Alternatives to Dropbox for Self-hosting with any license

  • 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 • 23 agrees and 2 disagrees 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 • 2 agrees and 0 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 • 14 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I recommend NextcloudPi for anyone that is interested in a simple solution for large storage at home or in an office. The groupware solutions are great as well. Guest • May 2020 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 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Can be self-hosted so sensitive content can be stored with much of the risks of Dropbox mitigated. mvrpbrianDec 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees 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
    • 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
    • Nextcloud is my cloud on *my* hardware under *my* control. Nextcloud is private, open source und free. Guest • Dec 2017 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
    • 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 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
    • I prefer self-hosted cloud over remote commercial services. emadwebdevJun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • With Nextcloud you can store your data on your own hardware and not some random stranger. Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Nextcloud is based on Owncloud, but keeps everything open source. Guest • Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Self-hosted, and much more than just file storage (calendar, contacts, ...) Guest • Jul 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
    • It allows self-host our data with data replication across Nextcloud instances. Guest • Jun 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Nextcloud is Free, Open Source, self hosted, private, fully functional, highly maintained software, easy updateable. Guest • Jun 2018 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 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
    • Fundamentally Nextcloud is Dropbox on steroids. keithnewmanNov 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees 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
    • Open-sourced, easy to install and maintain, close to feature parity with Dropbox (except Paper). PaourFeb 2017 • 16 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Jun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Self hosted with many useful add-ons. Frequent updates and constant development. alternativetochechakosJun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Best alternative and muuuuch more features. cbesotJun 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • NC has all sorts of applications with it. Guest • Nov 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It allows you to install it and manage it yourself, utmost customization. Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Your data is kept on your own server rather than one controlled by Dropbox Guest • Sep 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Great autonomy, great features and cheap price (when hosted) Guest • Aug 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
    • Private, local data storage. Size limited only by hard drive size. Guest • Jun 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
    • secure, open source, self control over data, selfhostable violoncelloMay 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
    • - 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
    • Like dropbox, but private and with more features. kiminariyamamotoMar 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It's a Very Good Thing tm if you dont mind setting up a server. Guest • Mar 2018 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
    • 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
    • Open source, decentralized, and not owned by some millionaries ! Guest • Oct 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Fully open source and can be self hosted QwertiiApr 2017 Disagree   Agree

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  • ownCloud

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

    • OwnCloud was an excellent Dropbox alternative, particularly if you're setting up your own server and being in control of your own data, rather than giving it up to some giant corporation. However, ownCloud has now been forked into NextCloud, and early indications are that NextCloud will be the more successful long-term project to go for. Keep your eyes peeled, but don't not check out NextCloud as well as this. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 7 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Self-hosted and high quality, you control your data. Guest • Oct 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • OwnCloud is self hosted, not a ready to use solution for everyone. Guest • Jun 2016 • 23 agrees and 24 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I am the manager of my own Nextcloud Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Nice alternative where you keep control over your data. Guest • Aug 2016 • 12 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Apr 2017 • 13 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Same functionality with transparency and control. riveravaldezNov 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Self hosted - YOU control your data. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree

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  • Syncthing

    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...

    • 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. Guest • Jun 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Cool for syncing your machines. Mansampard01Jan 2019 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 Guest • Jul 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Perfect alternative, and secure one. Guest • Mar 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Syncthing is a service for syncing files between devices, it does not host files like Dropbox. This is not an alternative. jadethorntonMar 2018 • 11 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not a Dropbox alternative. Does not host files. Guest • Jun 2017 • 18 agrees and 21 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It doesnt need any install on linux... thats cool! MasteLrugariusAug 2016 • 9 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Dropbox is a centralized service not a peer to peer. Guest • Jan 2016 • 16 agrees and 20 disagrees 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...

    • 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
    • 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 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free opensource with great useful features! MurzMay 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source, self-hosting capabilites beatruppMar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Nowhere to sign up for free account. thickerfinJun 2015 Disagree   Agree

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  • IPFS

    IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines good ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web. It is like a single bittorrent swarm...

    • It's totally different concept between IPFS and Dropbox. IPFS focuses on distributed web system (protocol), and Dropbox is a sync and storage service. gslinMay 2019 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Cozy

    Choose simplicity, get Cozy. We all have a life and a digital life. Cozy gathers them. In your Cozy, you have all your personal data: pictures, health, bank, holidays...

    • Free and open source software, great UX, can be self-hosted if you want. Can add apps on top to leverage personal data. Guest • Dec 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • efficient background replication across computers and mobile devices. Also, hosted in Europe, good to avoid prying eyes of USA providers and national agencies Guest • Aug 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • I can install it on my computer and access it via android cell phone or pad. Guest • Feb 2017 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 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Tonido

    Private File Sharing, Sync and Mobile Access for Home and Business. Access, Sync and Share ALL docs, photos, music and videos from anywhere. No Storage Limits. No...

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  • S42Transfer

    S42Transfer is an open-source web software allowing uploading and sharing of files.

    • Discontinued
      The software hasn't been updated in more than two years, but you can still use it.

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  • FileCloud

    Need your own on-premises Dropbox or like cloud solution? Get FileCloud! FileCloud is a #1 On-Premises File Storage, Mobile Access and Sync Solution for...

    • FileCloud is much safer thanks to on-prem solution and has easy to use yet feature-rich client apps. Guest • Mar 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Enterprise level self hosted software that can be installed on your own infrastructure. mioMar 2020 Disagree   Agree

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