BitTorrent Sync
BitTorrent Sync
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BitTorrent Sync2.1.3

19 August 2015

Sync files securely without the cloud.

Overview

BitTorrent Sync allows you to sync unlimited files between your own devices, or share a folder with friends and family to automatically sync anything.

File transfers are encrypted. Your information is never stored on a server in the cloud and your data is protected by private keys.

BitTorrent Sync is specifically designed to handle large files, so feel free to sync original, high quality, uncompressed files.

What's new in BitTorrent Sync

Version 2.1.3:
Fixes
  • Sync icon looks to be paused after upgrade
  • Sync is unable to sync files and get approval requests via relay server sometimes
  • Sync moves files to .sync/Archive sometimes
  • Sync moves newly created files to archive sometimes
  • Sync freezes when user closes it due to many files in Archive
  • Sync creates .bts.bts files sometimes
  • Peer duplicates in peer list appear if Sync is killed in an ungraceful way
  • Sync can't be removed from favorites
  • Sync on Windows freezes while transferring/indexing huge amounts of files
  • "Synced" mode applied regardless of user's choice sometimes
  • "Sync Pro license updated" event appears only on one of the linked devices
  • Old type bts placeholders in Sync 2.1 appear when subfolder is removed
  • BTS files appear as duplicates of the Synced file (while the folder is in the Sync all mode)
  • Large amount of folders causes high CPU usage and folder changes get detected only during rescan
  • Files duplicated with .bts placeholders after re-adding by the same path
  • Add "Bittorrent Sync" folder to favorites even when no devices are linked
  • New folders are not propagated to linked NAS devices sometimes
  • Synchronization gets stuck sometimes when many peers involved
  • Sync does not update users permissions when gets a new link with permissions lower than those it had
  • Sync sometimes returns a removed folder if Android device is present in mesh
  • Intermittent Sync crashes on Windows
  • Sync crashes after unlinking
  • Sync crashes after a shared folder on a linked device is disconnected
  • Sync crashes after removing folder on remote linked device
  • Sync crashes when folder owner changes folder access permissions
  • Sync crashes on OS X
  • Sync consumes 200% of CPU resources on OS X, then crashes
  • Sync freezes on start sometimes
  • Improve Sync speed for many small files
  • Sync default ignoreList now contains more service files (icon?, icon\r, icon^M)
  • Improve compatibility to 3rd party apps on POSIX operating systems
  • UI cosmetic fixes

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How would you rate BitTorrent Sync app?

