Introducing BitTorrent Sync 1.2

BitTorrent Sync crosses the 1 million user mark. Sync 1.2 features a new developer API, plus performance enhancements and expanded iOS capabilities.

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BitTorrent Sync is a beta project in cloud-free syncing. Our goal is to build a sharing tool that lets you move big files, and big ideas, freely. Without surveillance. Without speed limits. And without size caps. Your data belongs to you. Sync is designed to keep your stuff yours; with you and your team, wherever you are.

Last July, we introduced the BitTorrent Sync Beta. Since then, we’ve synced over 30 petabytes of data; growing to over a million monthly active users. And our product has grown up, too. Today, we’re happy to announce Sync 1.2. Here’s what’s new.

Sync is now 2X faster

Sync skips the cloud to deliver files faster than server-based alternatives, like Dropbox. And with 1.2, we’ve boosted Sync’s speed performance. The app’s been clocked at 90 MB/s on the LAN. Which means your 10 GB file will be synced in less than two minutes. (Note that speed is dependent on your Internet connection, and will vary.)

Sync for iOS7 and iPad

Good news for Apple fans. We’ve updated Sync to include new design, improved connection speed, iOS7 compatibility, and a native iPad app. We’ve also added to the iOS feature set. You can now send and sync files in other apps using Sync, and save media from your Sync folders direct to your camera roll.

Sync 1.2 features a number of other performance improvements and bug fixes. Looking to build something on top of Sync? We’ve also added a developer API.

Download BitTorrent Sync 1.2.

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Developers: you can sign up for the API over here.

Lou
Written by: Lou

Lou is a product marketing manager at BitTorrent, Inc., where he works on BitTorrent Sync, a free app that allows you to sync and share large files with anybody via secure, distributed technology.

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  • Sushubh

    The app’s been clocked at 90 MB/s on the LAN. Which means your 10 GB file will be synced in less than two minutes. (Note that speed is dependent on your Internet connection, and will vary.)

    I am confused. If I am syncing my Android phone with my computer on my local Wi-Fi… Would it still consume my Internet bandwidth?

    • Marek Lukas

      Don’t worry, it won’t.If you are on same network, you can even unplug DSL/WAN cable from router and will still work. ;-)

  • kokhean

    I kind of wish that I can use this over my school’s wireless, but it seems that they have blocked BitTorrent services :(

  • Henrynox

    The new version for ipad sounds great, but when will it actually be available for download? I keep seeing version 1.1 in the store.

    • BitTorrent

      It was submitted into the app store today. Check back, it should appear soon.

      • julien

        Indeed, I can’t see as of now the ipad version, only the iphone in 1.1.118. Is that opened to all countries ?

  • hellonearthis

    You say “Without surveillance.” But then go on to say “we’ve synced over 30 petabytes of data”. How do you know that, without surveillance?

    • user

      Is this even open source? If it’s closed source we can only conclude it’s insecure and potentially under surveillance.

  • Christian

    @hellonearthis The client reports back anonymous usage statistics in the same way our other clients do. BitTorrent Sync uses this call to check if there is new build available. It also contains some anonymous statistics so we can understand how Sync performs.

  • Timmie

    Hello,
    this all looks great.

    A small question though:
    * is this 100%FOSS?
    * has the source code been certified?

    Keep up the spirit!