Happy first birthday BitTorrent Sync

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It's hard to believe that it has been one year since BitTorrent released its Sync app. I was among the first testers when it was in private alpha, and it came at a welcome time, as Microsoft had announced it was killing Live Mesh, an app I used between my desktop and laptop.

Since then, Sync has gone to beta and then final release. It even released a Kindle Fire app just recently, adding even more integration with your home. It was already available for Windows, Mac, iOS, FreeBSD, Android and NAS.

Today the company is celebrating, and also sharing some information that it has received from various users. "You are Jacob Scott, the cancer researcher who uses Sync to move huge amounts of scientific data and collaborate with other researchers around the world. You are Ken Erwin, a DevOps engineer from Angie’s List, who reduced web deployment time from hours to seconds. You are a community of tinkerers and creators; Filmakers, DJs, Photographers and Raspberry Pi lovers", the organization says.

BitTorrent Sync, if you haven't tried it, is a handy and very secure service. It bypasses the cloud in favor of direct and automatic file syncing. So happy birthday Sync.

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