SparkleShare alternatives and similar software solutions
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Syncthing9.9 8.9 SparkleShare VS SyncthingOpen Source Continuous File Synchronization
Nextcloud9.7 10.0 L4 SparkleShare VS Nextcloud☁️ Nextcloud server, a safe home for all your data
Seafile9.2 7.8 L3 SparkleShare VS SeafileHigh performance file syncing and sharing, with also Markdown WYSIWYG editing, Wiki, file label and other knowledge management features.
ownCloud9.1 9.9 L4 SparkleShare VS ownCloud:cloud: ownCloud web server core (Files, DAV, etc.)
Kinto7.9 7.4 L3 SparkleShare VS KintoA generic JSON document store with sharing and synchronisation capabilities.
myDrive7.3 0.0 SparkleShare VS myDriveNode.js and mongoDB Google Drive Clone
Git Annex6.9 9.9 SparkleShare VS Git AnnexFile synchronization between computers, servers, external drives
Syncany6.7 0.0 L3 SparkleShare VS SyncanySyncany is a cloud storage and filesharing application with a focus on security and abstraction of storage.
Pydio6.5 3.1 L2 SparkleShare VS PydioTurn any web server into a powerful file management system and an alternative to mainstream cloud storage providers.
Samba5.8 9.9 L2 SparkleShare VS Sambahttps://gitlab.com/samba-team/samba is the Official GitLab mirror of https://git.samba.org/samba.git -- Merge requests should be made on GitLab (not on GitHub)
Z-PushAn implementation of Microsoft’s ActiveSync protocol
UnisonUnison is a file-synchronization tool for OSX, Unix, and Windows.
OpenSSH/SFTPSecure File Transfer Program.
Access the most powerful time series database as a service
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They vary from L1 to L5 with "L5" being the highest.
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SparkleShare is a file sharing and collaboration app. It works just like Dropbox, and you can run it on your own server. It's available for Linux distributions, macOS, and Windows.
You can support this project through 💕 GitHub Sponsors.
How does it work?
SparkleShare creates a special folder on your computer. You can add remotely hosted folders (or "projects") to this folder. These projects will be automatically kept in sync with both the host and all of your peers when someone adds, removes or edits a file.
Install on Ubuntu or Fedora
You can install the package from your distribution (likely old and not updated often), but we recommend to get our Flatpak with automatic updates to always enjoy the latest and greatest:
flatpak remote-add flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo flatpak install flathub org.sparkleshare.SparkleShare
Now you can run SparkleShare from the apps menu.
Note: by default SparkleShare uses an AppIndicator status icon on Linux. If you use GNOME on a distribution other than Ubuntu, please install the AppIndicator extension. If you don't use GNOME, you can start SparkleShare with
Install on macOS
Download the app from the releases page.
Set up a host
Under the hood SparkleShare uses the version control system Git and the large files extension Git LFS, so setting up a host yourself is relatively easy. Using your own host gives you more privacy and control, as well as lots of cheap storage space and higher transfer speeds. We've made a simple script that does the hard work for you. If you need to manage a lot of projects and/or users we recommend hosting a GitLab Community Edition instance.
Build from source
SparkleShare is Free and Open Source software and licensed under the [GNU GPLv3 or later](LICENSE.md). You are welcome to change and redistribute it under certain conditions. Its library
Sparkles is licensed under the [GNU LGPLv3 or later](LICENSE_Sparkles.md).
Here are instructions to build SparkleShare on [Linux distributions](SparkleShare/Linux/README.md), [macOS](SparkleShare/Mac/README.md), and [Windows](SparkleShare/Windows/README.md).
- @SparkleShare, @hbons
- Community chatroom on Gitter
Have fun, make awesome. :)
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the SparkleShare README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.