30 Reviews of BitTorrent Sync

4
Maxter
24 April 2013
Version: 1.0.116

Most helpful

Had it installed 2 days now seems to do the job. Stable. Easy to use. Had liked to see an option to exclude some files.
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Smayer97
12 February 2020
Version: 2.1.3
This is SO out of date...Now called Resilio Sync, found here: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/60788/resilio-sync
(0)
5
pietz
05 August 2016
Version: 2.1.3
let me start off by saying that most of the criticism here has long been fixed by BitTorrent. A while back, BT changed their entirely free model to a freemium subscription model, where you had to pay a yearly fee to use premium features. that sucked! not only because i hate subscriptions, but also because it made no sense to have a subscription for something you run on your own hardware. things have changed. the free version has gotten more features and the pro version is a one time purchase. i can only say that it works like a charm. it sits quietly in the background and doesnt need much processing power. it runs on my raspberry pi just as performant as it runs on my workstation. the speeds always max out the possible bandwidth and the load balancing between multiple sources works just as well. i can store files on potentially unsecure servers through encrypted folders and sharing even large folders with friends is easy to set up.
(2)
2
mrperfect
18 August 2015
Version: 2.1.3
Can't get through corporate firewall. Dropbox can. Thus endeth the discussion.
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Spudboy
06 August 2015
Version: 2.1.1
Very happy with this product. Glad I never tried out Pro.
(1)
Dolphinboy2u
04 August 2015
Version: 2.1.1
MacUpdate currently shows minimum system requirement for v2.1.1 as OS X 10.5 (Leopard), when in fact it's OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (per BitTorrent Sync's Help Center).
(0)
0.5
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
24 July 2015
Version: 2.0.105
Agree with a previous commenter who mentioned the bait-and-switch the developer pulled on us. There's simply NO excuse for what the they did to version 2, except that they wanted to rake in more (undeserved) revenue. Version 2 wreaked havoc on my two networked computers. I ended up with partial files everywhere, I presume, because the program can't complete the syncing process. Set up was far too complicated or was buggy because it took many attempts before folders could be synced. Many files that were replaced on one computer were lost because I need up with incomplete versions on the other computer. Version 1 was a near genius product, and I was impressed, so much so I moved to version 2. Bad move! Slow transfers, highly unstabl app, a new, overpriced yearly subscription model. Beware!
(1)
2.5
mrperfect
16 June 2015
Version: 2.0.105
A great way to leave the cloud behind. Nice interface, easy to use. Two modes of use- paid/free. It's fast and convenient. All those things are great. BUT Until they can get it to work through hardened corporate firewalls, it's DOA. TeamViewer can do it and other apps can do it. For small offices that can tweak their own firewalls it's great, but for large business it's sadly a no-go. I worked with their support back and forth.
(0)
2
emce
02 June 2015
Version: 2.0.105
They really screwed this up. At version 1 they had so much potential. And I'm more than willing to pay for the software, even with their weird subscription model, so that's not my concern. They've just managed to completely break the app. There are many bugs and fixes seem to trickle out. Registering devices to your account sometimes results in a hang or crash. Also, canceling my subscription took 8 separate responses to a help desk ticket before I was finally able to get in and stop the recurring charge. I love the concept of being able to host and manage my own data without having to rely on someone else's infrastructure, but the execution in v2 is just poor.
(0)
0.5
Jef4
15 May 2015
Version: 2.0.105
Version 1 was great. Very stable and easy to use. Version 2 crashes on a simple sync. It's hard to manage shared folders. Folders are popping up on computers i don't want to. Rights are a mess. Things that where syncing for a year without a problem are read only after a upgrade. I don't mind to pay for good software. (like version 1) This is just not working.
(0)
2.5
Rochade
12 May 2015
Version: 2.0.105
I was using BTSync for several months and even have purchased the PRO version of it. Until I found it isn't possible to have a shared folder (1 common folder for more than 1 user account) to sync. The BTSync team told me this is how the app is designed - great, I moved on with owncloud. Maybe I have to explain the situation more clearly: my wife and I both use a MBP and there are files that are used by both of us. Now, you can double the needed space as each user has to have its own copy of each file. A lot of wasted space.
(1)
0.5
bcking
22 April 2015
Version: 2.0.85
This software just went from free to an expensive yearly rental fee per device without warning. They not only went from free to paid over an auto-update, they went to paid rental. I'm not impressed with the lack of warning or the new style of licensing. Don't get me wrong. You should be allowed to charge for your work. You also have a responsibility to inform people of your intentions before you break work flow. It would have been pretty easy for an interim update to flash notices that it is moving to a paid product for the features you are currently using. - Prior this the program worked great.
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Jeremyan
15 April 2015
Version: 2.0.85
Version 2.0 has been a nightmare for me so far. The new 2.0 folders are not intuitive and I still haven't figured out how it works exactly. It seems I must link devices, but if I have a folder of that name (from previous sync), it somehow insist on creating a (1) and even (2) folder. You cannot easily remove a folder from a linked device and you can easily remove the folder from all devices. This is insane. A huge step back in terms of usability and ease of use. It would be a huge mistake to make this a power user only tool. And I am a power user and I struggled!
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5
cjred
11 March 2015
Version: 2.0.85
Wow version 2.0 is way more stable and darn fast! people are complaining about the 10 folder limit but actually inside those 10 main folders you can put unlimited files. I'll think about renting it though.
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5
Essadee
10 March 2015
