50 Best Dropbox Alternatives

50 Best Dropbox Alternatives

These days, it’s never been easier to store (and share) your most important files. Cloud file storage solutions like Dropbox have been around for years, and Dropbox itself was founded more than a decade ago, in 2007. Dropbox and its competitors are useful solutions for storing and sharing files with convenient access from any device with an internet connection, and they’re increasingly popular among business and personal users alike. In fact, an estimated 1.8 billion people worldwide were using personal cloud storage solutions in 2018, a figure forecast to grow to 2.3 billion worldwide users by 2020.

Dropbox and other cloud storage solutions are often confused with digital asset management solutions, but there are some important differences. First, the focus of Dropbox and similar solutions is on storage, while DAM solutions aim to make digital assets more easily discoverable using sophisticated metadata tagging and search capabilities. Think of Dropbox like a filing cabinet, relying mostly on the user’s memory to locate specific files. DAM solutions like MerlinOne, on the other hand, are more like an online encyclopedia, with the ability to search not just file names, but also file contents, date ranges, and even image content with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). Add in other functionality like automated workflows, collaboration tools, granular permissions and access control, and built-in distribution tools, and it’s easy to see why DAM solutions are a must for modern enterprises with hundreds of users and hundreds of thousands of digital assets.

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That’s not to say that cloud storage solutions don’t play an important role for businesses and, particularly, consumers who are working with a digital asset library of a much smaller scale than the typical enterprise. While Dropbox remains one of the most popular, you might be in search of a cheaper solution – or one that offers more features and functionality. There are plenty of options to choose from – so many, in fact, that the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. To make your selection easier, we’ve rounded up 50 top Dropbox alternatives below, including important key features to consider and pricing information. Please note, these 50 Dropbox alternatives are listed alphabetically. They are not ranked or rated in any way. 

1. Adobe Creative Cloud
@Adobe

Adobe Creative Cloud

The Adobe Creative Cloud is a unique file and media management offering that combines cloud storage with integrated access for those files in the associated applications. There are unique features for photography, design, web UX/UI, and video that are directly geared toward users of their products such as Photoshop, Premiere, and Illustrator. A number of different plans are available with file storage starting at 2GB for a free membership and going up to 1TB for some photography memberships.

Key Features:

  • View, edit, and save your files directly within Adobe software applications
  • Unique file storage areas for Creative Cloud, Lightroom, and Document Cloud
  • Desktop software updates and file access through the Creative Cloud companion app

Cost:

  • Photography: $9.99/month
  • Single App: $20.99/month
  • All Apps: $52.99/month
  • All Apps + Adobe Stock: $82.98/month

2. Alfresco Content Services
@Alfresco

Alfresco Content Services

 

Alfresco Content Services is a complete Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution that is built on an open-source core, making it easy to customize and integrate into your unique business processes. It has standard integrations with major document and resource management platforms such as Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Outlook, and Salesforce.com. Content Services also works alongside the company’s process services to provide a fully-featured business intelligence and information governance solution.

Key Features:

  • Simple task and workflow creation with Alfresco Process Services
  • DoD 5015.02 certified open source records management solution
  • An intuitive digital workspace for accessing content from anywhere

Cost: Contact for pricing

3. Amazon Drive
@awscloud

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive is a secure cloud file backup and storage solution that can be accessed from the web, desktop apps, and mobile devices. It’s a particularly useful service for subscribers to other Amazon services such as Prime and Kindle, and it offers some cost and/or service benefits based on the plans selected. Amazon Drive is geared toward photos and offers paid and unlimited photo storage options with the ability to order prints directly from the app.

Key Features:

  • Free unlimited photo storage with a Prime membership
  • Order prints and photo books directly with Amazon Prints
  • Built-in media access through Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Video, and other smart TVs

Cost:

  • Amazon Prime Members: FREE
  • 100 GB Amazon Storage Plan: $11.99/year
  • 1 TB Amazon Storage Plan: $59.99/year

4. Apple iCloud
@Apple

Apple iCloud

Users of Apple devices are likely familiar with iCloud as the core storage location for keeping apps such as Mail, Calendar, and Contacts in sync. But iCloud also has the ability to store any type of document and offers a variety of collaboration tools as well. You can easily share files directly with others using links and real-time collaboration is available for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files.

