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    rsync is a software application for Unix which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer using delta encoding when...

    Open Source Linux BSD Haiku

    • rsync is a pure command line client, requiring explicitly the command to be typed, with accurate data on the destination whereas Syncthing seems to run in background. This would require to use rsync plus something else (e.g. a scheduler, cron, acron, pick one) Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Seafile is a professional open source cloud storage platform for organizations. It has complete file syncing and sharing features, reliable file storage and advanced...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted

  • SparkleShare icon


    SparkleShare is a Free Open Source syncing tool. Its light, secure and easy to use. SparkleShare allows you to setup your own servers so you always keep control on your...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    AeroFS lets you synchronize your files without servers and build private cloud storage out of your own devices. How It Works We strive to make AeroFS a simple and...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad

    • I currently use AeroFS, and am reading about Syncthing. I think they serve very similar purpose, but AeroFS is closed source; Syncthing is basically being developed because not enough open source options exist in this space. Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Syncany is an open-source cloud storage and filesharing application. It allows users to backup and share certain folders of their workstations using any kind of storage...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued "The core team of Syncany is on hiatus for an indefinite amount of time." See
  • SyncTrayzor icon


    SyncTrayzor is a wrapper for Syncthing which allows Syncthing's window to be hidden in the tray area. SyncTrayzor has a built-in web browser to manage Syncthing...

    Open Source Windows Syncthing

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    • This is an addon to Syncthing which enables to run Syncthing in the task bar. Guest • Sep 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Ordinarily, SyncThing - which is great - runs in a web browser tab. Some people don't like that. Fair enough. So they made SyncTrayzor which gives you an alternative way of accessing SynThing functionality via the taskbar. It's not an alternative, though. It's an add-on. I don't see that much of an advantage, but others might. JohnFastmanJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Freehold - An open, secure, and lightweight platform for your files and data. Lightweight and Fast: Freehold can run efficiently on everything from a Raspberry Pi to...

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Syncthing Comments

Easiest way to run Syncthing 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by jeff393
about Syncthing Oct 2015

Syncthing is amazing. I started using it about 2 months ago, and it's been great. My company, Portal - lets anyone self host open-source cloud applications like Syncthing at their own domain, on their private cloud server.

log into our Demo to try Syncthing on Portal.


If using SyncThing on Windows get SyncTrayzor instead 2 Helpful

Positive Comment by Furioslyr
about Syncthing Jun 2015

SyncTrayzor will encapsulate SyncThing within a regular program window. Can be closed and/or minimized to tray and start-up minimized as well. You can still access the web interface if desired. The SyncThing executable keeps a (ugly) taskbar slot constantly open, SyncTrayzor fixes this. Get it here,
Also, I would like to add that it works just fine on Windows 10 x64 (TP-10130) without a hitch.

I sought out an alternative to Bitorrent Sync and SyncThing+SyncTrayzor takes care of my needs.