Ashampoo Media Sync 1.0.2

Ashampoo Media Sync 1.0.2

Reviewed by Gary Oldwood

"All your media in sync - instantly"

Overview

It’s not easy to keep your media files in your portable device organized the same way as in your computer. In order to do this you need a tool to synchronize the files from your PC to the device, a tool like Ashampoo Media Sync. It has the ability to synchronize your documents, music, pictures and videos between computer and portable device in just a few clicks, without advanced technical knowledge.

Installation

The installation wizard is the same for all Ashampoo products, including Media Sync. After running the installer and choosing the language of the wizard’s interface you will be brought to the first step, from where you will begin the procedure (you can view the system requirements of the program by clicking the button on the bottom left corner). In the following step you’re asked to make a few basic configurations and afterwards you just wait for the main installation process to take place. When it finishes you’ll be ready to use the program.

No malicious items or additional software are installed along with the main program.

Supported operating systems are Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

Interface

The interface is very simple and doesn’t have anything that will confuse you, especially since everything is explained clearly and in detail in each step. The program runs in the background and once you connect a portable device the synchronization wizard will appear. If it’s the first time running Media Sync with this device then you’ll be asked to make a few settings, including defining source and destination directories. The whole process is 3 steps long unless it’s not the first time using Media Sync with a device, in which case it’s just a matter of a click.

Pros

The biggest advantage of this program is its ease of use. More particularly, when you connect a portable device to the computer (considering Media Sync is running) the sync wizard will open and ask you whether you want to synchronize files with it (you can disable it from running every time a device is connected from the tray icon’s context menu). The first step of the procedure is for selecting source folder (meaning the device) and the file types you want to synchronize (Images, Music, Videos, Documents). The second is step is for selecting destination directory for each of the file type you chose previously. The third step displays an overview of your choices and lets you save configurations. Then you will be able to begin the synchronization process, and run it every time you connect this device without making those settings again.

Cons

This is mainly a one-way synchronization, meaning that it was made to transfer media files from the device to the computer, and not the opposite, although you could change the source and destination folders appropriately to make it work the other way round.

Alternatives

Windows Media Player (free) is a nice alternative for synchronizing your device with your computer, and it’s easy to use as well.

Conclusion

Using Ashampoo Media Sync is probably the best way to synchronize the files in your portable devices with your computer.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Ashampoo Media Sync on 6 Aug 2019 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Ashampoo Media Sync Antivirus Report
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