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    Microsoft OneDrive Alternatives

    Microsoft OneDrive is described as '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' and is a leading Cloud Storage service in the backup & sync category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft OneDrive for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Android, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is Nextcloud, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft OneDrive are Dropbox, Google Drive, MEGA and Syncthing.

    Microsoft OneDrive is mainly a Cloud Storage Service but alternatives to it 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 Microsoft OneDrive.
    This page was last updated May 18, 2022
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    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.
    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.
      Nextcloud vs Microsoft OneDrive opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud is a great alternative to Microsoft OneDrive.
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      Open source, so possibility of new features + bug fixes added with pull requests. Storage on your own terms, specify where these items are stored.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      It just works. One Dive - sync issues on multiple devices. Nextcloud - no sync issues on multiple devices.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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      mikeur self hosting adds a level of trust
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      Tjwan I like to partner with social responsible organisations. Microsoft is far, far behind compared with other competitors, like Nextcloud
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      JulienMercier The fact that you can install it on your own server is good enough.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Is open-source and can be hosted by yourself. No data sharing needed!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Requires you to set up your own server running the Nextcloud server software. This is much more complicated than setting up OneDrive (and similar), which usually just require you to run an installer and register an account. This makes Nextcloud less suitable for non-techy general users.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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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.
      Dropbox vs Microsoft OneDrive opinions
      Some users think Dropbox is a great alternative to Microsoft OneDrive, some don't.
      Dropbox provides only 2 GB of space for free
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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    4. Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing.
      Most users think Google Drive is a great alternative to Microsoft OneDrive.
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      MEGA, the successor of MegaUpload , is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited.
      MEGA vs Microsoft OneDrive opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MEGA is a great alternative to Microsoft OneDrive.
      Great! It has abundant storage (50GB) for free and also convenient desktop and mobile clients too.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Very secure and it is opensource as well
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      15GB for free, plus it has a desktop app while Google Drive doesn't have one anymore (desktop version only accepts G-Suite account logins, which has a monthly cost)
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    5. 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 Microsoft OneDrive opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Syncthing is a great alternative to Microsoft OneDrive.
      needleinajaystack Decentralized self-hosting with good apps for every device
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    6. 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.
      ownCloud vs Microsoft OneDrive opinions
      Most users think ownCloud is a great alternative to Microsoft OneDrive.
      With Nextcloud you control your own data, you are limited by your own hardware and don't have to trust Microsoft with your data.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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      Onwcloud is a file sharing server.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    7. Google Photos is a photograph and video sharing and storage service by Google. It allows the users to store and share images and videos using the 15 GB free storage space of their Google Account or a Google One subscription.
    8. Resilio Sync allows you to automatically sync files between computers via secure, distributed technology (P2P bittorrent protocol).
    9. IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web. It is like a single bittorrent swarm, exchanging git objects. IPFS provides an interface as simple as the HTTP web, but with permanence built in.
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