders as well as add other folders. If there are photos/videos in source folders, you are recommended to upload them in high quality to enjoy free unlimited storage instead of original quality. You can separately upload photos and videos to Google Photos.

Google Drive Backup and Sync Computer Settings
Google Drive Backup and Sync Computer Settings

5. You can vice versa sync files from Google cloud back to your computer. This will make the process a two-way sync.

Google Drive Backup and Sync Information
Google Drive Backup and Sync Information

6. Choose which folders to be synced back to the computer. Moreover, you can decide whether to sync files back to local or not. If you do not want to sync cloud files back to the computer, just uncheck “Sync My Drive to this computer” and click START. Then, the whole task will become a Google Drive one-way sync.

Google Drive Backup and Sync Drive Settings
Google Drive Backup and Sync Drive Settings

2. Dropbox Application for Dropbox

If you are a user of Dropbox, you must have been using the Dropbox application to sync files between computer and cloud.

1. First thing first, download the Dropbox App from the official website and install it on your device.
2. Sign in to your Dropbox account.

Dropbox Sign in
Dropbox Sign in

3. Click on its taskbar icon. In the pop-up window, click the folder icon to open Dropbox local folder.

Open Dropbox Folder
Open Dropbox Folder

4. Then, put all the files you want to be backed up to the cloud into the source folder.
5. To specify which files to be synced back to local, just click on the Settings icon (the gear) and select “Preferences” in the drop-down menu.

Dropbox References
Dropbox References

6. In the next window, move to the "Sync" tab and click on the “Selective Sync” button.

Dropbox References Selective Sync
Dropbox References Selective Sync

7. Choose the folders you want to sync from cloud to computer. Finally, click “Update”.

Dropbox Selective Sync
Dropbox Selective Sync

Tip: The above is two-way sync settings. If you want to make it a one-way sync, please refer to Dropbox one-way sync.

3. OneDrive App for OneDrive Cloud

OneDrive is a cloud storage service provided by Microsoft. Overall, whether you're a home user, small business user, or run an enterprise, OneDrive offers a great everyday file-syncing solution for everyday files. If you are running Windows 10 operating system, OneDrive is already installed on your computer. If not, you can download OneDrive from the official site and install it.

1. When successfully installed OneDrive, open it and sign in with your OneDrive account (Microsoft account).

OneDrive Sign in
OneDrive Sign in

2. Open the OneDrive folder on your computer and put all files/folders you want to back up to the cloud into the folder. If you don't remember where you installed the OneDrive, you can right-click on the OneDrive taskbar icon and choose “Open your OneDrive folder” to find it.
3. In the right-click menu of the OneDrive taskbar icon, select “Settings”.

OneDrive Settings
OneDrive Settings

4. In the pop-up window, go to the account tab and click on the “Choose folders” button.

OneDrive Settings Choose Folder
OneDrive Settings Choose Folder

5. In the next window, select source folders you plan to sync back from cloud drive to local storage.

Tip: Similar to Dropbox, the above is a two-way sync. If you want a one-way sync, please refer to OneDrive one-way sync.

Free Cloud to Cloud Sync Software

The above talks about cloud sync apps for file sync between the local computer and cloud storage. What about cloud drive sync application for files sync between two cloud drives? As far as I know, currently, no cloud brand official app enables their users to sync/transfer/move/migrate files from their cloud to other brands of clouds or sync files from one of their cloud accounts to another.

MultCloud
MultCloud

Luckily, there are third-party tools that can achieve files sync among cloud drives. One reliable software of them is MultCloud, a FREE multiple cloud storage manager. As a dedicated cloud migration and management solution, MultCloud can migrate data from one cloud to another, sync data between clouds seamlessly, and manage leading clouds in one place.

1. Since it’s a web-based service, you just need to create an account of it from its official website given above.
2. Add all related cloud accounts into MultCloud. Sign in MultCloud, in its interface, click on the "Add Cloud" tab and select the cloud brand you are going to add. Then, just follow the guidance to finish cloud adding. It can only add one cloud account at one time. To add more accounts, just repeat the operations above. Finally, you can see all the clouds you added to the MultCloud platform on the left menu.

Add Clouds to MultCloud

Add Clouds to MultCloud

3. Click on the "Cloud Sync" tab, then specify the source cloud directory (left frame) and destination cloud directory (right frame). You can specify its task name, 10 sync modes (one-way or two-way), and some other "Options" like email notification and file filter. Schedule sync is also available. Finally, click on the "Sync Now" button and the task will start.

Sync Data between Clouds

Sync Data between Clouds

Tips:

  • For free users, you can use 4 basic sync modes like Simple Sync and Real Time Sync in one-way and two-way.
  • For MultCloud subscribers, you can use the 4 basic modes and another 6 advanced modes like Mirror Sync, Move Sync, Incremental Sync, Cumulative Sync, Update Sync, and Full Backup Sync.
Cloud Sync Modes
Cloud Sync Modes

Conclusion

As you can see, we have listed 3 free cloud sync software for syncing between local and cloud drives and a free cloud-to-cloud sync tool to sync files between different clouds most efficiently and reliably for free. You can choose the service that suits you best according to your needs.

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