Top Must-Have Apps for your Synology NAS

Info Top Must-Have Apps for your Synology NAS

This list is for DSM version 7

Here are some must-have apps or packages for your Synology NAS that we think you must use or try. Of course, not all users will use these apps nor all useful ones are listed here, but it's a preview of some we find interesting.

Official Synology Packages (Apps)​

Hyper Backup

Hyper Backup helps you protect shared folder data, packages, and LUNs on your Synology NAS thoroughly, providing diverse backup destinations and multiple backup versions. Restoration is available with a straightforward version browsing interface.

Support Forum | Official site | Check also: BlackVoid

Snapshot Replication

Snapshot Replication is an expert of data backup and recovery with the point-in-time copy mechanism. Businesses need data protection to prevent data loss from accidental deletion, application crashes, data corruption, and viruses.

Support Forum | Official site | Check also: BlackVoid

Active Backup for Business​

Centralize backup tasks for physical and virtual environments to keep your data and services always available.

Note: not available for some series. Check applied models

Support Forum | Official site | Check also: BlackVoid

Synology Drive​

Synology Drive Server is a comprehensive solution for file storage, management, sharing, and synchronization. It is equipped with Synology Drive Admin Console for centralized management and monitoring, Synology Drive for file access via web portal, and Synology Drive ShareSync for synchronization across Synology NAS devices.

Support Forum | Official site

Synology Office​

Synology Office is a collaboration-oriented application for creating documents, spreadsheets and slides in Synology Drive. Achieve higher team productivity by securely collaborating in real time.

Support Forum | Official site

Synology Photos​

Whether you’re a professional photographer or amateur creator, Synology Photos comes with all the tools you need to manage your photos efficiently. Automated tools help you group, filter, organize, and share your content, while keeping your memories safe and secure.

Support Forum | Official site | Check also: BlackVoid

Synology Calendar​

Synology Calendar is a web-based application for organizing and planning out daily events. You can create events in your own personal calendar or share a calendar within a group of people. CalDAV is also supported and is compatible with mobile devices.

Support Forum | Official site

Synology Contacts​

Synology Contacts is a package that features centralized management of contact information. Create, manage, sync, and share contacts with anyone from a single platform to organize and update your address books with minimal effort.

Support Forum | Official site

Surveillance Station​

Surveillance Station is a web-based application that can manage IP cameras to safeguard your home or office environment.

Support Forum | Official site

VPN Server​

VPN Server offers an easy VPN solution that turns your Synology product into a VPN server, providing a secure method to connect to a private LAN at a remote location. Proxy Server provides caching and access control for HTTP-based services.

Support Forum | Check also: BlackVoid

Virtual Machine Manager​

Virtual Machine Manager integrates various virtualization solutions in a centralized and refined interface, allowing you to easily create, run, and manage multiple virtual machines on your Synology NAS.

Note: not available for some series. Check applied models

Support Forum | Official site

Check ALL official Synology packages here:

3rd-party Packages (Apps)​


Docker is a lightweight virtualization application that gives you the ability to run thousands of containers created by developers from all over the world on DSM. The hugely popular built-in image repository, Docker Hub, allows you to find shared applications from other talented developers.

Note: not available for some NAS series. Check applied models

Support Forum | Check also: BlackVoid

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