BitTorrent Sync is now available for Windows Phone, sync files without the cloud

Despite what other blogs would have you believe, BitTorrent Sync was not released for Windows Phone last week. Instead, it was a private beta that was helping develop the Windows Phone version of the app. That beta is finally over. BitTorrent just announced version 1.3 of their Sync product and with it, a new app for Windows Phone users. Let’s check out BitTorrent Sync for Windows Phone.

BitTorrent Sync promises to allow users to share data and files with one another, but still own that data. It offers secure, unlimited file-syncing without requiring a third-party cloud. Your files are never stored on servers, so no NSA eyes will fall on it. You can also access your files anywhere. Create a Sync folder and you’ll be able to access it on any computer, phone or tablet. There’s also no limit on file sizes. Which means you can send files that range in kilobytes to terabytes.  

Version 1.3 of BitTorrent Sync brings a ton of changes to the desktop version of Sync and includes service updates for the mobile apps on iOS and Android, but it also introduces a Windows Phone variant. For the full 1.3 changelog head into the BitTorrent forums.

The Windows Phone app is now public. Here’s what you get with BitTorrent Sync for Windows Phone:

  • 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.

Right now Rich was able to download the app in the U.K. Daniel and I couldn’t grab it yet in the U.S. This appears to be the version of BitTorrent Sync that was a beta last week. So be patient if you try to download right now and get a permissions error. The Windows Phone Store will take time to propagate that the app is now public.

Nonetheless Rich is enjoying it and we all really like the premise behind BitTorrent Sync. Head to the download page and grab the desktop version of BitTorrent Sync for your operating system. You’ll need that to get the most out of BitTorrent Sync. We definitely recommend trying it out on a desktop or PC that you tend to keep on more often than not.

Like Live Mesh, BitTorrent Sync works by skipping the cloud and syncing files and data directly between devices. We like that and know a lot of you are looking forward to something like this.

Download BitTorrent Sync from the Windows Phone Store today. It’s free!

Source: BitTorrent Blog

Sam Sabri