In today’s article, we’ll focus on some great alternatives to the popular storage service, Dropbox. Most of you are probably familiar or are already using Dropbox as a service backup and synchronization between your mobile devices. But for those who still aren’t familiar with this service, we advise you to familiarize yourself with it as it’s a useful service that enables you to carry around your most valuable files in your pocket, wherever you go. You’ll just need Internet to gain access to them.

Now, we won’t delving too deep into Dropbox because we’re looking at alternatives to this service. The following tools/services are in the same business Dropbox is in – they keep your files stored safe and sound.

Let’s jump right in!

 

Google Drive

Google Drive

Google Drive offers 5GB free space (expandable for a fee). It can be integrated with other equally amazing Google services like Google Docs. It also provides useful tools that lets you work in a team on the same files. Google Drive is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, and Chrome OS.

 

CloudMe

CloudMe

This tool differs from Dropbox and other file storage service because in addition to the usual client for file synchronization, users can also use Cloud Top which is a real desktop environment with customizable applications to suit your needs. It’s as if you have your own virtual machine that can be accessed anytime and anywhere via the Internet. CloudMe offers free 3GB storage and clients “classics” are available for all operating systems. It’s also mobile-ready.

 

SugarSync

SugarSync

SugarSync is provided in partnership with Libero, but you have to have a free mail account to access this service. It offers the usual 5GB free storage that you can expand by paying a small fee. The client already has a good level of maturity, having reached version 2.0.

 

wuala

wuala

The strongest point of this service is its safety. All of your files will be encrypted before it’s passed out to the server, even if you’re still on the computer. Once the encrypted files are sent to the server, you’ll only have to access them via wuala. The basic package offers you free 5GB storage, which can be raised by purchasing additional storage space or inviting new people to join the service. It’s available for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android.

 

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive

With Amazon Cloud Drive, you’ll enjoy all of the power and speed that comes with the Amazon server. Its speed is the strongest point, as well as its simplicity. Enjoy 5GB free storage, with 2GB maximum size for a single file. For every account, you can connect up to 8 devices, although you can’t make the content public. This greatly increases security, but limits a bit of possibilities.

 

BitTorrent Sync

BitTorrent Sync

BitTorrent Sync is a fresh and widely popular application that allows you to get a private Cloud – without the Cloud! It’s a lightweight app that lets you share a folder between multiple devices connected to a network, be it local or public. It comes with maximum security because there’s no intermediary/manager. For you to access your files/folders to another BitTorrent Sync user, you need a 32-character alphanumeric key that will be provided by BitTorrent Sync. Once shared, the private file can’t be accessed or shared by other users. BitTorrent Sync is now available in alpha version for Window, Linux, Mac, and Android. iOS is still in the testing phase.

 

TeamDrive

TeamDrive

This application has strong points in their algorithm of AES-256 encryption. Last year, TeamDrive won the Award in IT Security confirmation of the safety standards, immediately making it one of the best alternatives to Dropbox. It starts with 2GB storage space up to 10GB, with the mechanism of referrals by inviting other people to join. It’s available for Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, and Android. It’s best suited for medium to large enterprises.

 

Sky Drive

Sky Drive

Sky Drive provides you with 7GB free space, thus beating off its chief rivals. The main strength of this service lies within its better integration with Windows 8 and with Microsoft Office 2013. Users can also edit Office files directly online with the help of Office Web Apps. Sky Drive is available for all major operating systems, both fixed and mobile.

 

Own Cloud

Own Cloud

Own Cloud is a Dropbox alternative most web gurus have in their collection. As the name suggests, this web application allows you to create your own Cloud home. In practice, it’s a real CMS like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. It’s also installed on the server side but is slightly more complex than any other CMS. Own Cloud is available for Mac OSX, Linux, iOS, and Android. It’s ideal for small and medium business realties.

 

Box

Box

Box is a good alternative to Dropbox in that it has already reached a high level of maturity. It’s a service with diverse potential. It doesn’t just synchronize and back up your data, it also helps you manage and share your files. Thanks to a series of unique and handy features, Box is arguably the best alternative to Dropbox. Of course, being a multi-platform services allows you to share your data between various devices like Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and more.