In January, we opened up a pre-Alpha program for a new syncing tool called BitTorrent Sync. (We are unapologetic literalists here.)
Sync is unlimited, secure file-syncing. You can use it for remote backup. Or, you can use it to transfer large folders of personal media between users and machines; editors and collaborators. It’s simple. It’s free. It’s the awesome power of P2P, applied to file-syncing.
20 thousand people signed on to help us test Sync out; syncing over 200 terabytes of data along the way. With thanks to our intrepid pre-Alpha users, we’re ready to open up the Sync to everyone. Here’s the deal.
Unlimited, fast file-syncing.
Sync an unlimited number of files between your own devices. Share and automatically sync folders with friends and family. Since Sync is based on P2P and doesn’t require a pit-stop in the cloud, you can transfer files at the maximum speed supported by your network.
Secure, private file transfers.
With Sync, file transfers are encrypted. Your information is never stored on a server in the cloud; your data is protected by encrypted keys. Your files belong to you, and stay on the devices of your choice.
The bigger the file, the better.
BitTorrent Sync is specifically designed to handle large files, so you can sync original, high quality, uncompressed files.
Since the pre-Alpha program, we’ve also added a few handy features and fixes:
Option to exclude specific files/directories
Advanced preferences configuration
Support for additional types of NAS devices
Improved Linux WebUI
Bug fixes and other improvements
If you’re comfortable working on and with Alpha software, help us solve for syncing.