Version 2.0 of BitTorrent Sync has been released. BitTorrent Sync is a closed source peer-to-peer file synchronization tool with clients for Windows, OS X, Linux, BSD, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and various NAS devices. It makes it possible to synchronize files between various devices in-house, but unlike services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive, it does not store anything on cloud systems. The differences between the free and paid version have increased in 2.0, so only a maximum of ten folders can be synchronized and no permissions can be set. The main improvements in version 2.0 can be found below.
16X faster than the cloud.
- The shortest path between devices.
Sync uses local networks when available, and cuts out needless round trips through servers in the cloud.
- Synchronize only what has changed. Not entire files.
Instead of moving an entire file every time it is updated, Sync incrementally updates only the pieces of a file that have changed.
Huge files. Unlimited sharing capacity.
- No folder size limits. The bigger the better.
10GB? 100GB? no problem. Easily move massive multi-terabyte folders.
- Sync and share absolutely everything.
Putting all of your stuff in the cloud is impractical. Sync shares everything from existing folders without uploading huge files to the cloud.
- Your information is never stored on servers in the cloud.
Your files and personal identity are only stored locally on the devices you authorize, never in the cloud. Your identity can never be correlated to the data you share with Sync.
- No account. no passwords. No cloud vulnerabilities.
Cloud services are attractive to hackers because user account information is centralized. Sync uses distributed cryptographic security so there is no central target for attacks.
|Operating systems||Windows 7, Android, Linux, macOS, Windows Vista, iOS, Windows 8, Windows 10|