Syncthing on Ubuntu Touch

  • What is Syncthing?

    Syncthing is a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers in real time, safely protected from prying eyes. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, whether it is shared with some third party, and how it's transmitted over the internet.

    What does this have to do with Ubuntu Touch?

    I have packaged Syncthing into a click. This is based off the work of @ZeroPointEnergy who I am not sure is still active in the community.

    My attention was drawn to Syncthing because I was looking for a simple way to sync my ebooks between my tablet and my phone, and the Nexcloud sync app did not play well with my Nextcloud setup.

    Cool! Where can I get it?


    I have questions.

    Any suggestions or questions on its functioning on Ubuntu Touch can be posted in this thread. I will do my best to help where possible. Questions on Syncthing in general are better posted on their support forum.


  • I saw your app but didn't understand what exactly we can synch with, and how it works.
    Can i synch my UT device config, apps (with configs and so), contacts, messages (mail/SMS), webbrowser favorites, for exemple, if i change my UT device (backup and restore)?
    If not can you ad an easy way to do so?
    What do i need on PC to make it work with my phone?
    What kind of connection/protocol it uses?

  • These are general questions regarding the use and possibilities of Syncthing. It is not my application, I have not developed it. It is a peer-to-peer synchronization solution. This means it does not need a central server, but two (or more) devices can synchronize files in between them.

    I will add some more text to the original post. In the meantime please see their excellent documentation:

  • @arubislander

    OK, thanks.

  • Awesome. This is probably one of the future must have apps on UT. Thanks a lot :)

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