Jotasync is used to synchronize folders, files and make backups. Jotasync is a rsync GUI written in Java, so it runs on GNU/Linux, OS X, Solaris and Windows. With its integrated scheduler, jobs can be run at any time.


  • Jotasync is free software licensed under the Apache Licence, Version 2.0.
  • One file – two roles; server and client.
  • Server can run on a remote machine.
  • Multiple clients can connect to a server simultaneously.
  • Command line and GUI.
  • Built in scheduler.
  • Themeable – use built in look and feels or use external.


Jotasync 0.2.9 (2017-01-21)
Size: 1.5 MB
MD5: c5e1fd0ab770b5273e0a5fe0efd7455e


Jotasync depends on Java 8 and rsync (Windows users can install cwRsync or Cygwin).


jotasync is available in the AUR.


  1. Copy the jar file to /usr/share/java/jotasync/jotasync.jar
  2. Create /usr/bin/jotaserver
    exec /usr/bin/java -cp '/usr/share/java/jotasync/jotasync.jar' Server "$@"
  3. Create /usr/bin/jotaclient
    exec /usr/bin/java -cp '/usr/share/java/jotasync/jotasync.jar' Client "$@"


  1. Copy the downloaded file to the desired location, eg. /usr/bin
  2. It is convenient to create the following aliases
  3. Create aliases
    alias jotaserver='java -cp /usr/bin/jotasync.jar Server'
    alias jotaclient='java -cp /usr/bin/jotasync.jar Client'

Release history

Version 0.2.9 (2017-01-21)

  • FIX: Cron editor
  • FIX: Display version info

Version 0.2.8 (2017-01-15)

  • FIX:Remove unused resources and reduced file size by 40%.
  • OPT: Include license and icon

Version 0.2.7 Internal release

Version 0.2.6 (2016-12-31)

  • FIX: Exclude bug reported by Ulf Niewöhner

Version 0.2.5 (2016-05-07)

  • OPT: OS dependent UI defaults
  • OPT: Dry-run indicator in history
  • FIX: Settings shortcut on OS X
  • FIX: Solved some reconnection issues
  • FIX: Shutdown server shortcut

Version 0.2.4 (2016-03-02)

  • NEW: Added Material Icon theme
  • OPT: Autostart server by default

Version 0.2.3 (2016-02-14)

  • NEW: Added ‘About rsync’ dialog
  • NEW: Added clone job button in editor
  • NEW: Added clone task button in editor
  • NEW: Bundle Darcula theme and make it default
  • FIX:Make log names windows compatible
  • FIX: Remove multiple selected tasks
  • OPT: Blank source and destination in new task

Version 0.2.2 (2016-02-14)

  • First public release


Jotasync is built using the following open source libraries

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