Software Specs

DSM Web Desktop

Desktop Management Tools

System Requirements

  • Internet Explorer 9 or later
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari 8 or later
  • Safari (iOS 7.0+ on iPad)
  • Chrome (Android 4.0+ on tablets)

Languages

  • English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文

File Sharing

File Station

  • Drag and drop files between browser windows
  • Directly connect to a remote server or public cloud service within File Station
  • Browse and manage files stored on the Synology NAS
  • WebDAV/WebDAV over HTTPS/FTP/SFTP client
  • Share files as email attachments with built-in email client
  • Share files with other users on the same Synology NAS
  • Search files according to various criteria
  • Index various types of files for a more effective and efficient search result
  • Thumbnail and list views
  • Compress/extract archived files
  • Windows ACL editor
  • Remote Folder supports mounting folders on other SMB/NFS file servers
  • Photo Viewer and Video Player to view photos and videos
  • Audio Player to play music files
  • Set speed limits for specific users or groups
  • Transfer Logs
  • Virtual Drive to mount and access ISO images
  • Create sharing links to allow people without DSM user credentials to access folders and files
  • Create file request to easily collect files from others
  • Supports Recycle Bin

Windows, Mac, Linux

SMB

  • Supports SMB 2, SMB 3 end-to-end encryption, and Large MTU
  • Advanced SMB options: veto criteria, DirSort VFS module, symbolic links, wide links, and MSDFS
  • Full Windows ACL support for complete permission control
  • Supports Recycle Bin
  • SMB server-side copy
  • Spares file support
  • Supports Time Machine

AFP

  • Supports Time Machine
  • Added extended file attributes support for color label/icon/extra information on Mac OS X
  • Use Mac Finder to quickly search the content of indexed files within mounted folders on your Synology NAS
  • Supports Recycle Bin

Network File Service

  • NFSv4
  • Kerberos authentication and ID Mapping (Check the availability on product comparison page)

Presto File Server

  • User account with admin privilege is required for accessing Presto File Server on DSM
  • Supports TLS and AES-128 encrypted file transfers
  • Forced encryption on all login credentials
  • Supports IPv6
  • Supports 2-step verification
  • Provides real-time monitoring of all transfer status on the Overview section
  • Supports kicking specific clients that are connected to the server
  • System logs and transfer logs can be exported
  • Daily, weekly, monthly, and annual usage reports can be generated in HTML format
  • Reports can be generated according to set schedules and sent to designated email addresses
  • Allows servers to configure the total inbound and outbound traffic generated from all the connected clients
  • Supports in-app purchase of licenses or activating a 30-day free trial on Presto File Server
  • Supports centralized management to compress and encrypt all file transfers
  • Supports centralized management to set the maximum inbound and outbound traffic shared among all the clients connected to the server

Presto (desktop client)

  • Supports automatic reconnection to Presto File Server
  • Automatically remembers server address and account information
  • Users can check the box Remember password and can go to Settings to add, manage, and remove the information automatically remembered by the server
  • Set maximum upload/download bandwidth for specific clients connected to the server
  • Enable the file compression and encryption function for specific clients
  • Supports TLS and AES-128 encrypted file transfers
  • Forced encryption on all login credentials through TLS encrypted channel
  • Temporarily disables the file compression function for certain files after detecting that they cannot be compressed
  • Supports using the drag and drop function to upload or download files from File Explorer or My Network Places to Presto desktop client 
  • Instantly browse and manage the files stored on the connected server
  • Filter and search files according to different conditions
  • Provides transfer logs and system logs
  • Supports IPv6
  • Supports 2-step verification

FTP

  • FTP, FTP SSL/TLS, and SFTP protocols
  • FTPS supports FIPS by using OpenSSL FIPS 140-2 validated cryptography module.
  • Bandwidth Control for TCP connections
  • Set speed limits for specific users or groups
  • Root directory for each user
  • Transfer logs
  • Supports Recycle Bin

Storage Analyzer

  • Volume and quota usage by users
  • Total size of files by owner
  • Volume usage and trends based on past usage
  • Percentage of disk space occupied by each file type
  • Size of shared folders
  • Largest, most, and least frequently modified files

Cloud Services

QuickConnect

  • Supports DSM, Photo Station, Audio Station, Surveillance Station, Download Station, Cloud Station, Video Station, File Station, Note Station, and all Synology mobile apps
  • Ensures server connection efficiency by LAN/WAN detection
  • Ensures server reachability by QuickConnect hole punching and optional QuickConnect relay service
  • Offers a web portal to DSM management interface and Photo Station
  • Automatically adds required port forwarding rules on compatible UPnP routers

Synology DDNS

  • Register Synology hosted domain names
  • Heartbeat service for connection status monitor and notification via Synology Account

Synology Push Notification Service

  • Push notifications on Mac OS Safari and Google Chrome (with Chrome extension)
  • Push notifications on DS finder and DS cam
  • Email notifications from Synology mail service
  • Supports DSM system notification, Surveillance Station and Download Station

NAS-to-NAS data backup and synchronization

Hyper Backup / Hyper Backup Vault

  • Back up deduped data to Synology NAS servers running Hyper Backup Vault (See Hyper Backup)

Cloud Station ShareSync

  • One or two-way shared folder synchronization with Synology NAS servers running Cloud Station Server
  • Supports synchronization with multiple servers
  • Customize syncing policy to sync only specific subfolders or files, according to file name, type, and size
  • Customize conflict policies
  • Supports encrypted shared folders
  • Provides DSM desktop notification and notification emails.
  • Offers advanced consistency check

Shared Folder Sync

  • Sync selected shared folders to another Synology NAS in real-time (See our product comparison for more info)

Public cloud backup and synchronization

Cloud Sync

  • Two-way real-time data synchronization between Synology NAS and public cloud storage
  • One-way sync from NAS to cloud or from cloud to NAS
  • Optimized for backup with option never to remove data on the destination
  • Protect uploaded files with AES-256 encryption
  • Offers Windows and Linux decryption tools for data recovery
  • Supports multiple synchronization connections
  • Map multiple folders between the public cloud and the NAS in a single connection
  • Sync a NAS folder to multiple public cloud destinations
  • Customize the number of files to be concurrently uploaded/downloaded
  • Filter files based on file size, file type, file extension and filename
  • Enforce bandwidth controls on each public cloud connection
  • Supports read-only and encrypted shared folders on Synology NAS
  • Offers advanced consistency check
  • Convert Google Docs to Microsoft Office or jpeg formats in download-only tasks to keep an offline backup copy
  • Offers syncing history
  • Offers administrator mode for centralized user and cloud type management
  • Supported cloud storage services include:
    • Amazon Cloud Drive
    • Amazon S3
    • Amazon S3 compatible cloud services
    • Backblaze B2
    • Baidu Cloud
    • Box
    • Dropbox (including Dropbox for Business)
    • Google Cloud Storage
    • Google Drive (including Google Drive for Work)
    • hicloud S3
    • HiDrive
    • hubiC
    • IBM SoftLayer
    • Megafon Megadisk
    • Microsoft Azure
    • Microsoft OneDrive (including Office 365 and OneDrive for Business)
    • OpenStack Swift compatible cloud services
    • RackSpace
    • SFR NAS Backup
    • WebDAV
    • Yandex Disk

Hyper Backup

  • Back up deduped data to the following public cloud destination with Hyper Backup
    • Amazon S3
    • S3-compatible storage (including SFR NAS Backup, hicloud S3 and Google Cloud Storage)
    • Microsoft Azure (Global and China)
    • HiDrive
    • IBM SoftlLayer
    • RackSpace
    • OpenStack Swift compatible cloud services
    • WebDAV-compatible storage
    • Amazon Drive
    • Google Drive
    • Dropbox
    • hubiC

Glacier Backup

  • Back up data to Amazon Glacier (China Region and all global regions except GovCloud US)
  • Restore backup task at the file-level
  • Perform file-level incremental backup
  • Schedule backup tasks
  • Supports file-based deduplication within the same backup task
  • When deleting data which has been uploaded within the past 90 days, a task will be scheduled to automatically carry out deletion 90 days after the file uploading time. This reduces the total cost charged for deleting data that is less than 90 days old.

