GoodSync Server for Android makes your device discoverable from any other computer running GoodSync or GoodSync Explorer. Once installed, simply connect your devices using GoodSync Connect and you may:
- Connect to your Android device via internet or cellular data no matter where it is.
- Sync files between a computer and an Android device.
- Upload/download files to/from your Android device.
Install and Configure
- In Google Play, search for GoodSync and install GoodSync Server on your device.
- Install GoodSync on your desktop or laptop computer.
- If you do not have an existing GoodSync Connect account, create one here: https://www.goodsync.com/gs-connect
- Start GoodSync Server on the Android device and provide your GoodSync Connect credentials. This will allow your Android device to become discoverable so that you may connect to it from other devices.
- From the connecting device, open GoodSync, click on the source or destination folder, go to GoodSync Connect, provide the same credentials from step 3, and press Go. This will list all GoodSync Connect devices under this GoodSync Connect account, including your Android device.
- You may now sync, download files, and upload files to it. You may also rename, delete and copy files and folders.
Download for non-Android Market users
Download GoodSync Server from here, if you are not using Google Play (Android Market):
External SD Cards in Android 5.0
How to setup External SD card to become writable by GS Server:
* Start GS Server for Android, and Login to your GS Connect account.
* Click menu icon and select 'Pick writable folder'.
* Choose SD Card folder to be made writable.
* Now GS Server will show this folder in 'User selected folder' under 'Home folder'.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much does it cost?
A: GoodSync Server for Android is free for personal or non-profit use on your Android device.
Q: Do I really need a GoodSync Connect account?
A: Yes. For security reasons, a GoodSync client can find a GoodSync server only when they belong to the same GoodSync Connect account.
Q: Do you sync files via intermediary server or locally?
A: If the connecting device and your Android device are on the same local network, then all files are synced via your local network only. If the Android device is in a different network, our GoodSync Mediator server will facilitate the connection between the two remote devices. Note: The GoodSync Mediator server only helps in locating your device, it does not perform any actual file transfer or receive/retain any data.
Q: Will it consume expensive cellular bandwidth?
A: Cellular data will only be used if the Android device is not connected to the internet and cellular data use is available/allowed by the user.
Q: Will I be able to access multiple SD cards?
A: Yes. Starting with version 1.18, GoodSync Server will show all SD cards it can find. However, if your card cannot be found, consider using the Root File System mode, as seen below.
Q: How can I see the entire file system of Android device, starting from the root?
A: GoodSync Server deliberately hides the root file system so that it is more difficult for user error, instabilities, and data corruption to occur. However, you may view the entire file system of the device with the following steps: - Logoff (Stop) GoodSync Server on Android. - Go to Preferences in Context menu. - Check Root File System mode. - Start GoodSync Server, and you will see the root file system.
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