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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 pri...

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Avg rating of 4 (6)| 9 comments

What is Seafile?

Seafile is a file hosting software system. Files are stored on a central server and can by synchronized with personal computers and mobile devices via the Seafile client. Files can also be accessed via the server's web interface. Seafile's functionality is similar to other popular services such as Dropbox and Google Drive, with the primary difference being that Seafile is free and open-source, enabling users to host their own Seafile servers without artificially imposed limits on storage space or client connections.

You can deploy Seafile on your own server for free using the Community Edition, which is opensource, or choose the Professional Edition, that is free for 3 users and has a yearly subscription for more users.

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  • Developed bySeafile Ltd.
  • LicensingOpen Source and Freemium product.
  • PricingSubscription
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  • RatingAverage rating of 4
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  • English
  • Catalan; Valencian
  • Czech
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
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  • Norwegian Bokmål
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JohnFastman
  
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Please note:

  1. Seafile was a company with two branches - one in Germany (Seafile.de) and one in China (Seafile.com). In the summer of 2016, the two parted company.
  2. Since then until now (March 2017), Seafile.de continued to provide a service syncing people's files using the open source Seafile client. Very good prices, very nice service, and an excellent client - one of the very few I've found able to deal with (literally) hundreds of thousands of small data files without breaking down. Great upload/download speeds. (I live in the EU, but not in Germany.)
  3. As of March 2017 I noticed a rebranding of Seafile.de to Syncwerk.com (they Seafile.de redirects there now). I think Seafile GmbH (the German company) are seemingly going for a rebrand to move towards a new future. Good luck to them. I'm on board as a paying customer. Let's see where it leads. I hope they maintain the open source nature of their client.

If you don't know: Seafile.de (now SyncWerk.com) are a very reliable, low-price alternative for file syncing of the Dropbox type. Additionally, their client allows encryptions of the files you store. And the files are stored on EU territory. All of that is hugely important. By contrast, Dropbox are closed source, unencrypted (they encrypt only server-side, which is to say they can read your data) and they are US-based, which means they must hand over data at the NSA's behest without even telling you (see National Security Letter). So go with Seafile/SyncWerk. Or Tresorit. Or SpiderOak. But at least someone who treats your data with the decency and privacy you deserve.

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TimPl
  
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Great alternative to Dropbox! Why not in standart Linux repos?

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JohnFastman

Seafile is available in the Arch repos (AUR).

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I should add that the Arch repos are available to more than just the Arch distro: it's also available to Manjaro and Antergos, amongst others.

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bappelido
  
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Generous free version. Has some bugs in the iOS app.

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insidesystem
  
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Not a bad program for storing files. Utilities for this PC software product are not bad enough. Has a bunch of bugs and problems that I have not been able to solve personally. If you're a technically savvy person, try it out, you might like it. I didn't like this product, so I went to other analogs.

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kiminariyamamoto
  
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Unlike Nextcloud it doesn't provide additional functionality like Calendars, Contacts and Notes. It does file sharing much better and faster though!

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914ian914
  
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I can connect to Amazon S3 for cheap storage, access my files as if they were on an external drive, and access my files on Android.

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arnolem
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Very clean, good desktop integration, free and open source (self-hosted).

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  • Cloud Storage
  • File Sharing
  • Online Backup

Seafile platform details

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Hosted Pro Edition is free for 3 users and has a yearly subscription for more users

Self-Hosted

The Community Edition is Free and Open Source

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