FolderShare vs. iFolder 3

I recently discovered Windows Live FolderShare. (Thanks Vic!)

Installed and running in minutes – it’s for syncing files and content between machines; in fact it’s the same functionality that was introduced in iFolder 3 for peer-peer sharing.

Worth a look for home use; supports Windows XP, Vista and OS X.

10 Replies to “FolderShare vs. iFolder 3”

  1. Greetings Martin –

    So, the FolderShare web site is woefully lacking in details. Just asks you to install it and get started. Um… NOT! How is it secured, is it as transparent as iFolder is, will there be any costs going forward, all the usual things come to mind. Might suggest some expanded info on the web site.

  2. Greetings Martin –

    So, the FolderShare web site is woefully lacking in details. Just asks you to install it and get started. Um… NOT! How is it secured, is it as transparent as iFolder is, will there be any costs going forward, all the usual things come to mind. Might suggest some expanded info on the web site.

  3. Hey Bruce – hope you are well.

    The same could be said for most end-user apps – download, install and it works; who do you trust?

    To be honest I/we have been spoiled with iFolder – first with internals on the ‘how it works’ and secondly for those that care they can look at the underlying architecture and source.

    I looked at the packet traces out of FolderShare – it’s http, https and a couple of high ports (6571/8000) – in the client (settings –> port status) it tells you what’s in use; what the NAT status is and whether it’s traversing the NAT using uPNP.

  4. Hey Bruce – hope you are well.

    The same could be said for most end-user apps – download, install and it works; who do you trust?

    To be honest I/we have been spoiled with iFolder – first with internals on the ‘how it works’ and secondly for those that care they can look at the underlying architecture and source.

    I looked at the packet traces out of FolderShare – it’s http, https and a couple of high ports (6571/8000) – in the client (settings –> port status) it tells you what’s in use; what the NAT status is and whether it’s traversing the NAT using uPNP.

  5. Hey Bruce – hope you are well.

    The same could be said for most end-user apps – download, install and it works; who do you trust?

    To be honest I/we have been spoiled with iFolder – first with internals on the ‘how it works’ and secondly for those that care they can look at the underlying architecture and source.

    I looked at the packet traces out of FolderShare – it’s http, https and a couple of high ports (6571/8000) – in the client (settings –> port status) it tells you what’s in use; what the NAT status is and whether it’s traversing the NAT using uPNP.

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