Syncthing Alternatives with feature 'Peer-To-Peer'

    In an age of increasing security concerns, privacy-focused tools like Syncthing have gained notoriety among the tech crowd. The app securely synchronizes files across computers and mobile devices.

    There are some great alternatives, most being open-source like Syncthing, which is important to many developers as the source code is always available to check for security holes. Others may prefer to put their trust in well-established commercial tools.

    Some alternatives require a decentralized server but you can easily filter for peer-to-peer tools to find the closest matches. Most tools have desktop apps for Mac, Windows and Linux. Many also provide Android or iPhone apps as well.

    This page was last updated Aug 5, 2021

    1. Resilio Sync allows you to automatically sync files between computers via secure, distributed technology (P2P bittorrent protocol). Fast, intelligent file transfers.
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      Resilio Sync vs Syncthing opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Resilio Sync is a great alternative to Syncthing.
      endolith Same thing as Syncthing but more reliable
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      Performs the same peer to peer sync without need of a cloud server.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      ghos3t It allows one-way syncs without deletes, which means that you can use this app to backup data from one device to another (i.e. from your phone to computer) and then delete the data from your phone to free up space. Syncthing doesn't allow this and if you delete the data from the original source, it gets deleted everywhere it was synced to.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      Most closely matches the scope of things needed to setup and run. Other open source options require server setup, often expanding out to additional packages such as database servers, etc.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      geekypete It's still free for personal use, but is updated commercially. Comes from good people and they should be good for a while.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      They are both P2P mesh sync tools.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

    2. 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 without opening your browser. SyncTrayzor can be configured to automatically start at PC startup.
      SyncTrayzor vs Syncthing opinions
      Some users think SyncTrayzor is a great alternative to Syncthing, some don't.
      JohnFastman 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.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      This is an addon to Syncthing which enables to run Syncthing in the task bar.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      It's an alternative way to use the front-end of syncthing (so it's not a full alternative to syncthing -- it is an add-on), and a great one. I recommend it to ease the usability curve for most users.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago


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      Hypercore Protocol is a peer-to-peer data network built on the Hypercore logs. Hypercores are signed, append-only logs. They're like lightweight blockchains without the consensus algorithm.
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    3. Storj DCS is an Amazon S3 compatible, distributed, encrypted, object storage. It is aimed at developers and well suited to serve as storage backend for use cases like: Data storage and backup, multimedia storage and streaming or large file transfer.
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    4. Librevault is an open-source peer-to-peer file synchronization program, designed with convenience and privacy in mind. Our goal is to make a better alternative to BitTorrent Sync and Syncthing.


      The project seems to be abandoned since March 2017. Latest version, v0.1.19, released in October 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    5. This is a fork of the Syncthing-Android wrapper for Syncthing that brings major enhancements like: * Individual sync conditions can be applied per device and per folder * Recent changes UI, click to open files. * "Battery eater" problem is fixed.
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      Syncthing-Fork vs Syncthing opinions
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      Syncthing alone was not working for me to transfer files from work profile to personal profile so installed each syncthing and its fork and it worked.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      M_O_Z_G Syncthing-Fork is enhancement version of original Android app.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    6. Arbore is a free and open-source file sharing application that enables you to send your pictures, documents, files to your contacts privately and without limits.
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    7. Storro is a peer-to-peer, private blockchain application to store, share and sync your business files.
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