odrive: the new universal sync app

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Replace that pile of outdated, proprietary sync clients

You don’t like having a cluttered pile of remote controls for all of your home’s devices, so why put up with it for your sync clients?

 Image Credit: modified from  redjar / Flickr Creative Commons

Image Credit: modified from redjar / Flickr Creative Commons

Each of them churns in the background, slowly eating up your computer’s CPU and memory. Each of them has limitations that you wish you could overcome. Wouldn’t it be great if you could uninstall all of them and just use one really good one for everything?

“Yes, it would, especially if…”

  • You could to connect to all of your storage sources, even multiple accounts with the same provider.
  • You were able to sync things that don’t even have a desktop sync client.Amazon DriveSlack, your FTP server… We’re here for you.
  • You could get additional superpowers they can’t give you, like zero-knowledge encryption or placeholder sync to save disk space…

Wait, you mean you can get a Dropbox client that’s better than the original? Sure, why not? We do love the Dropbox service, but we also understand if certain folks have particular concerns or use more cloud storage than just a single Dropbox.

If any of this sounds interesting, keep reading to learn more about what the odrive sync app can do for you.

 

Unified Access

odrive gives you desktop sync access to all of your files in the cloud under one login. If you have many storage accounts or multiple accounts from the same provider, we can help you manage your files easily. Each of your linked storage accounts appears as a folder in your odrive folder.

 Link all of your storage accounts and let odrive keep everything in sync

Link all of your storage accounts and let odrive keep everything in sync

So go ahead, uninstall the other clients and just use odrive to sync everything.

 

Fast, Reliable, Proven Sync

The core odrive sync technology has gone through several generations of development as well as multiple years of battle testing and hardening (dating back to our days of providing sync for enterprise customers). Multitudes of free users and paid customers alike have put our product through the use cases that matter to them. We aren’t perfect, but this is the main thing we do, and we do it quite well.

Large Files Support: We’ve even gone a step further by letting you overcome problems uploading large files to your individual providers. Some storage has file size limits, and some storage providers’ clients simply don’t perform well with choppy connections (attempting to upload your file over and over againad infinitum).

 Don’t just take our word for it… ( see more )

Don’t just take our word for it… (see more)

 

Sync Anything

odrive can sync…

  • All major cloud storage such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive.
  • Other cloud storage that lacks real-time desktop sync, including Amazon Drive, OpenDrive, ADrive, Yandex Disk, and 4Shared.
  • Enterprise cloud storage such as Box, OneDrive for Business, and Oracle Documents Cloud.
  • Cloud applications with files, including Slack, HipChat, Facebook, Instagram, and Gmail.
  • Utility storage such as Amazon S3, Google Cloud Storage, and B2.
  • Any file server or service that supports FTP, SFTP, and WebDAV.

(and the list is always growing… Check our website for the current list!)

 

Placeholder Sync to Save Disk Space

Do you have so much data in the cloud that to keep it all downloaded on your computer would eat up all of its disk space?

Get placeholder sync so that you can turn files on your computer into placeholder file stubs that don’t take up any space. If you need to access a file again, it’s available in the cloud whenever you want.

 Placeholder files don’t take up any disk space until you double-click to download it, turning it into a real file again.

Placeholder files don’t take up any disk space until you double-click to download it, turning it into a real file again.

This way you’re not trying to download all changes all the time unless you are actively interested in the file on that computer. Save your disk space and bandwidth. Freely download and then unsync files inline within Finder or Windows Explorer — this is an improvement over existing selective sync offerings from Google or Dropbox which don’t have placeholder files to show you what’s there.

 

Create Direct Sync Relationships

Sometimes you want to leave your files in a particular folder on your computer and have it sync to your linked storage (without having to drag files into your odrive folder from time to time).

This can be the case if:

  • You have applications running which automatically deposit files in a particular location, and you want to leave your files there.
  • You want to sync your Downloads folders to your storage and have all of your machines sync with it so you have a common Downloads folder.

Just set up a direct sync relationship using odrive and you’re set.

 Sync folders outside of your odrive folder. Choose any folder on your computer to sync with any folder on any storage you’ve linked to odrive.

Sync folders outside of your odrive folder. Choose any folder on your computer to sync with any folder on any storage you’ve linked to odrive.

 

And More...

There are other great reasons to try out odrive on top of all the sync benefits mentioned above. Here some additional things you can do:

  • Protect your files with zero-knowledge encryption
  • Share storage collaboratively with another odrive user
  • Share weblinks to files and folders with anyone (optionally password protected with expiration date)
  • Use the Linux agent for your Raspberry Pi or your server virtual machine environments
  • Write scripts against our command line interface for automating tasks on Windows or Mac.
  • Configure bandwidth throttling, auto-unsync, auto-trash, and other convenience settings to customize your experience.

Plus, we’re working on a lot of new things. Easy backup, features for groups & organizations, enhancements to encryption, mobile clients… We’ve got a lot lined up for what’s sure to be an exciting year for us.

 

Level Up Your Sync Experience with odrive

Hopefully, I’ve been able to convince you that you need to try odrive. Existing sync clients are proprietary, outdated, and losing their individual relevance. The storage services themselves are still quite effective, but you can have a much better experience with a replacement sync app.

Whether you’re a next-generation storage polyvore or an unsatisfied user of a single provider’s proprietary sync app… get odrive today and see how we can change the way you work with your files!

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Image Credit: original T-Rex graphic from clipartlord.com