code-signed by Planio
Linux distributions
GNOME-based or Ubuntu
version 1.5 - Dec 22, 2015
Mac OS X
Snow Leopard or later
version 1.4 - Apr 20, 2014
Vista or later
version 1.4 - Apr 20, 2014

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.

What's it good for?

SparkleShare was made to cover certain use cases, but doesn't handle every scenario well. To help you decide if SparkleShare is right for you, here's a few examples of what it does well and less well with smiley faces:


Not so great

For more information on usecases, read the wiki.

Why SparkleShare?

The idea of SparkleShare sprouted at the GNOME Usability Hackfest in London, where a couple of designers came to the conclusion that they didn't have a good (Open Source) collaboration tool to share their work (for more background, read “The one where the designers ask for a pony”). They didn't like how the good collaboration tools were proprietary, and that using them meant having to give up privacy, control and other rights. What they needed was something that they could run and control themselves, without having to depend on other companies.

Is this the original SparkleShare website?

No. This site is a temporary mirror of the original SparkleShare website which is provided by Planio as a convenience. The current SparkleShare version for the Mac is not code signed and thus will likely cause an error message if Apple's Gatekeeper is enabled. This website provides a version of the original SparkleShare binary that has been signed by Planio to make installing easier.

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