Dropbox Alternatives

    Dropbox is described as 'Worlds leading online storage and file sync service. You get 2GB free. Apps for all major platforms' and is one of the leading apps in the Backup & Sync category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Dropbox for a variety of platforms, including the Web, Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Nextcloud, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Dropbox are Google Drive (Freemium), ownCloud (Freemium, Open Source), MEGA (Freemium) and Syncthing (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Apr 14, 2021

    • pCloud

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      Fast and very secure digital asset management platform with a user-friendly interface. Allows you to customize download links with your brand's style and logo. Controlled access to all your digital files-anytime, anywhere,on any device and more. View 94 alternatives to pCloud
      Almost everyone thinks pCloud is a great alternative to Dropbox.
    • A safe home for all your data – Access & share your files, calendars, contacts, mail & more from any device, on your terms. View 93 alternatives to Nextcloud
      Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud is a great alternative to Dropbox.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • F-Droid
      • Cloudron
      Nextcloud vs Dropbox
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      JohnFastman 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.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      Paour Open-sourced, easy to install and maintain, close to feature parity with Dropbox (except Paper).
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

      Not remote storage, which is the point of dropbox.
      Top negative comment  4 months ago

      I have been using Nextcloud for years. I use it to share calendars, contacts and files among all my computers and devices, and with my family members. I use the Deck module (Trello alternative) to manage my work and children activities, Talk module (Zoom alternative) for video conferencing, and others. Nextcloud is simple and powerful, keep the data with myself, yet it is free. I really love it.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      Much more features. Independent from Microsoft. Ability to selfhost.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      free and opensource what else do you want
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      It is free, open source, you can either self-host it or use an external provider. Plus, it's got way more than Dropbox by now thanks to external applications.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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    • Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing. View 224 alternatives to Google Drive
      Most users think Google Drive is a great alternative to Dropbox.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Google Drive vs Dropbox
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      I have a Dropbox account, but with Google Drive and an account with MEGAsync they give me close to 100 gigabytes of cloud storage ...... and who doesn't like more space
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      raveensrk 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.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      ps_ttf 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.
      Top negative comment  almost 4 years ago

      RemovedUser More Storage More Privacy More From Google google.com/drive/about
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      wolak Google Drive file stream gives you the best of fast local access (Dropbox style) without worrying about having enough local disk space.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      woerr Has more free storage then Dropbox. API is more friendly to use (for developers). Can make docs, spreadsheets, presentations, etc. online.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      its_saikat69 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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    • A safe home for all your data – Access & share your files, calendars, contacts, mail & more from any device, on your terms. View 210 alternatives to ownCloud
      Most users think ownCloud is a great alternative to Dropbox.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Raspberry Pi
      • Cloudron
      ownCloud vs Dropbox
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      Self-hosted and high quality, you control your data.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      Nice alternative where you keep control over your data.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      OwnCloud is self hosted, not a ready to use solution for everyone.
      Top negative comment  almost 5 years ago

      riveravaldez Same functionality with transparency and control.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      TristisOris it's a selfhosted service.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      Self hosted - YOU control your data.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      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.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    • MEGA, the successor of MegaUpload , is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited. View 195 alternatives to MEGA
      Almost everyone thinks MEGA is a great alternative to Dropbox.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      MEGA vs Dropbox
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      It can run across multiple platforms that are basically what we have and it is often used by uploaders all around the web.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      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.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

      JohnFastman 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.
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

      RemovedUser The desktop client Megasync is very similar to the classic dropbox
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      They start you off with 50 gigabytes of storage, plus you can earn bonuses easily which gives you even more
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      Very secured 50 GB* free .
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      woerr You can stream videos that are on Mega.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    • 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 it is stored. View 87 alternatives to Syncthing
      Most users think Syncthing is a great alternative to Dropbox.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      • F-Droid
      • Cloudron
      Syncthing vs Dropbox
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      Mansampard01 Cool for syncing your machines.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      If you use Dropbox to sync files across devices Syncthing is probably more secure and you don't have to trust a central authority. Still you do not need to set up a server
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      jadethornton Syncthing is a service for syncing files between devices, it does not host files like Dropbox. This is not an alternative.
      Top negative comment  about 3 years ago

      Perfect alternative, and secure one.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      Syncthing is free, open-source, being developed actively. It allows 100%secure synchronization of files between without quota. It does not host files on an external server, which is a good or a bad thing depending on your preference.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      Not a Dropbox alternative. Does not host files.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      MasteLrugarius It doesnt need any install on linux... thats cool!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    • Get to your files from anywhere, on any device, with Microsoft OneDrive. Share and work together with anyone in your work and life. View 201 alternatives to Microsoft OneDrive
      Almost everyone thinks Microsoft OneDrive is a great alternative to Dropbox.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      • Android Wear
      • Kindle Fire
      Microsoft OneDrive vs Dropbox
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      Nice syncing like Dropbox, and now has a "vault" feature for extra sensitive information.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      Microsoft's history shows that it easily abandons projects.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

    • SpiderOak provides an easy, secure and consolidated online backup, storage, access, sharing & sync tool for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian & Fedora). View 160 alternatives to Spideroak One Backup
      Most users think Spideroak One Backup is a great alternative to Dropbox.
      • Mac
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      • Online
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      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Xfce
      Spideroak One Backup vs Dropbox
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Much more private than Dropbox. Spideroak employees can't snoop on or give away your files.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      Cheaper option, and more secure.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      hathas It offers end-to-end encryption.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    • Fast and very secure digital asset management platform with a user-friendly interface. Allows you to customize download links with your brand's style and logo. Controlled access to all your digital files-anytime, anywhere,on any device and more. View 94 alternatives to pCloud
      Almost everyone thinks pCloud is a great alternative to Dropbox.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      pCloud vs Dropbox
      pros, cons and recent comments
      JohnFastman 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.)
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      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.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      Dropbox for professionals !
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    • SIMPLIFY HOW YOU WORKOne platform for secure content management, workflow, and collaborationWORK FROM THE CLOUDEasily secure, manage and share all your filesNOTE... View 233 alternatives to Box
      Most users think Box is a great alternative to Dropbox.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      Box vs Dropbox
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      modtemplate Box give more space than dropbox
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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