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BitTorrent reveals Sync 2.0, a supercharged update for its cloudless file syncing tool

Ian Paul | Nov. 20, 2014
BitTorrent has some big plans for Sync in 2015. The bad news is most of them are going to cost you.

That's a lot of new stuff for Sync fans, but to get it you'll have to pony up $40 per year. However, BitTorrent says there will be a trial period during the initial Sync 2.0 rolls out that will allow all users to try Sync Pro for a limited time.

Fear not, free users: You'll also be able to continue using the no-cost Sync service that you've been shifting files with thus far. Sync 2.0 and Sync Pro won't kill off the free tier.

Drop it into Sync

BitTorrent is also releasing a brand new Sync-based app in the first half of 2015 that will be for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. The new as-yet unnamed app will be powered by Sync but will be simplified to enable you to quickly transfer files between mobile devices.

BitTorrent first tried out mobile-to-mobile Sync in version 1.2.

Sync for IT

People who use Sync in enterprise settings will also be glad to hear that BitTorrent is rolling out a product for IT administrators in 2015. This will offer a number of IT-centric features such as remote access, the ability to sync with at least 1,000 devices (the current limit is 50), and a detailed log of sync events.

If you're interested in trying out Sync 2.0 before it rolls out next year, BitTorrent will be offering a public alpha for die-hards to try out. The alpha preview is not ready yet, but you can sign-up to be notified when it is by following the link on BitTorrent's Sync 2.0 announcement blog post.


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