BitTorrent Sync – Serverless Cloud Storage

BitTorrent Sync is what seems to be a great encrypted serverless Dropbox alternative. You can read more about the technical background here. It provides clients on OSX, Linux, Windows, Android, iOS, ARM and others. The client for ARM can easily be run on the Raspberry Pi. Just download the binary and copy it to your pi. Start it by executing “./btsync”. You can now access a web interface at http://[raspberry IP]:8888/gui. This interface allows you to create new “Shares” or connect a local folder to and existing one.

 

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BoxCryptor – On-the-fly Encryption for cloud storage

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BoxCryptor is a free tool that secures your data in the cloud – no matter if you use Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive or any other cloud storage provider. It does so on OSX, iOS, Linunx, Android, Windows and even Windows RT.

BoxCryptor works by on the fly encrypting all data that you place in a dedicated folder resp. network mount before it’s synced to the cloud. It uses the AES-256 standard for encryption.

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Microsoft Skydrive Uploader Tool

German IT Magazine c’t developed a tool for managing a Microsoft SkyDrive. SkyDrive gives you 25GB of cloud storage for free but it comes only with a browsers based upload interface. The c’t uploader tool fixes this problem. It allows to upload files via Drag n’ Drop encrypts them if you want and  is also accessible from the commandline.

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