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    Open Source Syncthing Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Syncthing is FreeFileSync. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Syncthing and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Syncthing are rsync (Free, Open Source), SyncTrayzor (Free, Open Source), Rclone (Free, Open Source) and Onionshare (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 31, 2021

    1. FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.
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      FreeFileSync vs Syncthing opinions
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      UI is not as nice; some features seem to be available only after donating (so “Freemium”, not free)
      Negative comment 4 months ago

    2. 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 appropriate.
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      rsync vs Syncthing opinions
      Some users think rsync is a great alternative to Syncthing, some don't.
      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)
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      Spout they have some overlapping features but are pretty different tools. rsync is much more powerful in the diversity of things it can do and is purely command line. syncthing has a web interface (in addition to cli for those who are so inclined) and device apps and is simpler to set up. rsync will easily let you hose your files if you use it wrong whereas syncthing is more set up to avoid that.
      Negative comment 4 months ago


    3. 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 about 5 years ago

      This is an addon to Syncthing which enables to run Syncthing in the task bar.
      Negative comment over 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 about 4 years ago

    4. Rclone ("rsync for cloud storage") is a command-line program to sync files and directories to and from different cloud storage providers.
      Rclone vs Syncthing opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Spout syncthing runs on devices you control (your computer, your phone) or have access to. rclone interacts with servers other people run.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

    5. Web servers are started locally on your computer and made accessible to other people as Tor onion services. By default, OnionShare web addresses are protected with a random password. A typical OnionShare address might look something like this: ...
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    6. ShareDrop is an HTML5 clone of the Apple AirDrop service. It allows you to transfer files directly between devices, without having to upload them to any server first. It uses WebRTC for secure peer-to-peer file transfer and Firebase for presence management and WebRTC signaling.
    7. Seafile is a professional open source cloud storage platform for organizations. It has complete file syncing and sharing features, reliable file storage and advanced privacy protection feature.
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      Some users think Seafile is a great alternative to Syncthing, some don't.
    8. Sia is a new decentralized cloud storage platform aimed at giving users control of their data. Data is split into hundreds of erasure coded pieces and encrypted locally, and then each piece is uploaded to a separate host.
    9. 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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      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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