BitTorrent Sync Moves to Beta, Intros Mobile File Syncing
Article by George Norman
On 18 Jul 2013
BitTorrent Sync, the syncing tool that was introduced in January and rolled out as public Alpha this April, has now moved on to Beta status.

BitTorrent, the company behind the BitTorrent protocol and the BitTorrent and uTorrent applications, announced on Wednesday, July 17th, that is new syncing tool BitTorrent Sync reached an important milestone in its development process: BitTorrent Sync Beta has been rolled out the public. And the interesting thing is that it comes with two highly requested features: mobile file syncing and syncArchive.


BitTorrent Sync Beta – Mobile File Syncing
You can now enjoy this application’s syncing capabilities on your mobile device – and more to the point, you can use BitTorrent Sync on your Android-powered mobile. Go get the app for free from Google’s Play Store and you’ll be able to sync up work folders to your tablet, backup mobile photos, and share files directly to friends and collaborators, all from your Android smartphone.

iOS users have not been forgotten. The BitTorrent Team said it is working on a version for iPhones as well. More news about this will be released in the future.

BitTorrent Sync Beta – SyncArchive
The newly released Beta version comes with basic versioning capability: access to archives of previous versions of your synced files.

Traditional cloud-based syncing solutions come with speed, size, space, and security limitations. With the aim of creating something that is free of such limitations, BitTorrent started work on a simple yet efficient tool to sync files across devices. That tool is BitTorrent Sync. It syncs unlimited files between your devices, lets you share a folder with friends and family, encrypts all file transfers, never stores your info in the cloud, and is specifically built to handle large files. So if you want a free, unlimited, and secure file syncing tool, join the community of BitTorrent Sync users that have already synced more than 8 petabytes of data with the application.

BitTorrent Sync Main Features
  • Sync as many files as you want, securely and rapidly.
  • Share and automatically sync folders with friends and family.
  • P2P tech ensures files are transferred at the maximum speed supported by your network.
  • All file transfers are encrypted.
  • Works brilliantly with large files.
  • One-way synchronization
  • One-time secrets
  • Option to exclude specific files/directories
  • Advanced preferences configuration

Additional information on BitTorrent Sync is available here.
A behind the scenes look at making BitTorrent Sync is available here.

Tags: BitTorrent, BitTorrent Sync, Google, Android, Play Store, Apple, iOS, iPhone, Beta, update
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