Peer-to-peer downloads are usually labelled as being the key source of software and media piracy, but is it really all that bad?
BitTorrent Sync is a peer-to-peer medium for downloading and uploading files. It functions very much like BitTorrent, except instead of .torrent files, the app gives you a unique link and permissions which you can set, so your files are always secure.
It is also extremely easy to use, as syncing folders is as simple as scanning a QR code, or pushing the unique URL to the device of your choice (mainly, your Android smartphone/tablet). Since it’s peer-to-peer too, your files do not go through any external server or computer, which means your files go straight to your device without any delay.
- Sync files from device to device without hassle
- Simple intuitive interface
- Camera Backup ensures that your photos are always in sync with your PC/other device
- Interface design looks odd (Material floating action button but Holo action bar)
- Can be slow if either PC or smartphone has a slow Internet connection
- Always-on notification can be a little clunky
Need to backup your files right now? Head over to the Google Play Store to grab BitTorrent Sync here:
You can get the desktop client here:
What do you think, is peer-to-peer networking the future of cloud computing? Let me know in the comments below!