Dropbox Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Dropbox for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Nextcloud, 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Dropbox are Google Drive (Freemium), ownCloud (Freemium, Open Source), MEGA (Freemium) and Syncthing (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 17, 2021

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    • pCloud

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      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. View 102 alternatives to pCloud
      Almost everyone thinks pCloud is a great alternative to Dropbox.
    • 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.
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      Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud is a great alternative to Dropbox.
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      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

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      Paour Open-sourced, easy to install and maintain, close to feature parity with Dropbox (except Paper).
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      Not remote storage, which is the point of dropbox.
      Top negative comment  7 months ago

      -1
      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 6 months ago

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      Much more features. Independent from Microsoft. Ability to selfhost.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      free and opensource what else do you want
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      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 about 1 year ago

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    • 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). View 226 alternatives to Google Drive
      Most users think Google Drive is a great alternative to Dropbox.
      • FreemiumProprietary
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      Google Drive vs Dropbox
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      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 space
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      raveensrk 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.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

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      ps_ttf Google Drive Android app does not allow to edit files: it offers a read-only access. Editing is available for Google Doc files only and works online.
      Top negative comment  about 4 years ago

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      RemovedUser More Storage More Privacy More From Google google.com/drive/about
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      lauremoine More storage plus all the additional tools in the Google Suite, all in one place!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      linacodes Free, G Suite integration, easy to use
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      wolak Google Drive file stream gives you the best of fast local access (Dropbox style) without worrying about having enough local disk space.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    • 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.
      View 214 alternatives to ownCloud
      Most users think ownCloud is a great alternative to Dropbox.
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      ownCloud vs Dropbox
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      Self-hosted and high quality, you control your data.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      Nice alternative where you keep control over your data.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      OwnCloud is self hosted, not a ready to use solution for everyone.
      Top negative comment  about 5 years ago

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      riveravaldez Same functionality with transparency and control.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      TristisOris it's a selfhosted service.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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      Self hosted - YOU control your data.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      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 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. View 198 alternatives to MEGA
      Almost everyone thinks MEGA is a great alternative to Dropbox.
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      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  almost 4 years ago

      5
      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

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      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

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      RemovedUser The desktop client Megasync is very similar to the classic dropbox
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      -1
      They start you off with 50 gigabytes of storage, plus you can earn bonuses easily which gives you even more
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Very secured 50 GB* free .
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      woerr You can stream videos that are on Mega.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    • 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. View 88 alternatives to Syncthing
      Most users think Syncthing is a great alternative to Dropbox.
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      Syncthing vs Dropbox
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      Mansampard01 Cool for syncing your machines.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      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 server
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      2
      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

      -1
      Perfect alternative, and secure one.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      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

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      Not a Dropbox alternative. Does not host files.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

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      JohnFastman Syncthing isn't hosted by a company. It connects two computers with INCREDIBLE speeds. Syncing speeds of 60 MB/s or more aren't unusual. Your files are only ever on your computers and the connection is encrypted for privacy. Interface is in the browser and needs a little work, and the computers can take a minute or two to discover each other. Good for sending files from one computer to another every now and again.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    • 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. View 204 alternatives to Microsoft OneDrive
      Almost everyone thinks Microsoft OneDrive is a great alternative to Dropbox.
      • FreemiumProprietary
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      Microsoft OneDrive vs Dropbox
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      Nice syncing like Dropbox, and now has a "vault" feature for extra sensitive information.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Microsoft's history shows that it easily abandons projects.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    • Spideroak One Backup is known for being one of the best encrypted cloud storage services. Even Edward Snowden recommended SpiderOak over Dropbox, citing its better protection against government surveillance. The company claims to be a cloud storage provider with a zero knowledge policy and secure encryption. Security and privacy are at the core of the SpiderOak brand, and they say the software uses client-side encryption key creation, so SpiderOak employees cannot access user information. Unlike the other solutions mentioned above, Spideroak One Backup doesn’t offer a free plan and starts at $6/month. View 164 alternatives to Spideroak One Backup
      Most users think Spideroak One Backup is a great alternative to Dropbox.
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      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

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      Cheaper option, and more secure.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      hathas It offers end-to-end encryption.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      Much better encryption and privacy options than Dropbox.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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    • 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. View 102 alternatives to pCloud
      Almost everyone thinks pCloud is a great alternative to Dropbox.
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      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

      10
      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

      5
      Dropbox for professionals !
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Free plan up from 10go to 20go. Client on almost every systems, your data belong to you !
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    • Founded in 2005 in the US, Box is one of the oldest cloud-based file storage and sharing services. Known for its collaboration tools for businesses, it integrates more than 1,000 third-party applications through its application library called OneCloud. Despite a free 10 GB storage offer, it remains relatively unknown to the general public. Compatible with most platforms, it integrates countless features and third-party applications. It’s a reliable service, but with many limitations depending on the subscription plan you choose (starting at $10 per month for 100 GB for a personal plan). View 234 alternatives to Box
      Most users think Box is a great alternative to Dropbox.
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      Box vs Dropbox
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      modtemplate Box give more space than dropbox
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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