Alternatives to Dropbox for all platforms with any license

  • Nextcloud

    A safe home for all your data – Access & share your files, calendars, contacts, mail & more from any device, on your terms.

    • If you don't mind setting up your own server, NextCloud is a great Dropbox alternative because: 1) it's open source, 2) you control your data, 3) the limit of your storage is determined only by the limit of your hard drive. Alternatively, you can get services to host a NextCloud install on their servers for you, but then you give that service access to your data. Unless you encrypt client side with something like Cryptomator first. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 18 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open-sourced, easy to install and maintain, close to feature parity with Dropbox (except Paper). PaourFeb 2017 • 15 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Nextcloud is totally private with a great variety of additional apps, to customize the server fully to your personal needs. And it's all free (if you host it yourself). And there is even no limitations for storage space. They even offer free apps/ clients for Android, iOS and Windows (Phone). Contacts, (shared) Calendars, internal Chat, live collaboration on office documents and soon to come end-to-end encryption - what else would you need?! Guest • Oct 2017 • 11 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Secure. Can build federated clouds. Multi-site. For big business and private use as well. Free installation and hosted supported solutions possible. Many additional apps like XMPP chat, online editing, audio/video calls. Auth backends. And: Possibility to integrate into univention for easy management. Guest • Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Nextcloud can be privately hosted on our own Server/NAS/Raspberry Pi which gives *us* the control over *our* files. Guest • Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Nextcloud is based on Owncloud, but keeps everything open source. Guest • Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Like already said, easy to install, easy to use and in constant improvement. And all that with a huge community sylainMay 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Nextcloud helps you be in control of *your* data, with a super friendly web interface and great collaboration tools! Guest • Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fundamentally Nextcloud is Dropbox on steroids. keithnewmanNov 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You have full control of your data, no one can see your files. You will not get ads based on your data :) Guest • Nov 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It's free software allowing you to deploy on the cloud, on a raspberry pi or ona big server depending on your needs. Vibrant community for support and no danger of getting locked out of your data. Guest • Nov 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Nextcloud is my cloud on *my* hardware under *my* control. Nextcloud is private, open source und free. Guest • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Nextcloud can be self hosted, so you don't need to trust anyone with your data. Also you can add a lot of additional functionality trough addons that Dropbox does not have. Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It's a Very Good Thing tm if you dont mind setting up a server. Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Like dropbox, but private and with more features. kiminariyamamotoMar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It allows you to control your data and it has an excellent app system you can use Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • secure, open source, self control over data, selfhostable violoncelloMay 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Self-hosted sync means you don't have to worry about having your valuable data in the hands of some random company. Nextcloud also provides a bunch of great features like calendar support, and you can set photos to automatically upload to nextcloud from your phone. Guest • May 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It can also share files but has many more features on top. Like calendar sync or event Contacts. CurtisMostersJun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • I prefer self-hosted cloud over remote commercial services. emadwebdevJun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Nextcloud is Free, Open Source, self hosted, private, fully functional, highly maintained software, easy updateable. Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It allows self-host our data with data replication across Nextcloud instances. Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It is easy to install on any modern webserver and it has all the features Dropbox has and more. With all the apps it can be a great office app as well. mveldmanJun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Private, local data storage. Size limited only by hard drive size. Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Self-hosted, and much more than just file storage (calendar, contacts, ...) Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Very easy to use, and you know were are your data ! Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Free, Open Source, Fast, Reliable Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • With Nextcloud you can store your data on your own hardware and not some random stranger. Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Great autonomy, great features and cheap price (when hosted) Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Your data is kept on your own server rather than one controlled by Dropbox Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Nextcloud is self-hosted, secure and easy to use! I mainly use it to share files with others through my own server. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It allows you to install it and manage it yourself, utmost customization. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Private Cloud, installable on many linux/unix Platforms. Personal Cloud software, self-administered. Runs on web spaces, at home on a linix machine and on RasPi, either on Raspbian or as ready-to-use-image NextcloudPi. Additional functionalities avalable via NC-Apps. Keeps your data private. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • You can now easily set up your own Nextcloud with the NCP installer script for Debian/Raspbian. It takes care of all the install requirements, configurations and settings, that are required to have a secure cloud application up running in minutes instead of hours. Give it spin with Docker or in a VM, you'll be amazed at all the features available. olivervanNov 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • NC has all sorts of applications with it. Guest • Nov 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Fully open source and can be self hosted QwertiiApr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • - self hosted - extensible with apps (calendar, tasks, contacts, phone sync, chat, video conference, notes, bookmarks) - reliable - crossplatform clients - opensource Guest • Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • With Nextcloud you can download files directly to the cloud. With Dropbox or other you must download to PC and then to the cloud. Also all calendar and contacts are here. All things on one place. larsmullerOct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Open source, decentralized, and not owned by some millionaries ! Guest • Oct 2017 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...

