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Google Drive is described as 'file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing' and is a leading Cloud Storage service in the backup & sync category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Google Drive for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Android, iPhone and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Nextcloud, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Google Drive are Dropbox, MEGA, Syncthing and ownCloud.

Google Drive alternatives are mainly Cloud Storage Services but may also be File Sync Tools or Online Backup Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Drive.
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  1. Online backup for $7 month unlimited space. Backblaze backup encrypts and uploads all your data – no questions asked. No picking files. No digging through folders. Your data is backed up online to our datacenters, so nothing can touch it.

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  2. You should have full control over your data. We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.

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    Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud is a great alternative to Google Drive.
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    violoncello

    secure, open source, self control, selfhostable

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    I love nextcloud, I can host it at home, work, or on a remote server. I'm in total control of all my data. It integrates beautifully with smartphones, Windows, Mac, Linux, and FreeBSD

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    Emiran

    The Best Alternatives To Drive It;s Run Fast, Secure, Self-Control And Open-Source, Gotta Put Another Application In My Open-Source List.

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    It's open source, doesn't track you, is verified by several web of trusts to be secure, and has other features such as weather and a calendar. I like it.

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    Gruak

    Open source, secure, self-hosted

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    cbesot

    not a GAFAM, not closed source, host where you want.

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    Nextcloud requires that you install their software on a server, so you must pick a provider. These providers that will host your server can access to your data, so you are just placing your trust in somebody other than Google. The security of the server and data can be questionable. These providers usually have various plans that can have comparative costs to what Google is charging, after a certain amount of data. Lastly, setting up and managing your own server can be time consuming.

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  3. Put your files into your Dropbox on one computer, and they'll be instantly available on any of your other computers that also have Dropbox installed.

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    Anipe

    Same thing with less data but google isn't tracing you so its a positive?

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    MEGA

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    MEGA, the successor of MegaUpload , is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited.

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    MEGA vs Google Drive opinions
    Most users think MEGA is a great alternative to Google Drive.
    edapm

    MEGA is a great (free!) alternative to Google Drive- more free space, and it's encrypted!

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    Encrypted, easy to use and offers free extra storage for referrals.

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    Djvu

    Seriously I have to create my account and pay a subscription for continue my download, for some reasons I prefer zippishare, mediafire and google drive

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    Mansampard01

    Secure and a lot of free space.

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    Private, does not spy on you at all.

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    saveriogccostanzo

    Mega gives much more free space than GoogleDrive, it is fast enough and has a strong management of the upload/download bandwidth (as much as GoogleDrive though). Good the streaming feature.

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    It is offering 50 GB free & also has a better sync app that runs on low end laptops running win xp

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    Syncthing

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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.

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    JohnFastman

    For transferring a large amount of data between your computers every now and again, Synthing is brilliant: free, private, open source and MUCH faster speeds (I've seen up to 80MB/second).

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    wookahn624

    It has everything that google drive has but the great thing is it does not have google.

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    Syncthing is only for decentralized filesync. Google Drive is for centralized filesync PLUS filesharing PLUS collaboration.

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    It's open source, secure & cross platform.

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    Google Drive is a centralized location of where you can put your data and provide public links to selected data or folders. Syncthing is decentralized, where you can have a copies of your data and folders on multiple computers (making it somewhat like backup software). Syncthing does not provide public links to your data, but rather others must have Syncthing software installed and the person must share their private ID.

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    ownCloud

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    Store your private pictures, documents, calendar and contacts on your ownCloud server at home, a rented VPS or use one of the public ownCloud providers.

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    ownCloud vs Google Drive opinions
    Most users think ownCloud is a great alternative to Google Drive.

    Offers all majors features, plus it's self-hosted (=data under control), but can be a bit tricky to set up for a non tech-savvy.

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    Perfect solution for keeping a secure cloud

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    OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive) delivers a satisfactory online file storage and sharing solution in a free and easy to use service. It has a design that is both attractive and functional.

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    Microsoft OneDrive vs Google Drive opinions
    Most users think Microsoft OneDrive is a great alternative to Google Drive.

    Because it is not Google :)

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  8. 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.

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    pCloud vs Google Drive opinions
    Almost everyone thinks pCloud is a great alternative to Google Drive.
    JohnFastman

    pCloud's advantage is that it works very smoothly, is hosted in Switzerland (much better privacy laws than US) and provides an encrypted folder whose contents aren't readble to the service. By contrast, GoogleDrive can read, lose, give away and analyzed all the contents of your files. Choose end-to-end encrypted alternatives. See Sync.com, Spideroak, iDrive and Cryptomator.

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    Can access to files like Google Filestream and its very secure.

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  9. CryptPad is a private-by-design alternative to popular office tools and cloud services. All the content stored on CryptPad is encrypted before being sent, which means nobody can access your data unless you give them the keys.

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  10. Resilio Sync allows you to automatically sync files between computers via secure, distributed technology (P2P bittorrent protocol).

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    Some users think Resilio Sync is a great alternative to Google Drive, some don't.
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