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Secure File Sharing Tools

For users that are privacy and security focused, these apps and services prioritize secure file transfer. Whether it’s by only facilitating file transfer in “burn after sending” peer-to-peer downloading, or services that focus on the best encryption possible to protect your data, these apps will surely come in handy!

  1. Nextcloud icon
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron
    135 alternatives to Nextcloud 

    You should have full control over your data. We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.

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    1.  Privacy focusedNextcloud is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Calendar IntegrationNextcloud lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    3.  Ad-freeNextcloud doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Two-factor AuthenticationNextcloud supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    6.  End-to-End EncryptionNextcloud has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    7.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsNextcloud can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    8.  FIDO U2F (2FA) supportNextcloud supports FIDO U2F / passwordless / multi-factor authentication.
    9.  Support for ActivityPubNextcloud support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    Simple and powerful file sync & share
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  2. Send icon
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    46 alternatives to Send 

    Send lets you share files with end-to-end encryption and a link that automatically expires. So you can keep what you share private and make sure your stuff doesn’t stay online forever.

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    1.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Send without registration.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionSend has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Dark ModeSend supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Ad-freeSend doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  No LogsSend doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    6.  No TrackingSend will not track you or use your personal data.
    7.  Privacy focusedSend is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  3. Snapdrop icon
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    36 alternatives to Snapdrop 

    An open source alternative to AirDrop. Activates peers by web, transfers files on LAN.

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  4. Tresorit icon
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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    102 alternatives to Tresorit 

    Tresorit is the end-to-end encrypted file sync and sharing solution which safeguards confidential information by design. Unlike other public cloud vendors, Tresorit has no access to users’ files, which ensures maximum confidentiality.

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    1.  Encrypted BackupTresorit uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionTresorit has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Two-factor AuthenticationTresorit supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    4.  Selective SynchronizationTresorit allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    6.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Tresorit simultaneously.
    7.  File VersioningTresorit has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    Access encrypted documents from any device and stay in sync with your team.
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  5. SwissTransfer is a popular data transfer service that lets you send up to 50 GB. It’s free of charge, free of ads and it respects your privacy.

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  6. It stores files, encrypts them in the browser and allows you to download them.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionLufi has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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  7. Filestash icon
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    242 alternatives to Filestash 

    A Dropbox-like file manager that let you manage your data anywhere it is located: FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Git, S3, Minio, Dropbox, Google Drive.

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    1.  LightweightFilestash consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Git SupportFilestash supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
    File browser
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  8. Croc icon
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Termux
    52 alternatives to Croc 

    croc is a tool I built to easily and securely transfer stuff from one computer to another.

    The only tool that is easily installed and used on any platform, and has secure peer-to-peer transferring, and has the capability to resume broken transfers.

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  9. SendGB.com icon
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    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    93 alternatives to SendGB.com 

    Free file transferring service up to 5GB. No needed registration. SendGB keeps files up to 90 days! Unlimited downloads. Password protected transfers! Email notifications for each transfer. No Upload and Download speed limit.

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  10. Cyph icon
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    • Linux
    • Online
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    36 alternatives to Cyph 

    Cyph is a secure communication tool designed to be extremely friendly for users of any technical skill level, providing such features as encrypted video calling and file transfers to both individuals and businesses.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionCyph has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  PGP EncryptionCyph supports PGP, an encryption system used for sending encrypted emails and files.
    3.  Privacy focusedCyph is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  11. Tresorit Send brings secure file sharing to your fingertips. Encrypted sharing with links helps to replace attachments and unreliable file transfer sites.

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    1.  Expiring LinksTresorit Send can set and share links to a file or folder with a limited time or date.
    2.  Link TrackingTresorit Send helps you measure the performance of your links by tracking data such as location, devices, time, etc.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionTresorit Send has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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  12. Nordlocker icon
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    • Android Tablet
    50 alternatives to Nordlocker 

    NordLocker is not cloud storage. We believe it’s better. Think of it as middleware that adds a security layer to your data. NordLocker never stores your files anywhere. Instead, it lets you maintain the flexibility of keeping them wherever you’re used to, only securely.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionNordlocker has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Privacy focusedNordlocker is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  AES-256 EncryptionNordlocker has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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  13. Zoho Docs icon
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    163 alternatives to Zoho Docs 

    Zoho Docs is a simple and secure document management system that allows you to create, share and collaborate on documents within your organization or with external partners, clients and customers.

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  14. Swish icon
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    16 alternatives to Swish 

    Swish adds support for SFTP to Windows Explorer so you can access your files on another computer securely via SSH.

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    1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionSwish can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 0.8.0, released in June 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website. Latest commit on GitHub was left in March 2016

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  15. BlackHole icon
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    91 alternatives to BlackHole 

    Move your files around the web with high-performance file transfer service that secured with blockchain technology.

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    1.  DecentralizedBlackHole is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Unlimited storageBlackHole offers a solution with unlimited cloud storage.
    3.  Windows Explorer ExtensionBlackHole can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
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