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Microsoft OneDrive Alternatives for Linux

Microsoft OneDrive 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 Microsoft OneDrive and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Microsoft OneDrive are Dropbox, MEGA, Syncthing and ownCloud.

Microsoft OneDrive 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 Microsoft OneDrive.
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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.

    ⚫︎ Encrypted BackuppCloud uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionpCloud has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationpCloud supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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  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.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedNextcloud is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeNextcloud doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationNextcloud supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableNextcloud is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionNextcloud has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ OCRExtract the text from a screen capture or file and paste it into another document for edits.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsNextcloud can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Simple and powerful file sync & share
    Nextcloud vs Microsoft OneDrive opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud is a great alternative to Microsoft OneDrive.
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    wizdude

    Self-hosted keeps your data secure. Works great with desktop, mobile and web clients. Lots of add-on apps for mail, calendar, RSS feeds/news, music players, diagrams and more. Share files with third parties. Setup your own inbound file drops. Outlook plugin for big file send support or remote upload. Integrate it with Libre Office or Only Office for a full online office suite. There is more functionality released in every version. A clear winner.

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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.

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    mikeur

    self hosting adds a level of trust

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    Tjwan

    I like to partner with social responsible organisations. Microsoft is far, far behind compared with other competitors, like Nextcloud

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    JulienMercier

    The fact that you can install it on your own server is good enough.

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    Is open-source and can be hosted by yourself. No data sharing needed!

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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.

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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.

    ⚫︎ Selective SynchronizationDropbox allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeDropbox doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Windows Explorer ExtensionDropbox can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    ⚫︎ Built-in viewerDropbox shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineDropbox can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationDropbox supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ Shared FoldersDropbox supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
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    Dropbox provides only 2 GB of space for free

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    MEGA

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    MEGA, the successor of MegaUpload , is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionMEGA has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Shared FoldersMEGA supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
    ⚫︎ Encrypted BackupMEGA uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMEGA supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationMEGA supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineMEGA can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceMEGA either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    MEGA vs Microsoft OneDrive opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MEGA is a great alternative to Microsoft OneDrive.

    Very secure and it is opensource as well

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    Great! It has abundant storage (50GB) for free and also convenient desktop and mobile clients too.

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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)

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    Syncthing

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    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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedSyncthing is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionSyncthing has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ LightweightSyncthing consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeSyncthing supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceSyncthing either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Almost everyone thinks Syncthing is a great alternative to Microsoft OneDrive.
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    Decentralized self-hosting with good apps for every device

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    ownCloud

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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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    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.

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    Onwcloud is a file sharing server.

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    Resilio Sync

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    Resilio Sync allows you to automatically sync files between computers via secure, distributed technology (P2P bittorrent protocol).

    ⚫︎ Selective SynchronizationResilio Sync allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedResilio Sync is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    IPFS

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    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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedIPFS is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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  9. 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.

    ⚫︎ Encrypted BackuppCloud uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionpCloud has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationpCloud supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    Bricolas

    Compatible with "Quick Look" on Mac for any files without having to download them first (offline)

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    Lifetime subscription plan at a cheap price. Very reliable service. User-friendly. Installs as a separate hard drive. Can listen audio from the cloud files directly in the app.

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  10. 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.

    ⚫︎ 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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