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Peer-to-peer giant BitTorrent has updated its file-syncing tool BitTorrent Sync From Pirate Darling To Dropbox Alternative: BitTorrent Sync Lets You Keep Your Files Synchronized Across Machines From Pirate Darling To Dropbox Alternative: BitTorrent Sync Lets You Keep Your Files Synchronized Across Machines Cloud-based file sync services are easy to use and work well, but your privacy may or may not be your first priority. Not to mention the fact that these services always come with a storage... Read More to v1.2, which brings speed improvements and a new iPad app. Their Sync API has also been released in beta so developers can create apps on top of the platform.

Taking a different approach from most of the cloud storage services, BitTorrent Sync claims to be “cloud-free syncing”. Hook it up with a Raspberry Pi Build Your Own Cloud Storage with Raspberry Pi and BitTorrent Sync Build Your Own Cloud Storage with Raspberry Pi and BitTorrent Sync Don't believe the hype: the Cloud is far from secure. But have no fear - now you can roll out your own private, unlimited, and secure cloud storage platform. Read More and it’s your own private, unlimited and secure cloud storage platform.

BitTorrent Sync 1.2 features 20x improvement in file transfer speeds, claiming that a 10GB file can be synced in less than two minutes—provided you have the Internet connection to do that, of course.

The Sync app for iOS has been updated with a new design, improved connection speed, and a native iPad app. Additionally, users can now send and sync files in other apps using Sync, and save media from Sync folders direct to the camera roll.

The new BitTorrent Sync Beta API “will allow developers to create distributed social media, communications, and enterprise apps on top of the platform,” the company said in a blog post. It is designed to work on Windows, Mac and Linux.

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The API lets developers choose whether to sync specific items or entire folders, integrate it into an app without using the default UI, and take advantage of the ‘Secrets’ that make BitTorrent Sync one of the best self-hosted alternatives to Dropbox 3 Self-Hosted Dropbox Alternatives, Tested 3 Self-Hosted Dropbox Alternatives, Tested Dropbox is the original cloud syncing and backup tool. But hosting your own Dropbox-like service comes with a few positives. Let's take a look at some awesome self-hosted alternatives to Dropbox. Read More .

Head to the official pages to download BitTorrent Sync 1.2 or register for the Sync Developer API.

Source: BitTorrent Blog (1), BitTorrent Blog (2)

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  2. Christian from BitTorrent
    November 7, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    @Lev - should be any day, we'll keep Mihir posted on that and we'll surely post on our blog when it's live.

  3. Christian from BitTorrent
    November 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    @Can Koklu - Speed is a major advantage. And BitTorrent Sync skips the cloud, so there is an added layer of privacy and security.

    • Lev
      November 7, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      When do you think the update will show up in the app store?

  4. Can Koklu
    November 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    I'm curious..
    Does this have any benefits over Dropbox other than then price?

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