Syncthing Alternatives

    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. SyncBack is a tool to backup, synchronize, and restore data files. · Free: SyncBackFree (Windows) is a simple backup and restore solution at no cost.
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    2. 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.
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    3. Koofr is a safe, secure and simple way to store, backup and share your documents, photos, videos and more. It offers up to 10GB of free safe storage for your files with affordable upgrades and options to connect multiple cloud accounts.
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    4. Icedrive is a cloud storage, backup and file sharing service with browser, desktop and mobile apps. The Icedrive desktop application allows users to mount their cloud storage space as a real hard drive.
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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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    5. 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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    6. Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows.
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    7. 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 data.
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    8. A Dropbox-like file manager that connect to your existing storage: FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Git, S3, Minio, Dropbox, Google Drive.
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    9. SyncToy is a free PowerToy designed by Microsoft, that provides an easy to use graphical user interface that can automatically synchronize local or network files and folders, but not WebDAV-, "Windows Mobile" files or folders and no triangle-sync as only Allway Sync...

      Discontinued

      Latest version 2.1 published on 11/24/2009

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