Alternatives to Dropbox for Linux with Free License

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  • 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 Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Blackberry Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Cloudron

    • OwnCloud is self hosted, not a ready to use solution for everyone. Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Nice alternative where you keep control over your data. Guest • Aug 2016 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 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
  • MEGA icon

    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.

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    • 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 Disagree   Agree
    • MEGA feels more like a file-sharing site. Rather than a sync tool. Guest • Jun 2015 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 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...

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

    • It doesnt need any install on linux... thats cool! MasteLrugariusAug 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Not a Dropbox alternative. Does not host files. Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Dropbox is a centralized service not a peer to peer. Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Nextcloud icon

    Nextcloud

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

    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 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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    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 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 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....

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  • Cozy icon

    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...

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    • 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.

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    • 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 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 Disagree   Agree
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    Pydio

    Pydio is the mature alternative to Dropbox and Box.com, to build your own box, on your own servers. Pydio is an open source file sharing platform for the enterprise...

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    • Pydio is very similar to Owncloud, therefore if owncloud is deemed an alternative to Dropbox, so is Pydio Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree