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The core team of Syncany is on hiatus for an indefinite amount of time. Feel free to do with the code what the license allows and encourages, but please don't expect any maintenance. The team thanks everyone who has contributed to Syncany in one way or another.

Syncany is an open-source cloud storage and filesharing application. It allows users to backup and share certain folders of their workstations using any kind of storage, e.g. FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3 and Samba.

While the basic idea is similar to Dropbox, Syncany is open-source and additionally provides data encryption and more flexibility in terms of storage type and provider:

  • Data encryption: Syncany encrypts the files locally, so that any online storage can be used even for sensitive data.
  • Any storage: Syncany uses a plug-in based storage system. It can be used with any type of remote storage.

What is Syncany?


You can download the current binary packages and installers from the releases page, or from the Syncany download site. For details on how to install Syncany, check out the download/install instructions.

Please be aware that this is still ALPHA code! Do not use it for important files.

Getting Started

To learn how to use Syncany, check out the brand new and awesome Syncany User Guide. It'll tell you everything you want to know. For a step-by-step guide, navigate to the Getting Started page!

User Guide


Excited? Want to help? Or just build it yourself? For information about building, development, documentation, screencasts, diagrams and contributions, please check out the Syncany wiki page. It'll hopefully give you all the information you need!

Buy us a coffee

If you like what you see and you want to support us, you can buy us a coffee or a beer. There are maaanny ways to do so.

Break some hashes for us by donating some Bitcoins (also via tip4commit); or be a charmer and flattr us. If that's not for you, why not give us some change with PayPal? Any contributions are much appreciated!

Licensing, website and contact

Syncany is licensed under the GPLv3 open source license. It is actively developed by Philipp C. Heckel, the Syncany Team and many others. We are always looking for people to join or help out. Feel free to contact us:


Syncany is a cloud storage and filesharing application with a focus on security and abstraction of storage.



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