Almost two years ago, BitTorrent brought us BitTorrent Sync, a direct device to device syncing service. It’s been that good and that easy to use. Last year, I had a family member with a damaged iPhone 4, important pictures, and no way to transfer them. When everything else had failed, Sync was able to come through. Now they’re making it even better with the public release of Sync 2.0.
Sync 2.0 builds on everything done up through 1.4, which was the latest final release, and adds some new features. The user interface for Sync 2.0 has been tweaked to enhance the user experience. BitTorrent has also moved Sync 2.0’s security to a certificate-based model. Sync also adds additional capabilities to Sync Pro that are more in step with workgroups. All your machines will now be linked via Sync Pro identity, on demand use of files, and easy control of ownership and permissions of files and folders. Sync is coming to NAS, allowing you a central depository for your files. It’ll work with leading NAS makers like QNAP, Synology, Drobo, and many more. You can find their full list here.
The Mac and PC versions of Sync 2.0 are available now. Rollout of the iOS, Android, and Windows Phone versions will happen in their app stores throughout the day.