Simple-Gallery VS syncthing-android

Compare Simple-Gallery vs syncthing-android and see what are their differences.

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Simple-Gallery syncthing-android
83 1,233
3,452 3,008
1.2% 3.1%
9.1 9.2
4 months ago 6 days ago
Kotlin Java
GNU General Public License v3.0 only Mozilla Public License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Simple-Gallery. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-07-30.


Posts with mentions or reviews of syncthing-android. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-03-10.
  • Ask HN: Best useful tools that are helpful in your business?
    1 project | | 10 Apr 2024
    We use syncthing to share files between our machines. It avoids is having to use dropbox / OneDrive etc. You just choose a folder and it automatically syncs it in the background.

  • LocalSend: Open-source, cross-platform file sharing to nearby devices
    35 projects | | 10 Mar 2024
    This very hn entries is bust contradicting your statement.

    Also what about syncthing[1] (for recurrent/permanent sync) and croc[2] (for one time copies) ?

    I have used both for a number of years already.



  • Unison File Synchronizer
    3 projects | | 7 Feb 2024
  • PinePhone review after a month of daily driving
    3 projects | | 26 Jan 2024
  • Ask HN: How best to sync a subset of my files with a friend?
    2 projects | | 23 Jan 2024
    I would use syncthing, which is open source at

    After minimal setup, it just works(tm).

    You have a normal directory in your filesystem, that is synced to the other peers (which you set up in the "minimal setup").

    I have been using it for years, and it works well. It has no problems crossing os'es (i.e. windows -> linux, linux -> mac)

    For windows I usually recommend, but vanilla syncthing works fine too (but don't try to mix them!)

  • Free and Open Source Alternative to Airdrop
    8 projects | | 21 Jan 2024
    Do consider Syncthing particularly if you are using Android. If using apple iOS you'd need the möbius sync client.

    One thing that it beats the cloud / centralized sync on is because the connection is direct between devices when the initial transfer is completed the file is completely there on the other device. With a cloud type of sync you do the transfer twice. I've seen stack up on large media or with the structure of cloud services pricing making it expensive depending on how your workflow is setup with inside and outside parties. For example, Dropbox deduction from all parties' storage limits not just the sharer.

    You can also point Syncthing at a local sync of Dropbox or Google drive and then forward the files to other recipients from that for some purposes.

  • Willow Protocol
    7 projects | | 17 Jan 2024
  • Obsidian 1.5 Desktop (Public)
    10 projects | | 26 Dec 2023
    I think sync is a non-feature, as you can just ride on your existing solution.

    For example, I use syncthing [1] with Obsidian to sync files off-cloud.

  • What do you use to write your fan fictions?
    2 projects | /r/FanFiction | 11 Dec 2023
    When I was 14 and just getting started, I used Notepad. Upgraded to Wordpad when I realized I loved putting italics in every other sentence, moved to Google Docs at around 25 when I started writing on my phone and wanted to sync with my computer, finally moved to Obsidian a few months ago (with Syncthing for syncing) when I decided I don't want to live in Google's house where they can burn my stuff down whenever they want.
  • “Chrono trigger”- Just started the game kind of lost in the demon castle
    1 project | /r/gaming | 11 Dec 2023
    Pick it up again an use cloud syncing this time! Is worth!

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Simple-Gallery and syncthing-android you can also consider the following projects:

aves - Aves is a gallery and metadata explorer app, built for Android with Flutter.

rsync - An open source utility that provides fast incremental file transfer. It also has useful features for backup and restore operations among many other use cases.

QP-Gallery-Releases - QuickPic Gallery Mod

MoKee-WarpShare - 移植魔趣的“跃传”,支持Android向Mac传输数据

Android-Image-Cropper - Image Cropping Library for Android, optimised for Camera / Gallery.

termux-packages - A package build system for Termux.


gocryptfs - Encrypted overlay filesystem written in Go

quillnote - Take beautiful markdown notes and stay organized with task lists.

obsidian-git - Backup your vault with git

KeePassDX - Lightweight vault and password manager for Android, KeePassDX allows editing encrypted data in a single file in KeePass format and fill in the forms in a secure way.

Nextcloud - ☁️ Nextcloud server, a safe home for all your data