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...

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    • 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
    • Google Drive Android app does not allow to edit files: it offers a read-only access. Editing is available for Google Doc files only and works online. ps_ttfMay 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • ownCloud icon


    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
    • Requires self-hosting, which can be a limit for many. Since a good knowledge of security related matters is mandatory, think twice before using it. However is the best alternative for those not looking for have their data hosted on a NSA server. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • MEGA icon


    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.

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    • 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, Tresorit or Spideroak instead. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Love, love, love Mega. Lots of space and fast servers. Plus they have a great Linux client with a simple GUI. You aren't going to do a lot of sharing with 10 GB per month bandwidth, but it's perfect for storage and syncing files with a tablet or phone. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • MEGA feels more like a file-sharing site. Rather than a sync tool. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Syncthing icon


    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
    • Not a Dropbox alternative. Does not host files. Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Dropbox is a centralized service not a peer to peer. Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Microsoft OneDrive

    Get to your files from anywhere, on any device, with Microsoft OneDrive. Share and work together with anyone in your work and life.

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Blackberry Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire

  • SpiderOak icon


    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 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
  • Nextcloud icon


    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 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
    • Nextcloud is based on Owncloud, but keeps everything opensource. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Like already said, easy to install, easy to use and in constant improvement. And all that with a huge community sylainMay 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Seafile icon


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

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    • Although 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 '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
  • 4Shared icon


    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....

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  • Cozy icon


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

    Open Source Linux Android iPhone 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

Dropbox Comments

Dropbox very useful application

Comment by milnerelena
about Dropbox · Jun 2017 ·

Very useful application. I use at work and at home. I can quickly share files with friends and colleagues.


File Sharing

Comment by thermotemp
about Dropbox · Mar 2017 · -1 Helpful

I use dropbox for my file sharing where in i handled content writers that send me weekly reports and this tools is really helpful.


Annoying nags and disregard for users

about Dropbox · ·

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.


very good storage place

about Dropbox · · -1 Helpful

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.

a very safe and secure storage place.

No it's not. They don't implement end-to-end encryption so your data can be accessed by them and anyone who hacks their servers (has happened). They have also been a target by intelligence agencies wanting to snoop on people's data. For more info, see here: (service)#Privacyconcerns

... or read my review under the Reviews tab, here on There are many better Dropbox alternatives.



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



Comment by sophiaschuler600
about Dropbox · Aug 2016 ·

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


Dropbox - Save box

about Dropbox · · 2 Helpful

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


Keep Your Eyes Open

about Dropbox and Google Drive · · 1 Helpful

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.


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


Awesome Service

Comment by AlexBrown11
about Dropbox · Apr 2016 ·

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


Great program, lacks space

about Dropbox · · 1 Helpful

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.


Works great

about Dropbox · ·

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


Great Cloud Storage & File sync

about Dropbox and Google Drive · ·

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...



about Dropbox · ·

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

2GB is pathetic for free storage.

agree - still prefer Google Drive