Alternatives to Seafile for all platforms with any license

  • 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 Google Docs suite, a collaborative office suite of productivity...

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

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    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

  • Microsoft OneDrive icon

    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 / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry ... Chrome OS Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire

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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 it is stored.

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

  • 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 workspace, where you can share project files, add comments, assign...

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

  • 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

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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. No Security Worries. No Uploading. Limited values and users...

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

  • SparkleShare icon

    SparkleShare

    SparkleShare is a Free Open Source syncing tool. Its light, secure and easy to use. SparkleShare allows you to setup your own servers so you always keep control on your data.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted

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    Pydio

    Pydio is the mature alternative to Dropbox and Box.com, to build your own box, on your own servers. Pydio is an open source file sharing platform for the enterprise, with simple and sleek web and mobile apps, hosted securely on...

    Free Personal Self-Hosted

  • Amazon Drive icon

    Amazon Drive

    Amazon Drive is your hard drive in the cloud. Store your music, videos, photos, and documents on Amazon's secure servers. All you need is a web browser to upload, download, and access your files from any computer. Store files in...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Kindle Fire

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    Syncany

    Syncany is an open-source cloud storage and filesharing application. It allows users to backup and share certain folders of their workstations using any kind of storage, e.g. FTP, Amazon S3 or Google Storage. While the basic idea...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued "The core team of Syncany is on hiatus for an indefinite amount of time." See https://github.com/syncany/syncany
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    SyncTrayzor

    SyncTrayzor is a wrapper for Syncthing which allows Syncthing's window to be hidden in the tray area. SyncTrayzor has a built-in web browser to manage Syncthing without opening your browser. SyncTrayzor can be configured to...

    Open Source Windows Syncthing

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  • Koofr icon

    Koofr

    Koofr offers safe EU based cloud storage with 2 GB free. Connect multiple cloud accounts (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive) and personal storages. Discover a better way to store, access and share your photos...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • BoZoN icon

    BoZoN

    A self-hosted PHP server for a JavaScript application to easily share files and folders.

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted JavaScript PHP

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  • Ind.ie Pulse icon

    Ind.ie Pulse

    Pulse is a free (as in freedom), secure, and distributed file synchronisation engine in Go and Swift.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD OpenSolaris

    • Discontinued As announced at https://ind.ie/blog/focus/ , Pulse will no longer be supported, but you can still download it from the official website and use it.
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    AeroFS

    AeroFS lets you synchronize your files without servers and build private cloud storage out of your own devices. How It Works We strive to make AeroFS a simple and elegant product despite the complexities behind it: We...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad

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    CmisSync

    CmisSync synchronizes files to/from any enterprise file server. It looks very much like Dropbox, but synchronizes with an existing file server instead of synchronizing with Dropbox's server. Can synchronize with Alfresco...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    git-annex

    git-annex allows managing files with Git , without checking the file contents into git. While that may seem paradoxical, it is useful when dealing with files larger than git can currently easily handle, whether due to limitations in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android BSD ... Self-Hosted

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  • Freehold icon

    Freehold

    Freehold - An open, secure, and lightweight platform for your files and data. Lightweight and Fast: Freehold can run efficiently on everything from a Raspberry Pi to a multi-core VPS. Keep your files in Sync: Use Freehold-Sync...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    pyget

    pyGet is a browser extension that lets you share files with remote computers and smart-phones without the need of any plugins. It uses webRTC technology for secure peer to peer file sharing.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • FileCloud icon

    FileCloud

    Secure File Sharing, Sync and Mobile Access Solution for SMBs, Enterprises, Universities, Non-Profits, System Integrators and MSPs

    Commercial Windows Linux Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad Self-Hosted

  • Pogoplug icon

    Pogoplug

    Pogoplug is cloud storage which provides unlimited storage. Access all your files, photos, music and movies wherever you are. Automatically import your phone's camera roll to your cloud so you can share the photos and videos on...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone HP webOS ... Blackberry Android Tablet iPad

  • Ozibox icon

    Ozibox

    OziBox is a Community Cloud and stands for a totally free Internet that is open to all and developed by anyone who wants to get involved. Store your files in a safe place Tired of mailing files to yourself, in order to work from...

