Author: Jonathan Language: text
Description: Syncthing is now called Pulse. Timestamp: 2014-10-19 15:55:24 +0000
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  1. Not sure if you missed the news, but Syncthing is now called Pulse.
  6. It's a bit more of a pain to set up than btsync, but it's completely open source and doesn't involve a central server at all. So, for some use cases, it may be a better choice than btsync.
  8. Personally, I started looking into alternatives to btsync because it just doesn't work well with Android. It frequently fails to sync files, and that's just unacceptable. I want to be able to use it to sync my entire phone to make it easy to transfer files to and from it (as well as have a backup of it), and that just doesn't seem to work properly with btsync. So, much as it's a great idea, and it seems to work well on my desktop, using it with my phone just hasn't worked out. And syncthing / pulse seems like it could be a good alternative, though I just started using it, and it's definitely in alpha right now, so it may have its own issues such that I'll have to drop it. But I figured that I should point it out since you like btsync so much, and it's an alternative to it.
  10. At this point, I'd say that syncthing /pulse is probably better for syncing your private files, since it keeps them completely private and is open source, wheras btsync is a clear winner for sharing them publicly (like what you do with Unfiter), since syncthing requires that both ends accept the connection, which wouldn't work well for general distribution but is great for security.
  12. There are also a couple of android apps for it:
  18. The Syncthing app has a better UI and feature set but doesn't currently work with external SD cards (something that they're working on), whereas Power Tools does. So, for the moment, I'm using Power Tools (since I need to sync my external SD card), but I suspect in the long run, I'll be using the Syncthing app, since aside from that, it's nicer.
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