Hands on with BitTorrent Sync

Announced back in January and subsequently thrown into private alpha, BitTorrent Sync (Windows, Mac, Linux) rolled out its first version, available to the general public today. Rather than using a central online repository for your synced files, BitTorrent Sync uses the BitTorrent file-sharing protocol to transfer files between your various devices, using your rules and custom settings.

The latest version, 1.0.116, adds a few new features like one-way and one-time syncing as well as the ability to exclude specific files or subdirectories from syncing.

BitTorrent Sync’s Shared Folders tab.

(Credit: Screenshot by Peter Butler)

After spending a few hours today syncing various files across different Windows and Mac devices, I was mostly impressed by BitTorrent Sync. The installed application is lightweight and the interface, straightforward and logical. Transfer speeds were blazing fast, and the syncing system seems to be both easy to use and secure. Each “Shared Folder” in BitTorrent Sync receives a 21-character … [Read more]


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