In this post, you will find answers to these questions:
- How to sync files online as well as offline?
- How to sync files across multiple devices which are on different platforms like Windows, Mac, Linux, Android etc.,?
- How to sync files with high data transfer speeds?
- How to sync files in the most private and the secure way?
- Is there any free software to sync files and folders?
Answer to all these questions is one. And that’s Syncthing.
Syncthing: Opensource Secure File Synchronization
Syncthing is an opensource program built for continuous file synchronization. It synchronizes files and folders between multiple devices in real time. Data being transferred is safe from the prying eyes of any eavesdropper. You have complete control over the data you share, where it is stored and whether there will be any third party involvement or not. Here are the reasons why you should make Syncthing a part of your daily work:
- Free & Opensource: Syncthing is opensource, that means, it is free for lifetime and the source code is open for all to view. It is very essential for those who are more concerned about their data over the Internet.
- Privacy: No data is stored on any server. Your data is your data alone and it is stored only locally i.e,. on your machine. So, there is no problem of your data being compromised.
- Security: All communication is secured using TLS and syncthing utilizes only the open protocols which are already well established and fully documented.
- Cross Platform Support: Syncthing can be used across all your devices to synchronize files whether it be Windows, different Linux distributions, Mac, Android and many more.
- No Limit & Very Powerful: There is no limit on the amount of data you can synchronize. It totally depends on your need. You can sync as many folders as you want.
- Simplicity: Syncthing is simple to use and does not require any advance configuration.
- Both Online and Offline: When there is internet connection, syncthing can work online and when is not, it can work offline provided all the devices are connected to the same LAN.
Visit the Syncthing download page to download the base syncthing program.
On the download page, you can find download options for various OS including Windows, Mac and Linux. Syncthing is basically a command line utility but if you are new to Syncthing or not familiar to command line then you can also download some user friendly OS integrations, providing things like system tray icons, file browser integration, etc. This will ease your work. These utilities are at the top of the same download page.
If you are an android user, you can find the Syncthing app from Google Play store.
Any questions regarding this? You can always comment!