Syncthing Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Syncthing for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Resilio Sync , which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Syncthing and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Syncthing are FreeFileSync (Free, Open Source), rsync (Free, Open Source), Rclone (Free, Open Source) and MediaFire (Freemium).

    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. FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files.
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    3. 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 over 5 years ago

    4. Rclone is a command line program to sync files and directories to and from: - Google Drive - Amazon S3 - Openstack Swift / Rackspace cloud files / Memset Memstore - Dropbox - Google Cloud Storage - Amazon Cloud Drive - Microsoft One Drive - Hubic - Backblaze B2 -...
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      MediaFire is the simple solution for uploading and downloading files on the internet. It focuses on providing a positive experience for downloaders, but does not offer an affiliate program for uploaders.
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    5. 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.
    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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