Dropbox Alternatives for Mac
pCloud is an online storage and file sharing service created in 2013 and based in Switzerland. It offers monthly plans as well as lifetime plans for individuals, families and businesses, and it’s available on all the main platforms (Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS). It offers unlimited download and upload speeds for free and paid plans, strong encryption for your sensitive files, and unrestricted file size, allowing to save large files like video rushes or disk images. pCloud has a 10 GB free plan, and its monthly paid plans start at $5 for 500 GB or $10 for 2 TB.
Nextcloud is an open source software that allows you to manage your files and sync them across all your devices - like Dropbox. There are, however, several differences: You can self-host a Nextcloud instance, allowing you to fully manage it, or you can use a Nextcloud provider to host your data for you. You have access to more security, privacy and administration options. You can add plugins for almost everything (emails, tasks, calendars, maps, news, video chats, notes, and more).
Of course, it’s a bit more complicated to set up since you have to self-host it or find a provider, but if what you’re looking for is an open source and extensible solution that you can fully manage yourself, Nextcloud might be the right pick for you.
- - Nextcloud is the most popular Web-based, Windows, Android & Mac alternative to Dropbox.
- - Nextcloud is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Dropbox.
Comments about Nextcloud as a Alternative to Dropbox
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.22
Open-sourced, easy to install and maintain, close to feature parity with Dropbox (except Paper).15
Not remote storage, which is the point of dropbox.-1
You can use your own server or buy one. You can encrypt everything so its totally private. It has great functions, works on Linux and has FDroid apps0
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.1
Google Drive is one of the best known Dropbox alternatives. It’s proprietary and cloud-based, but it's pretty similar to Dropbox, and it can be very convenient if you're already using other Google products. It’s particularly useful if you’re likely to share and work on documents (Google Docs for example) with other people. Google Drive offers a free plan with 15 GB of storage, and you can pay a monthly subscription to get more ($2 for 100 GB, $10 for 1 TB or $100 for 10 TB).
- - Google Drive is the most popular SaaS alternative to Dropbox.
Google Drive Features
Comments about Google Drive as a Alternative to Dropbox
I have a Dropbox account, but with Google Drive and an account with MEGAsync they give me close to 100 gigabytes of cloud storage ...... and who doesn't like more space1
It has more space than what drop box provides. Plus all the google Services. But Windows - Backup and Sync app is slow. Dropbox app for windows is much better.0
More Storage More Privacy More From Google google.com/drive/about-7
More storage plus all the additional tools in the Google Suite, all in one place!0
Free, G Suite integration, easy to use0
Mega is a secure cloud storage and communication service that was launched in 2013 by Kim Dotcom, who had founded the now-defunct service Megaupload. Unlike Megaupload, Mega doesn't offer streaming content. It simply allows you to store files online and share them with other users like Dropbox or Google Drive. However, it has a much larger storage space than its competitors with 50 GB for a free account, compared to 2 GB for Dropbox, and 15 GB for Google Drive. Among its features, Mega offers end-to-end encryption even for free accounts, a secured chat for online collaboration, an easy way to share files with anyone, automated synchronization between all your devices, and much more.
Comments about MEGA as a Alternative to Dropbox
Offers free storage and is end-to-end encrypted. Doesnt delete data0
20GB on free plan, end-to-end encryption, platforms availability, features like download entire folder on Android app0
The desktop client Megasync is very similar to the classic dropbox-1
They start you off with 50 gigabytes of storage, plus you can earn bonuses easily which gives you even more0
Very secured 50 GB* free .0
Syncthing is an open source software that allows you to synchronize your files and folders from multiple devices across the Internet using a secure P2P connection. It's a kind of like ownCloud/Nextcloud, but working with the Peer-to-Peer protocol without a "central" server. All communications are encrypted by the TLS protocol and each device is clearly identified with a unique identifier. This allows you to create your own cloud, and share files between your devices (Windows, Linux, macOS, BSD and Android are supported so far) without using servers hosted by third parties. And since everything is hosted on your machines, there are no hosting plans with more storage or more features, Syncthing is completely free.
Comments about Syncthing as a Alternative to Dropbox
Cool for syncing your machines.5
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 server2
Syncthing is a service for syncing files between devices, it does not host files like Dropbox. This is not an alternative.-1
Works pretty well on all OSses0
Perfect alternative, and secure one.0
OneDrive is one of the best Dropbox alternatives pre-installed on all Microsoft Windows 10 devices. With OneDrive, you can store as many files as you want with up to 5 GB of storage for free. In addition, it allows you to share your files, encrypt them, and sync all files and folders installed on your device. One of the main advantages of OneDrive is that it allows you to access its Office suite at no extra cost if you subscribe to the OneDrive premium plan.
Microsoft OneDrive Features
Comments about Microsoft OneDrive as a Alternative to Dropbox
Nice syncing like Dropbox, and now has a "vault" feature for extra sensitive information.1
My main concern is that it integrates with windows and uses the same global account, therefore making you locked into that particular account. If I want to mix my personal and work microsoft accounts for login and storage I can't. Unfortunately, this makes this useless and a bad alternative to Dropbox.0
Microsoft's history shows that it easily abandons projects.-30
Like Nextcloud, ownCloud is an open source solution that you can self-host on your own server, or you can pay a monthly fee to get an online instance with limited storage. It offers interesting features such as collaborative editing and version management of documents, image galleries, end-to-end encryption, email plugins to host attachments, and more… and you can also extend it by installing add-ons from their marketplace.
It’s no coincidence that ownCloud and Nextcloud share so many features, because Nextcloud is based on ownCloud. The key differences are the licenses (ownCloud’s enterprise edition comes under commercial license), the exclusive features ownCloud offers only to premium users while all features are free with Nextcloud, the app marketplaces (Nextcloud’s one has more apps), and of course, the pricing plans if you want a managed instance.
Comments about ownCloud as a Alternative to Dropbox
Nice alternative where you keep control over your data.8
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.6
OwnCloud is self hosted, not a ready to use solution for everyone.0
Same functionality with transparency and control.2
Self-hosted and high quality, you control your data.4