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An open-source cloud storage and filesharing application. Securely synchronize your files to any kind of storage!

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What is Syncany?

Syncany allows users to backup and share certain folders of their workstations using any kind of storage. Syncany is open-source and provides data encryption and incredible flexibility in terms of storage type and provider.

Sync your Files

Backup your photo collection and share files with friends.


Don't worry about your privacy. Files are encrypted before uploading.

Any Storage

Use any kind of storage - (S)FTP, WebDAV, and many more!

Get it now!

Excited? You can download a working alpha version here.

Debian/Ubuntu users can use our APT archive:
curl -sL | sh

Or install the .deb archives manually:
Syncany and Syncany GUI (32-bit)
Syncany GUI (64-bit)

Arch Linux users can use the AUR package to install Syncany. An AUR helper like yaourt could help with this:

yaourt -S syncany

Mac OSX users can install the


Or install the use our Homebrew formula:
brew install

To try Syncany inside a Docker container, you can use the syncany/release repository:

docker pull syncany/release
docker run -ti syncany/release

If there is no installer/package for your platform, you can still use Syncany by downloading and extracting the .zip/.tar.gz archive:

Syncany (zip) Syncany (tar.gz)

Syncany is open source and distributed under GPLv3.
To build it yourself, check out the code on GitHub.

Once you've installed Syncany, try out the follow commands and check out our awesome User Guide!


28 Dec 2014: We've reached another milestone. The Syncany core feels more stable by the minute. We released v0.2.0-alpha, v0.3.0-alpha, v0.4.0-alpha, with v0.4.0-alpha being the best release we have ever had. The GUI (tray icon and 'New folder' wizard) works quite well. You can see it in action on our YouTube channel. We also made a couple of new plugins for Flickr (encode data in images, video here), Dropbox, OpenStack Swift and RAID0. Beta is just around the corner!

20 Oct 2014: In releases v0.1.6-alpha, v0.1.7-alpha, v0.1.8-alpha, v0.1.9-alpha, v0.1.10-alpha, v0.1.11-alpha and v0.1.12-alpha, we have added a Samba plugin, a working REST/WS-based daemon, a first version of the GUI (cross-platform demo on YouTube), and written an awesome user guide. We've also created an APT archive for Debian/Ubuntu users, and made a Windows installer includes the GUI plugin. And of course, we've fixed countless bugs, slowly approaching stability. Unfortunately, we're still not there yet -- we still have some nasty bugs ...

25 Jun 2014: Some updates before I go on vacation: stability, an already implemented basic daemon, a preview of the REST/WebSocket-API-enabled daemon and a web interface. Check out the details on the news site.

Older news are available in the news archive.

Activity on GitHub


    Enough with the marketing. Here's how Syncany looks like in the wild.

    Syncany in action: Creating a new repository, connecting to it and syncing files with the graphical user interface.
    Tray menu: The tray icon and menu always keep you up to date - for all of your sync folders.
    Notifications: Nice notifications let you know when other users have added, changed or deleted files.
    Adding new folders: Creating new repositories and connecting to existing ones is easy with the 'New folder' wizard.
    Multiple sync folders: Syncany lets you sync any (get it?) folder, not just a single one.
    Any backend: Use any backend storage, without having to worry about your privacy. We encrypt before uploading.
    Storage settings: Depending on the storage backend, Syncany displays relevant settings.
    Symmetric encryption: Files are encrypted before upload, with AES-128 and Twofish-128.
    Sharing: Once a repo is created, it can be shared among friends and colleagues via a syncany://-link.
    Creating a repo via CLI: Creating a new repository via the command line is very fast with the sy init command.
    Connecting to a repo via CLI: Other clients can connect to the repository and sync files manually with sy up and sy down.

    Still no idea what we're talking about?
    Check out the User Guide!


    Syncany is distributed under the GPLv3 open source license. It is actively developed by Philipp C. Heckel and many others. Feel free to contact us:


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

    If you're not in a position to help out but you still want to support us, you can buy us a coffee or a beer.

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