cryo is 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.
Windows | macOS | Linux
Comparison of Windows Explorer and cryo.
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.
How it works
With cryo two computers communicate directly with each other without any cloud or middle server in between. The connection itself is established securely over Tor.
Read more about it under File sharing →
What can I do with it?
- Copy files between your own computers, in the local network or via Internet.
- Share and synchronize the latest assets, like images and videos, with you clients.
- Securly access you files from anywhere.
The most efficient way to copy and move files.
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 for
1 GB /day, afterwards 250 KB/s*
Windows | macOS | Linux
* The Public Beta doesn't have transfer speed limits.
For professionals, artists and creators.
- All features of the free version
- Includes all upcoming updates
- Can be installed on 5 computers
- Unlimited transfer speed
- Unlimited SMB and SFTP connections
- Deeper integration for image formats like Photoshop PSD, Sketch, Blender, Maya and similar software packages.
Available in end of 2020.
Note: On the first start likely a Windows Defender warning will be shown. Select
More info > Run anyway.
sudo dpkg -i cryo_0.5.18_amd64.deb
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
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
(On a Touchpad you can open the context menu by holding the control key and single tab on cryo.app)
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 0.4.3.6.
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.
Work in progress
Many features are still missing. And there are a lot UX issues to be fixed during the next months.