Cross-platform data synchronization

Cloud Station Server

  • Automatically synchronize files between your PC, Mac, Linux computer (Cloud Station Drive), iOS and Android mobile devices (DS cloud), and Synology NAS (Cloud Station ShareSync)
  • Offers backup service for Windows, Mac, Linux computers running Cloud Station Backup
  • Keep up to 32 historical versions of files with incremental data
  • Roll data back to a specific point-in-time on a timeline with the Version Explorer
  • Respect ACL and Linux permissions
  • Sync multiple shared folders with up to 100,000 folders in total
  • Sync encrypted shared folders
  • Versioning can be disabled
  • Supports timeline navigation and specific point-in-time data restoration
  • Supports folder-level restoration
  • Customize version number for each shared folder
  • Restore versions from Cloud Station Server and Cloud Station Drive
  • Set user and group speed limit
  • Supports one-way sync to client devices with read-only shared folders
  • Client list to view connected devices
  • Live syncing status and progress on Cloud Station server and clients
  • Configure sync profile for each user to sync limited file size and file types
  • Enable Cloud Station Server for user/LDAP/AD/AD Trust Domain accounts
  • Supports IPv6
  • Enforce 2-step verification to strengthen identity security
  • Offers syncing log
  • Offers MSI, EXE, DMG, DEB and RPM installers for different computer platforms
  • Refer to the product specifications for maximum active connections on different models
  • Refer to the White Paper for recommended number of files to be synchronized on different models

Cloud Sync

  • Synchronize or back up data with public cloud storage (see Cloud Sync)

Cloud Station Drive

  • Syncing files between computers and Synology NAS with Cloud Station Server installed on Synology NAS and Cloud Station Drive on computers. (See Cloud Station Server)

Desktop Backup

Cloud Station Backup

  • Back up data from Windows, Mac, Ubuntu and Fedora computers in real-time with Cloud Station Backup (See Cloud Station)
  • Supports NVDA screen reader on the setup wizard and the majority of the main app.

Mac Time Machine

  • Use Synology NAS as Time Machine storage for Mac computers

NAS Server Backup

Hyper Backup

  • Backs up folders, packages, and DSM configurations in deduplicated image format.
  • Retains up to 65,535 versions
  • Supports cross-version deduplication, renamed and copied file deduplication, and data compression
  • Version control:
    • Regular or Smart Recycle rotation ready.
    • Version lock prevents a specific version from automatic rotation.
  • Supported destinations:
    • Local shared folders and external storage devices.
    • Shared folders and external storage devices on a remote server.
    • Public cloud destinations including Amazon S3, S3-compatible storage, Microsoft Azure (Global and China), HiDrive, IBM SoftlLayer, RackSpace, and other OpenStack Swift compatible servers.
  • Offers granular recovery
    • Allows single file restoration.
    • Allows data recovery on Windows and Ubuntu using Hyper Backup Explorer.
  • Backup repositories are portable:
    • Export the initial backup version to an external storage device and deliver the external storage device to the destination for data uploading.
    • Reuse a backup repository by relinking.
  • Enable client-side encryption to ensure data confidentiality at the backup destination
    • Data and file name encryption with AES256-CBC.
    • Key ring encryption with RSA2048.
  • Supports transmission encryption
  • Back up encrypted shared folders
  • Customize your own retention policies

Hyper Backup Vault

  • Avails itself to be the backup destination of other Synology NAS servers running Hyper Backup
  • Offers an overview of storage consumption of the vault
  • Launch Hyper Backup Explorer for browsing
  • Offers backup log per task

LUN Backup

  • Back up iSCSI LUNs to a local volume or another Synology NAS
  • Maximum number of concurrent LUN backup tasks: 1
  • Schedule backup tasks

DSM Configuration and Application Backup

Hyper Backup

  • Backs up system configurations and Synology packages to external drives, network locations and public cloud destinations with Hyper Backup. (Consult Hyper Backup help)

External Storage Backup

USB Copy 2.0

  • Automatically copy files and folders between your Synology NAS and an attached USB/SD storage device.
  • Trigger a transfer by hot-plugging a USB/SD device, pushing the hardware copy button, or running the application in DSM.
  • Flexible configurations:
    • Task type: Photo/Video Import, Data Import, Data Export
    • Copy mode: Multi-versioned, Mirroring, Incremental
    • File type filter: filename, file extension
    • File conflict policy: rename, overwrite

Snapshot Replication

Snapshot

  • Local snapshots of shared folders on Btrfs file system and advanced file LUNs
  • Schedule snapshot and customize retention rules
  • Remove or lock versions
  • Browse and restore snapshots in the #snapshot folder in all file services or File Station
  • View snapshot data in the Previous Versions tab in the Properties dialogue on Windows PC.
  • The maximum snapshot versions of all the shared folders is 65536
  • View maximum snapshot versions of all the shared folders for different models
  • The maximum number of snapshots of each iSCSI LUN is 256

Replication

  • Replicate data from one server to local or another server by taking and sending snapshots
  • Schedule replication and customize retention rules
  • Send the initial replication copy via the Internet or storage devices
  • Replicate data to multiple destination servers from the same source server
  • Statistics of transferred size and sync duration are recorded and displayed as a report
  • Overview topology of data replication
  • Supports port forwarding by customizing address and port of a replication task
  • Encrypt replication transmission
  • iSCSI LUN replication can be managed via Synology Snapshot Replication or VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager. (Installing Synology SRA on VMware Site Recovery Manager servers is required.)
  • Automatically pause/resume replication transmission to optimize bandwidth

Recovery

  • Restore to a previous version via various methods including common protocols, File Station, and Windows File Explorer.
  • Perform a failover on shared folders or iSCSI LUNs and make the replicas on the destination server writable when the source server is not healthy
  • Perform a re-protect action to sync data on the two servers again after performing a failover
  • Perform a test failover to make a clone and run all necessary tests in the event of disaster
  • Perform a force failover when the source server is healthy

Collaboration Suite

MailPlus Server

Management

  • Provides mail services with SMTP, IMAP, POP3 protocols
  • SMTP authorization
  • SSL secured connection
  • SMTP relay with optional TLS secured connection
  • Multiple additional domains
  • Supports LDAP/AD account
  • Daily quota to limit each user's outbound mail
  • Create aliases for local users, groups, existing aliases and external mailboxes
  • Customization of auto BCC rules, SMTP/SMTPS port number, and the maximum size of a single email
  • Migrates emails from external mail servers:
    • Microsoft Exchange
    • Gmail
    • Outlook.com
    • Yahoo Mail
    • General IMAP servers

Security

  • Spam filter: SpamAssassin filter engine and DNS-based blackhole list
  • Spam engine supports Chinese segmenter to effectively detect Chinese spam mail
  • Use antivirus engine ClamAV to detect virus in mail attachments
  • Google SafeBrowsing database for detecting malicious URLs in the mail threads
  • Leverage third-party databases to enhance detection for malware, phishing contents and spam
  • Post-auditing and action policies for virus-infected mails
  • Threat Monitor provides security-related information:
    • General threat statistics in clear and interactive graphs
    • Real-time status of anti-spam and antivirus engines
    • DNSBL self-check result
    • Threat sources displayed in a world map
    • Statistics of blocked Inbound and outbound mail
  • Sender validation mechanism with SPF/DKIM and DMARC
  • Content Scan filters messages containing potentially dangerous content
  • Attachment filter to block specific file types
  • Message Content Protection (MCP) to prevent sensitive data leakage
  • Mail black and white list

Functionality

  • High availability architecture maximizes service uptime
  • High-speed full-text search for English, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters
  • Personal auto-forwarding and auto-reply rules for each user
  • Customize auto-reply message

