Are you looking for an alternative to Dropbox? We have put together a list for you.
There could be a myriad of reasons why you might want to stop using the Dropbox platform. We have selected a few alternatives for cloud storage for you. Some of these offer you better conditions: more free storage space or higher security through better encryption.
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With Google Drive, you get 15 GB of free storage right from the start. Additional storage space can be purchased for a fee – up to 30 TB in total. You can put files of any format on the platform. You can then always access these – be it with the computer or the mobile phone. As with Dropbox, you can also share files so that other users can access them. This feature is particularly useful for projects with several participants: anyone can edit an uploaded file.
Microsoft offers OneDrive cloud storage. The basic version gives you 5 GB of free storage space. You can increase this up to 1 TB for a fee. Microsoft attaches great importance to security: There is an SSL encryption, and invitation links run from. This means that you can only give someone temporary access to your data. Incidentally, you can access the stored data with any device – even offline.
The iCloud is especially for users of Apple known devices. But it can also be used on Windows 10 -based devices. You can get 5 GB of free storage space available to you in total on all devices. Photos taken with your smartphone are saved directly in the cloud so that your mobile phone memory does not fill up so quickly. Up to 2 TB of storage can be purchased for a fee. You can easily share all saved files with friends. The provider Apple also advertises your data with a particularly high level of security.
Amazon Cloud Drive
Amazon provides you with 5 GB of free storage space with Amazon Cloud Drive – if you use Amazon Prime. However, this membership costs 69 € per year. Amazon Drive can be increased to up to 30 TB of storage space for a fee. You can use Cloud Drive on all devices with the app on the smartphone or the desktop app for the computer. Files in the cloud can be shared using access links.
The SugarSync cloud platform does not offer free storage (apart from the 30-day trial version). You can purchase up to 500 GB there for a fee. With SugarSync, you can access your data from any device. These are then saved directly locally for use. A big advantage over Dropbox: Not only individual files but entire folder structures can be backed up. You can then share the folders and files with other users – either with full access or restricted permissions. So you have in addition to the general SugarSync’s high-security standards, provide additional protection for your data.
With this provider, you can create your cloud storage server. This works on all devices – you can even have pictures taken with your smartphone automatically uploaded to the server. In addition to a high level of adaptability, particular importance is attached to security. If you want to use the service for private purposes, this is even free.
One disadvantage: the data is not stored on an external server, but your computer is turned into a server. To access the data, the computer must be permanently switched on with Internet access to let. This also has another advantage: You have practically unlimited storage space. Because if your computer memory is insufficient, you can expand it with additional hard drive hardware. By giving your server address to others, they can also access your Tonido server.
The cloud storage provider cloud equips you with up to 20 GB of free storage. This storage space can be expanded to up to 2 TB for a fee. You can easily access pCloud with any of your devices. The provider advertises with guaranteed security. Nevertheless, you can, of course, share your uploaded data with your friends.
With Mega, you get a whopping 20 GB of free storage. This may, for example, by inviting friends also extended to. However, the free offer is only valid for 180 days. After that, you have to pay at least € 4.99 per month to continue using the service.
Overall, the storage space can be increased to up to 8 TB for a fee. With the latest security standards and an open-source code, this provider enables a high level of security for your data. You can access these with all of your devices on the computer or via a smartphone app. Individual files and entire folders can be shared with other users with different security levels.
With the Swiss cloud storage Tresorit, you can store your data safely. Business companies are now also using this platform. Your data is well protected through end-to-end encryption. In addition, your files must also be decrypted with an encryption key. This is generated randomly for each access and is unique. In addition to saving and synchronizing data, you can also share it with other people, provided you give them access. This also works again with an encryption key. After a free trial period of 14 days, Tresorit is chargeable.
You need between € 10 and € 24 per month pay if you book the service for a full year. You have 1000 GB available per user. There are various booking options that you can customize to suit your needs.