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If you are looking for some Dropbox alternatives to help you out with cloud storage this post is for you?

Thanks to Cloud storage services it has allow us to keep access not only to photos and videos but all kinds of files on any device, without any cables and it’s synced instantly.

Dropbox is one of the first cloud storage services  that was available  on the market ,  founded back in 2007 and with its being the best known provider with 500 millions users but don’t get me wrong but some people just do not like Dropbox as a storage provider.

Dropbox was designed to help people and businesses collaborate easily. Users can share files and have access to them on any device, wherever they are. But with more casual users may be disappointed that Dropbox only offers 2 GB of free storage, while many other providers offer higher limits for a free storage account.

I myself was a Dropbox user, however I quickly outgrew their services and had to find better option that suits my needs.

Thanks-fully, there are some awesome services that provide better storage options, security, efficiency and reliability, and here today you’ll will find 6 Dropbox alternatives.

1. Sync

Sync says it’s like Dropbox, but secure. Sync began with a simple idea, and that was everyone should be able to enjoy cloud storage without giving up their privacy.

Sync is a fully encrypted, zero-knowledge cloud service that makes it easy to store, share and access your files from everywhere – your privacy guaranteed and it’s automatically backs up your files all in one place, and keep them synchronized across all your computers and devices. Restore any version of any file, any time.

You can collaborate with teams, just invite your team members to work together on documents in the office or remotely, with multi-user administration tools, permissions, and access controls.

Like a great storage provider, Sync has a free plan that allows you securely store 5gb of files, plus your free account will never expires even after 90 days inactivity. Sync has two other plans a Personal Pro account that cost $8 per a month that has 2 TB secure storage or a Business Pro account for multiple users and teams that cost $5 per user that has 1 TB secure storage, per user.

2. Microsoft OneDrive

Do more wherever you go with Microsoft OneDrive, with this service you can upload your files from anywhere, on any device. Share and work together with anyone in your work and life. OneDrive allows you to work together and share files and photos, collaborate with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote from your desktop, mobile device, and the web.

Like many other cloud storage providers, OneDrive can be used for your business where you give your employees all the benefits of OneDrive for their work files backed by tools to allow IT to protect important company data.

OneDrive has some powerful features to help you find what you need, co-author documents, and keep your files and photos organised.

OneDrive has a free basic that gives you 5 GB for free, to personal plans that starts from $1.99 per a month or for businesses OneDrive has plans starting at $60 per a year.

3. pCloud

pCloud, provides you with a comprehensive easy to use cloud storage solution for individuals and businesses.

It doesn’t matter how many files and folders you store in the pCloud, all your data will be at your fingertips, regardless of how you use your space in the cloud.

Enjoy file sharing as pCloud synchronise all your files between the cloud and all of your devices.

pCloud uses TLS/SSL encryption, applied when information is transferred from your device to the pCloud servers.

All new accounts and downloads, including the desktop and mobile apps, are totally free. The basic pCloud accounts (Free Forever) start with 10 GB of free storage, like other storage providers you can earn up to 10 GB additional space by inviting your friends to sign up to pCloud or pCloud can upgrade your account with a monthly or yearly subscription to a pCloud Premium (500 GB for $3.99 per month) or pCloud Premium Plus (2 TB for $7.99) plan.

4. Google Drive

Google Drive is probably one of the first places that people think of when they look for a Dropbox alternative. It mainly because of the various features they had before Dropbox.

Such as collaborating with multiple people, you can work on the same file simultaneously with Google Docs, Google Sheets etc and Google Drive allow you to leave comments too. Google Drive gives you an initial storage of 15 GB, which is shared between all of the services in your Google Account (Gmail, Photos, etc.)

Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. So wherever you go, your files follow you closely. Google Drive supports integrations with most of the tools and apps that people use daily so it’s a big advantage to all other cloud storage services.

Like other providers you can share files and folders, set different permissions for the different people.

Plans, aside from the free account that has 15GB, Google Drive has 3 other plans; a 100 GB  at $1.99 per month, 1 TB for $9.99 per month or 10TB for $99 per month.

5. Box

Box lets you secure, share and edit all your files from anywhere., Box primarily a business service, but still offers some personal cloud storage options too.

With box you can take your files anywhere as you can view and share files, online or off as the files can be shared securely with your teams, customers or even external agencies on any devices, Box synchronized your files between your desktop, web and mobile with Box Sync and Box works great with thousands of apps too.

For personal users they have two plans, first one is the Individual which is free and gives you 10gb for free or you can choose the Personal Pro which gives you 100gb storage for $10 per month.

If you are a business, Box has a starter plan which is $5 per user/month that gets you 100 GB secure storage or an unlimited storage plan that cost $15 per user/month

6. Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive is Amazon’s entrance to the cloud storage game, Amazon Drive offers secure cloud storage for your photos, files, videos, music, and more.  Back up your files to the cloud and while knowing that all of your documents are safe. You can access all of the files from your computer, phone or tablet.

Amazon Drive’s pricing is a bit tricky.. Amazon Prime members get 5 GB of included storage for photos.

But if you want or need to store more files, you will need to go and upgrade to the Unlimited Storage plan for $59.99 per year.

7. SpiderOak ONE

SpiderOak is a company known for its privacy-focused services but their cloud storage service comes highly recommended.

SpiderOak One uses end-to-end encryption to protect your files on both ends. Which makes it more secure to safely store your precious files without having to worry about hackers, government backdoors, or companies selling your private info to third-parties.

SpiderOak One is the only one on this list that doesn’t offer a free plan with free storage. Instead, they offers a 21-day free trial of the service for you to test drive before paying.

Plans start from $5 per month for 100GB of storage, to a $9 per month for 250GB, or $12 per month for 1TB of storage.

8. Tresorit

Tresorit is kind of the same as SpiderOak as a privacy-focused cloud storage service that provides end-to-end encryption for your stored files.

Features that make Tresorit includes its powerful mobile apps that support backing up files through your mobile but as well your desktop.

They also supports 2-factor authentication for better protecting your cloud storage account with an extra layer of security and has a Zero-knowledge collaboration option, which allows you to share files and folders with end-to-end encryption to work and collaborate with a team.

Tresorit allows you to set expiry dates, download limits, and set passwords for your shared files to better protect them as well.

Tresorit plans starts at 10€ ($17US) per month for 100GB of storage with the ability to sync files across up to 5 devices. The 25€($27US) per month plan will give you 1TB of storage for syncing across up to 10 devices and both of these plans come with a 14-day free trial.


8 Great Dropbox Alternatives to Store Your Files


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  1. netgain19 says

    I’m a Tresorit user and would describe it as more of a secure cloud sharing/collaboration service than cloud storage. It’s more secure than SpiderOak which we used before, particularly if/when you access from your browser. Tresorit also offers the core components of it technology to developers. They call it ZeroKit:

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