BitTorrent Sync Update: Search & New Column Options

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It’s been a few weeks since we took the beta tag off Sync and introduced version 2.0. Each week, we publish a story here that showcases how a customer uses the product, and we’re quickly learning some of the areas where Sync has been most useful.

Creative/digital agencies like Singley + Mackie use it to work with massive files while keeping everything private. The fully distributed team at Owl’s Head Solutions uses it to keep everyone connected to shared assets. Small businesses like The Photo Booth Guys value the cost savings and syncing efficiencies. And we’ve also seen organizations like Team Live Longer use it within efforts to battle cervical cancer in Haiti, where poor Internet connections, a need to keep patient records private, and large files sizes made Sync an important solution.

Since 2.0 was released, the Sync team has been hard at work optimizing the product and adding new functionality. Moving forward, you should see more frequent feature product releases.

Here’s what’s new in Sync 2.0.120 for Windows, OS X, and Linux. All of these enhancements are available to both free and pro editions:


  • Search for folders, users, and devices in the folder list, peer list, and in licenses.
  • New optional column for “Owner” so you can easily see who owns which folder.
  • New optional column for “Last transferred” so you know the last time files were changed in a folder.
  • Ability to hide offline devices in the My Devices list that you are not using anymore.


  • All settings in a folder’s Share dialog are now remembered the next time it is opened.
  • For Sync-specific options, icons have been added to the contextual menu of folders and files in Explorer (Windows) and Finder (OS X).
  • Additional usability and design improvements.
  • Many core engine improvements.

For a complete list of what’s changed in Sync, see the documentation here. You can get this new version by clicking the button below, or wait for it to be available or auto-update within the next few days.

Written by: Erik Pounds

Erik Pounds is Vice President of Product Management for BitTorrent Sync. Erik joined BitTorrent, Inc. from Greylock Partners, prior to which he spent 3 years with Drobo. Erik graduated with a BS in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco where for four years he was a member of their Division I Golf Team.

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  • TheWhiteLotus

    Is this coming to Android soon?

  • Grace Xie

    Why Sync is no longer available in my Play Store? I use ASUS Zenfone. I have downloaded and used before. It somehow stopped working and then after I removed I can no longer find it in the play store. I like bitsync and am using it on my PC and iPad. Please help.

  • Grace Xie

    Sorry to correct what I have said, Bit Sync isn’t compatible with my device which is an ASUS Zenfone. Please help fix it.

    • Hi Grace, this update is just for desktop. We’ll keep folks posted via the blog on any mobile updates coming up.

      • Grace Xie

        Sorry my comment is not directly related to this updates. PC version works fine for me. But having that alone is useless to me as it needs to sync with my mobile phone. But the app appears to be not compatible with my specific phone model after been upgraded to 2.0. Older version for android worked.

  • justdover

    I had three devices that were previously using v1.4 and now that they’re all upgraded to v2, they’re no longer syncing. The folders all have a blue 1.4 square in the corner. Do I have to create a new folder to get them syncing again, or is there something else I’m missing?

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