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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.

    Freemium Open Source Mac OS X 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 • 22 agrees and 17 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 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Nice alternative where you keep control over your data. Guest • Aug 2016 • 5 agrees and 3 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 • 4 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Self-hosted and high quality, you control your data. Guest • Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Same functionality with transparency and control. riveravaldezNov 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees 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.

    Free Open Source Mac OS X 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 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open-sourced, easy to install and maintain, close to feature parity with Dropbox (except Paper). PaourFeb 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 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 • 3 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
    • - 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
    • Fundamentally Nextcloud is Dropbox on steroids. keithnewmanNov 2017 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
  • Syncthing icon

    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 OS X Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... BSD Self-Hosted Cloudron

    • Not a Dropbox alternative. Does not host files. Guest • Jun 2017 • 8 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Dropbox is a centralized service not a peer to peer. Guest • Jan 2016 • 13 agrees and 13 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It doesnt need any install on linux... thats cool! MasteLrugariusAug 2016 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • IPFS icon

    IPFS

    IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines good ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web. It is like a single bittorrent swarm...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Self-Hosted

  • Cozy icon

    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 Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Self-Hosted CouchDB Go (Programming Language)

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

    SyncTrayzor

    SyncTrayzor is a wrapper for Syncthing which allows Syncthing's window to be hidden in the tray area. SyncTrayzor has a built-in web browser to manage Syncthing...

    Free Open Source Windows Syncthing

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  • Syncany icon

    Syncany

    Syncany is an open-source cloud storage and filesharing application. It allows users to backup and share certain folders of their workstations using any kind of storage...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

    • Discontinued "The core team of Syncany is on hiatus for an indefinite amount of time." See https://github.com/syncany/syncany
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    BoZoN

    A self-hosted PHP server for a JavaScript application to easily share files and folders.

    Free Open Source Web Self-Hosted JavaScript PHP

    • it took literally less than 2 minutes to install, I just downloaded the master zip from Github and put it in a new folder on my mutualized server via FileZilla, I just created a username and password and that's all. Unlike other solution here there's no need for database so it will be easily portable if I want to change my hosting company. Also, the code is open source and clean so it's easy to custom. edniJan 2018 Disagree   Agree
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    Jirafeau

    Jirafeau is an open-source web site permitting to upload a file in a simple way and give an unique link to it.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Web Self-Hosted NGINX ... Apache HTTP Server PHP lighttpd

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    Freehold

    Freehold - An open, secure, and lightweight platform for your files and data. Lightweight and Fast: Freehold can run efficiently on everything from a Raspberry Pi to...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Latest commit 3d05473 on Sep 3, 2015 . See https://github.com/timshannon/freehold