Alternatives to Dropbox for all platforms with any license


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  • pCloud icon


    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 • 3 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 Disagree   Agree
  • iCloud icon


    Store email, contacts, calendars, photos, music, books, apps and more in the cloud and access them on all your devices.

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    Amazon Drive

    Amazon Drive is your hard drive in the cloud. Store your music, videos, photos, and documents on Amazon's secure servers. All you need is a web browser to upload...

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  • Tresorit icon


    Tresorit is a security solution for distributed storage systems, and with it a group of users can share secure content without trusting any administrator or third party...

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    • Tresorit does everything Dropbox does, except that it's far more secure and private. It operates in Switzerland and keeps your files encrypted in a way that even the employees can't see them. This means that if they were hacked, your information isn't going to be leaked and they can't pass it on to snooping three-letter agencies. Guest • Sep 2016 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • End-to-end encrypted Dropbox alternative. Does what Dropbox, Google Drive and others do. But the files are only ever encrypted with passwords you keep, on your computer. So Tresorit doesn't get to see your private stuff. Expensive for individuals, though, but fantastic security. JohnFastmanNov 2016 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Pydio icon


    Pydio is the mature alternative to Dropbox and, 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 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Sync makes it easy to store, share and access your files from everywhere - your privacy guaranteed. Get 5GB free or 500GB Pro account for $49/yr.

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    • is a MUCH better choice than Dropbox (unless you use Linux), because it does everything Dropbox does, but it uses end-to-end encryption to ensure that your data is stored in a way only you can view it. That's not true of Dropbox, because they keep the encryption keys, which can be used by employees to see what you've got, stolen by hackers or passed on to the feds. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • End-to-end encryption and simple interface makes a good alternative. The vault, where you can archive files in the cloud, is a nice touch. Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • SyncTrayzor icon


    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 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 Windows Linux

    • Discontinued "The core team of Syncany is on hiatus for an indefinite amount of time." See

Dropbox Comments

Dropbox is the new Facebook.

Comment by Schizophonix
about Dropbox · Jul 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 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. "

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

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

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

Sync client to desktop, multiplatform, collaborative editing online.


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.

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

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

You right!



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



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

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


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


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.


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.



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?


Nice soft

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

But Switched to Google disk


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 (, 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..( )

You should try FileGator ( ) and host your own dropbox app

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.