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. A macOS GUI for rsync.
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      • Online
      You can upload any type of files.
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      With Cloudu you can manage your own files in one central location. You can access all your documents, videos and music from various devices! The files are secured, the servers are located in Germany.
    2. This is a client-oriented implementation, designed to work online by downloading and uploading files from an active device on the network (instead of synchronizing a local copy of the entire repository).

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      The official website link reads: "Nobody is working on this project anymore. If you’d like to pick up development, please ask about it on https://forum.syncthing.net/ 1, or feel free to fork."

      https://github.com/syncthing/syncthing-lite

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    3. Document management system in your server, customizable to your needs. Access your documents with full featured web UI or mount published folders into desktop via WebDAV.
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    4. Qabel is a free, published-source cryptography platform. The platform encrypts everything that is connected with it end-to-end, including Messenger, e-mail, industrial applications and individual solutions.
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    5. FileAgo is a easy and highly secure self-hosted file storage and collaboration platform for companies and teams. Compared to other solutions, FileAgo is an attempt to tackle the collaboration part in a slightly different matter.
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    6. Internxt Drive offers a fully secure cloud storage experience. Files uploaded to Internxt Drive are client-side encrypted, and only the user holds the decryption key of these. Additionally, prior to being uploaded, files are fragmented. Servers only host encrypted shards.
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      brig is a distributed & secure file synchronization tool with version control. It is based on IPFS, written in Go and will feel familiar to git users. Think of it as a swiss army knife for file synchronization or as a peer to peer alternative to Dropbox.
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    7. 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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