Toucan

Toucan 3.0.2

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Synchronizes files, makes backup copies and encrypts data

Toucan is a simple tool with which you can synchronize contents between your hard drive and a portable memory device. Well, in fact you can use it with any other drive –even mapped network drives, as long as the program has support for it. View full description

PROS

  • Useful tools in a single app
  • Simple design, simple to use

CONS

  • Documentation is way too hidden

Good
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Toucan is a simple tool with which you can synchronize contents between your hard drive and a portable memory device. Well, in fact you can use it with any other drive –even mapped network drives, as long as the program has support for it.

Toucan's tabbed interface makes it very easy to use. Besides synchronizing with four different methods, the program also makes compressed backup copies (even incremental ones) and allows you to encrypt and decrypt data. These three functions are pretty straightforward, but I couldn't figure out the utility of the fourth tab, "Portable Variables". Only after browsing the program's directory I could find some help inside App\toucan\help.

Toucan is a small utility allowing you to synchronise, backup and secure your data with more options than the built in suite utilities. It is split up into 5 tabs, allowing you to easily find the function that you want. This version features:

  • Four synchronisation modes, copy, update, mirror and equalise.
  • Backup and restore in industry standard zip and 7-zip files
  • Encryption using the BURP updated blowfish algorithm
  • Command line support, allows you to create a batch file for repeated jobs
  • Portable variables, point to places on you USB drive no matter what its drive letter is

User reviews about Toucan

  • manselton

    by manselton

    "Preliminary Yes!"

    I've been using Toucan to encrypt and back up for over a year and find it really easy to use. A delightful, clean lookin... More.

    reviewed on June 4, 2012

  • athiyarath

    by athiyarath

    "Auto back up"

    Could you add the auto run feature in toucan so that it runs every day automatically with out user interference?. More.

    reviewed on August 12, 2011

  • King Ozzy

    by King Ozzy

    "à éviter!"

    Ne fait tout simplement pas ce qu'il est supposé de faire. Les synchronisations ne fonctionne pas bien, le logiciel n'es... More.

    reviewed on January 20, 2011

  • RALPHEMC

    by RALPHEMC

    "Have tried this"

    it is garbage not worth messing with tried it with the portable apps thing and it did not even offer to work. More.

    reviewed on August 2, 2010