Ben Rister today announced the release of Synk 5.0, a major new version of his easy-to-use synchronization and backup software. Changes in version 5.0 include dramatically widened compatibility with foreign filesystems and networking protocols, comprehensive inclusion/exclusion rules, a sophisticated new preview panel, integrated scheduling, and full alias and symbolic link support. Synk 5.0 requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later and is priced at US$20 for non-commercial use, and $40 for commercial use (single-user registrations are free to education customers). In addition, Synk 5.0 includes a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. A free demo is available.