BitTorrent preps secure private Dropbox alternative called Sync

first_imgBitTorrent Sync is coming, and it’s going to offer a very different take on multi-device file synchronization than what current apps like Dropbox, SkyDrive, and SugarSync do. Sync shoves aside the cloud locker and instead opts take care of business using good old P2P transfers.Client apps are available for Windows, Mac, and Linux systems, and there’s also a web-based version that can be utilized on NAS devices. Your data is transmitted securely, and it’s only shared with the people you want to share it with. As you would expect, synchronization happens silently in the background. The bigger the private swarm you establish for your sync jobs, the faster the transfers will occur… and the more redundant your backups become.There are some tradeoffs, of course. The biggest may be that many of your devices are probably sharing the same internet connection at any given time. The fact that you’ve got multiple seeds at hand to potentially accelerate transfers won’t matter since everything’s trying to squeeze out the same pipe. You’ll also be giving up a bit of convenience. More traditional sync services give you access to all your files via a web app, too. While you could certainly configure your router to allow access to a web-based management interface for an app like BitTorrent Sync, it’s not nearly the same kind of hassle-free setup Dropbox or Google Drive provides.Still, Sync is only in the pre-alpha development phase right now — and if anything is clear from watching BitTorrent’s other apps evolve over the years, it’s that you never can tell what the company is going to do next. When your motivation is to “make a better Internet using P2P,” just about anything is fair game.If you’re interested in checking BitTorrent Sync out, head to the source link below and sign yourself up.More at BitTorrent and TorrentFreaklast_img read more

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