Free Google Drive Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Google Drive is Nextcloud, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Google Drive and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Google Drive are Dropbox (Freemium), MEGA (Freemium), ownCloud (Freemium, Open Source) and Syncthing (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 15, 2021

    Platforms

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    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Windows Phone
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    • Windows S
    • Google Chrome
    • Kindle Fire
    • Firefox
    • Windows Mobile
    • BSD
    • Dropbox

    Features

    • File sharing
    • Cloud Storage
    • File Storage
    • File-sync
    • Real time collaboration
    • Backup
    • Cloud sync
    • File transfer
    • Synchronization
    • File management
    • Folder sync
    • End-to-End Encryption
    • Encryption
    • Support for WebDAV
    • Unlimited storage
    • Encrypted backups
    • Secure File Sharing
    • Document sharing
    • Selective synchronization

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    • pCloud

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      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. View 102 alternatives to pCloud
      Almost everyone thinks pCloud is a great alternative to Google Drive.
    • A safe home for all your data – Access & share your files, calendars, contacts, mail & more from any device, on your terms. View 102 alternatives to Nextcloud
      Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud is a great alternative to Google Drive.
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      Nextcloud vs Google Drive
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      violoncello secure, open source, self control, selfhostable
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

      10
      Keeps your data under your control - no more forced agreeing to crazy terms!
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      8
      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.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      0
      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.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      Gruak Open source, secure, self-hosted
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      2
      cbesot not a GAFAM, not closed source, host where you want.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      0
      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.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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    • Worlds leading online storage and file sync service. You get 2GB free. Apps for all major platforms. View 287 alternatives to Dropbox
      Most users think Dropbox is a great alternative to Google Drive.
      • FreemiumProprietary
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    • MEGA, the successor of MegaUpload , is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited. View 198 alternatives to MEGA
      Most users think MEGA is a great alternative to Google Drive.
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      MEGA vs Google Drive
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Mansampard01 Secure and a lot of free space.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      5
      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.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      -1
      edapm MEGA is a great (free!) alternative to Google Drive- more free space, and it's encrypted!
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      0
      Encrypted, easy to use and offers free extra storage for referrals.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      0
      Private, does not spy on you at all.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      -6
      It is offering 50 GB free & also has a better sync app that runs on low end laptops running win xp
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      -5
    • A safe home for all your data – Access & share your files, calendars, contacts, mail & more from any device, on your terms. View 214 alternatives to ownCloud
      Most users think ownCloud is a great alternative to Google Drive.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
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      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Raspberry Pi
      • Cloudron
      ownCloud vs Google Drive
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

      4
      Perfect solution for keeping a secure cloud
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      0


    • 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. View 88 alternatives to Syncthing
      Some users think Syncthing is a great alternative to Google Drive, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Cloudron
      Syncthing vs Google Drive
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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).
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      2
      It's open source, secure & cross platform.
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      0
      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.
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

      6
      wookahn624 It has everything that google drive has but the great thing is it does not have google.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      -3
      Syncthing is only for decentralized filesync. Google Drive is for centralized filesync PLUS filesharing PLUS collaboration.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      1
    • Get to your files from anywhere, on any device, with Microsoft OneDrive. Share and work together with anyone in your work and life. View 204 alternatives to Microsoft OneDrive
      Most users think Microsoft OneDrive is a great alternative to Google Drive.
      • FreemiumProprietary
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      Microsoft OneDrive vs Google Drive
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      Because it is not Google :)
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      0
    • 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. View 102 alternatives to pCloud
      Almost everyone thinks pCloud is a great alternative to Google Drive.
      • FreemiumProprietary
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      pCloud vs Google Drive
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      2
      Can access to files like Google Filestream and its very secure.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      0
    • Resilient, fast and scalable file synchronization for enterprises and individuals. View 67 alternatives to Resilio Sync
      Some users think Resilio Sync is a great alternative to Google Drive, some don't.
      • FreemiumProprietary
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      • Kindle Fire
    • SIMPLIFY HOW YOU WORKOne platform for secure content management, workflow, and collaborationWORK FROM THE CLOUDEasily secure, manage and share all your filesNOTE... View 234 alternatives to Box
      Most users think Box is a great alternative to Google Drive.
      • FreemiumProprietary
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      • Online
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      Box vs Google Drive
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Enough space to upload, may be smaller than Google drive, but it is not Google thankfully :)
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      1
      Very similar to Google Drive, has 10 GB free space, mobile app, one can create/upload/edit Microsoft Office files. Additionally one can tag these files. Encryption is possible, even though you have to pay for this.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      1
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