Qsync and file synchronization

Efficient file synchronization between company devices is an extremely important issue that has a key impact on the efficiency of teamwork. The Qsync application allows data to be transferred between the QNAP NAS and corporate devices such as laptops, computers and remote devices. It’s the perfect solution for companies where several employees work on the same files at the same time, while being in different places. The application allows you to create a folder and give access to it to selected business users, both from a computer as well as from a mobile device, and regardless of whether the work is done stationary or remote. Importantly, file synchronization occurs in real time, which means that the information entered into the file is updated as soon as it is saved. Thanks to this, users always have access to fresh versions of files.
Qsync is also an effective solution for private users. The application enables accessing user’s files from anywhere as well as sharing them with family and friends.

The Qsync application is completely free and its configuration for comuters is possible from any QNAP server. You can also download it from the Play Store for Android or form the AppStore for iOS. In addition, the application designed for mobile devices has the option of automatic synchronization of photos taken with the QNAP server.

Qsync – application advantages

1. No costs or restrictions with Qsync

Qsync is part of the QNAP NAS, so that using it does not involve any additional costs, while disk space is limited only by the capacity of the NAS itself.

2. Control over stored data

The Qsync application is located on the user’s server. As a result, during synchronization, files do not pass through additional systems, and the user has full control over the use of files and their transfer.

3. Save space on external devices

The application allows you to delete files from one device without affecting the copy found on another device associated with the NAS. In addition, if the updated files are deleted from the device, they can still be downloaded from the Qsync folder.

4. Synchronization with all connected devices

In case files are edited, deleted, renamed or added on one device, the file’s tree on other synchronized devices are modified, so that exactly the same content is found everywhere.

5. Synchronization of shared folders

Synchronization of shared folders works like file synchronization. All users who have been given access to a shared folder have access to their synced files on their devices as well.

6. Sharing files with a group of users

This is anoption particularly useful for a team where each group deals with something different. Working on a specific Qsync folder, you can create subfolders and assign permissions to each of them to a different user group.

7. File sharing via download links

The Qsync application allows you to create download links even for users who don’t have a NAS account. This significantly streamlines the process of sharing files with third parties, without having to create a separate account for them.

8. Version control

The version control feature of the application allows you to save all previous versions of files. You can avoid overwriting files and deleting them permanently from the server. In addition, you can also recover files that were deleted by mistake from the recycle bin.

9. The same settings for all devices

The central configuration of Qsync allows not only to manage user rights, but also to apply custom settings on all devices compatible with the application.

10. Remote wipe of the Qsync folder

In the event of theft or loss, the application allows remote deletion of folder contents in order to prevent data interception. Most importantly, you can restore the contents of the folder at any time.