There are many alternatives on the market for having the same data on multiple devices so that work can be picked up from where it was left.
Seafile is another solution that provides services for file synchronization and keeping the data private at the same time.
Fast installation process
The client is easy to install but in order to use it you need to create an account with the service. This action also offers some storage space in the cloud so that the information is available even if something happens with the devices it is synchronized with.
The interface is quite simple, informing of the libraries that have been updated most recently. Also available are the folders accessible through the service.
In the case of the files shared with other users the application makes available the list of private shares.
Storing files in the cloud, configuration options
Uploading a file to the cloud is a simple task that can be carried out by any type of user. However, although the main application informs that data can be dropped in order to complete the action we could not do it during the evaluation. You can choose to protect the file or folder by encrypting it and locking it under a password.
Configuring the synchronization client does not require too much effort. To make the product less intrusive you can choose to hide its window when started. This option also comes in handy when it is set to start with the operating system.
There is also the possibility to impose limits as far as the file transfer goes in order to make sure that it does not monopolize the available bandwidth.
Part of the advanced settings is the option to prevent automatic un-linking of a folder if it is removed from the synchronization folder.
Basic data synchronization client
Sealife is not too different from other applications of the same feather. It features a short list of options and the main application window shows details about the data available in the cloud.
Seafile is a user-friendly utility created mainly for document sharing purposes, that can provide users with file collaboration and synchronization features.
Team members can maintain file libraries together. Seafile brings file synchronization, which makes it easy to work on a set of files together.
Seafile can be used to easily sync a file library among all of your computers. Whenever you add, edit or delete a file, the latest version will appear in everyone’s computer.
NOTE: You get 1 GB of free storage when you sign up.
- Folder and library sync
- File revisions and comments
- Library Encryption