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Stable release
2.0.1 / December 22, 2017; 16 months ago (2017-12-22)[1]
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Written inC#
Operating systemWindows, macOS, Linux, iOS (on hold), Android (On hold)
Available inEnglish
TypeOnline backup service

SparkleShare is an open-source cloud storage and file synchronization client app. By default, it uses Git as a storage backend. SparkleShare is comparable to Dropbox, but the cloud storage can be provided by the user's own server, or a hosted solution such as GitHub.[2][3] The advantage of self-hosting is that the user retains absolute control over their own data. In the simplest case, self-hosting only requires SSH and Git.[4] SparkleShare's support for both Android and iOS devices is on hold due to the lack of developer resources.[5]

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  2. ^ "Sparkleshare – A Great Open Source Alternative To Dropbox". Retrieved May 13, 2012.
  3. ^ "Drop Your Dropbox and SparkleShare Instead!". Retrieved May 13, 2012.
  4. ^ "SparkleShare - Set up a host". Archived from the original on May 4, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  5. ^ "Issue #1485". Retrieved 26 March 2014 – via GitHub.

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