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • S42Transfer icon

    S42Transfer

    S42Transfer is an open-source web software allowing uploading and sharing of files.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS Self-Hosted

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  • SecureSlice icon

    SecureSlice

    The Ultimate Enterprise grade file management system. We’ve created the product that will help your employees manage files easily and securely. With SecureSlice, you have full visibility into the life of a file that you own. Track...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • CloudBerry Box icon

    CloudBerry Box

    CloudBerry Box provides bi-directional synchronization of data across remote computers. Synchronization between end-points is performed through your cloud storage account. No 3rd party services involved into data processing. ...

    Commercial Windows

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    vBoxxCloud

    vBoxxCloud makes collaboration and file sharing easy and keeps your information private in the Netherlands or on-premises. As a Cloud solution designed for businesses, it provides a robust central dashboard where you can manage users...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

  • Woelkli icon

    Woelkli

    woelkli is a service that provides secure cloud storage hosted in Switzerland. Save, view, edit and share your files from anywhere in the world, from any device

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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  • FilePup.net icon

    FilePup.net

    FilePup is a dead simple way to share big files with anyone in the world for free.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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Seafile Comments

Seafile's encrypts file contents but not metadata. Use with Cryptomator for Dropbox-beating privacy.

Comment by JohnFastman
about Seafile and Boxcryptor, Cryptomator, Dropbox Dec 2016

Seafile should be congratulated for offering optional client-side encryption of a folder you might want to sync. This is good because the files are encrypted on your computer before they are uploaded, which means that they are not readable to Seafile or anyone who might access their servers (legally or illegally). This makes your data more secure and private than you get with Dropbox, GoogleDrive, Box or OneDrive.

However...

You should know that the encryption the Seafile software provides encrypts the file contents only and not the name, file size, folder structure or the date any particular file was modified. This is a limitation if you want to prevent anyone learning what files you have, even if they can't read the contents.

Therefore...

A good solution is to pair Seafile's service with an open-source encryption program like Cryptomator. The reason for this is that Cryptomator provides a very simple way to encrypt your data on your computer before it syncs, but it does encrypt the file names, folder structure and other metadata. Cryptomator is also preferable for this purpose over competitors like BoxCryptor because it is free and open source, and therefore its code can be inspected to ensure that the encryption is implemented correctly.

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Seafile.com and Seafile.de are different things 1 Helpful

Comment by JohnFastman
about Seafile and Cryptomator Dec 2016

I might be wrong here, but it seems that, originally, Seafile was an company that provided both the open source software called Seafile (a server software and the client that talks to it to sync files), and also it offered a service for a fee that used this software to store files on their server. The total package was therefore something like Dropbox, but with an open source server/client software. The company had a German and a Chinese branch.

In the summer of 2016, the German and Chinese parts somehow disagreed with each other. They went their separate ways. The Chinese arm (Seafile.com) still offers downloads of Seafile the software, different versions at different prices. The German arm (Seafile.de) offers a sync service (like Dropbox) that uses this software (at least the client), which you can download from them when you sign up. They have promised to fork the software and develop it independently.

Seafile.de is an excellent, fast and versatile Dropbox alternative. Your files will be stored under German jurisdiction. At the time of writing 500GB cost only 5 Euro (approx. $5 USD). The client software is very versatile, allowing you to sync multiple different folders and share them with other Seafile.de users.

Use it with Cryptomator to get end-to-end encryption and therefore additional privacy.

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Great alternative to Dropbox 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by TimPl
about Seafile and Dropbox Nov 2013

Great alternative to Dropbox! Why not in standart Linux repos?

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