Key Features:

  • Two-factor authentication for secure storage
  • Automatic backup and restore to protect your device files
  • Family sharing plans include iCloud storage

Cost:

  • 5 GB: FREE
  • 50 GB: $0.99/month
  • 200 GB: $2.99/month
  • 2 TB: $9.99/month

5. Box
@Box

Box

Box is marketed as a Cloud Content Management software suite and focuses on providing a centralized location for your document storage while extending tools for collaboration among your team and directly with clients. For example, you can create fully customized workflows for tasks such as contract review and approvals through Box Automations. Subscription plans give you access to the full suite of tools available that go beyond basic file storage.

Key Features:

  • Tools supporting information governance laws such as GDPR and HIPAA
  • Integrations available for over 1,400+ tools including Microsoft Office and G Suite
  • Create custom and automated digital asset workflows

Cost: 

  • Starter: $5 per user/month
  • Business: $15 per user/month
  • Business Plus: $25 per user/month
  • Enterprise: Contact for pricing

6. CloudMe
@CloudMe_com

CloudMe

CloudMe is a European service that provides secure cloud file storage and collaboration. It includes tools for consumers and businesses alike and has been built to fully comply with GDPR data protection regulations. It includes a unique Cloud File Server that acts as a centralized, company-controlled file allocation area with shared space for employees, suppliers, partners, and customers.

Key Features:

  • File folders can be published as web pages
  • Scheduled, automated backups
  • GDPR compliant

Cost: Contact for pricing

7. Cloudup
@Cloudup

Cloudup

Cloudup has a laser-focused objective: instant and easy cloud access for all your files. The software has a simple and easy-to-use drag and drop interface from which you can share custom URLs to your files that can be password protected or shared directly on social media. Their focus is on streaming media, and Cloudup supports large file sizes up to 200MB for instant streaming without having to wait for uploads and downloads.

Key Features:

  • Stream large files (up to 200MB) instantly
  • Drag and drop interface for easy sharing
  • Create one-click secure URL links to files

Cost: FREE to get started

8. Content Central by Ademero
@ademero

Content Central by Ademero

Content Central from Ademero packages a number of automation and collaboration tools inside a fully accessible cloud file storage solution. Features include workflow routing tools for processing expense reports and automating other business processes such as document approvals. Integrations are available for major software platforms such as Salesforce and Quickbooks, making it easy to combine Content Central with your existing systems.

Key Features:

  • Automatically route and approve through workflows
  • Dashboard widgets for routine tasks
  • Full document history, versioning, and auditing

Cost: $35 per user/month

9. Degoo
@DegooBackup

Degoo

Degoo is a cloud photo storage solution that is aimed at helping you curate and access your photo memories over time. The software uses AI and shows you your best moments in a personalized, private feed that is accessible only to you. You can also share your photos including real-time updates of file uploads, with no requirement to sign-up to receive photos. Plans start at 100GB for a free plan, and there is no limit on the file size you use for uploading.

Key Features:

  • Unlimited file size for photo uploads
  • Share real-time uploads automatically
  • Top secret feature with advanced encryption

Cost: 

  • 100 GB Cloud Space: FREE
  • 500 GB Cloud Space: $2.99/month
  • 10 TB Cloud Space: $9.99/month

10. Domo
@Domotalk

Domo

Domo connects files and data from your existing software platforms with a centralized location from which you can visualize, collaborate, and work with information in a streamlined way. Data is exchanged between Domo and your current systems in a bi-directional way, fitting seamlessly with your existing workflows with no disruption. There are 7 enterprise-level solutions within Domo and built-in AI tools allow for advanced visualization and data insights.

Key Features:

  • Real-time data insights available on any device
  • Built-in collaboration and productivity tools
  • Bi-directional data exchange with your existing systems

Cost: Contact for pricing

11. eFile Cabinet
@eFileCabinet

eFile Cabinet

eFileCabinet offers a lot of value with a very reasonable price with its Document Management System (DMS). The product focuses on all the important basics you need for a DMS while adding a few tools that make automation easy. These include smart scanning for files, workflow visualization, and the ability to send file requests to clients and partners allowing them to upload directly into eFileCabinet.

