Sync Update: Search & New Column Options
It’s been a few weeks since we took the beta tag off Sync and introduced version 2.0. Each week, we publish a story here that showcases how a customer uses the product, and we’re quickly learning some of the areas where Sync has been most useful.
If someone shares a large folder with you, or there’s a folder you need on another computer, you may want access to it but don’t want to sync the entirety of its contents onto your device.
When connecting to a folder, you are presented with a “Sync all” toggle, which allows you to choose if you want to synchronize all contents of the folder or not. If you turn this off to save space on your computer, you can still see everything via placeholders. This allows you to search and navigate through the files and consume only the ones you need. If a change is made to those files on another device, they will be synced.
For a folder you’re already connected to, you can change this setting in the folder’s options menu. Here’s how:
Scott Rackliff, chief technical officer, shares how Sync’s distributed architecture complements his company’s distributed workforce:
Private Messaging App Rolls Out for iOS and Adds “Whisper” Messages Since our open alpha release last September, a lot has happened in the private messaging space. Services have come and gone, some have been breached and patched, and in many cases, users have been left feeling violated, or at the very least, changed what…
Steve Bliesner shares his team’s story: Here at The Photo Booth Guys, our aim is to create beautiful photos and amazing experiences. There’s no detail too small; we look at every background, every prop, every print, making sure the final product is awesome. We operate in Australia and the United Kingdom, offering both photo booths…
Let’s say there’s a folder of files you’d like to access on your mobile device; maybe there’s something you need to review on the train ride home, or there’s a project file you’d like to show a client. Whatever the reason, the process of getting this set up can be challenging.
Sync Stories is a column dedicated to our users. Each week, we showcase a different use case for BitTorrent Sync and the personal stories behind it. In this week’s edition: Entrepreneur Matt Henderson shares how Sync helps him organize files at home, from important documents to things that his entire family needs access to.
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