Alternatives to Dropbox for all platforms with any license

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  • Google Drive icon

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing. Google Drive incorporates the...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad

    • First of all, Drive is integrated to the core of Android. The base storage is 5GB which is more than double than Dropbox. The sharing features are superior on Drive including ownership. Also I got the 1TB storage promo from Google. its_saikat69Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    ownCloud

    A safe home for all your data – Access & share your files, calendars, contacts, mail & more from any device, on your terms.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Blackberry Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Cloudron

    • OwnCloud is self hosted, not a ready to use solution for everyone. Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Nice alternative where you keep control over your data. Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • OwnCloud was an excellent Dropbox alternative, particularly if you're setting up your own server and being in control of your own data, rather than giving it up to some giant corporation. However, ownCloud has now been forked into NextCloud, and early indications are that NextCloud will be the more successful long-term project to go for. Keep your eyes peeled, but don't not check out NextCloud as well as this. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • MEGA icon

    MEGA

    You hold the security keys for 50 GB free storage, unlimited desktop sync bandwidth, and 10 GB per month of free bandwidth for sharing with other accounts.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Chrome Firefox

    • MEGA ostensibly offer a more privacy-oriented solution. They give you 50GB for "free" and say that your files are encrypted before they leave your machine, and therefore you benefit from end-to-end encryption. This would be a good model, for sure. But Mega has also had weird controversies, slow speeds and security flaws found in its code. Go for Sync.com, Tresorit or Spideroak instead. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • MEGA feels more like a file-sharing site. Rather than a sync tool. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Syncthing

    Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... BSD Self-Hosted

    • It doesnt need any install on linux... thats cool! MasteLrugariusAug 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Dropbox is a centralized service not a peer to peer. Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Box icon

    Box

    Box.com's online file storage makes it easy to securely share content as a link or a shared folder with anyone - inside or outside your company. Create an online...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Blackberry Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

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    SpiderOak

    SpiderOak provides an easy, secure and consolidated online backup, storage, access, sharing & sync tool for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian &...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... iPhone iPad Xfce

    • Much more private than Dropbox. Spideroak employees can't snoop on or give away your files. Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Seafile

    Seafile is a professional open source cloud storage platform for organizations. It has complete file syncing and sharing features, reliable file storage and advanced...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted

    • Although Seafile.de works with a slightly more complex client than does Dropbox, it also has more options. Importantly, it's open source, unlike Dropbox. Also, storing files using Seafile.de 's services mean your data is stored in Germany, which has stricter privacy laws. Note: Whilst Seafile does offer client-side encryption, at the time of writing this encrypts only file contents, not names or metadata. (Dropbox doesn't offer this at all, however.) Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Accessing your files via the website is very similar to Dropbox. Low prices, European privacy laws and open source clients compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux. Within Europe, upload speeds of the order of 1-2MB/s, download speeds 1-6MB/s depending on number of files. I got similar speeds with Dropbox in UK. Use together with Cryptomator for max privacy. JohnFastmanNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Nextcloud icon

    Nextcloud

    A safe home for all your data – Access & share your files, calendars, contacts, mail & more from any device, on your terms.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Cloudron

    • If you don't mind setting up your own server, NextCloud is a great Dropbox alternative because: 1) it's open source, 2) you control your data, 3) the limit of your storage is determined only by the limit of your hard drive. Alternatively, you can get services to host a NextCloud install on their servers for you, but then you give that service access to your data. Unless you encrypt client side with something like Cryptomator first. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Open-sourced, easy to install and maintain, close to feature parity with Dropbox (except Paper). PaourFeb 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Yandex.Disk icon

    Yandex.Disk

    Files on Yandex.Disk won't get lost if your phone or computer breaks. You'll have enough storage space for your most precious photos and important documents. ...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... iPhone Windows RT iPad WebDAV File Manager

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    4Shared

    4Shared is a large online storage facility where Internet users store their text, audio, video, photo, and other files and share them, if they wish, with other people....

