BitTorrent Sync, the P2P-based Dropbox competitor built by the people who brought us µTorrent, arrived on iOS devices Tuesday. BitTorrent said Tuesday that it also localized the service into ten languages, including Spanish, Chinese and German.
iPhone and iPad users can now automatically sync folders between their mobile devices and their desktop computers, share files with other mobile users or back up their photos to their computer. Data transfers are automatically encrypted, so it’s impossible that those photos accidentally get into the wrong hands. And the best thing: Sync is completely free, and usage is unlimited.
BitTorrent began alpha testing of Sync in April, and launched a beta test of apps for Windows, OS X, Linux and Android in July. At the time, the company said that Sync users had already transferred more than 8 Petabytes.
Sync is part of a number of services launched by BitTorrent in recent months to branch out beyond its traditional file sharing app. Other efforts include SoShare, an app that promises to help digital media professionals to share large files, and BitTorrent’s live video streaming service.