Key Features:

  • Scan file data to automatically organize, name, and store files
  • Workflow visualization to monitor and manage processes
  • Create custom templates for file folder structures

Cost: 

  • Basic: $15 per user/month
  • Advantage: $30 per user/month
  • Best Value (Business): $55 per user/month
  • Enterprise: Contact for pricing

12. Egnyte
@Egnyte

Egnyte

Egnyte is an enterprise document management software that can be deployed in a cloud-only or a cloud-hybrid configuration. This provides your organization with complete flexibility based on the way your employees access and work with files. In addition, Egnyte comes with hundreds of integration partners for connecting your current systems, and files can be accessed securely from within the software without the need for a 3rd-party VPN.

Key Features:

  • Centralized data governance for monitoring all assets
  • Work offline as well with the Egnyte Desktop App
  • Customizable folder permissions and expiration dates

Cost: 

  • Office: $8 per employee/per month
  • Business: $20 per employee/per month
  • Enterprise: Contact for pricing

13. FEX.net

Fex.net

FEX is a completely web-based file transfer solution which allows you to upload and receive files within your web browser. You can upload and transfer files anonymously without registration. The site supports file sizes up to 200GB, and your photos, videos, or audio can be accessed online using the FEX ID app.

Key Features:

  • Photos video audio accessible online with the FEX ID app
  • Anonymous file exchange possible without registration
  • Share and receive files using a unique link

Cost: 

  • FEX: FREE
  • FEX Plus 10 GB: $0.33/month
  • FEX Plus 100 GB: $0.71/month
  • FEX Plus 1 TB: $2.04/month

14. FileHold
@FileHoldSystems

FileHold

FileHold is a document and record lifecycle software that includes standard, optional, and custom features to fit your business needs. Document tagging, audit logging, and version control are standard with a structured way for managing document lifecycle control and audit trails. A Smartsoft Capture option enables document scanning and imaging with optical character recognition (OCR).

Key Features:

  • Document workflow and approval management
  • Record archiving and disposition with reporting
  • Document scanning integration with OCR

Cost: Contact for pricing

15. Filestack
@Filestack

Filestack

Filestack is a secure file handling service built for developers that has numerous tools that can be used from file upload through delivery. There are four main parts of Filestack: Uploads, Transformations, Intelligence, and Delivery, with each offering unique capabilities. For example, the Intelligence product allows you to utilize copyright detection, object detection, and OCR to filter uploaded content.

Key Features:

  • Custom APIs for file delivery within any app
  • Document and media conversion for any file type
  • Virus scanning, detection, and quarantine for uploads

Cost: 

  • FREE: $0/month
  • Start: $49/month
  • Grow: $149/month
  • Scale: $299/month
  • Pro: Starts at $499/month

16. Flickr
@Flickr

Flickr

Photo management and sharing application Flickr combines an established social platform with cloud storage for your media. The basic free plan allows for a combined 1,000 photo or video file uploads, and there is no limit to the resolution of photos. Upgrading to a Pro subscription allows you to view detailed stats about your photos such as recent views, is ad-free, and has unlimited uploads.

Key Features:

  • A centralized photostream to view and manage your photo uploads
  • Organization tools such as albums, metadata, and geotagging
  • Set custom licensing settings for each image

Cost: 

  • Flickr Free: FREE
  • Flickr Pro: $5.99/month or $49.99/year

17. FlipDrive

FlipDrive

FlipDrive is advertised as a secure cloud storage space for all your data, and they mean it. You can store photos, contacts, website favorites, calendar data, and nearly any type of file that you need to save. You can view your files from an easily browsable interface that is accessible on the web or from any device. Included features for sharing, privacy, and backup keep your data safe and give you the flexibly to share your files securely.

Key Features:

  • Easily share files of any size using custom links
  • A built-in contact management system
  • Secure multi-user access with custom permissions

Cost: 

  • Basic (10 GB): FREE
  • Personal (100 GB): $5/month
  • Pro (1 TB): $10/month
  • Business (2 TB): $20/month

18. Google Drive
@googledrive

Google Drive

Google Drive provides a cloud storage solution that is well suited for frequent users of Google’s extensive collection of apps. You can store any file type and share files easily for users to view, edit, or comment based on your settings. Attachments from Gmail can be saved directly to Drive and smart search features can detect objects in images and scanned documents, helping you find exactly what you need.

Key Features:

  • Advanced SSL encryption for data protection
  • Drive Enterprise offers collaboration for 60+ file types including Microsoft Office
  • AI-powered search to find exactly the files you need

Cost: 

  • FREE
  • Expanded and Enterprise Plans available through Google One

19. hubiC
@hubic

hubiC

HubiC is a secure cloud storage solution for files of any type and size, allowing you to easily access them from any device. Its design is simple, using an intuitive drag and drop interface that is structured by file folders you are familiar with from a desktop. Your files will remain synced between all devices you configure, and sharing is easy with custom links sent by email or social media.