Monitoring

  • Records historical email activity chart (past 1 hour, 1 day, 7 days, and 30 days) with detailed information about the quantity of inbound/outbound emails
  • Mail queue monitoring
  • Activity log and security log
  • Usage analysis to calculate email quantity of the selected users, and to monitor the mail traffic by account
  • Archive logs periodically
  • Transfer logs to the Secondary Server for backup, or syslog server for central management
  • Daily report includes summaries of
    • Hourly traffic
    • Delivered/received messages
    • Deferred/rejected messages
    • SMTP delivery failure
    • Warnings
    • Quantity of senders and recipients

License

  • MailPlus Server comes with 5 email accounts by default
  • License page allows for license addition
  • Licenses are all centralized in Primary Server

System Requirements

  • Synology NAS memory: 1GB RAM

MailPlus

Organization

  • Physical mailboxes to organize emails.
  • Label management to assign multiple attributes to emails.
  • Filters automatically apply labels or move the incoming/outgoing emails to certain mailboxes.
  • SMTP and POP3 fetch function for sending and receiving emails on other mail servers.
  • Regularly auto-delete spam and trash mails before specified time or upon logout
  • Regularly auto-archive mail in inbox before specified time
  • Priority mailbox for showing emails from specific mailboxes or labels in one view

Customization

  • Customize wallpaper and theme settings
  • 2 column/3 column browsing modes available
  • Customize auto-reply messages for different senders
  • Customize display language

Contacts

  • Add local contacts or import contacts from CSV or vCard files
  • Export contacts to vCard files
  • Auto-complete email addresses when users are specifying the sender/recipients
  • Add contacts to a contact group
  • Star important or most frequent contacts
  • Search contacts by keywords
  • Shared address book displays contact information from Windows AD domain or LDAP server
  • Sync contacts from external sources:
    • Google Gmail
    • Microsoft Outlook.com
    • Yahoo Mail
    • CardDAV servers

Integration

  • Create events in Synology Calendar from highlighted dates and times in mail (Synology Calendar must be installed on the same NAS)
  • Allow instant conversations via Chat plug-in (Synology Chat must be installed on the same NAS)
  • Open other collaboration packages (Chat, Calendar and Office) via App Launcher

Manipulation

  • Smart search function to find and manage emails efficiently
  • Built-in stickers to enrich email content
  • Synology Web Clipper to save conversations in MailPlus to Note Station for further management
  • Attach files stored on Synology NAS
  • Save attachments to Synology NAS
  • Un-do operation
  • Keyboard shortcuts to view and manage messages
  • Convert large attachments to shared links

Administration

  • Allow users to fetch email from external POP3 mail servers
  • Disable OpenPGP for all users
  • Disallow users to create events in Synology Calendar from dates or times
  • Allow users to create shared links for large attachments
  • Edit and hide contact group names in shared contacts

System Requirements

  • Synology NAS memory: 1GB RAM

Office

Organize

  • Supports two file types: spreadsheets and documents
  • Manage files with folders and labels
  • Customizable permission settings for folders and files to be set as private, internal, or public
  • Customize permission settings for folders and files
  • Practical templates for spreadsheets and documents available
  • Owner of a folder or a file can transfer ownership to another user
  • Grasp major updates on files via notifications
  • File encryption supported to protect confidential file contents
  • Supports importing the following file formats
    • Spreadsheet: .xlsx, .xlsm, .xltx, .xltm, .xls, .xlt, .ods, .ots, .csv
    • Document: .docx, .doc, .odf , .rtf (installation of Document Viewer required for .doc, .odf, and .rtf to be imported)
  • Supports exporting the following file formats
    • Spreadsheet: .xlsx, .ods
    • Document: .docx, .odt
  • Use Synology Chat directly via the Chat plugin from a spreadsheet or a document
  • Link a folder to a Synology Chat channel to notify others of important updates
  • View file revision history and restore to a previous version
  • Back up the Office application using Hyper Backup
  • Administrators can restrict non-admin users’ permission to share files publicly or with specific accounts
  • Copy and paste content via context menu with Synology Office Extension installed from Google Chrome

Spreadsheets

  • Collaborate with multiple users in real-time
  • Interactive comments available to increase collaboration efficiency
  • Supports data validation, conditional formatting, filter, and spelling check
  • Supports selection of multiple rows/columns/cells
  • Supports more than 300 formulas
  • Learn more about frequently used formulas with examples at SpreadSheet Function List
  • Supports instant preview of formula calculation results
  • Supports preview of range and frequently used statistical information (e.g., sum, average , count, etc.) when selecting cells
  • Insert charts and images
  • Customize currency and date formats in spreadsheets
  • Printable spreadsheets
  • Zoom in and zoom out 

Documents

  • Collaborate with multiple users in real-time
  • Interactive comments available to increase collaboration efficiency
  • Customize heading styles
  • Insert a table of contents, tables, charts, shapes and images
  • Image options including cropping, rotation, border style, and layout
  • Table style options including border color and width
  • Adjustable line and paragraph spacing
  • Supports revision mode
  • Supports spelling check and word count
  • Supports conversion between traditional and simplified Chinese
  • Printable documents
  • Zoom in zoom out

Chat

Instant Messaging

  • Instant messaging on mainstream browsers as well as in iOS and Android.
  • Use emojis and stickers to express yourself more directly.
  • React to messages using emojis.
  • Simple markdown code is supported on browser based Chat for formatting your messages.
  • Drag and drop a file in Chat to share it with your colleagues.
  • For personal or temporary communication, you can create a conversation.
  • Create a channel for team-oriented discussions.
  • Encryption is supported for encrypting the messages in channels and conversations stored on the server.
  • Send push notifications by mentioning specific people in a channel using the @ symbol.
  • Delay push notifications in Chat by choosing to snooze for a set period of time.
  • Alarm sound for browser notification is supported.
  • Uploaded video and audio can be played directly in Chat.
  • Shared YouTube links can be played directly in Chat.
  • Page up and page down operations are available for keyboard navigation.
  • Add snippets in plain text or in code formats.

Information Management

  • Use hashtags to tag specific messages.
  • Use bookmarks to mark specific messages for your own use.
  • Add messages to Posts to allow comments for further discussion.
  • Use various search operators to identify specific messages with the search function.
  • Within channels, Chat will filter out all files and URLs that have been shared.
  • Create guest accounts to allow external users to join the discussions.
  • Archive previous messages to control who can see them.
  • Promote personal conversations to private channels, allowing multiple members to join the channels.
  • Channels can be closed for channel management.

Integration

  • Incoming and outgoing webhooks are supported for integrating external information.
  • Chat will notify you of comments, mentions, and shared files in Office.
  • Monitor folders in Office by binding channels with folders in Office. Chat will notify you upon the addition or removal of files in the folder.
  • Chat Plugin is available for chatting on MailPlus and Office installed on the same Synology NAS.
  • Click the dates or time mentioned in Chat messages to create events in Synology Calendar (Synology Calendar and Chat should run on the same Synology NAS).
  • Type slash commands to trigger outgoing webhooks.

Security

  • Encrypt messages before sending them to 3rd-party push notification servers, thereby enhancing data security

Calendar

Calendar

  • View the calendar by day, week and month
  • Hide calendars from the overview page
  • Share calendars with DSM users, granted the permission to edit or only view the events
  • Share calendars with public in read-only mode as a way of announcing schedules
  • Receive invitations from other DSM users and reply directly
  • Filter invitations by different participation status, including “Yes”, “Maybe”, “No” and “Awaiting”

Event

  • Create events on all the calendars you have permission to manage
  • Create recurring events with the repeat setting
  • Invite DSM users and non-DSM users to the event, and view their replies on Synology Calendar
  • Event reminder notifies you of the upcoming event before a predefined period of time
  • Daily agenda merges all events of the day from your calendars
  • Jump to a specified date to create an event on the fly
  • Advanced Search to quickly find events by keywords, calendars or dates
  • Notification Center allows you to view all event reminders at once

Settings

  • Customized date format, time format, week start day and time zone
  • The visibility of calendars can be canceled
  • Enable email or browser notifications

Integration

  • Supports synchronization with CalDAV clients such as Thunderbird, macOS, and iOS that are compatible with the CalDAV protocol.

Note Station

Notes

  • Create notes and categorize them into notebooks
  • Arrange notebooks into shelves (three-tier file structure: Shelf, Notebook, and Note)
  • Save web content from websites with Synology Web Clipper (a Chrome plugin that you can download here)
  • Edit notes with a rich text editor
  • Edit location information of a note
  • Display notes in card view and snippet view
  • Attach files of various formats to notes
  • Upload attachments by dragging and dropping from your computer or from File Station
  • Preview audio, video, photo, and document attachments with DSM embedded players/viewers
  • Insert and preview Youtube videos in notes
  • Restore notes from previous versions
  • Encrypt content and attachments in notes with AES 256-bit standard
  • Tag notes to manage and search them efficiently
  • Display a note in presentation mode
  • Use advanced search to search content with multiple criteria
  • Archive seldomly used notebooks
  • Share notebooks and notes via a shared link with view-only permissions
  • Share notebooks and notes to other Note Station users and assign view-only or editing permissions
  • Share notes via DSM built-in email application
  • Supports package backup
  • Supports LDAP and AD accounts
  • Resolve note version conflicts with note conflict handling
  • Use Offline Note Station (a Chrome plugin that can be downloaded here) with Synology Web Clipper
  • Convert tables into charts
  • Apply heading format
  • Create Smart Notebooks
  • Include content of attached files of various formats, including PDF, Office, Open Office, and iWork file, in search results
  • Support previewing attachments in PDF, word, excel, and powerpoint formats
  • Supports internal note links

Import and Export

  • Export notebooks to an nsx file for backup or for importing to another Synology NAS
  • Export individual notes as .html and .docx files so that users without Note Station can read them
  • Import notebooks and notes from Evernote
  • Import notebooks and notes from a Note Station .nsx file

To-do List

  • Add tasks to notes or add them independently to the to-do list
  • Manage tasks by specifying a priority, due date, and reminder
  • Set a reminder to get DSM notifications
  • Manage upcoming tasks by using the default categories: All, Overdue, Today, and Next 7 days
  • Add stars, subtasks and remarks to to-do tasks
  • Export/import to-do tasks for backup
  • Output to-do tasks to a new note

Multimedia

Video Station

Organize

  • Organize Movies, TV Shows, Home Videos, Recorded TV, and other user-defined libraries
  • Assign privileges for AirPlay/DLNA and DTV controlling features
  • Search videos by specific metadata
  • Online video information retrieval
  • Personal playlists: Favorite, Watch List, and user-defined playlists
  • Set video posters using image files stored in the same folder as video files (can be applied to “Movie” and “Others” video types only)
  • Retrieve online subtitles when starting to play a movie
  • Different display modes: Poster, Tile, and List View
  • Set up parental control rules to restrict video playback
  • Displays the watched status on each video
  • Share a video collection via a sharing link
  • Back up video information
  • Set a timing offset to sync subtitles with video playback
  • Adjust subtitle size and style
  • Control video playback and volume with hotkeys

Playback

  • Play videos within a browser for Windows PC or Mac
  • Stream videos to Apple TV via AirPlay (Apple TV firmware version 5.1 above required)
  • (Experimental) Play videos using a DLNA player (i.e. a DLNA certified Digital Media Renderer product). Supported file formats and subtitle display depend on the playback capabilities of the DLNA player.
  • Play videos with DS video on iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows Phone, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku TV, and Samsung TV
  • Stream DVB-T, DTMB (DMB-T/H), DVB-S, and DVB-S2 TV programs on Windows PC, Mac, and Android mobile devices (encrypted channels not supported)
  • Repeat playback for one video or an entire playlist of videos
  • Supports embedded audio track files for multiple languages
  • Enable AC3 passthrough on Apple TV for better audio quality
  • Stream playback quality (original/high/medium/low) can be adjusted according to network conditions (only on models belonging to Group 1)
  • Supports external subtitles and embedded SRT, ASS, SAMI, and SSA subtitles
  • Saves the settings of the last playback: subtitle source, audio track, subtitle syncing
  • Stream videos from Video Station to Chromecast with the Google Cast extension (available on Chrome Web Store)

Digital TV Live and Recording

  • Stream and record scheduled Digital TV programs by connecting to HDHomeRun (DVB-T) or plugging in DTMB (DMB-T/H), DVB-T, DVB-S, or DVB-S2 standard DTV dongles
  • DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards are available worldwide. DTMB (DMB-T/H) and DVB-T are supported in select countries. Click to learn about regions that support DVB-T and DTMB (DMB-T/H) (Check this compatibility list for supported DTMB (DMB-T/H), DVB-T, DVB-S, and DVB-S2 dongles)
  • Multiple DTV tuners are supported. Only one channel can be simultaneously streamed and recorded for each tuner.
  • Record DTV videos without EPG by simply choosing the channel and time slot
  • Watch DTV Live Stream on computer, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android phone, and Android tablet (see more details in DS video specifications)

Video Formats Played by Browsers on Windows

When video streaming lags due to bad network quality, or the original format is not supported by the client software, video transcoding will be needed for streaming.

Streaming method Supported formats Requirements
Stream original format MP4 Flash Player plugin, IE9 or later, or Chrome
  MOV, M4V Flash Player plugin, or Chrome
  FLV Flash Player plugin
  3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, M2T, M2TS, MKV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, QT, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, RMVB, DTV Live Stream third-party VLC player plugin
Stream transcoded format (Original video quality and transcoded audio) MKV Flash Player plugin and a Synology NAS belonging to Group 1 or Group 2
Stream transcoded format (Downsampled video quality) 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, FLV, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MTS, MOV, QT, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, RMVB, DTV Live Stream Flash Player plugin and a Synology NAS belonging to Group 1

Video Formats Played by browser on Mac

When video streaming lags due to bad network quality, or the original format is not supported by the client software, video transcoding will be needed for streaming.

Streaming method Supported formats Requirements
Original formats MP4, MOV, M4V Safari, Chrome, or Flash Player
  FLV Flash Player plugin
Stream transcoded format (Original video quality and transcoded audio) MKV Flash Player plugin and a Synology NAS belonging to Group 1 or Group 2
Stream transcoded format (Downsampled video quality) 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, FLV, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MTS, MOV, QT, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, RMVB, DTV Live Stream Flash Player plugin and a Synology NAS belonging to Group 1

Video Formats Played by Apple TV

Streaming method Supported formats Requirements
Original formats MP4, MOV, M4V (without subtitles)
Stream transcoded format (Original video quality and transcoded audio) MKV, M4V, MP4, MOV (With external or embedded SRT, ASS, or SSA subtitle files) A Synology NAS belonging to Group 1 or Group 2
Stream transcoded format (Downsampled video quality) 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, FLV, M2T, M2TS, MTS, QT, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, RMVB A Synology NAS belonging to Group 1

See here for more information on video transcoding.

