BitTorrent Sync

If you love sharing files, but don't trust The Cloud, BitTorrent's Android client has had a big revamp with a new user interface and the ability to share folders via HTTPS link, email, or QR code. The update also revamps the user interface and a few behind-the-scenes improvements. These changes come alongside an equally-vamped desktop client.

BitTorrent Sync allows you to have files automatically copied across multiple destinations, including PC, Android smartphones and tablets. This is done directly via the famous peer-to-peer file-sharing protocol, which skips the need for any kind of cloud service or subscription in order to store files on other destinations.

Get downloading BitTorrent Sync for free at the link above, or check the source link below for a look at the new desktop BitTorrent Sync client.

How do you guys share files on Android? Is Dropbox still the standard? Do subscription costs turn you off? Is privacy a problem when it comes to sending big files?

Source: BitTorrent

 

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BitTorrent Sync for Android updated with link sharing

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The thing is, bit torrent won't be preloaded onto devices whereas Dropbox is. If it were more available to the average user then it would have as much success as Dropbox.

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But then they would be forced to fix all the pirating, and i dont think they want to.

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BitTorrent Sync has nothing to do with piracy so that isn't an issue. It's just a sync system with no middle man. Sure you can use it to send pirated files to other devices or friends, but you can do that with email too.

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Looks like they've dropped the BitTorrent name and are just calling it Sync now.

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I love this app and I use it every day to sync podcasts and radio programmes from PC to phone, it's much quicker and easier than syncing via the Cloud.

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Absolutely! This is my backup app of choice. I use the cloud based Google drive backup for sharing conveniences, but for all my photos and videos I have them backed up safe and sound across my desktop, htpc, and laptop.

It's quite ideal for me...

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This actually sounds really good! The bittorrent protocol works great and I can see how using it for this purpose would be prime!

I'm confused. If I want to share the information with friends does it require the sync software on each device? I usually send a link and let them access what I want via the cloud with anyway they get there.

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Yes it needs to be installed on each device, think of it as a way to sync backup files on masse over a LAN without having to use the cloud.

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Yup. If you're looking for a cloud that is your own and has the abilities of Dropbox, incl sharing via the web UI and all that, try ownCloud

;-)