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BitTorrent Sync coming soon to Windows Phone, currently in private beta

BitTorrent Sync

BitTorrent Sync is coming soon to Windows Phone. The app was discovered in the Windows Phone Store and appears to be undergoing a private beta at the moment. Fans of BitTorrent will be pretty excited to learn about their new Sync service. Ready to access your files from anywhere on the planet for free? How about sharing files with a free and not having to worry about upload limits on the size of the file? You can do all of that with BitTorrent Sync.

What is BitTorrent Sync (www.bittorrent.com/sync)? Think of it as cloud storage like OneDrive or Dropbox. The difference is that your files never end up on servers owned by companies like Microsoft, Google, Dropbox, Box and others. Instead your files are only ever on your machine. It’s basically a private cloud that you control. Remember Live Mesh? Like that. 

The Windows Phone app is currently in a beta. No, there is no public sign up. The app appears to have started a beta test sometime in mid-December. That’s at least when the official BitTorrent Sync twitter account started looking for beta testers. Judging from screenshots in the Windows Phone Store, the app sports a spartan look, but appears functional.

BitTorrent Sync

Here’s what you can look forward to when the app goes public.

  • Access all your Sync folders and files from your Windows Phone device.
  • Add photos from your Windows Phone device to any of your Sync folders.
  • Automatically back up your Camera Roll to a folder on your computer.
  • File transfers are encrypted and protected by secure keys.
  • Your information is never stored on a server in the cloud.
  • Connecting the Sync application to other Sync folders is as easy as taking a picture of a QR code with your camera.

BitTorrent Sync

We reached out to the BitTorrent team to learn more about the app and when we can expect it. We’ll definitely let you guys and gals know when it comes.

Thanks for the heads up Robert W!

P.S. It won't do you any good just yet, but this is where you'll find the app in the Windows Phone Store. You were going to ask anyways. 

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BitTorrent Sync coming soon to Windows Phone, currently in private beta

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Yeah definitely excited to see apps like this coming to Windows Phone. The iOS/Android apps aren't that old either. Few months I think. 

I'm able to download it now. is that right? Because the link is live
Edit: I'm being such a noob. I didn't even try the link. I can't download it sorry for my stupid behavior :)

No, its in private beta. You see an install button but it will tell you permission denied if you try to install it.

Can't believe MS killed this (mesh). Glad to see someone picking up the slack. Goodbye SkyDrive! Hello owning my own data again!

Nice. You're not in the beta right? You'd be the first. It's totally possible that this will be the public link and it's slowly rolling out in the Windows Phone Store from beta to public. Enjoy! 

Interesting...following download link, app is already available to install or am I missing something?

Update: clicking Install gives an error - Can't download...sorry, you don't have permission to download this app. :'(

I would remove the link to the beta, as it seems to be causing a lot of confusion. Generally when the app goes live to the public, they end the beta and submit the app - and it would have a different appid/link

I've been using BitTorrent Sync to sync family photos, videos and recorded television between family and friend for a year already and love it.
Fast, efficient, graceful - great when want to back up your data on a distant location.

I like my OneDrive,  but personal server is way better! Now the question is, Win 8 app available?  Love to have this on my Surface 2

What about telegram?? It was uspposed to come in jan but telegram isnt getting a declining response in other os coz ppl have spread the word trojan horse

I love articles like this because they inevitably out those who read articles and those who don't and just comment on them.

AWESOME!!! I really love this app for my Nexus 4 and am so happy it will be available for my 1020 soon. Finally one place to store all my videos and photos from my mobile devices...my own home server!!!! :)

Is anyone concerned with security with this app, or is it just me?  I know it has authentification, but are our files in any way going to Bittorrent?

When I try to download the app I get a message that says I don't have permission to download the app. Why am I getting that message?