    • It has more space than what drop box provides. Plus all the google Services. But Windows - Backup and Sync app is slow. Dropbox app for windows is much better. raveensrkJun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Has more free storage then Dropbox. API is more friendly to use (for developers). Can make docs, spreadsheets, presentations, etc. online. woerrDec 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Google Drive file stream gives you the best of fast local access (Dropbox style) without worrying about having enough local disk space. wolakJan 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • First of all, Drive is integrated to the core of Android. The base storage is 5GB which is more than double than Dropbox. The sharing features are superior on Drive including ownership. Also I got the 1TB storage promo from Google. its_saikat69Dec 2016 • 7 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Google Drive Android app does not allow to edit files: it offers a read-only access. Editing is available for Google Doc files only and works online. ps_ttfMay 2017 • 3 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • MEGA

    You hold the security keys for 15 GB free storage, unlimited desktop sync bandwidth, and 10 GB per month of free bandwidth for sharing with other accounts. Additional...

    • It can run across multiple platforms that are basically what we have and it is often used by uploaders all around the web. Guest • Sep 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You can stream videos that are on Mega. woerrDec 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • MEGA ostensibly offer a more privacy-oriented solution. They give you 50GB for "free" and say that your files are encrypted before they leave your machine, and therefore you benefit from end-to-end encryption. This would be a good model, for sure. But Mega has also had weird controversies, slow speeds and security flaws found in its code. Go for Sync.com, Tresorit or Spideroak instead. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 16 agrees and 16 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Love, love, love Mega. Lots of space and fast servers. Plus they have a great Linux client with a simple GUI. You aren't going to do a lot of sharing with 10 GB per month bandwidth, but it's perfect for storage and syncing files with a tablet or phone. Guest • Apr 2017 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • MEGA feels more like a file-sharing site. Rather than a sync tool. Guest • Jun 2015 • 6 agrees and 12 disagrees 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.

    • Nice alternative where you keep control over your data. Guest • Aug 2016 • 12 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Requires self-hosting, which can be a limit for many. Since a good knowledge of security related matters is mandatory, think twice before using it. However is the best alternative for those not looking for have their data hosted on a NSA server. Guest • Apr 2017 • 11 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Self-hosted and high quality, you control your data. Guest • Oct 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Same functionality with transparency and control. riveravaldezNov 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • OwnCloud was an excellent Dropbox alternative, particularly if you're setting up your own server and being in control of your own data, rather than giving it up to some giant corporation. However, ownCloud has now been forked into NextCloud, and early indications are that NextCloud will be the more successful long-term project to go for. Keep your eyes peeled, but don't not check out NextCloud as well as this. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 7 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I am the manager of my own Nextcloud Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Self hosted - YOU control your data. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • OwnCloud is self hosted, not a ready to use solution for everyone. Guest • Jun 2016 • 22 agrees and 23 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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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...

    • Not a Dropbox alternative. Does not host files. Guest • Jun 2017 • 18 agrees and 15 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It doesnt need any install on linux... thats cool! MasteLrugariusAug 2016 • 7 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Syncthing is a service for syncing files between devices, it does not host files like Dropbox. This is not an alternative. jadethorntonMar 2018 • 7 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Dropbox is a centralized service not a peer to peer. Guest • Jan 2016 • 16 agrees and 19 disagrees 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.

