FolderSync, or how to synchronize all the folders on your mobile with Dropbox, Drive or the service of your choice
FolderSync is an application available for free on the Play Store that allows us to automatically synchronize all the folders on our mobile phones with a service in the room of our choice. Dropbox or Google Drive are the most popular, but this is the complete list:
- Amazon Cloud Drive
- Amazon S3 Simple Storage Service
- Google drive
- Livedrive Premium
- OneDrive for Business
- Yandex Disk
You can use FolderSync with any of these cloud services. How does it work? Basically, the application is a complete file explorer that will allow you to access any folder on your device. Because of this, you can do the typical actions of copying, pasting, moving, deleting, and so on. The benefits come when you start logging into your accounts. Choose the one you prefer (in the example we will say Dropbox) by opening the hamburger menu and selecting Accounts (or selecting the same option from Home).
As you move through the application you will notice that there is advertising. There is a paid Pro version that removes the ads, supports synchronizing more than two accounts and has synchronization filters. Depending on the use that you are going to give it, you can consider paying or not 3’29 euros what does it cost FolderSync Pro.
In the menu Accounts you will find a floating button + which is used to start the process of adding a service. Choose a service and it will ask you to give it a Name. You will also find a button Authenticate account to log into the corresponding service and be able to use it. You can use an external browser or the internal browser of the application. Once the session is started, the information on available space and used space will appear. From the same screen you can unlink the account.
From there, two options in the Home: Events and Create new sync. What you must do is select in Events the folders on your phone that you want to synchronize in the cloud, also selecting the Dropbox folder in which it will be synchronized. With Create new sync you will achieve the same, but guided by a step-by-step tutorial within the application. You can select many parameters, including whether to sync only with Wi-Fi or also with data.
You can download FolderSync from the Play Store or buy the Pro version. Remember that if one day you stop using it, the safest option is to deactivate the accesses also from the corresponding Settings of each service: