5 open source alternatives to Dropbox

Jonathan MathewsPublic

Dropbox is the 800-pound gorilla of filesharing applications. Even though it’s a massively popular tool, you may choose to use an alternative.

Maybe that’s because you’re dedicated to the open source way for all the good reasons, including security and freedom, or possibly you’ve been spooked by data breaches. Or perhaps the pricing plan doesn’t work out in your favor for the amount of storage you actually need.

Fortunately, there are a variety of open source filesharing applications out there that give you more storage, security, and control over your data at a far lower price than Dropbox charges. How much lower? Try free, if you’re a bit tech savvy and have a Linux server to use.

Here are five of the best open source alternatives to Dropbox, plus a few others that you might want to consider.

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