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I have a Galaxy s3 and I'm wondering if there is a way to sync pictures that is better than Dropbox

Right now I use Dropbox which just downloads all my pictures but it doesn't use the same folders that I have my pictures in, it just dumps them in one big Dropbox folder. Also it doesn't update the pictures so if I delete one on my phone it stays on Dropbox.

I'm looking for a better way to sync my pictures. Preferably a way that I can have the same folder setup synced as well as update deletes, renames, etc.

It doesn't have to be wireless or Internet based like Dropbox it can be a program on my computer, mac or Windows.

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For windows you can use something like SyncToy. It is a Powerful sync tool offered by Microsoft.

SyncToy 2.1 is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between locations. Typical uses include sharing files, such as photos, with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.

Using this tool you can define different types of relationships -

  • Synchronize: New and updated files are copied both ways. Renames and deletes on either side are repeated on the other.
  • Echo: New and updated files are copied left to right. Renames and deletes on the left are repeated on the right.
  • Contribute: New and updated files are copied left to right. Renames on the left are repeated on the right. No deletions.
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For Windows, I personally prefer to use FreeFileSync. It is open source software.

FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization tool providing highly optimized performance and usability without a needlessly complex user interface.

I often use the software to do a backup of my work related data onto an external hard drive.

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Not quite what its designed to do, but google plus and its instant upload option actually work pretty well for this - It creates 'folders' based on the day, you can keep things private, and it uploads full size images as long as you have enough space.

You can then use the G+ application on android or the webui to move around files, and you can download the entire album.

The only issue I find is with renaming - there's no obvious option to do so.

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