Alternatives to Dropbox for all platforms with any license

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  • Google Drive icon

    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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad

    • 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 • 6 agrees and 5 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 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • ownCloud icon

    ownCloud

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

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet iPad ... Self-Hosted Raspberry Pi Cloudron

    • OwnCloud is self hosted, not a ready to use solution for everyone. Guest • Jun 2016 • 16 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Nice alternative where you keep control over your data. Guest • Aug 2016 • 3 agrees and 1 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 • 2 agrees and 0 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 Disagree   Agree
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    MEGA

    You hold the security keys for 50 GB free storage, unlimited desktop sync bandwidth, and 10 GB per month of free bandwidth for sharing with other accounts.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Chrome Firefox

    • 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 • 11 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 Disagree   Agree
    • MEGA feels more like a file-sharing site. Rather than a sync tool. Guest • Jun 2015 • 4 agrees and 6 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 • 0 agrees and 3 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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet BSD Self-Hosted Cloudron

    • It doesnt need any install on linux... thats cool! MasteLrugariusAug 2016 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not a Dropbox alternative. Does not host files. Guest • Jun 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Dropbox is a centralized service not a peer to peer. Guest • Jan 2016 • 7 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Microsoft OneDrive icon

    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.

    Freemium Mac Windows Web Android iPhone Blackberry Chrome OS Windows RT ... Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear Kindle Fire

  • Nextcloud icon

    Nextcloud

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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Self-Hosted Cloudron

    • 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 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open-sourced, easy to install and maintain, close to feature parity with Dropbox (except Paper). PaourFeb 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Nextcloud is based on Owncloud, but keeps everything opensource. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Like already said, easy to install, easy to use and in constant improvement. And all that with a huge community sylainMay 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 &...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web Android iPhone iPad Xfce

    • Much more private than Dropbox. Spideroak employees can't snoop on or give away your files. Guest • Oct 2016 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees 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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Self-Hosted

    • 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 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    4Shared

    4Shared is a large online storage facility where Internet users store their text, audio, video, photo, and other files and share them, if they wish, with other people....

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android iPhone S60 Blackberry ... iPad

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    Cozy

    Cozy is an app-based personal cloud that allows anyone to manage their own personal server. It comes with common applications: a contacts manager, a calendar, a...

    Free Open Source Linux Android iPhone Self-Hosted Node.JS

    • I can install it on my computer and access it via android cell phone or pad. Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree

Dropbox Comments

Dropbox is the new Facebook.

Comment by Schizophonix
about Dropbox · Jul 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

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.

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. "

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Comment by piratemacfan
about Dropbox · Jul 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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Comment by niclasdaniels
about Dropbox · Jun 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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

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Comment by AcTouch
about Dropbox · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful

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

You right!

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great

Comment by thiagodcosta11
about Dropbox · Nov 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

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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good

Comment by sophiaschuler600
about Dropbox · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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

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

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Nice Tool

Comment by ShirleyITpro
about Dropbox and vBoxxCloud · Aug 2014 · Helpful Not helpful

I used to use Dropbox. It's an awesome stable tool but got something new from work that does the same but is better for work. I think it's called vboxx-cloud but it's branded to our company name.
Not sure if vboxx-cloud is on alternativeTo but it's a great bussiness product.

Yes I found the name in the mention box below and its called: vboxxcloud.

Tnx!

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I love Dropbox, but expanding is too costly.

Comment by BlackPuma
about Dropbox · Jul 2013 · Helpful Not helpful

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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Nice soft

Comment by EthanWa
about Dropbox · Jan 2013 · Helpful Not helpful

But Switched to Google disk

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Alternative to Dropbox?

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

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.

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

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Dropbox is a very neat application, but on my W7 it's very ...

Comment by tomasradej
about Dropbox · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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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