SmartSynchronize 4 released!

We are delighted to announce the official release of SmartSynchronize 4. First, we want to thank all users who have tested the preview versions and provided valuable feedback. Without you, the progress would not have been possible!

The biggest change in SmartSynchronize 4 is the addition of a new dual-pane file manager. After searching for a platform independent, decent dual-pane file manager, we found only very few options that lacked in one or another area significantly. So we decided to write our own one and added it to SmartSynchronize. It focuses on keyboard-centric usage – who remembers the common commander shortcuts using F-keys will feel quickly familiar with SmartSynchronize’ file manager. One nice feature is that it remembers all used paths, so you can access them quickly later by using the Ctrl+P shortcut (Cmd+P on macOS). For simple navigation we integrated the directory navigation using the cursor keys – some users may know this as lynx-like motion. Check out What’s New for a more detailed list of improvements.

SmartSynchronize is a multi-platform file manager with file compare, file merge and directory compare tools. SmartSynchronize runs on 64-bit systems of Windows, macOS and Linux.

SmartSynchronize can be used free of charge for non-commercial purposes (e.g. by OpenSource developers, students, teachers or certain welfare institutions). For commercial use or if support is needed, you can purchase commercial licenses (or for an reduced price as addon to SmartGit or SmartSVN). The commercial licenses include up to 3 years of e-mail support and up to life-long free updates.

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File Compare: scroll between changes (Windows 10)

In SmartGit, SmartSVN and SmartSynchronize you can easily scroll from change to change by using the mouse wheel over the area between the left and right file content views.

On Windows 10 you need to enable a system option to make this working:

  • open Windows’ Settings
  • select Devices
  • on the Mouse page select the option Scroll inactive windows when I hover over them

Buttons without selected state with Breeze-theme on KDE

If you are using a recent KDE version, e.g. with openSuSE Leap 42.2, you will notice that some toolbar buttons don’t show a selected (or toggled) state.

You can fix (or work-around) it, by opening the System Settings and selecting “Application Style” in the “Appearance” section. On the tab “GNOME Application Style (GTK)” you can find the options for selecting GTK themes:

If you select, e.g. “Adwaita”, and click “Apply”, SmartGit’s toolbar buttons will show their selected (or toggled) state: