Google Drive Alternatives for Linux

    Google Drive is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Google Drive are Dropbox (Freemium), MEGA (Freemium), ownCloud (Freemium, Open Source) and Syncthing (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 17, 2021

    1. 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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      Almost everyone thinks pCloud is a great alternative to Google Drive.
    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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      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  about 3 years ago

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

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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.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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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.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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

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

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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.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      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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      Most users think Dropbox is a great alternative to Google Drive.
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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.
      Mansampard01 Secure and a lot of free space.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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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.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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

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

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

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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
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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

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    3. 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  over 4 years ago

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

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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.
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

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

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

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    4. 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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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

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    5. Resilio Sync allows you to automatically sync files between computers via secure, distributed technology (P2P bittorrent protocol).Fast, intelligent file transfers.
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      Some users think Resilio Sync is a great alternative to Google Drive, some don't.
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      MediaFire is the simple solution for uploading and downloading files on the internet. It focuses on providing a positive experience for downloaders, but does not offer an affiliate program for uploaders.
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    6. SpiderOak provides an easy, secure and consolidated online backup, storage, access, sharing & sync tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux (Ubuntu, Debian & Fedora). SpiderOak offers a different approach to online backup, synchronization, and sharing.
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      Spideroak One Backup vs Google Drive opinions
      Most users think Spideroak One Backup is a great alternative to Google Drive.
      JohnFastman One of the services that takes your privacy seriously, unlike Google Drive. SpiderOak uses end-to-end encryption to make sure your data can't be read by the service, whereas GD can, can analyze, lose it to hackers and the NSA. Check also Sync.com, Tresorit, iDrive and Cryptomator.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      bph84 Back up and synchronization. It's not seemless or without its quirks, but overall it's very powerful and flexible. Their support has been pretty good as well.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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