SyncSettings is the first application able to back up and sync the preferences of your mac apps. Tired of settling all your apps after a new macOS install or manually keeping the same settings across several macs? SyncSettings will do it for you.

SyncSettings packages your preferences into a single ssbackup file. So, you can then keep your data locally or store them in the cloud. In this way, all your computers will always have access to the same data. All cloud providers are compatible such as iCloud, Google Drive, One Drive and even GitHub.

The project has been under construction for several months to support the largest number of apps. Almost all the applications of the Mac App Store are already supported by SyncSettings. In addition, a special list of more than 400 non-standard applications and executables has been integrated too.

We thought about developers and designers. Your favorite tools are already integrated: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Illustrator, Atom, IntellijIdea, Omnigraffle, PHP Storm, PyCharm, Tower 3, Transmit, WebStorm, Xcode, Bash, Bundler, Git, Docker, Emacs, Heroku, Maven, MySQL, Perl, PostgreSQL, Vim, Zsh and much more.

We know that many users use SyncSettings to set up new computers or new versions of macOS. That is why we included a note editor. It allows you to write your own notes of what to do. Morover, the app is not limited to preferences files. You can define your own files and it will back up and sync them seamlessly.

If you need more features or if some of your apps are not synced by the applications, we can help you. Feedbacks can be sent directly from the application. In this way, you can contact us for any kind of suggestions and improvements in few clics.

This version has been optimized for macOS High Sierra and later. Moreover the application is available in 7 languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese).

Feedback can be sent directly from the application. In this way, you can contact us for any kind of suggestions and improvements in a few clics.

What’s New

Version 1.2.4

- Add special support for over 40 new apps
- Fix many minor issues

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Big Appletite ,

Seems great, but isn't as actively cared for as I think

it should be. I am hopeful that the developer pushes some fixes here shortly.

marlowe310 ,

Fantastic (and Finally!)

I work with macs for a living, and I'm constantly swapping around my own hardware, depending on what's needed and what's available. So I am constantly re-configuring macs -- so I've also been trying to cobble together my own version of this app for years (out of assorted partial solutions on Github and the like), with limited-at-best-success, and nothing I could really, truly rely on.

This app solves eliminates all that stress by providing a manual-sync for preferences on a per-app/file basis. Outstanding.

I've been testing it out for a couple days, and it works as advertised (although you will need to restart apps, etc, post sync so they pick up the changes).

The ability to add custom files is killer -- basically, if you know what you're doing, you can sync absolutely anything on your machine, including "unsupported" apps.

Finally, the feature to add Notes is brilliant. Just a simple, logical place to store any additional info on your customized setup -- and in a place where you'll remember to update it when necessary.

All that being said, there are a few rough edges -- UI improvements like resizing the window and being able to sync Folders in addition to Files. The dev is very responsive though, and it seems very likely all those points will be addressed in the near future.

Very much looking forward to the progression of this app; god willing the days of half-baked solutions are over for me.

mister zed ,

I can't get ANY apps to sync their settings

I really wanted to love this app, but it does not work for me AT ALL. NOTHING is syncing. I've tried over and over and carefully verified that the file is being synced by iCloud successfully, and even closed the apps using the settings while syncing. NOTHING works.

App Privacy

The developer, Jeremy Vizzini, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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