What's New in SmartSynchronize 4.5

Preferences, Reworked Font and Color page

Each supported syntax comes with a snippet to easily preview the colors and font.

It's now also possible to export/import color configurations.

Reworked settings for colors and font.
Markdown syntax coloring.

More Syntax Colorings

For following languages syntax coloring has been added: Forth, Markdown, Verilog, X86 Assembler. Existing syntax colorings have been improved.

What's New in SmartSynchronize 4.4

Improved Directory Listing

The Directory Listing has been improved in different ways:

  • the colums are always as wide as necessary,
  • one more line is visible because of no table header,
  • the draw performance is higher,
  • optional separators can be shown with themable color,
  • how the selection is shown became themable

The column sorting is done using the menu items from the View menu (or its corresponding shortcuts).

The directory listing became more configurable. The directory listing can be configured.
Checking hashes at virustotal.com is easy. virustotal.com

Virustotal Support

What's better than one virus scanner? Multiple virus scanners. Hence, virustotal.com is a good place to check downloaded binaries. Where Virustotal Uploader rejects files by too large size, SmartSynchronize wins.

Easier Theming

Theming became easier. Now it is possible to just provide these colors that should be different to the default theme by modifying the file light-patch.theme or dark-patch.theme.

Classic blue-white theme. Even more classic amber-based theme.
Support for renaming multiple files at once.


It is now possible to rename multiple selected files at once using regular expressions.

Calculate Checksum

The Calculate Checksum feature now can work recursively on directories, too.

The Calculate Checksum feature has been improved.
Find Files allows to ignore directories.

Find Files

The Find File feature allows to ignore directories by pattern.

What's New in SmartSynchronize 4.3

The find file or directory feature has been improved.

Improved Find File/Directory

The Find File/Directory feature has been improved:

  • Can remain open after revealing
  • Can view, edit, delete (or delete-to-trash) found files

MacOS 12 with M1/ARM Bundle

The dedicated M1/ARM bundle does not require Rosetta any more, and performs much faster.

Support for MacOS 12 and M1/ARM
A simple text editor with syntax coloring is built-in.

Simple Built-in Text Editor

The built-in text editor supports syntax highlighting for a lot of file formats.

Improved Text-Viewer

The text search feature has been improved. For text files line numbers are shown.

Improved text viewer.
Edit symlink

Edit Symlink

The target for symlinks now can be edited.

What's New in SmartSynchronize 4.2

Directory Compare with image preview.

Directory Compare, Preview with Image Support

The Preview feature of the Directory Compare now also can display images side-by-side.


Now it is possible to manage remote servers with the SFTP protocol - upload, download, delete, create directories.

Multiple configurations can be remembered.

Filter files by just typing.

Quick File Filter

Quickly filter the current directory by typing the name or part of the file name.

The background color gives a hint that some files or directories are hidden (filtered out).

Quickly Change to Favorite Path

If your favorite's configured name starts with a letter or digit, followed by a space, simply pressing Shift+<first-letter> will change to this favorite path. On Windows, press Shift+<drive-letter> to change the drive.

Quickly change to favorite paths.
Set file time.

Set File Time

It's now possible to change the modification file time.

Open empty File Compare

Sometimes you need to compare copy-pasted text. For this you can now easily open an empty File Compare.

Open Empty File Compare.
Create hard links.

Create Hard-Links

The Create Link feature now allows to create hard-links.

Unified several Typing Commands

Several dialogs for opening the recent path, finding a menu item, changing to any path, ... have been unified into one with easy switching between the different commands.

Unified Open Recent Path, Find Menu item, Edit Path

What's New in SmartSynchronize 4.1

Viewer for Large Files

The quick file view of the File Manager can detect UTF-8, UTF-16 LE/BE files from BOM, UTF-8 from content. It can handle even very large files like iso images. Files also can be shown in binary format.

The viewer now can handle very large files.
Saved emails (eml files) can be treated as archives.

EML Files as Archive

Saved emails (EML files) can now be treated as (read-only) archives, so you can look inside, see its different parts and access or extract attachments.

Keyboard Shortcuts Centralized

It is now possible to edit the keyboard shortcuts for all kinds of SmartSynchronize windows at one place - the preferences dialog.

Changing keyboard shortcuts has been centralized.
Reworked syntax highlighting with support for new languages.

Reworked Syntax-Highlighting

The outdated library for syntax-coloring has been replaced with new ANTLR-based code. Some languages were newly added - like ANTLR, bat/cmd files, CMake, InnoSetup, Kotlin, properties files, YAML - less popular ones were dropped.

What's New in SmartSynchronize 4

Dual-Pane File Manager

SmartSynchronize 4 comes with a built-in dual-pane file manager ("commander") which can be used to easier select files and directories to compare, but also use for daily file tasks. There is (nearly) no usable dual-pane file manager available that works on all major platforms (Linux, macOS and Windows), so we decided to write one.

You can copy, move, delete, pack and unpack archives (zip, tar.gz are supported directly, 7z needs a 7z executable), view, open in editors or terminal.

Built-in dual-pane file manager.
Switch to 'known' directories easily by starting to type their name.

Recent directory history (Ctrl+P), Favorites

For file managers quick navigation to often used directories is a key feature. SmartSynchronize supports favorites, but also remembers recently visited directories, so it becomes easy to navigate to them by starting to type the name.

Path-specific Sortings

As with any other file manager, you can sort by name, extension, file size or last modification time. But SmartSynchronize also can remember a special sorting for certain paths. So for example, the Downloads directory is sorted by last modification time while other directories are sorted by extension.

SmartSynchronize can have different sortings for different paths.

Find Files or Directories

A simple find feature allows you to find files by name or (text) content, or subdirectories by name.

Find files by name or content.
Launch own tools from SmartSynchronize.

Tool Integrations

A few of the default features are made with the help of external tools. So it becomes easy to modify the command to open a Terminal window or what editor is used.

Customizable Shortcuts

We focus on power users who prefer keyboard usage and know the well-known "commander" shortcuts. Use the cursor keys to navigate directories and archive contents ("lynx-like motion").

If you are accustomed with other shortcuts, feel free to change them to your preferred ones.

Customizable shortcuts.