BitTorrent Plans Dropbox-like Application

BitTorrent Plans Dropbox-like ApplicationIn their relentless marathon to come up with useful applications, BitTorrent Inc. has decided to develop yet another one. This time it’s about a syncing app, similar to Dropbox. The company is currently looking for alpha-testers, so feel free to contribute.

The app will be simply called Sync, and uses peer-to-peer technology in order to synchronize your files with other devices. BitTorrent Inc. has announced, on its blog, that they’re looking for pre-Alpha testers. It also offered some details about the hows and whats of Sync, alongside with other incoming projects.

BitTorrent Sync

What Sync does is to synchronize your files between devices, without cloud caching. As far as security is concerned, the transfers are to be protected through 256 bit AES encryption.

Also, native apps for the Mac OS, Windows, and Linux operating systems (and a native NAS integration) are available.

Janko Roettgers of the Gigaom asked the company about Sync’s compatibility with mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. A spokesperson for the company said:

“It may be too early to say when mobile will be in play, but BitTorrent is committed to mobile across the board.”

Those of you who want to find out more about Sync can sign up for online Alpha testing.

We’ve also mentioned other ongoing projects BitTorrent is working on, some of which our website covered (the Google Chrome application that allows users to download and manage torrents from within the internet browser). Another project is the Beam It Over Facebook application, along with the Javascript BitTorrent platform Torque.

More on this as soon as we find out!