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File Sharing and Sync

Discover how to privately share your files between your devices, with your friends and family, or anonymously online.

File Sharing

OnionShare

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OnionShare is an open-source tool that lets you securely and anonymously share a file of any size. It works by starting a web server accessible as a Tor onion service, with an unguessable URL that you can share with the recipients to download or send files.

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Magic Wormhole

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Magic Wormhole is a package that provides a library and a command-line tool named wormhole, which makes it possible to get arbitrary-sized files and directories (or short pieces of text) from one computer to another. Their motto: "Get things from one computer to another, safely.

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FreedomBox

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FreedomBox is an operating system designed to be run on a single-board computer (SBC). The purpose is to make it easy to set up server applications that you might want to selfhost.

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File Sync

Syncthing

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Syncthing is an open-source peer-to-peer continuous file synchronization utility. It is used to synchronize files between two or more devices over the local network or the internet. Syncthing does not use a centralized server; it uses the Block Exchange Protocol to transfer data between devices. All data is encrypted using TLS.

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git-annex

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git-annex allows managing files with git, without checking the file contents into git. While that may seem paradoxical, it is useful when dealing with files larger than git can currently easily handle, whether due to limitations in memory, time, or disk space.

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Last update: May 17, 2022