Thursday, May 02, 2013

On my Mac/Windows PC…BitTorrent Sync

BitTorrent Sync

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From the folks that brought you the equally praised and vilified BitTorrent file sharing technology comes a file syncing solution similar to DropBox and other product. BitTorrent Sync allows you to sync files between any number of computers without using an intermediary server or system. Computers communicate directly between each other using BitTorrent technology. One major benefit is that you aren't limited to the file storage provided by the company, like DropBox, but only your own local disk space.

BitTorrent Sync is released under the BItTorrent Labs banner and it is beta -- still a work in progress, but I wanted to give it a try to compare it to DropBox, which I have been using to  share and deliver large video files to clients and friends. The basic functionality seems to  work well and quickly and I continue to use it to see what issues may arise.

Previously in On My Mac/Windows PC...

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On My Mac/Windows PC is an on-going series highlighting the software (and sometimes, hardware) I use on my Mac nearly every day. Look for additional On My Mac…posts in the coming weeks! -- Douglas

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