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Free Nextcloud Alternatives

The best free alternative to Nextcloud is Dropbox. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Nextcloud and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Nextcloud are ownCloud, Google Drive, MEGA and Microsoft OneDrive.

Nextcloud 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 Nextcloud.
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    pCloud

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    128 alternatives to pCloud 

    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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    1.  Encrypted BackuppCloud uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionpCloud has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Two-factor AuthenticationpCloud supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    pCloud vs Nextcloud opinions
    Most users think pCloud is a great alternative to Nextcloud.
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    Dropbox

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    307 alternatives to Dropbox 

    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. Because copies of your files are stored on Dropbox's secure servers, you can also access them from any computer or mobile...

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    1.  Selective SynchronizationDropbox allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Ad-freeDropbox doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Works OfflineDropbox can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    5.  Two-factor AuthenticationDropbox supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    6.  Windows Explorer ExtensionDropbox can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    7.  Built-in viewerDropbox shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    8.  Shared FoldersDropbox supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
    9.  Mobile ScannerDropbox can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
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    Dropbox vs Nextcloud opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Dropbox is still a legitimate alternative to Nextcloud, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    Guest

    Dropbox isn't self-hosted, has a 2 GB limit and is just for storage, while nextcloud is a full self-hosted cloud.

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    cbesot

    nextCloud is now far more than just a Dropbox.

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    Guest

    Dropbox is not a self-hosted solution like Nextcloud is

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    Guest

    Dropbox is a SaaS offering from an entity under control and compelled to cooperate with United States military and intelligence programs, not an on-prem solution. Your data is subject to wide-scale mass surveillance and tampering under USA PRISM and similar violations of online privacy and security and the whim of entities that do not honor legal due process.

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    ownCloud

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    233 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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    Some users think ownCloud is a great alternative to Nextcloud, some don't.
    Guest

    NextCloud is a fork of OwnCloud, features are almost the same, so take a look at both.

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    Guest

    i like ownCloud as an alternative to Nextcloud

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    Brouware

    For those who prefer FOSS, Nextcloud is the way to go. ownCloud is partially proprietary so they have a different philosophy.

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    hodyroff

    Original. Focused on file sync and share and document collaboration. Great benefits for enterprise customers. Large install base in education worldwide.

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    Guest

    ownCloud is the original and far more stable than Nextcloud.

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    Google Drive

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    243 alternatives to Google Drive 

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  Built-in viewerGoogle Drive shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    3.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Google Drive using IFTTT.
    4.  Differential BackupGoogle Drive supports differential backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last FULL backup).
    5.  Two-factor AuthenticationGoogle Drive supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    6.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Google Drive simultaneously.
    7.  Watch FolderGoogle Drive can monitor a folder and perform actions (send notification, upload file, etc.) when changes occur.
    8.  Works OfflineGoogle Drive can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Google Drive vs Nextcloud opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Google Drive is still a legitimate alternative to Nextcloud, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    brianlacy

    NextCloud is groupware. Google Drive is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.

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    Guest

    Nextcloud and Owncloud are on premise solutions, Google Drive isn't.

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    coralinecastell

    NextCloud is self hosted, so you control where your data is stored. Drive, on the other hand, stores your files without encryption on Google's servers. Is one of the simplest ways of replacing Drive.

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    MEGA

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    214 alternatives to MEGA 

    MEGA, the successor of MegaUpload , is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited. This cloud-storage solution claims to protect your privacy with end-to-end encryption and offers a "Secure Collaboration"...

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionMEGA has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Shared FoldersMEGA supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
    3.  Encrypted BackupMEGA uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    4.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    5.  Dark ModeMEGA supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Two-factor AuthenticationMEGA supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    7.  Works OfflineMEGA can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    8.  Command line interfaceMEGA either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    9.  Selective SynchronizationMEGA allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
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    MEGA vs Nextcloud opinions
    This alternative is disputed. MEGA is still a legitimate alternative to Nextcloud, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    brianlacy

    NextCloud is groupware. MEGA is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.

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    kylepiira

    End to end encrypted file sync

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    Guest

    Nextcloud and Owncloud are on premise solutions, MEGA isn't.

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    Microsoft OneDrive

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    226 alternatives to Microsoft OneDrive 

    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.

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    1.  Selective SynchronizationMicrosoft OneDrive allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Password protected URLYou can add a password to a shared link from Microsoft OneDrive.
    4.  Shared FoldersMicrosoft OneDrive supports shared folders that can be used to store, search, and access files with multiple people.
    5.  Unlimited storageMicrosoft OneDrive offers a solution with unlimited cloud storage.
    6.  Works OfflineMicrosoft OneDrive can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    7.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Microsoft OneDrive using IFTTT.
    8.  Watch FolderMicrosoft OneDrive can monitor a folder and perform actions (send notification, upload file, etc.) when changes occur.
    9.  Expiring LinksMicrosoft OneDrive can set and share links to a file or folder with a limited time or date.
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    Microsoft OneDrive vs Nextcloud opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Microsoft OneDrive is still a legitimate alternative to Nextcloud, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    brianlacy

    NextCloud is groupware. OneDrive is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.

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    Guest

    It is not a self-hosted solution, data privacy questionable

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    Google Photos

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    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.

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    1.  Facial RecognitionGoogle Photos can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Selective SynchronizationGoogle Photos allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    4.  Automatic BackupGoogle Photos will automatically back up your data periodically.
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    CryptPad

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    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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    pCloud

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    128 alternatives to pCloud 

    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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    1.  Encrypted BackuppCloud uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionpCloud has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Two-factor AuthenticationpCloud supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    Most users think pCloud is a great alternative to Nextcloud.
    SolarDesalination

    pCloud advertises itself as being a Swiss company with Swiss privacy laws, but if you email them or check the IP of the server they use US-based servers. Buyer beware.

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    I use pCloud for many years ago.. and he's very well

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    brianlacy

    NextCloud is groupware. pCloud is a file-sync cloud storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.

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    Seafile

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    128 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 Nextcloud opinions
    Most users think Seafile is a great alternative to Nextcloud.
    jensolsson

    I tried NextCloud and it was very hard to set up permissions in a enterprise environment. Seafile is simpler

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    brianlacy

    NextCloud is groupware. Seafile is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.

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    Guest

    Seafile is a more focussed, nimbler sync & share solution compared to Nextcloud (and the original ownCloud) that excels in performance and stability.

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