Open Source Box Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Box is Nextcloud, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Box and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Box are ownCloud (Freemium, Open Source), Seafile (Freemium, Open Source), Pydio (Freemium, Open Source) and SparkleShare (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 5, 2021

    1. 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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      Nextcloud vs Box opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud is a great alternative to Box.
      Self-hosted, and much more than just file storage (calendar, contacts, ...)
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      wizdude Self-hosted keeps your data secure. Works great with desktop, mobile and web clients. Lots of add-on apps for mail, calendar, RSS feeds/news, music players, diagrams and more. Share files with third parties. Setup your own inbound file drops. Integrate it with Libre Office or Only Office for a full online office suite. There is more functionality released in every version. A clear winner.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Raspberry Pi
      • Cloudron
      Store your private pictures, documents, calendar and contacts on your ownCloud server at home, a rented VPS or use one of the public ownCloud providers.
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      ownCloud vs Box opinions
      Most users think ownCloud is a great alternative to Box.
      joephein NextCloud is a is a suite of client-server software for creating file hosting services that can be hosted on your own or on a shared server. It is a cloud service fully owned and controlled by you.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago


    2. Seafile is a professional open source cloud storage platform for organizations. It has complete file syncing and sharing features, reliable file storage and advanced privacy protection feature.
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    3. Pydio is the mature alternative to Dropbox and, to build your own box, on your own servers.
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    4. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • NGINX
      • Apache HTTP Server
      • PHP
      • Cloudron
      • lighttpd
      Jirafeau is a web site permitting to upload a file in a simple way and give an unique link to it. A demonstration of the latest version is available on jirafeau.
    5. A Dropbox-like file manager that connect to your existing storage: FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Git, S3, Minio, Dropbox, Google Drive.
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    6. Librevault is an open-source peer-to-peer file synchronization program, designed with convenience and privacy in mind. Our goal is to make a better alternative to BitTorrent Sync and Syncthing.


      The project seems to be abandoned since March 2017. Latest version, v0.1.19, released in October 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    7. It stores files, encrypts them in the browser and allows you to download them.
    8. Tracim is a collaborative software designed to allow people to share and work on various data and document types. With Tracim, you manage and share in the same place: forum-like threads, files and automatic versioning, wiki-like pages for online information.
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