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Which Egnyte desktop client should I use?

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Desktop Sync is no longer be supported as of January 1st, 2020.


Egnyte offers several means for you to access the files you store in the cloud from your desktop: Desktop App and WebEdit. These products work in different ways and each has distinct advantages. 

Desktop App

When should I use it?

  • If you want the best experience when accessing your files directly from Windows or Mac without needing the disk space to store every file.
  • If you still want the flexibility to sync some content to your machine for offline access.
Advantages
  • Safeguards against computer loss since files are not persisted locally (unless sync is enabled).
  • Edits are saved back to the cloud immediately.
  • Users have the option to sync content for offline access.
  • Files are automatically locked while editing to prevent conflicting changes from different users.
  • Users have the option to co-edit Microsoft Office documents simultaneously with other users.

Learn more about the Desktop App

WebEdit

When should I use it?

  • If you work with Egnyte primarily from our WebUI

Advantages

  • Enables you to work from within the Egnyte WebUI, yet open files for editing locally with a single click.
  • Edits are saved back to the cloud immediately.
  • Files are automatically locked while editing to prevent version conflicts.

Learn more about the WebEdit

 

 

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