Key Features:

  • Uploaded files are securely stored in multiple remote datacenters
  • Create simple data backups from any device
  • No limits to file sizes

Cost: Contact for pricing

20. IBM Cloud
@IBMcloud

IBM Cloud

IBM offers an enterprise content management (ECM) solution that includes a suite of useful software. Their IBM FileNet Content Manager provides secure document sharing, storage, and collaboration with flexible deployment and cloud options. Additional products such as Content Collector and Enterprise Records can add capabilities for archiving and compliance. Contact IBM directly to learn more about a solution customized to your specific needs.

Key Features:

  • Content management that can be deployed as cloud, on premises, or hybrid
  • Custom APIs and tools for developing unique content-based solutions
  • A number of case studies and white papers available on the website

Cost: Contact for pricing

21. IDrive
@IDriveBackup

IDrive

The primary benefit of IDrive is its strong backup service. Storage devices containing large quantities of data can be shipped to IDrive for upload which prevents large amounts of bandwidth usage. Your local files can be backed up from an unlimited number of devices on a single account and synced. The software also maintains detailed snapshot and version history for all files so you can track your changes.

Key Features:

  • Unlimited device backups on a single account
  • File syncs between devices do not impact backup storage limits
  • Remotely manage backups, restores, and application settings

Cost: 

  • Basic (5 GB): FREE
  • Personal: $52.12/year
  • Business: $74.62/year

22. Igloo Software
@IglooSoftware

Igloo Software

Igloo gives organizations and individual users a central cloud location to store, modify, and share files easily. It has a focus on collaboration, allowing users to share files with others who can view and modify the file directly within Igloo without the need for email attachments. This keeps your files in a single location that can be accessible at any time, and clear version control provides a real-time view of the last iteration of each document.

Key Features:

  • Built-in version control to quickly access the latest updates
  • Document reservations can be made to notify others of edits
  • Document preview feature for nearly 100 file types

Cost: Contact for pricing

23. Jottacloud
@jottacloud

Jottacloud

Norwegian company Jottacloud provides cloud storage for home and business users with flexible plans that can be scaled to meet your needs. Home users can access affordable family plans and easily share files of any file size across devices. Businesses have access to an administration panel to easily manage users, generate reports, and modify file settings.

Key Features:

  • Co-author Microsoft Office documents in real time
  • Enterprise customers can integrate with Single Sign-on (SSO)
  • World-class privacy and fully GDPR compliant

Cost: Contact for pricing

24. Jumpshare
@Jumpshare

Jumpshare

Jumpshare was created as an all-in-one cloud platform for file sharing and team collaboration. Files can be dragged and dropped into the Jumpshare menu bar on desktops to receive an instant shareable link in your clipboard. You can also easily record your screen in video or GIF to share with others. Business plans include custom branding and a shared workspace.

Key Features:

  • Shared links integrate with hundreds of apps
  • File viewer with previews for over 200 file types
  • Share screenshots and screen captures easily

Cost: 

  • Basic: FREE
  • Plus: $8.25/month
  • Business: $12.50 per user/month

25. MediaFire
@MediaFire

MediaFire

MediaFire focuses on simple file sharing and allows users to upload via a web browser interface or from mobile devices. From there, the files can be shared with others through customized links. Their free plan includes 10GB of storage, there is support for files up to 4GB in size, and they support any file type, making it a flexible and easy to use solution for file transfer through the cloud.

Key Features:

  • No download or bandwidth limits
  • Supports large file sizes up to 4GB
  • One-time links available for sharing of sensitive documents

Cost: 

  • Basic: FREE
  • Pro: $3.75/month
  • Business: $40/month

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26. MEGA
@MEGAprivacy

MEGA

MEGA is a cloud file storage solution that takes data security seriously and has built-in features that protect your information. The software is set up with end-to-end system encryption with a key that is derived from your password. MEGA doesn’t have access to your password or your files and you have complete control. They also include collaboration features allowing for communication about the files and documents within the same app.

Key Features:

  • Automated synchronization between devices
  • End-to-end encrypted chat and audio/video calls
  • File versioning for complete control of modification history

Cost: 

  • