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SparkleShare is an Open Source collaboration and sharing tool that is designed to keep things simple and to stay out of your way.
It allows you to instantly sync with Git repositories and is available for Linux distributions, Mac and Windows.

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:

* Frequently changing project files, like text, office documents, and images
* Tracking and syncing files edited by multiple people
* Reverting a file to any points in its history
* Preventing spying on your files on the server using encryption

Not so great
* Full computer backups
* Storing your photos or music collection
* Large binary files that change often, like video editing projects

For more information on usecases, see the docs.


  • File synchronization
  • Version control
  • Self hosted
  • Client side encryption
  • Free and Open Source

To install SparkleShare, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install sparkleshare

To upgrade SparkleShare, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade sparkleshare


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = 'sparkleshare'
      fileType      = 'msi'
      url           = ''
      softwareName  = 'SparkleShare'
      checksum      = '7c82078c4ed912d4ac5a0d93c9a638f15b9da5332f34d5088ec27ae14ccd085c'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
      silentArgs    = "/qn /norestart /l*v `"$($env:TEMP)\$($packageName).$($env:chocolateyPackageVersion).MsiInstall.log`""
      validExitCodes= @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Linux Community
  • Hylke Bons


Copyright (C) 2010 Hylke Bons


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
SparkleShare 1.5 333 Monday, February 1, 2016 approved
SparkleShare 1.4 521 Monday, April 21, 2014  
SparkleShare 1.2 332 Tuesday, October 8, 2013  
SparkleShare 1.0.0 340 Thursday, May 23, 2013  

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