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Open Source Box Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Box is Nextcloud. 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, Seafile, Pydio and Filen.

Box alternatives are mainly Cloud Storage Services but may also be File Sync Tools or Online Backup Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Box.
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  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.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedNextcloud is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationNextcloud supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableNextcloud is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionNextcloud has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsNextcloud can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Support for ActivityPubNextcloud support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
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    Simple and powerful file sync & share
    Nextcloud vs Box opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud is a great alternative to Box.
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    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.

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    Self-hosted, and much more than just file storage (calendar, contacts, ...)

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    ownCloud

    • FreemiumOpen Source
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    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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    • 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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    Most users think ownCloud is a great alternative to Box.
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    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.

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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ File VersioningSeafile has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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    Pydio

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted

    Pydio is the mature alternative to Dropbox and Box.com, to build your own box, on your own servers.

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    Secure login
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    Filen

    • FreemiumOpen Source
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    Everybody can claim to be the most secure cloud storage service. We at Filen like to be transparent. So how does everything really work under the hood? Well, it's quite simple.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionFilen has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationFilen supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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  6. A Dropbox-like file manager that connect to your existing storage: FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Git, S3, Minio, Dropbox, Google Drive.

    ⚫︎ LightweightFilestash consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Lufi

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

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

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    SparkleShare

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in SparkleShare simultaneously.
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    Jirafeau

    • 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.

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    Bitwarden Send

    • FreemiumOpen Source
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    Bitwarden Send is a lightweight utility used to share information with another person for a limited period of time. Bitwarden users can easily transmit a file or text, and rest easy knowing the sent information is protected with end-to-end encryption, and will not live forever.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionBitwarden Send has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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