Open Source Google Drive Alternatives

    The best open source 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 many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Google Drive are ownCloud (Freemium, Open Source), Syncthing (Free, Open Source), Seafile (Freemium, Open Source) and Cozy (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 21, 2021

    1. 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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      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
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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

      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
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

      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 8 months ago

      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 9 months ago

      Gruak Open source, secure, self-hosted
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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

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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Raspberry Pi
      • Cloudron
      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.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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


    2. 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.
      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).
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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

      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  over 2 years ago

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

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

    3. 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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      Almost everyone thinks Seafile is a great alternative to Google Drive.
    4. 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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    5. Sia is a new decentralized cloud storage platform aimed at giving users control of their data. Data is split into hundreds of erasure coded pieces and encrypted locally, and then each piece is uploaded to a separate host.
    6. SparkleShare is a Free Open Source syncing tool. Its light, secure and easy to use. SparkleShare allows you to setup your own servers so you always keep control on your data.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • NGINX
      • Apache HTTP Server
      • PHP
      • Cloudron
      • lighttpd
      Jirafeau is a web site permitting to upload a file in a simple way and give an unique link to it. A demonstration of the latest version is available on jirafeau.
    7. A Dropbox-like file manager that connect to your existing storage: FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Git, S3, Minio, Dropbox, Google Drive.
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    8. Librevault is an open-source peer-to-peer file synchronization program, designed with convenience and privacy in mind. Our goal is to make a better alternative to BitTorrent Sync and Syncthing.


      The project seems to be abandoned since March 2017. Latest version, v0.1.19, released in October 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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