For those of you who don’t know, Windows Live Sync (formerly known as FolderShare) is a free file synchronization application that keeps files and folders in sync between multiple PCs. The app is similar to Windows Live Mesh in that regard, and also like Live Mesh, files can be accessed from the web as well as from the desktop. One of the main differences between the two services is that Mesh also includes a remote desktop component. Also, in Mesh, files can be “meshified” (added to your Mesh) upon right-click in Windows Explorer. In Sync, however, you have to specifically select folders and files to sync by adding them to the application. You’re also limited to 20 folders containing 20,000 files each and individual files cannot be bigger than 4 GB. Mesh, on the other hand, doesn’t have these limits – the only limit is on the “cloud” aspect. Mesh’s “Live Desktop” offers 5 GB of free storage.
Still, Sync is good alternative for those who are looking for a slightly simpler synchronization tool and don’t need online storage, only online access to files.
To try Windows Live Sync for yourself, visit sync.live.com to get started.