cryopublic beta

Screenshot showing the cryo visual node graph

cryois a visual file manager

Navigate nested folder structures in a blink of an eye.

Dual-pane mode with tabs and commander style keyboard shortcuts.

Privately transfer files — peer to peer, end to end encrypted, no sign-up, no registration, no cloud.

DownloadPublic Beta

Windows | macOS | Linux

Visual bookmarks

Comparison of Windows Explorer and cryo.

Screenshot showing Windows Explorer pinned foldersScreenshot showing cryo visual node based bookmarks

Arrange bookmarked folders in a meaningful way with structure, color and icons.

Cloud free file transfers

  • End to end encrypted
  • Transfer files and folders
  • With read only or write access
  • No limits on file size
  • Fast direct file transfers

Purely decentralized solution.
No cloud, no sign-up or registration.

Infographic of the cryo peer to peer network
Screenshot of cryo shared folders view

What can I do with it?

Dual-pane mode

The most efficient way to copy and move files.

Screenshot of a peer to peer large file transfer

Peer to peer transfer large files between computers.

Read more about it under Dual-pane mode →



Suited for personal use.

  • File sharing
  • No file size limit
  • Full transfer speed in local network
  • Full Internet transfer speed
DownloadPublic Beta

Windows | macOS | Linux

* The Public Beta has no speed limits.


  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux


Note: If a warning is shown on the first start, select More info → Run anyway.

Ubuntu / Debian

Installation:sudo dpkg -i cryo_0.5.22_amd64.deb

Arch Linux

Use your favourite AUR package manager like yay or yaourt to install cryo:

yay -Sy cryo

For peer to peer file transfers Tor needs to be installed (optional):

sudo pacman -Sy tor


Homebrew:brew cask install cryo

Note: cryo isn't notarized yet for macOS. When opening cryo for the first time, open it via the right click context menu in Finder and select open.

(On a Touchpad you can open the context menu by holding the control key and single tab on


Version 0.5.22 / 2020-09-03

  • Support adding files to the graph.
  • Improve style of node connection lines.
  • Fix lines to be always drawn behind nodes.
  • Fix drag and drop to other applications on Windows.
  • Fix saving node changes.
  • Fix file context menu freeze on Windows.
  • Fix issues for SVG display.

Version 0.5.18 / 2020-08-03

  • Support extracting Zip and 7z archives via context menu. There is only one "Extract" menu entry. It automatically figures out how to extract an archive, if needed in a sub folder. The result is renamed if items with the same name already exist. After extraction the new item is automatically selected in the file pane.
  • Improve Linux package quality.
  • Fix opening Tabs in the right pane twice.
  • Update Tor to latest version

Version 0.5.16 / 2020-07-25

  • Improved Tabs support and appearance.
  • Improved layout and tool tips of the navigation panel.
  • Close a Tab via mouse middle click.
  • Open new Tab by mouse middle click on a folder or via short-cut.
  • On startup last opened node view is restored.
  • New home button (house) in the navigation panel.
  • macOS reveal in Finder via context menu.
  • macOS open item "Get Info" properties via context menu.

Version 0.5.14 / 2020-07-18

  • Windows version is now code signed.
  • Support online update (Windows and macOS).
  • Fixed crash on macOS when creating a new window via Cmd+N.
  • Support file properties dialog on Windows.
  • Improve tabs appearance and titles.
  • Fixed overwriting larger files with smaller ones, the end of the file wasn't truncated before.

Version 0.5.11 / 2020-07-12

  • Fix crash on Linux when preview an image.
  • Improve TCP file transfer performance.

Version 0.5.10 / 2020-07-08

  • New icon view mode. Including wide thumbnails which occupy more horizontal space to respect the aspect ratio of images.
  • Added internal thumbnail cache and support loading thumbnails from Windows thumbnail cache.
  • Support Photoshop, Krita, Gimp, ora image formats and thumbnails (currently only Windows and Ubuntu).
  • Detect when node paths change on the same hard disc.
  • Various bug fixes.