Photo Station

Organize

  • Supported image formats: BMP, JPEG, GIF, RAW (arw, srf, sr2, dcr, k25, kdc, cr2, crw, nef, mrw, ptx, pef, raf, raw, 3fr, erf, mef, mos, orf, rw2, dng, x3f), TIFF, PNG
  • Supported video formats for playback: 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, FLV, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, MTS, M2TS, M2T, QT, WMV, XviD, f4v
  • Supported video formats for download only: RM, RMVB, VOB
  • Supports people tags from Windows Live Photo Gallery
  • Supports IPTC tags of photos
  • Search photos using keywords, time slots, or tags
  • Create smart albums to filter photos and videos by specific search criteria
  • Pin albums to user-defined categories in order to create different portfolios
  • Tag photos by using facial recognition
  • Added support for watermark to help protect the copyright of your photos
  • Album tree view on left panel allows you to move and copy files by dragging and dropping
  • Specify which file extensions (e.g. RAW, NEF) to not be displayed nor generate thumbnails
  • Disable or enable thumbnail generation or video conversion for albums anytime
  • Personal Photo Station sites for each DSM user

Show & Share

  • Personalized theme
  • Display modes: Photo Wall, Timeline View, Map View, and Detail View
  • Photos and videos stored in the root folder of Photo Station can be set as public (the default setting is private)
  • Photo album privacy controls: Public, Password, or Private (available only on first and second levels of albums)
  • Browse photos via DS photo on iPhone, Android or Windows Phone, Win 10, and Apple TV
  • Various slideshow transition effects
  • Play music in the background during a slideshow
  • “About Me” page displays self-introduction, contact information, and other details
  • Personal blog
  • Online photo editors: Aviary, Pixlr Editor, Pixlr Express
  • Share an album or a collection of photos via a public sharing link
  • Advanced settings on publicly shared albums: color labels, area highlight tools, comments
  • Share photos to Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Google Photos, Plurk, Twitter, Qzone, or Sina Weibo
  • Share photos in a virtual collection optimized for display on computer and mobile browsers.
  • Share videos to YouTube

Audio Station

Organize

  • Personal/shared music library and playlists
  • Smart playlist
  • Supported playlist formats: M3U, PLS, WPL
  • Internet radio: SHOUTcast, and user-defined
  • Live lyrics display
  • Lyrics plugin to search lyrics from the Internet
  • Rate songs and categorize music by rating
  • Supports updating music tags from online search
  • Supports pinning music collection to Home
  • Supports indexing for CUE sheets to manage undivided album files

Playback

  • Listen to music with mobile devices, USB speakers, DLNA players (DLNA certified Digital Media Renderer products), multiple Bluetooth A2DP speakers, or multiple AirPlay devices
  • Supported audio formats for browsers (original format): M4A, M4B, MP3; WAV (IE doesn’t support WAV).
  • Supported audio formats for browsers (transcoded streaming): AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR, DSD
  • Supported audio formats for USB speakers, Bluetooth speakers, and AirPlay speakers: AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless, FLAC, M4A, M4B, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR, DSD (Native DSD is not supported)
  • Supports DSD over PCM (DoP)
  • Supports 24 bit USB DAC
  • Supports gapless playback when streaming to web browser (original files only), USB, Bluetooth and AirPlay speakers
  • Supports transcoding FLAC/APE, ALAC/AAC, OGG, and AIFF formats for DLNA players. Other audio format support for DLNA players depends on the player.
  • Share a music collection via a sharing link

Media Server

  • Works as a DLNA-compliant Digital Media Server (DMS) and streams media to DLNA-certified products.
  • Supported audio formats: AAC, AIFF, APE, DSD, FLAC, M4A, Apple Lossless, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, PCM, WAV, WMA, WMA VBR, WMA PRO, WMA Lossless (The actual playback capabilities may vary depending on the DLNA/UPnP client)
  • Supported video formats: 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, FLV, ISO, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, MOV, QT, SWF, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV,XviD, RMVB (The actual playback capabilities may vary depending on the DLNA/UPnP client)
  • Supported image formats : BMP, JPG (jpe, jpeg), GIF, ICO, PNG, PSD, TIF (tiff), UFO
  • MKV video transcoding (H.264 video remux) support for SONY TV and PS3
  • Transcoding APE/FLAC/OGG/AIFF/AAC/ALAC audio
  • Transcoding to ASF video up to 480p for XBOX 360, or to TS video up to 1080p for other DMA (available on select models only, see here for more information on video transcoding).
  • Customizable DLNA menu
  • Integrated the video information retrieved by Video Station into DMA menus

System Requirements

  • Supports DLNA-certified Digital Media Player products

Download Station

  • Supported download protocols: BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
  • Supported encoded URL: Thunder/Flashget/QQDL
  • Xunlei Lixian web interface support
  • Support for download links shared from Xunlei Kuai
  • Download online TV videos with FLVCD web-downloader
  • Add RSS source, create RSS downloads and update RSS sources, open external links of RSS feed
  • Supports downloading from popular file hosting sites
  • BT search plugins to find torrents online
  • Watched Folder to monitor new torrents and start download tasks automatically
  • Auto extract downloaded files
  • Advanced schedule for BT and eMule downloads
  • Download/upload bandwidth control (BT/eMule/FTP/HTTP/NZB)
  • Supports saving up to 5 different BitTorrent search results.
  • View previews for BT videos and pictures
  • Supports personal notification to let every user set their personal email to receive notifications
  • Supports downloading tasks that require CAPTCHA passwords
  • Supports auto update of file hosting plugin
  • Degraded NZB files can be repaired with .par2 files

iTunes Server

  • Supported audio formats: AAC, AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless, FLAC, M4A, M4B, M4P, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR.
  • Supported video formats: MOV, MP4, M4V
  • Supported playlist formats: M3U, WPL, PLS
  • Optional password protection
  • Supports displaying album covers

System Requirements

  • iTunes 10 or later on Windows and Mac

Note

  • Home Sharing feature which requires you to sign in with an Apple ID is not supported.

Management

Central Management System

  • Monitor the health and availability of managed servers
  • Receive system notifications from managed servers
  • Create server groups and define policies in order to apply settings to entire server groups
  • Keep each server up-to-date by performing software updates
  • Delegate administrator permissions to specific users or groups on CMS host, allowing delegated users to administer specific servers or server groups

Accounts & Privileges

  • Customizable permissions for individual folders and files according to users and groups
  • Application permissions for users, groups, and IP addresses
  • Encrypted login without SSL for web and mobile apps
  • Volume quotas to control the maximum amount of storage space used by each user
  • File transfer speed limits for users and groups
  • Self-service password recovery for non-admin users

Directory Service

  • Provider-consumer architecture
  • Password strength rules for LDAP users
  • Active Directory
    • Trusted Domain Support
  • LDAP Server
    • Google Apps Single Sign-On Integration
  • LDAP client
    • OpenLDAP
    • IBM domino
    • Customized Profile

Apps supporting LDAP/AD users

  • SMB
  • FTP
  • WebDAV
  • File Station
  • Network Backup
  • Cloud Station
  • Cloud Sync
  • Audio Station
  • Video Station
  • Mail Service
  • Surveillance Station
  • Personal Web Station
  • Photo Station
  • VPN Server
  • Note Station

System Requirements

  • Windows Domain: Windows Server 2003 Active Directory or later
  • LDAP server: LDAP standard version 3 (RFC2251)

Network Management

DDNS

  • Translate the domain name of your Synology NAS to an IP address
  • Multiple DDNS providers
  • Synology Heartbeat service DDNS server
  • Supports custom DDNS provider profiles

EZ-Internet

  • Express Setup: UPnP & NAT-PMP routers support
  • Advanced Setup: Log in to router with admin account
  • Supports custom ports for router port-forwarding rules
  • Provide router port accessibility test to ensure the forwarding ports can be accessed from internet

Maintenance

Notification

  • Send notification messages via SMS, email, or other push services when system status changes or errors occur
  • Customized event types that will trigger the system to send notification messages

UPS

  • Supports local UPS over USB (see the compatibility list)
  • Act as a Synology network UPS server, sharing UPS device status with other Synology NAS
  • Supports SNMP UPS device and management card

Resource Monitor

  • CPU, RAM, disks, and network usage status
  • Volume/iSCSI LUN usage status
  • Resource usage history
  • Current user connections
  • Status of file transferring managed by Speed Limit

Task Scheduler

  • Scheduled tasks can automatically perform the following actions:
    • Run user-defined scripts
    • Empty Recycle Bins
    • Emit beep sounds
    • Start/stop services

Management

  • Telnet/SSH
  • Custom SSH cipher list
  • Supports SSH hardware accelerated ciphers

