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Open Source Google Drive Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Google Drive is Nextcloud. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Google Drive and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Google Drive are Syncthing, ownCloud, CryptPad and Seafile.

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. Nextcloud icon

    Nextcloud

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    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron
    137 alternatives to Nextcloud 

    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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    1.  Privacy focusedNextcloud is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Calendar IntegrationNextcloud lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    3.  Ad-freeNextcloud doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Two-factor AuthenticationNextcloud supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    6.  End-to-End EncryptionNextcloud has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    7.  OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    8.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsNextcloud can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    9.  Support for ActivityPubNextcloud support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    Simple and powerful file sync & share
    Simple upload even for people who don’t have Nextcloud
    Great Android & iOS apps to sync your files.
    Nextcloud vs Google Drive opinions
    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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    Guest

    It is easy to use, protects your privacy and has unlimited storage.

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    Guest

    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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    Guest

    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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    Syncthing

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    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron
    118 alternatives to 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 it is stored.

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    1.  DecentralizedSyncthing is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionSyncthing has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  LightweightSyncthing consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Dark ModeSyncthing supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Command line interfaceSyncthing either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Syncthing vs Google Drive opinions
    Some users think Syncthing is a great alternative to Google Drive, some don't.
    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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    Guest

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

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    Guest

    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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  3. ownCloud icon

    ownCloud

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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Cloudron
    232 alternatives to ownCloud 

    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. Access your existing data on an FTP drive at work, images shared with you on Dropbox, or your NAS at home--all through your...

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

    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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    Guest

    Perfect solution for keeping a secure cloud

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    CryptPad

    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    56 alternatives to CryptPad 

    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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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionCryptPad has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in CryptPad simultaneously.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in CryptPad without registration.
    4.  Privacy focusedCryptPad is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Kanban BoardCryptPad allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    6.  WYSIWYG SupportCryptPad integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
    7.  WYSIWYG HTML EditorCryptPad allows you to make and preview changes to an application or website in real time, without needing to know code.
    8.  No TrackingCryptPad will not track you or use your personal data.
    9.  Support for MarkDownCryptPad supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Seafile

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    127 alternatives to 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 privacy protection feature.

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    1.  File VersioningSeafile has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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    Seafile vs Google Drive opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Seafile is a great alternative to Google Drive.


  6. Cozy icon

    Cozy

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    • CouchDB
    • Go (Programming Language)
    84 alternatives to 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, accessible only by you. Welcome to your new digital home.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    Automate the synchronisation of your files on your PC with your Cozy.
    Save your mobile pictures, they will be available on your PC and tablet.
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    Filen

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    41 alternatives to Filen 

    Everybody can claim to be the most secure cloud storage service. We at Filen like to be transparent. So how does everything really work under the hood? Well, it's quite simple. When you upload a file to Filen's cloud storage, you actually don't upload a file, you...

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionFilen has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Two-factor AuthenticationFilen supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Lufi

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    97 alternatives to Lufi 

    It stores files, encrypts them in the browser and allows you to download them.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionLufi has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Filestash

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    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    259 alternatives to Filestash 

    A Dropbox-like file manager that let you manage your data anywhere it is located: FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Git, S3, Minio, Dropbox, Google Drive.

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    1.  LightweightFilestash consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Git SupportFilestash supports Git, a free and open source distributed version control system.
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  10. Proton Drive icon

    Proton Drive

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    • Tor
    • Android
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    27 alternatives to Proton Drive 

    Proton Drive is an end-to-end encrypted Swiss vault for your files, ensuring that nobody except those authorized by you can access your data.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionProton Drive has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Dark ModeProton Drive supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Privacy focusedProton Drive is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  No TrackingProton Drive will not track you or use your personal data.
    5.  Two-factor AuthenticationProton Drive supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    6.  Encrypted BackupProton Drive uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
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