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Seafile: Robust File Synchronization And Collaboration Tool That You Can Run On Your Linux Server

Seafile is an open source cloud file synchronization and collaboration tool, similar to Dropbox, OwnCloud or SparkleShare, that you can use on your Linux server or you can sign up for a Seafile account and get 5GB of free space on their servers.Seafile features:Seafile uses file libraries which can be synchronized separately;Users can create and join groups;File revisions;File preview, comments, event notifications;Library encryption;Share files; Clients available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android and iOS.Why Seafile?So why use Seafile and not Dropbox, OwnCloud or SparkleShare? According to the Seafile developers, their tool is more mature than ownCloud or SparkleShare, ready for production (both the server and client) and has an online collaboration feature useful for teamwork, which isn’t available in Dropbox.However, Seafile does have less features some similar services: for instance, the calendar feature available in ownCloud is not available for Seafile. But Seafile is still very powerful: it doesn’t depend on GIT but it does uses a version control model similar to GIT, which is simplified and has some advantages such as: automatic syncing, no history stored on the client side meaning that the data is not stored twice (GIT is not efficient for large files), more user-friendly file

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