Is there a free alternative to Cubby’s direct sync feature?

Justin Pot March 4, 2013
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Hey! My wife and I have been using Cubby’s direct sync feature to keep our photo collection up-to-date on all our computers. Sadly, Cubby is out of beta and this feature is no longer free. For the uninitiated: this feature was sort of like Dropbox, in that it could sync two computer for the Internet, but did not sync to any sort of cloud server and as such was essentially unlimited.

It took me a while to find Cubby, so I was wondering if there was anything quite like it out there on the broader Internet. I don’t want to pay for a subscription for this, and would prefer the tool be as hands-off as possible once it’s set up. Any ideas?

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  1. Zeca
    May 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I don't rely in any betas or private companies that can change the rules of the game whenever they want.
    Go for BitTorrent Sync and it will do the trick: http://labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync.html

    • Justin Pot
      May 13, 2013 at 8:48 pm

      Noticed this just as soon as I got AeroFS set up. Will probably make the switch...

  2. EL
    April 3, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Hi All! It looks like AeroFS is now open for anyone who wants to use it. You can sign up on their website, https://www.aerofs.com/

  3. EL
    March 29, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Glad to be of help. Enjoy!

    • Costis
      April 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      Can you send me an invitation also? Thanks bouroussis at gmail dot com

      Thanks in advance/

  4. EL
    March 29, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Justin: Did you get the invite? Did it work?

    • justinpot
      March 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      I did! Thank you. Seems to be working quite well. I thought I'd sent you a note back, so sorry that I didn't! Thanks again for the invite, the software seems great. Am looking forward to testing it more.

  5. Roger Odermatt
    March 21, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Hello, is it possible that you can send my a invite for AeroFS, it will be very very nice. Thank you

  6. Steve
    March 21, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Hello, is it possible that you can send my a invite for AeroFS? It will be very very nice.
    Thank you very much

  7. EL
    March 7, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    I just started using AeroFS. I like it, I think. It's still in closed Beta, but I have invitations if you need one.

    • justinpot
      March 7, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      Oh man...I think this is the one. I've signed up, but obviously an invite would be appreciated. justinpot.com/contact

    • EL
      March 8, 2013 at 3:12 am

      To invite you I need your email address.

    • justinpot
      March 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      So send me a message there and I'll send back. :) Sorry, I try to avoid putting my main email address online. I hope you understand.

    • mhetis
      March 29, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      Hi. Could you send me an invite? mhetis at gmail dot com

    • Amar
      April 12, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      Can you send Invite for Aerofs on amarendra4u at gmail dot com

  8. Alan Wade
    March 5, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Here is a list of alternatives to Cubby although I must hold my hands up and say I have never used any of them. Worth a look though:
    http://alternativeto.net/software/cubby/?platform=windows&license=free

    • Justin Pot
      March 5, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      I'll go through them, but from what I've seen they all replicate the cloud-sync function, but not the direct sync. Hmm.

  9. Oron Joffe
    March 5, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Well, not exactly like it, but check out Wuala.

    • Justin Pot
      March 5, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      They're a little more hands on than I'd like, but I'll look into them. Thanks for taking the time.

    • ha14
      March 5, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      yap, but if you do not want cloud passage then the freeware can come handy, sure tweaking and learning will be necessary because it is not like install forget. Other method is to drop the files to external hard drive then to plug the hard drive to the target pc and sync there.

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