    • Microsoft's history shows that it easily abandons projects. Guest • Feb 2018 • 6 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Box

    Box (formerly Box.net), based in Redwood City, California, is a cloud content management and file sharing service for businesses.

    • Box give more space than dropbox modtemplateJul 2017 Disagree   Agree

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  • SpiderOak

    SpiderOak provides an easy, secure and consolidated online backup, storage, access, sharing & sync tool for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian &...

    • Much more private than Dropbox. Spideroak employees can't snoop on or give away your files. Guest • Oct 2016 • 7 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It offers end-to-end encryption. hathasAug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Cheaper option, and more secure. Guest • Oct 2018 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...

    • Although Seafile.de works with a slightly more complex client than does Dropbox, it also has more options. Importantly, it's open source, unlike Dropbox. Also, storing files using Seafile.de 's services mean your data is stored in Germany, which has stricter privacy laws. Note: Whilst Seafile does offer client-side encryption, at the time of writing this encrypts only file contents, not names or metadata. (Dropbox doesn't offer this at all, however.) Guest • Nov 2016 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Accessing your files via the website is very similar to Dropbox. Low prices, European privacy laws and open source clients compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux. Within Europe, upload speeds of the order of 1-2MB/s, download speeds 1-6MB/s depending on number of files. I got similar speeds with Dropbox in UK. Use together with Cryptomator for max privacy. JohnFastmanNov 2016 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source, self-hosting capabilites beatruppMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Free opensource with great useful features! MurzMay 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Nowhere to sign up for free account. thickerfinJun 2015 Disagree   Agree

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  • MediaFire

    MediaFire is the simple solution for uploading and downloading files on the internet. It focuses on providing a positive experience for downloaders, but does not offer...

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  • Cozy

    Choose simplicity, get Cozy. We all have a life and a digital life. Cozy gathers them. In your Cozy, you have all your personal data: pictures, health, bank, holidays...

    • Free and open source software, great UX, can be self-hosted if you want. Can add apps on top to leverage personal data. Guest • Dec 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • efficient background replication across computers and mobile devices. Also, hosted in Europe, good to avoid prying eyes of USA providers and national agencies Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • I can install it on my computer and access it via android cell phone or pad. Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree

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  • pCloud

    pCloud is your personal online storage space for your memorable photos and videos, your favorite music or important work documents.

    • pCloud is a good alternative to Dropbox because it offers the same functionality with the following benefits: 1. It offers the option of an encrypted folder, so even pCloud employees can't see or steal your data; 2. pCloud is based in Switzerland where privacy rules are far stronger than in the US. 3. pCloud offers a larger amount of free space (5GB vs 2GB from Dropbox.) JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Data privacy is far better than Dropbox, and the encrypted folder works well. It acts just like a drive connected to your PC, not a folder, so the file is stored directly in your cloud account, and not at all on your device. When you het the larger drives (I have the 2TB), it allows me to run the Built-in backup utilities on the web interface to back up Dropbox, facebook, Google Drive and Google Photo's, giving me an extra level of redundancy in my backups. Guest • Mar 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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Dropbox Comments

Dropbox is the new Facebook.

Comment by Schizophonix
about Dropbox · Jul 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 5 Helpful Report as spam

From the new terms of service:

"By submitting your stuff to the Services, you grant us (and those we work with to provide the Services) worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable rights to use, copy, distribute, prepare derivative works (such as translations or format conversions) of, perform, or publicly display that stuff to the extent we think it necessary for the Service."

Apparently Dropbox has just joined the Dark Side. Time to find an alternative.

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Ubuntu one is a good alternative, if youre on ubuntu, android and windows

Well, nearly everybody uses Facebook. What does that say about us?

"You retain ownership to your stuff. You are also solely responsible for your conduct, the content of your files and folders, and your communications with others while using the Services.

