Free Software Alternative to DropBox


#1

ownCloud is a free software alternative to DropBox. It lets you own your data. It has clients for desktop and mobile too.

Source can be found at https://github.com/owncloud/core


#2

I would prefer something that runs in a Serverless manner. Like Bittorrent Sync or Syncthing which eliminates the Server part so the data is not centralized.

One need a server, Static IP to host their own OwnCloud instance like how we are running this discussion forum. That requires cost and maintenance. With respect to peer-to-peer / decentralized architecture which is what BitTorrent Sync and Syncthing has adapted it requires Zero cost and maintenance.

P.S: BT Sync is not Free Software. SyncThing is Free Software.


#3

SyncThing is now called as Pulse

https://ind.ie/pulse/


#4

nothing beats a simple ftp server. :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

There is SharePoint as well, which works well as an alternative to Dropbox; I got my free SharePoint from here quite a few years ago and it the no cost version is still available


#6

I wouldn’t really mind decentralized, but when I want to store private data distributed over various computers, I really have a issue. I am not against decentralized, when owncloud like tools, are espically used for storing personal files and sensitive information (If I want to). In such cases, I still find hosting my own server a somewhat safer solution than P2P. Centralized in someplaces,I still say it is relevant and required. Decentralized also has its place.


#7

SharePoint isn’t Free Software. This place is not for Proprietary products. We discuss Free Software and not Freeware. Please try to avoid posting about any such in future.


#8

How about GNUpot ? The stated principles of the projects are

The aim of this project is to have a completely free (as in freedom) replacement for Dropbox (and also similar services) that runs exclusively in our computers. All of this is done following the K-I-S-S (Keep It Simple, Stupid) principal.

Any one willing to try it ?