Pithos MS Client is a dropbox-like client to Pithos.


At a physical level, the client consists of the following modules:

  • The Shell Extension provides the Explorer menu, the overlay icons and (at a future date) property pages for the files and folders managed by the client. The shell extension is hosted by Windows Explorer.
  • The Client UI displays the taskbar icon and menu, the setting pages and acts as a host for the Client Core
  • The Client Core handles the core functionality of synchronizing file changes with the server, storing metadata and keeping a journal of changes


The client provides features similar to Dropbox, ie automatic synching of folder contents. Advanced features are delegated to the web client.