BitTorrent Wants Alpha Testers for "Sync", Competition For Dropbox and Others
“Sync”, as the new service will be called, sounds a lot like the sort of sync capabilities offered by cloud storage services such as Dropbox offer, but without the cloud storage element; in other words, your files can stay synced across all your devices (mobile and otherwise, it appears) without having a cloud hub do the heavy lifting.
Sync is in the pre-Alpha phase, and BitTorrent is looking for brave testers. If we can infer anything from the tester application form, it would appear that Sync will be able to make use of NAS storage. Indeed, BitTorrent told GigaOM that Sync would sync files directly between machines with no cloud caching.
Further, files will be protected with AES 256-bit encryption and will have native apps for Windows (from before Vista through Windows 8 and Windows RT), Mac OS X, and Linux, with mobile versions likely forthcoming, as well.