All-in-one Server

SSO Server

  • Register multiple web applications or DSM to allow single sign-on

Proxy Server

  • Cache data to memory and disks
  • Access control to allow or deny any specific source IP or destination domain
  • Access Logs
  • Transparent Proxy for Wi-Fi hotspots

DHCP Server

  • Multiple subnets support
  • Address reservation of MAC addresses
  • Supports DHCP options
  • Supports vendor options

TFTP and PXE

  • Allow devices to boot over the network with TFTP and PXE support
  • Set TFTP client permission to read only or read/write
  • Set allowed clients by IP range
  • Supports downloading PXE boot loader files from remote TFTP servers

DNS Server

  • Master and slave zones
  • Forward and reverse domain resolution
  • NS, A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, SPF, SRV, TXT, PTR records
  • TSIG (Transfer Signature) keys
  • Split-horizon DNS

Mail Service

Mail Server

  • Provide mail services with SMTP, IMAP, POP3 protocol
  • SMTP authorization
  • SSL secured connection
  • SMTP Relay with optional TLS secured connection
  • Multiple SMTP domains
  • Personal auto-forwarding and auto-reply rules
  • Customizable maximum size of single mail; auto BCC rules; mail black and white list; and SMTP/SMTPS port number
  • Historical email activity chart (past 1, 7 and 30 days)
  • Email activity chart by mail quantity and email service bandwidth
  • Create alias for local users, groups, existing aliases and external mailboxes
  • Spamassassin filter engine and DNS-based blackhole list spam filter
  • Virus scan in mail attachments with ClamAV (available on Synology NAS with 512MB or more RAM)
  • Mail service activity log
  • Mail queue monitoring
  • Scan messages for potentially dangerous content
  • Send daily reports including summaries of hourly traffic, delivered/received messages, deferred/rejected messages, SMTP delivery failures, warnings, and the quantity of senders and recipients
  • Daily sending quota to limit each user's outbound mails
  • Support LDAP/AD account
  • Supports SPF/DKIM and DMARC sender validation
  • Customizable auto-reply message
  • Use attachment filter to block specified file extensions

Mail Station

  • Webmail interface for Mail Server
  • Receiving mails from multiple POP3 mailboxes
  • Customizable SMTP server

Log Center

  • Events per second: 50-3000 (See our product comparison page)
  • Historical log activity chart
  • Archiving logs by specified time, number of logs, the data size, and different hosts
  • Download archives as HTML or CSV files
  • Proactive email notification according to log severity or specified keywords
  • Customize log transferring protocol
  • Customized log formats
  • Advanced log search engine
  • SSL connection
  • Log rotation: 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year

VPN Service

  • Supported VPN protocols: PPTP, OpenVPN, L2TP over IPSec
  • Connection list and management
  • Configuration log for audit trail
  • Enable VPN connections on selected LAN port
  • Privilege settings to allow VPN connections for selected users
  • See the maximum connections for different models

Web Server

  • Manually select Apache or Nginx as the backend server
  • Personal Web Station for each user
  • Supports PHP & MariaDB
  • Virtual Hosts hosting
  • The maximum number of active connections depends on your Synology NAS model. Please refer to the benchmark for details.
  • Supports HTTP/2
  • Supports HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS)
  • Virtual Host support its document root on different shared folders

Network

  • Static Route Multiple Gateways
  • IPv6 Tunnel
  • PPPoE
  • Mobile Broadband
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
    • UPnP Internet Gateway
    • PPPoE relay

Wireless Hotspot

RADIUS Server

  • Supported Protocols: PAP,MS-CHAP,PEAP,EAP-MSCHAPv2,EAP-TTLS

Data Safety

High Availability Manager

  • Form a high-availability cluster with two identical Synology NAS servers in order to minimize downtime
  • Automatic failover in the following situations: CIFS/iSCSI/FTP/AFP/NFS service failure; power outage; storage space crash; data network disconnection.
  • Supports Quorum Server to effectively minimize the occurance of split-brain.
  • VLAN support
  • After creating a cluster with Synology High Availability, the max number of volumes and block-level iSCSI LUNs will be limited to 64.
  • View recent system information, iSCSI Target connection history and file difference in each shared folder when a split-brain error occurs

Note

  • High Availability is incompatible with DHCP Server.

Security

Security Advisor

  • Malware Detection and removal
  • Account and password, network-related, System-related security scan
  • DSM and packages version check

Firewall & Traffic Control

  • Allow/deny access to selected ports or services for specific IP addresses
  • Create firewall rules based on geographic region
  • Organize firewall rules into different firewall profiles
  • Traffic Control according to services and TCP/UDP ports
  • DDoS protection
  • VPN pass-through

AntiVirus Essential

  • AntiVirus Essential powered by ClamAV scanning engine
  • Full system scan
  • Scheduled scan
  • White List to exclude files from being scanned
  • Automatic update of virus definitions

AntiVirus by McAfee

  • Full system scan
  • Scheduled scan
  • White List to exclude files from being scanned
  • Automatic update of virus definitions
  • Available on specific models only. Please see this product comparison page to learn more

Auto Block

  • Block after specified number of attempts
  • Custom expiration time
  • Black and White List

Certificate Management

  • Multiple certificates for different services
  • Web Apps (HTTPS) and WebDAV
  • FTP SSL/TLS
  • Mail Services
  • RADIUS Server
  • VPN Server

2-step verification

  • Time-based One-Time Password (TOTP) protocol
  • 2-step verification enforcement for admin groups or all users
  • Manage trusted devices

Storage Solutions

Storage Management

  • Synology Hybrid RAID, Basic, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID F1 (*Some RAID types are available on select models only. Please try the RAID calculator for details)
  • Global Hot Spare for RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 6 (Check the availability on product comparison page)
  • Data Scrubbing for RAID 5, RAID 6, and SHR (composed of three or more disks)
  • Single Volume on RAID
  • Multiple Volumes on RAID (Disk Group)
  • RAID Group and RAID Array
  • File system for internal disks: ext4, Btrfs (Check the availability on our product comparison page)
  • File system for external disks: ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+ (Check the availability on our product comparison page)
  • HDD Hibernation
  • Scheduled S.M.A.R.T. tests
  • Dynamic Bad Sector Mapping
  • SSD cache support (Check the availability here)
    • Requires 2 SSDs teamed for read-write caching

PetaSpace

  • Shared folders can be created on a volume group
  • A volume group can consist of up to 10 volumes

Btrfs File System

  • Set usage/user quota for shared folders
  • Enable file self-healing to atuomatically recover silent data error on RAID disks
  • Enable file compression to increase the flexibility of volume usage
  • Perform defragmentation on a volume to increase system performance
  • Data checksum is enabled by default
  • Support shared folder snapshots and replications
  • Support instants SMB server-side copy

Note

  • For more information on the applied Synology NAS models of the Btrfs file system, please refer to here.

Virtualization

iSCSI LUN Snapshot and Clone

  • Each LUN supports up to 256 snapshots
  • Each LUN snapshot/clone requires 1/1024 original LUN size
  • Scheduled LUN snapshots
  • LUN snapshot can be cloned and mounted as a regular LUN
  • Restore LUN from snapshot
  • Each LUN can perform one snapshot or clone task at the same time
  • Up to eight concurrent LUN snapshot/clone tasks
  • iSCSI LUN Snapshot and Clone are available on specific models only. Please see this product comparison page to learn more.
  • Synology Snapshot Manager is available on VMware vSphere 5.1 or later, Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012 R2 for taking application consistent snapshot.
  • On VMware vSphere, Synology Snapshot Manager supports up to 3 maximum concurrent snapshot tasks.
  • Storage Replication Adapter for VMware Site Recovery Manager

Virtual Machine Manager

  • Run multiple instances of virtualized DSM on a cluster of multiple Synology NAS servers
  • Perform live migration of virtual machines by relocating a virtual machine from one host to another without interruption
  • 4GB RAM or more is required to run Virtual DSM
  • Virtual Machine Manager is not supported on hosts running Synology High Availability
  • Support High Availability of virtual machines for clusters more than 3 hosts.
  • Configure snapshot policies of virtual machines.
  • The maximum number of virtual machines per host is 16 and is subject to system memory

DDSM

  • Run multiple DDSM instances on a single server using the container technology.
  • A Btrfs volume is required to store DDSM data. System data can be backed up and replicated.

