15 Jun 2012 by Yuri Sagalov
I'd like to thank you all for your patience over the past few months while we've been busy quietly working away. Although we've tried addressing our quietness in a previous blog post, I'd like to take a moment to give you a more thorough update.
In the coming weeks we will be releasing a new version of AeroFS which is a culmination of a few months of tireless development work and provides quite a few improvements as well as important upgrades to the sharing model.
Simplified Sharing and Syncing
We've been working hard to simplify sharing and syncing, and we think we've done it!
As of the next release we are retiring the old "Library" model in favor of a simpler approach: In most cases, you can now share any folder or subfolder in AeroFS, not just the top folder!
By default, all folders and files in your AeroFS will be synced between all of your devices. If you'd like to share a particular folder with someone, simply right-click on that folder and select AeroFS -> Share Folder and enter their email address (shared folders get a slightly different icon).
Unfortunately, because the new sharing model is so different from the old "Library" model, you will need to re-invite friends/colleagues to share files with you (all your shared data will remain intact). To make this process as convenient as possible, this latest update will not be applied automatically, but will be required before you can invite any new users to share files with you.
We've made additional improvements across the board and behind the scenes:
The UI has been cleaned up and simplified across Mac/Windows/Linux
Significant improvements to the syncing algorithms should allow for faster syncing across all devices
"Bootstrapping" syncing is now supported within an account: If two of your machines have the same files and data, AeroFS will detect these files to avoid syncing them unnecessarily.
We have some other exciting features currently in the works, and we'll be sure to tell you about them as they become ready!
As always, your feedback is very important to us. Most of these changes and improvements were done as a result of feedback provided at http://support.aerofs.com. If you have other feature requests, suggestions, or other comments, please head over to http://support.aerofs.com and let us know!