Egnyte offers several means for you to access the files you store in the cloud from your desktop: Desktop App, Desktop Sync, 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.

Learn more about the Desktop App

Desktop Sync

When should I use it?
  • Only for specific use cases where you need to sync up folders directly on the hard drive to the cloud.

Advantages

  • Keeps local copies of files on the hard drive for offline access.
  • Edits are synced back to the cloud whenever you have Internet access.

Learn more about Desktop Sync

WebEdit

When should I use it?

  • If you work with Egnyte primarily from our Web UI

Advantages

  • Enables you to work from within the Egnyte Web UI, 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 WebEdit