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SparkleShare Alternatives

SparkleShare is described as 'Free Open Source syncing tool. Its light, secure and easy to use. SparkleShare allows you to setup your own servers so you always keep control on your data' and is a very popular File Sync tool in the backup & sync category. There are more than 50 alternatives to SparkleShare for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Nextcloud, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SparkleShare are Dropbox, Google Drive, Syncthing and FreeFileSync.

SparkleShare 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 SparkleShare.
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  1. Nextcloud icon

    Nextcloud

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    133 alternatives to Nextcloud 

    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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    1.  Privacy focusedNextcloud is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Calendar IntegrationNextcloud lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
    3.  Ad-freeNextcloud doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Two-factor AuthenticationNextcloud supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    6.  End-to-End EncryptionNextcloud has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    7.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsNextcloud can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    8.  FIDO U2F (2FA) supportNextcloud supports FIDO U2F / passwordless / multi-factor authentication.
    9.  Support for ActivityPubNextcloud support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    Simple and powerful file sync & share
    Simple upload even for people who don’t have Nextcloud
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    Dropbox

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    281 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.  Windows Explorer ExtensionDropbox can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
    5.  Built-in viewerDropbox shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    6.  Works OfflineDropbox can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    7.  Two-factor AuthenticationDropbox supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    8.  Mobile ScannerDropbox can use your mobile camera to quickly scan documents and photos.
    9.  Watch FolderDropbox can monitor a folder and perform actions (send notification, upload file, etc.) when changes occur.
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    Google Drive

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    220 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.  Ad-freeGoogle Drive doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Google Drive simultaneously.
    6.  Watch FolderGoogle Drive can monitor a folder and perform actions (send notification, upload file, etc.) when changes occur.
    7.  Works OfflineGoogle Drive can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    8.  Two-factor AuthenticationGoogle Drive supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    9.  Differential BackupGoogle Drive supports differential backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last FULL backup).
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    Syncthing

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    110 alternatives to Syncthing 

    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.

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    1.  DecentralizedSyncthing is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionSyncthing has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  LightweightSyncthing consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Dark ModeSyncthing supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  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 SparkleShare.
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    FreeFileSync

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    93 alternatives to FreeFileSync 

    FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files. Instead of copying every file every time, FreeFileSync determines the differences between a source and a target folder and transfers only the...

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    1.  File VersioningFreeFileSync has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    2.  PortableFreeFileSync can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Command line interfaceFreeFileSync either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    4.  Dark ModeFreeFileSync supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in FreeFileSync without registration.
    6.  DecentralizedFreeFileSync is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    7.  Works OfflineFreeFileSync can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    8.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Microsoft OneDrive

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    204 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.
    desktop synchronization
    iPhone/iPod Touch: OneDrive App
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    ownCloud

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    • Cloudron
    216 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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    Resilio Sync

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    58 alternatives to Resilio Sync  

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

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

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    70 alternatives to IPFS 

    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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    1.  DecentralizedIPFS is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Box

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    223 alternatives to Box 

    A secure platform for content management, workflow and collaboration.

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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  Built-in viewerBox shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    3.  Selective SynchronizationBox allows you to pick which files are synced between the server and your devices.
    4.  Unlimited storageBox offers a solution with unlimited cloud storage.
    5.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Box using IFTTT.
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