We sometimes need your permission to do what you ask us to do with your stuff (for example, hosting, making public, or sharing your files). By submitting your stuff to the Services, you grant us (and those we work with to provide the Services) worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable rights to use, copy, distribute, prepare derivative works (such as translations or format conversions) of, perform, or publicly display that stuff to the extent reasonably necessary for the Service. This license is solely to enable us to technically administer, display, and operate the Services. You must ensure you have the rights you need to grant us that permission. "

Comment by piratemacfan
about Dropbox · Jul 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Dropbox works for me: easy, clear, reliable. And competitively priced.

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Comment by niclasdaniels
about Dropbox · Jun 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Sync client to desktop, multiplatform, collaborative editing online.

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Dropbox very useful application

Comment by milnerelena
about Dropbox · Jun 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Very useful application. I use at work and at home. I can quickly share files with friends and colleagues.

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File Sharing

Comment by thermotemp
about Dropbox · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I use dropbox for my file sharing where in i handled content writers that send me weekly reports and this tools is really helpful.

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Comment by AcTouch
about Dropbox · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Easy to upload photos, docs, and videos anywhere and keep files safe.

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You right!

great

Comment by thiagodcosta11
about Dropbox · Nov 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

i think this is a great way to organized and share your media files. I have used this several times and haven't got any issues with it

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I know, it is great but unfortunately, it has only 2GB of free memory, You should try Google drive it has 15 Free GB. By the way, since you are a user of this website, I would really appreciate some feedback for my review of this site, I just started a Youtube Channel. Here is the review - https://bit.ly/2A9YvL1

good

Comment by sophiaschuler600
about Dropbox · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

i really like it, it think it works great and is very useful

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like it but..

Comment by markcarandini
about Dropbox · Apr 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

i really like Drop Box but they really need to increase the storage for free users

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Awesome Service

Comment by AlexBrown11
about Dropbox · Apr 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Drop box is a great service but the space should be increased for free accounts.

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I love Dropbox, but expanding is too costly.

Comment by BlackPuma
about Dropbox · Jul 2013 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I really, really love Dropbox for what it is. Having a single folder that syncs with my computer, laptop, my friend's computer and my phone is a convenience I cannot live without any more. But the $10 monthly fee to increase its size is a bit much for me at the moment. Dropbox initially gives you 3GB for free.

Google Drive has a much more realistic free size for desktop use. 3GB, as much as it may have been ten years ago, is nothing today. I'm not in love with Google Drive's app for phones, but you can't deny that 15GB free storage.

I use both, because why not, right?

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Alternative to Dropbox?

Comment by danmorrow
about Dropbox and 4Shared · Jul 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I am currently looking for alternatives to Dropbox. I have had Dropbox since BETA and love them, but it' always good to look for alternatives. Anyways, I signed up and logged in and right off the bat I was disappointed to see how ugly the UI was. Dropbox leads the field, IMO, in UI design and usability. I have tried about 6 other major players so far and none of them compare in that regard. Unfortunately for me, design matters and so it looks like I will keep searching. As for the other features, the hook is the relatively large amount of space for a low price. It seems that more and more of these kinds of apps are coming out: low price but with questionable usability and feature sets.

Oh well.

btw, the "hover" function under "post type" is not working for me (using Chrome) so I don't know if this should be a comment or review. Sorry.

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I think it's sort of a question with an explanation why you not like it :)

I heard lot's of good things about Live Mesh.

Could you try Zukmo (zukmo.com), a cloud based tool to manage online information feed. Which is used to Sync files, Store, Share, Collaborate files and bookmark online content with full content search. Currently having a basic set of sync features and they working on additional feature sets..(http://www.zukmo.com/features.html )

You should try FileGator (http://file-gator.com ) and host your own dropbox app

Comment by tomasradej
about Dropbox · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Dropbox is a very neat application, but on my W7 it's very unreliable - it tells me everything's been backed up, but the files just aren't online. To fix it, I need to restart the client so that it moves the files online. Sometimes it "misses" up to a hundred files.

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Comment by AllisterC
about Dropbox · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Dropbox is great for sharing data with a team, but stay within the free 2GB! If you've got a shared folder that goes over that 2GB limit, then everyone needs to purchase the $9.99 per month upgrade, suddenly that free service doesn't look so free any more - not even especially competitive!

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