Alternatives to SpiderOak for Mac with any license

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  • Dropbox icon

    Dropbox

    Worlds leading online storage and file sync service. You get 2GB free. Apps for all major platforms.

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    • Spideroak both syncs AND backs up your files. Dropbox is not a backup service. Most importantly, Spideroak encrypts files on your computer before uploading them to their servers, which means only you can see your files and no one else. Dropbox doesn't do this, which means that Dropbox employees could access your files, which a much less private solution. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Dropbox is not a good SpiderOak alternative because: 1) It doesn't offer end-to-end encryption and the privacy advantages that offers (that's a big deal), 2) it's emphasis is on sync, SpiderOak offers sync and backup. Dropbox has been reported to be an NSA surveillance target; SpiderOak has no such concerns because of its encryption system. Parts of SO are open source. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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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    • If you just upload your files to Google Drive, two things happen: 1) you can sync them across different computers and access them from your Google/Gmail account, 2) they are stored on Google's servers in a way that Google can scan them and have access to their content. Spideroak allows you to backup AND sync your files, but in a way that your files and their contents are only accessible to you, no one else. JohnFastmanDec 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.

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    • ownCloud is a PARTIAL SpiderOak alternative. Through oC's client you can backup and sync files. Typically, oC is run on your own server. This means only your hard disk limits the storage space, and your files belong to you. But oC doesn't encrypt your files in the "zero-knowledge" way, which SpiderOak does. SO costs money; oC doesn't unless you get a hosted version. Use oC with Cryptomator to maximize privacy/security. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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.

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    • MEGA is similar to SpiderOak because it claims to encrypt your files locally before upload and not have the keys to decrypt them ("zero-knowledge"). However, since its inception, MEGA has been mired in various controversies and has had security flaws detected (since fixed). SO has enjoyed a solid reputation. Both MEGA and SO can become slow when dealing with large numbers of files (not necessarily large files). JohnFastmanDec 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.

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    • OneDrive is bundleware integrated into MS Windows. It seeks to "help" you by syncing your files, even every MS Office document you write by default. (Switch that off!) It's intrusive, and it seeks to upload unencrypted versions of your files to MS servers. SO is a privacy-oriented company that encrypts your files in a way that makes them accessible only to you. Both sync your files, but SO respects your privacy. There also isn't a Linux sync agent for OD. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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...

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    Resilio Sync

    Resilient, fast and scalable file synchronization for enterprises and individuals.

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    • Resilio sync is for syncing, not for backup; SpiderOak is for both. Also, SpiderOak encrypts files on your computer before they get uploaded, so it offers that much more privacy out of the box. Resilio Sync will sync files MUCH faster, but should not be relied on for backup because you need a computer running all the time to use it. Check out SyncThing as an open-source and more trustworthy alternative to Resilio Sync. JohnFastmanFeb 2017 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...

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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....

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    Tresorit

    Tresorit is a security solution for distributed storage systems, and with it a group of users can share secure content without trusting any administrator or third party...

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    • Tresorit is probably the best SO alternative, but it's also very expensive. Like SO, Tresorit is a company offering secure, end-to-end encrypted sync (which you can use as backup too). Files are encrypted on your computer and you hold the keys. Neither SO nor Tresorit can read your files. Tresorit is based in Switzerland, with stricter privacy laws. Both are Mac, Win and Linux friendly. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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...

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