Surveillance

Surveillance Station

  • Supported multiple channel live view and alert suspicious behavior immediately with live view analytics.
  • Timeline panel can pay back multiple recordings from different cameras at the same time.
  • Over 5400 IP cameras from 100 renowned brands have been integrated, and the ONVIF is also be supported on the Surveillance Station.
  • Integrating with I/O module and Door controller to enhance automate management and regional security.
  • Supported multi-site and multi-server surveillance deployments up to 300 recorder servers and 5000 IP cameras.
  • Supported on major browsers, Surveillance Station Client with Windows and Mac, and DS cam with iOS and Android.
  • Please see more details in Surveillance Station

Chat

Instant messages

Android iOS
Send text messages to your colleagues
Emojis and stickers are supported
React to messages using emojis
Create conversations for personal or temporary communication
Create a channel for team-oriented discussions
Encryption is supported for encrypting the messages in channels and conversations
Mention someone in a channel using the @ symbol
Delay push notifications in Chat by choosing to snooze for a set period of time
Offline mode for read-only view is supported in Chat

Information Management

Android iOS
Use hashtags to tag specific messages
Use bookmarks to mark specific messages for your own use
Add messages to Posts to allow comments for further discussion
Use various search operators to identify specific messages with the search function
Within normal channels, Chat will filter out all files and URLs that have been shared
Sharing images/files/URLs/texts from other apps to Chat is supported.
Allow external users to sign in with guest accounts
Promote personal conversations to private channels

Security

Android iOS
Set passcode for data protection (Fingerprint scanner supported)

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running DSM 6.0.1+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 8.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.4+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices
  • Browsers: Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer

DS note

Notes and Todo lists

Android iOS
Create, delete, move notes and edit note information
Rich HTML editing (offline editing supported)
Handwrite notes
Add attachments to notes: select from Camera Roll, recorded from Microphone and Camera
Add attachments to notes: select files on your device file system
Add attachments to notes via Document provider
-insert files on your Synology NAS or from other cloud storages
Android 4.0+ iOS 8.0+
Encrypt notes (password protected)
Create/ notebooks and subnotebooks (shelves)
Apply tags and shortcuts
Advanced search with multiple criteria
Create and manage Tasks
Supports internal note links
Insert images from photo management apps
Search through text in individual notes

Web clipper

Android iOS
Recommended browsers Chrome Safari
Content clipped: full and simplified

Management

Android iOS
Share notes and notebooks via shared links
Share notes and notebooks with Note Station user and groups
Restore notes from previous versions (history) or from Recycle Bin
Send notes via email
Export notebooks
Smart Notebooks

Others

Android iOS
Widget iOS 8.0+
Delete attachments upon leaving the app
Background sync *at intervals defined by the iOS system
HTTPS connection
Apple Watch

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running Note Station 1.1+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 7.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.0+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices

DS audio

Direct streaming (to handset)

Android iOS Windows Phones
Supported audio formats AAC, AIF, AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless (ALAC), FLAC, M4A, M4B, MP3; WAV, Ogg Vorbis, WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR, DSD
Audio formats played natively AAC, FLAC, non-alac M4A, M4B, MP3; WAV, Ogg Vorbis AAC, AIFF, APE, Apple Lossless (ALAC), M4A, M4B, MP3; WAV AAC, AMR, M4A, M4B, MP3; WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR, 3GP, 3G2, more details
Force transcoding on select file formats
-to reduce bandwidth requirements and used storage space
Choose transcoding format:
-to MP3 or WAV
-available on select models (see below)
Streaming quality options:
-auto, high (320kbps)/medium (192kbps)/low (128kbps)
-available on select models (see below)
Streaming Internet Radio: SHOUTcast, and user-defined
Dynamic lyrics (for files with timestamps)
Download songs
-auto-caching of played music
-manual downloads
Download playlists
Equaliser

Streaming to TV/media players

Android iOS Windows Phones
AirPlay native iOS feature
Bluetooth native iOS feature
Chromecast
Remote mode: USB speakers, Bluetooth A2DP speakers, DLNA players (DLNA certified Digital Media Renderer products), or multiple AirPlay/multiple Bluetooth devices
Edit Multiple Airplay/Bluetooth device groups

Playlists

Android iOS Windows Phones
Create, edit, and delete playlists create only
Rate your music and access playlists of rated songs
"Recently played" and “Most Often Played” playlists
Support for .CUE sheets

Others

Android iOS Windows Phones
Home: supports My Pins and Recommended Genre
Share songs/playlists via links
Gapless playback
- supported streaming to the device and to Airplay or attached USB speakers
"Shake for next song" option
Sleep timer
Search with results sorted by Artists, Albums, Songs unsorted results
Add / play the content of folders recursively
Supports HTTPS

Models which support streaming quality options

  • 18 series: DS3018xs, DS418play, DS218play, DS918+, DS718+, DS418j, DS418, DS218j, DS218+, DS118
  • 17 series: RS3617xs, RS3617RPxs, RS4017xs+, RS3617xs+, RS217, RS18017xs+, DS3617xs, DS1817+, DS1817, DS1517+, DS1517
  • 16 series: RS816, RS2416RP+, RS2416+, RS18016xs+, DS416play, DS216play, DS916+, DS716+II, DS716+, DS416slim, DS416j, DS416, DS216se, DS216j, DS216+II, DS216+, DS216, DS116
  • 15 series: RS815RP+, RS815+, RS815, RC18015xs+, DS3615xs, DS2015xs, DS415play, DS715, DS415+, DS2415+, DS215j, DS215+, DS1815+, DS1515+, DS1515, DS115j, DS115
  • 14 series: RS3614xs, RS3614RPxs, RS814RP+, RS814+, RS814, RS3614xs+, RS2414RP+, RS2414+, RS214, DS214play, DS414slim, DS414j, DS414, DS214se, DS214+, DS214, DS114, EDS14
  • 13 series: RS3413xs+, RS10613xs+, DS713+, DS413, DS2413+, DS213j, DS213+, DS1813+, DS1513+
  • 12 series: RS3412xs, RS3412RPxs, RS812RP+, RS812+, RS2212RP+, RS2212+, DS3612xs, DS712+, DS412+, DS1812+, DS1512+
  • 11 series: RS3411xs, RS3411RPxs, RS2211RP+, RS2211+, DS3611xs, DS411+II, DS411+, DS2411+, DS1511+
  • 10 series: RS810RP+, RS810+, DS710+, DS410, DS210+, DS110+, DS1010+
  • 9 series: RS409RP+, RS409+, DS509+, DS409+, DS209+II, DS209+, DS109+

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running Audio Station 6.0.0+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 8.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.1+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices
  • Windows Phone 7.5+

DS video

Direct streaming

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform Roku Samsung TV
Browse and stream videos All common formats with MX Player installed on the device All common formats with DS file 5.2+ installed on the device All common formats with MX Player installed on the device See specs of your Apple TV model for exact capabilites MP4, WMV for DiskStations with transcoding, see here All common formats with VLC Player installed on the device See specs of your Roku player for exact capabilities See specs of your TV model for exact capabilities
Download videos
-you can download videos of any format by offline transcoding
(Models in Group 2 can only download iOS native format)
Select audio tracks
-inbuilt player, DS file player or Airplay device only
Online subtitle search
Subtitle support
-external and embedded .SRT, .ASS, .SSA
-streaming not supported to DLNA/Apple TV
Playback quality options: Auto, high/medium/low**
Enable trancoding/remuxing Only transcoding Group 1 only Group 1 only Group 1 only Group 1 only