Version: 2.0.85
Reliable, fast, and easy to use. I use it to sync and browse ~80GB (project data, QuickLook plugins folders, a dotfile repository for my gnupg/ssh keys, shell/environment etc) among other things.
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1
Teksestro
10 March 2015
Version: 2.0.85
Version 2 shows a more polished interface, and some welcome new features to a piece of software that was already quite elegant and useful. Unfortunately, in order to use *all* of the software features, users are now expected to pay an ongoing yearly fee. The previous version 1 releases - all tagged as "beta" versions - were all free. It's extremely disappointing to see BitTorrent using 'bait-and-switch' tactics with its customers. I suspect many will be trawling MacUpdate, looking for an open source replacement. Hint to those: google 'Syncthing', and 'Pydio'. There are many business models that BitTorrent could have chosen to use instead of the "ongoing subscription" one. They could have chosen to monetise the app by selling ad space, or released a 'Server' version of the app targeted at corporate and business use. This could have been *the* killer sync app, but I'm afraid that this business model will kill its popularity - it has certainly killed its appeal to me.
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Michelovic
05 March 2015
Version: 2.0.82
Good program 5 stars, but pay a rent every year for every license? no thanks!
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1.5
cjred
22 September 2014
Version: 1.4.83
Didn't work for me after i tried syncing on 16 computers in my company, not "that" really solid syncing with tons of files. It gets lost somewhere and it stops somewhere. I know it is still beta so i'll base my review in the current state. Some PROS based on my experience 1. FREE and secure. 2. Small files and a couple of files sync well Some CONS based on my experience 1. Files and directories have a lot of disparities with tons of data. Some computer have this file and some have not and it says SYNCED which is frustrating. 2. I don't know if BitSync is designed for 10+ computers 3. Other computers are stuck and not syncing at all. 4. Sharing is quite difficult because of those darn codes.
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2
Xanteen
20 September 2014
Version: 1.4.83
Network monitor shows this app moving tons of data, even when the endpoints are in sync. Also, it's using trackers that will set off alarms in corporate network data centers. Be careful when installing it on a corporate machine. Expect a visit from your local IT guys.
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5
Hal2007
27 August 2014
Version: 1.4.72
Working reliably like a charm. Beautiful new UI. Keeps getting better and better. Heavily recommended for those who don't want to rely on a third party cloud hoster. Do it yourself instead.
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5
Bioxy
26 August 2014
Version: 1.4.72
BTSync is the real shizzle!
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Michelovic
27 May 2014
Version: 1.3.94
The actual version is 1.3.105, go to the developer site to download.
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4
Maxter
04 April 2014
Version: 1.3.80
Awesome!
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5
anonymous-dingo-653
12 March 2014
Version: 1.2.91
Still the best most secure way to local or remote backups fully encrypted. Kiss the clouds goodbye! It might not do everything (such as local drive to drive), but imagine you mobile backing up to any home unit that has a live internet connection. And not a bit you file ends up collected and assembled on some server outside of your control.
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Spudboy
09 December 2013
Version: 1.1.42
Version 1.2.67 is out. Fortunately the link here will get you the latest version, even if it is not listed as such.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
22 July 2013
Version: 1.1.42
Oh, I spoke too soon after that last glowing review! Bittorrent Sync seems like a great new app, but I also discovered a huge flaw in how it works on my two machines. I just discovered that whenever text clippings are synced across my two machines on the LAN, they lose their contents. Somehow the syncing reversed and the original files on the first machine were also rendered blank. I had hundreds of these little files stored in my synced documents folders and in other places on the hard drives. Now they are blank. The files are there, but when you open them, there's no data inside.
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4.5
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
17 July 2013
Version: 1.1.42
Didn't know a free app like this could be of so much value and so easy to use. THANK YOU!!! One slight concern: Since I started using BitTorrent Sync, the bi-directional syncing appears to cause some error reporting with Miro (bit torrent client) every time I open it, reporting the database is corrupted and must build a new one. Also, had problems syncing the DevonThink Pro database files between two different machines, but apparently no data loss so far.
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5
Aaron-T
28 May 2013
Version: 1.0.134
After spending several hundred dollars for bulky complex and eventually not very useful apps, I accidentally discover BitTorrent Sync. Amazing...simply amazing. I had tested this program on my home network, and across North America while I am travelling. Works like a charm. To make my statement even more solid, just let me mention that I have 125 sync folders with the total amount of data close for 4 Tb. There is only one warning - sync large data by smaller parts - like folders or else. Also, you can sync file aggregations such as DEVONthink, FileMaker or EndNote databases. BitTorrent preserves the package content, however, you must close your access to synchronizing files - allows to avoid conflicts in bidirectional syncing. I would like also to praise the reference system of MacUpdate which made this discovery possible.
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5
Mountabe
29 April 2013
Version: 1.0.116
Now that's what I am talkin' 'bout. Mobile device support???
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4
Maxter
24 April 2013
Version: 1.0.116
Had it installed 2 days now seems to do the job. Stable. Easy to use. Had liked to see an option to exclude some files.
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5
iMacintosh
24 April 2013
Version: 1.0.116
This is an awesome idea! OMG!
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