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... iPhone S60 Blackberry iPad

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    Tonido

    #1 Private File Sharing, Sync and Mobile Access for Home and Business. Access, Sync and Share ALL your docs, photos, music and videos from anywhere. No Storage Limits....

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android ... iPhone Blackberry Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Self-Hosted Chrome Firefox

  • Cozy icon

    Cozy

    Cozy is an app-based personal cloud that allows anyone to manage his own personal server. It comes with common applications: a contacts manager, a calendar, a webmail...

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted Node.JS

    • I can install it on my computer and access it via android cell phone or pad. Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
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Dropbox Comments

Annoying nags and disregard for users

Negative Comment by Paour
about Dropbox Feb 2017

When you're close to the storage limit on a free plan (which if you've been using Dropbox for a long time is usually fairly generous), you get a daily nag to subscribe to a paid plan.

Other users have pointed out the many privacy issues with Dropbox, but what finally drove me to switch was their casual disregard for macOS users when they decided to hack our computer's security to display their badge on top of other apps.

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very good storage place

Positive Comment by chandrao
about Dropbox Dec 2016

a very safe and secure storage place. has got many new updates. upgrading to the higher versions gives many more features- camera uploads, passcodes and lot more. very helpful.

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great

Comment by thiagodcosta11
about Dropbox Nov 2016

i think this is a great way to organized and share your media files. I have used this several times and haven't got any issues with it

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good

Comment by sophiaschuler600
about Dropbox Aug 2016

i really like it, it think it works great and is very useful

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500 MB bonus -2 Helpful

Positive Comment by norz
about Dropbox Jul 2016

You get 500 MB bonus space for free if you subscribe by using a referral link, and the referrer also gets 500 MB free. :-)

Here is my referral link, enjoy & thank you!
https://db.tt/WcEcgdlj

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Dropbox - Save box 2 Helpful

Positive Comment by servermaniak
about Dropbox Apr 2016

While I worked as a project manager , I needed to send layouts and designs to customers . Dropbox really helped to separate different projects.

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Keep Your Eyes Open 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by MeganInIT
about Dropbox and Google Drive Apr 2016

I've got to say that while I use both Dropbox and Google Drive; I prefer Dropbox in the area that through various promotions they've upgraded my storage space to an insane amount. While in my eyes Google Drive works better, and interfaces well Gmail and other Google apps, my storage space in Google Drive is a mere 10% of what I get in Dropbox and with Dropbox I got some storage space for free, and other increases with incredibly low prices.

So if you're considering the two, that may be worth looking into.

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like it but..

Comment by markcarandini
about Dropbox Apr 2016

i really like Drop Box but they really need to increase the storage for free users

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Awesome Service

Comment by AlexBrown11
about Dropbox Apr 2016

Drop box is a great service but the space should be increased for free accounts.

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Great program, lacks space 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by danielhoffman_03
about Dropbox Feb 2016

I consider myself to be a Dropbox fan. As an early adopter of the program, I found it extremely handy for handling large documents without having to take around my computer, and later on, to see in tablets and phones. Syncing is great and sharing is fast. However, I do feel that they need to extend their space. 2 GB free is too small and fills up quickly. Having to refer others to gain more space from the minuscule already given is a hassle.

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Works great

Positive Comment by Corey74
about Dropbox Nov 2015

Keeps all of my files in sync between my desktop, laptop, tablet, phone, and ipad.

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Great Cloud Storage & File sync

Positive Comment by Photown
about Dropbox and Google Drive Jul 2015

I like Google Drive more when it comes down to work collaboratively on documents.

But as most of my daily business is about sharing, syncing and backing up files Dropbox is my first choise. It smoothly integrates with your personal file system so that you do not need to worry about anything. Only speed of syncing is sometimes a bit slow...

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No

Negative Comment by SpiderMan
about Dropbox Jul 2015

There are better alternatives in terms of functionality and free space.

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Just signed up.

Positive Comment by dbplus
about Dropbox Apr 2015

Seems like a good way to sync between everything.

Here's my referral link https://db.tt/Rzr1ut9

Thanks if you use it.

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