Free private folder sync utility BitTorrent Sync goes public



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BitTorrent publicly releases its BitTorrent Sync utility, which works like Dropbox and the competition but does not depend on a third party cloud host and only the user and whoever the user is sharing with has access to the shared files.

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I’m testing this right now on several laptops.

So far so good. It’s quite fast as well.

The only thing that annoys me is that i can’t choose my own secret keys during the setup. They have to be generated by the application first. Then i can change them into my own keys.


With technology like this, cloud storage services such as Sky Drive and Rapid Share may not be necessary for a large number of people. Of course, they may still find uses as short-term backup (or long-term for the mindless people who fail to realize how much money could be saved by simply purchasing HD’s).


TSJ, that’s what we do. We have our own ‘room’ on a P2P and can accomplish everything that way. Of course, we use Google Calendar too, but Google Drive (like MS’s SkyDrive) has administration questions that can only be answered after-the-fact, and none will be to the consumer’s benefit - they’ll only benefit themselves first and foremost. P2Ps (or Torrent like) give us speed, content and a security that we’re comfortable with.