Streaming to TV/media players

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform Roku Samsung TV
Airplay
- in the mobile device's network
DLNA/Airplay
-in the DiskStation's network
-supported file formats depend on the playback capabilities of the DLNA player
Chromecast
-detected in the same network as the device

Digital TV

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform Roku Samsung TV
Live stream TV channels
View the Electronic Program Guide (multiple tuners support)
Define recording tasks
- time, duration, frequency
Manage recording schedule

Managing your video collection

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform Roku Samsung TV
Manage movie collections
-“Favorites”, “Watchlist” and user-defined collections
favourites/watchlist only favourites/watchlist only
View and edit the watched status of videos
Sorting options
-under All category
Show last watched episode of a TV show
Parental control: Enter a PIN code to watch restricted videos
Advanced Search: combine multiple filters and keywords keyword search + filter keyword search + filter
Create Smart collections
Delete videos

Others

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform Roku Samsung TV
Share public links to your videos via email/social networks
Continuous play
-next video of a collection or episode of a TV show plays automatically
remote mode only
Just watched filter
QuickConnect support
HTTPS connection for browsing/recording (streaming only available with HTTP)

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running Video Station 2.2.0+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 8.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.1+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices
  • Windows Phone 7.5+
  • Apple TV running on tvOS 9.0+
  • Compatible devices running on Android TV 5.0+
  • Roku 2 and later models
  • Samsung Smart TV: Details here

DS photo

Viewing and Mirroring

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform
Browse, play, and start slideshow of photos/videos
Light Box to view key photo information
-title, description, comments, tags, metadata, gps info
Timeline to browse albums chronologically
View Tags, Smart albums, and Categories
Send photos to Apple TV (AirPlay)
Send photos and video to DLNA TV, Chromecast
Add and view comments of photos and videos

Album Management

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform
Modify photo /video info (title and description)
Delete photos and videos
Move photos/videos between albums
Upload photos and videos videos: only from camera
Apply/remove general and location tags
Photo album privacy controls: public/password/private
-on first and second level of albums
Search by keywords (on title and description)
Filter out on filenames and tags to quickly find photos

Photo Backup

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform
Upload photos and videos automatically
Background upload by defining geofences (iOS7+)
Recently uploaded list

Sharing and Downloading

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform
Save single photo to mobile device
Download albums for offline viewing (photos only)
Share an album publicly photos only photos only
Share pictures via email
Share pictures to social networks, or via links (public sharing)
(except social network)

Others

Android iOS Android TV Apple TV 4th Windows Phones Universal Windows Platform
HTTPS connection
- Video streaming requires trusted certification under HTTPS connection

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running Photo Station 6.6.0+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 8.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.1+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices
  • Windows Phone 7.5+
  • Apple TV running on tvOS 9.0+
  • Compatible devices running on Android TV 5.0+

DS cloud

Synchronisation

Android iOS
Sync files between mobile devices and your Synology NAS automatically
-files up to 10GB
Select folders on multiple Synology NAS
-Cloud Station 2.2 (for DSM 4.3) or Cloud Station 3.x (for DSM 5.x)
Select folders from device's storage to sync them with folders on the Synology NAS
-restricted to DS cloud's designated folder on externalSD card on Android 4.4+
Share links of individual files
View files which have been recently modified, and the synchronisation progress
View "Recently Opened" files for easy access

Control of sync process

Android iOS
Sync options per folder:
-subfolder sync
-maximum file size
-file formats
Index media files after sync
Sync on Wi-Fi connections only
Pause sync of a connection
Background sync by defining Geofences (iOS7+)
Disable background sync to reduce data and power consumptions

Others

Android iOS
Subtitle support with .srt files placed within the video folder
Annotate pdf files
Search files in current folder
Document provider
-browse, open and edit files on your Synology NAS with third-party apps
-access other cloud storages
Android 4.0+ only iOS 8.0+ only

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running Cloud Station 3.2+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running iOS 7.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.0+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices

DS file

File Management

Android iOS Windows Phones
Browse and manage files on the linked Synology NAS or local files of the mobile device
Favorites list for easy access
Share file/folder links with password protection and expiry date
Compress/extract archived files
Advanced search with multiple criteria
Upload files photos only
Download files
Pin Files
Photo Backup

Viewing files and Mirroring

Android iOS Windows Phones
Open and view documents directly
Swipe between photos
Play video and audio files
Airplay support (from Apple Control Center)
Subtitle support with .srt, .ass, ssa files placed within the video folder
Document provider
-browse, open and edit files on your Synology NAS with third-party apps
-access other cloud storages
Android 4.0+ only iOS 8.0+ only

Streaming Capabilities

Android iOS Windows Phones
Audio MP3, M4A, M4B, FLAC (3.1 or above), OGG (2.2 or above). Other formats will depend on the player installed AAC, AIF, AIFC, AIFF, M4A, M4B, MP3, M4P, M4R, 3GP, WAV (played by DS file). WMA, OGG, ACC, FLAC, APE, FLV (Opened by third-party player) MP3, WAV, WMA, AAC (bitrates above 256 Kbps will play depending on the phone's capabilities)
Video MP4. Other formats will depend on player installed 3GP, 3G2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DVR-MS, FLV, M2T, M2TS, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MTS, MOV, QT, SWF, TP, TRP, TS, VOB, WMV, XviD, RMVB (video codecs: H.263, H. 264, H.265, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4; audio codecs: MP3, AAC-LC, AC3) MP4, WMV (codecs: H.264, AAC/MP3)

Others

Android iOS Windows Phones
Eject USB drives
HTTPS connection

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running DSM 5.2+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running iOS 7.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.0+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices
  • Windows Phone 7.5+

DS get

Task management and RSS

Android iOS Windows Phones
View and manage list of download tasks
Selection of files within a torrent
Select the destination folders for your downloads
BT search to easily find torrents online
Supported download protocols: BT/HTTP/FTP/NZB/eMule
Supported encoded URL: Thunder/Flashget/QQDL
Create RSS downloads and update RSS sources
Open external link of RSS feed
Download tasks that require CAPTCHA passwords
Download tasks by uploading torrents

Browser

Android iOS Windows Phones
Bookmark pages with the built-in web-browser
Create downloads from external browsers Chrome Internet Explorer

Settings

Android iOS Windows Phones
Download/upload bandwidth control (BT/eMule/FTP/HTTP/NZB)
Advanced schedule for BT and eMule downloads
HTTPS connection

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running Download Station 3.5+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 7.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.0+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices
  • Windows Phone 8+

DS finder

Managing DiskStations

Android iOS Windows Phones
Search for all Synology NAS within the local area network
Monitor the current status of the Synology NAS
Add a Synology NAS to the "Favorite" list
Receive system push notifications from Synology NAS on the "Favorite" list
Locate a Synology NAS with its built-in beeper
Restart/shut down Synology NAS remotely
Start up the Synology NAS remotely with WOL function (only for certain models and routers)
Email the Synology NAS network/storage info directly from your device

Others

Android iOS Windows Phones
HTTPS connection
2-step authentication with šTime-based One-Time Password (TOTP) protocol

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running DSM 5.2+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 7.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.0+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities
    • issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices
  • Windows Phone 7.5+

DSM mobile

DSM mobile

Android iOS
Manage users and groups (create and delete accounts, define privileges)
Manage shared folders on the Synology NAS (create and delete, define access rights for users)
Enable LAN and Internet services of DSM
Enable and manage the Auto Block function
Enable packages in the Package Center
Monitor the current status of the Synology NAS, including general, network-related, and storage-related information
Restart/shutdown the Synology NAS
Locate the Synology NAS with its built-in buzzer
Switch to Desktop Edition of DSM mobile

System Requirements (for complete set of features)

  • DiskStation / RackStation running DSM 5.2+
  • iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running on iOS 7.0+
  • Devices running Android 4.0+, with touchscreen and Wifi capabilities (issues strictly related to device compatibility may not be handled for non-mainstream devices)
  • Browsers: Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer