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

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      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      Synology C2 synchronizes data across all your devices, such as computers, mobile devices, or other Synology NAS. Build a private cloud and ensure files are readily available when and where you need them.
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    1. CopyBucket is a cloud-based clipboard. It gives you the power of cloud-storage with the ease of use of copy/paste. Add items in buckets using copy/paste or drag-n-drop. Items appear on your other devices. Create new buckets and keep related items together.
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    2. 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 a multi-core VPS.

      Discontinued

      Latest commit 3d05473 on Sep 3, 2015 . See https://github.com/timshannon/freehold

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      Perkeep is a set of open source formats, protocols, and software for modeling, storing, searching, sharing and synchronizing future-proof data. Data may be files or objects, tweets or 5TB videos, and you can access it via a phone, browser or FUSE.
    3. e2ee-cloud is a open source, self-hosted, end-to-end encryption software. You can upload and download files in your browser. All files and folders will be encrypted before upload and decrypted after download.


    4. croc is a tool I built to easily and securely transfer stuff from one computer to another. The only tool that is easily installed and used on any platform, and has secure peer-to-peer transferring, and has the capability to resume broken transfers.
    5. Nubo is a self-hosted file sharing application. It currently runs on macOS and Linux. Support for Windows is expected soon. It consists of two applications:
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Convenient file sharing on the web, without registration. Simply upload files and share the URL. The files will expire automatically in one week.
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    6. A full-featured home-hosted Cloud Drive & Personal Assistant. Convert files, create archives, scan for viruses, perform OCR on images or documents, stream media, edit images and more! Compatible with HRC2 Apps!.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Giga.im is a free file sharing and cloud storage service, you can upload any file and you will be given a shareable link right away. Free 100 GB for registered users.
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