Dropbox Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Dropbox for Linux if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Nextcloud iconNextcloud, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Dropbox and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Dropbox are Small ownCloud iconownCloud (Freemium, Open Source), Small MEGA iconMEGA (Freemium), Small Syncthing iconSyncthing (Free, Open Source) and Small Spideroak One Backup  iconSpideroak One Backup (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 7, 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 96 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 95 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  over 4 years ago

      Not remote storage, which is the point of dropbox.
      Top negative comment  5 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 5 months ago

      Much more features. Independent from Microsoft. Ability to selfhost.
      Positive comment 5 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 11 months ago

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    • A safe home for all your data – Access & share your files, calendars, contacts, mail & more from any device, on your terms. View 211 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 about 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
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      • 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 over 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 over 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 89 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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    • 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
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Xfce
      Spideroak One Backup vs Dropbox
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      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

      Much better encryption and privacy options than Dropbox.
      Positive comment almost 6 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 96 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
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      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

    • Seafile is a professional open source cloud storage platform for organizations. It has complete file syncing and sharing features, reliable file storage and advanced privacy protection feature. View 108 alternatives to Seafile
      Most users think Seafile is a great alternative to Dropbox.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      Seafile vs Dropbox
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.)
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      Murz Free opensource with great useful features!
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      thickerfin Nowhere to sign up for free account.
      Top negative comment  almost 6 years ago

      beatrupp Open source, self-hosting capabilites
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      JohnFastman 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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    • Resilient, fast and scalable file synchronization for enterprises and individuals. View 68 alternatives to Resilio Sync
      Most users think Resilio Sync is a great alternative to Dropbox.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
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      • BSD
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      • Kindle Fire
      Resilio Sync vs Dropbox
      pros, cons and recent comments
      adolftekkanna All files stays on your own disks, plus that it's faster and more reliable
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    • Yandex.Disk is a free cloud storage service that gives you access to your photos, videos and documents from any internet-enabled device. View 160 alternatives to Yandex.Disk
      Most users think Yandex.Disk is a great alternative to Dropbox.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
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