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  • Nextcloud

    A safe home for all your data – Access & share your files, calendars, contacts, mail & more from any device, on your terms.

    • 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 • 18 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open-sourced, easy to install and maintain, close to feature parity with Dropbox (except Paper). PaourFeb 2017 • 15 agrees and 2 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 • 11 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
    • Fundamentally Nextcloud is Dropbox on steroids. keithnewmanNov 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees 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
    • Nextcloud can be self hosted, so you don't need to trust anyone with your data. Also you can add a lot of additional functionality trough addons that Dropbox does not have. Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It's a Very Good Thing tm if you dont mind setting up a server. Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Like dropbox, but private and with more features. kiminariyamamotoMar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It allows you to control your data and it has an excellent app system you can use Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • secure, open source, self control over data, selfhostable violoncelloMay 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Self-hosted sync means you don't have to worry about having your valuable data in the hands of some random company. Nextcloud also provides a bunch of great features like calendar support, and you can set photos to automatically upload to nextcloud from your phone. Guest • May 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It can also share files but has many more features on top. Like calendar sync or event Contacts. CurtisMostersJun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • I prefer self-hosted cloud over remote commercial services. emadwebdevJun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Nextcloud is Free, Open Source, self hosted, private, fully functional, highly maintained software, easy updateable. Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It allows self-host our data with data replication across Nextcloud instances. Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It is easy to install on any modern webserver and it has all the features Dropbox has and more. With all the apps it can be a great office app as well. mveldmanJun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Private, local data storage. Size limited only by hard drive size. Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Self-hosted, and much more than just file storage (calendar, contacts, ...) Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Very easy to use, and you know were are your data ! Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Free, Open Source, Fast, Reliable Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • With Nextcloud you can store your data on your own hardware and not some random stranger. Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Great autonomy, great features and cheap price (when hosted) Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Your data is kept on your own server rather than one controlled by Dropbox Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Nextcloud is self-hosted, secure and easy to use! I mainly use it to share files with others through my own server. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It allows you to install it and manage it yourself, utmost customization. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Private Cloud, installable on many linux/unix Platforms. Personal Cloud software, self-administered. Runs on web spaces, at home on a linix machine and on RasPi, either on Raspbian or as ready-to-use-image NextcloudPi. Additional functionalities avalable via NC-Apps. Keeps your data private. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • You can now easily set up your own Nextcloud with the NCP installer script for Debian/Raspbian. It takes care of all the install requirements, configurations and settings, that are required to have a secure cloud application up running in minutes instead of hours. Give it spin with Docker or in a VM, you'll be amazed at all the features available. olivervanNov 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • NC has all sorts of applications with it. Guest • Nov 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Can be self-hosted so sensitive content can be stored with much of the risks of Dropbox mitigated. mvrpbrian3 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Fully open source and can be self hosted QwertiiApr 2017 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

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  • Google Drive

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing. Google Drive incorporates the...

    • 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. raveensrkJun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Has more free storage then Dropbox. API is more friendly to use (for developers). Can make docs, spreadsheets, presentations, etc. online. woerrDec 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Google Drive file stream gives you the best of fast local access (Dropbox style) without worrying about having enough local disk space. wolakJan 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • First of all, Drive is integrated to the core of Android. The base storage is 5GB which is more than double than Dropbox. The sharing features are superior on Drive including ownership. Also I got the 1TB storage promo from Google. its_saikat69Dec 2016 • 7 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. ps_ttfMay 2017 • 3 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • MEGA

    You hold the security keys for 15 GB free storage, unlimited desktop sync bandwidth, and 10 GB per month of free bandwidth for sharing with other accounts. Additional...

    • It can run across multiple platforms that are basically what we have and it is often used by uploaders all around the web. Guest • Sep 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • You can stream videos that are on Mega. woerrDec 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • 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, Tresorit or Spideroak instead. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 16 agrees and 16 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Apr 2017 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • MEGA feels more like a file-sharing site. Rather than a sync tool. Guest • Jun 2015 • 6 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Microsoft OneDrive

    Get to your files from anywhere, on any device, with Microsoft OneDrive. Share and work together with anyone in your work and life.

    • Microsoft's history shows that it easily abandons projects. Guest • Feb 2018 • 6 agrees and 13 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Box

    Box (formerly, based in Redwood City, California, is a cloud content management and file sharing service for businesses.

    • Box give more space than dropbox modtemplateJul 2017 Disagree   Agree

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  • SpiderOak

    SpiderOak provides an easy, secure and consolidated online backup, storage, access, sharing & sync tool for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian &...

    • Much more private than Dropbox. Spideroak employees can't snoop on or give away your files. Guest • Oct 2016 • 7 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It offers end-to-end encryption. hathasAug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Cheaper option, and more secure. Guest • Oct 2018 Disagree   Agree

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  • Seafile

    Seafile is a professional open source cloud storage platform for organizations. It has complete file syncing and sharing features, reliable file storage and advanced...

    • Although 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 '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.) Guest • Nov 2016 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. JohnFastmanNov 2016 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source, self-hosting capabilites beatruppMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Free opensource with great useful features! MurzMay 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Nowhere to sign up for free account. thickerfinJun 2015 Disagree   Agree

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  • MediaFire

    MediaFire is the simple solution for uploading and downloading files on the internet. It focuses on providing a positive experience for downloaders, but does not offer...

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  • pCloud

    pCloud is your personal online storage space for your memorable photos and videos, your favorite music or important work documents.

    • 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 • 5 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 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Pydio

    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...

    • 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.

    • 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 • 5 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Works seamlessly and encrypts everything locally or in-browser. OdaeusApr 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • iCloud

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

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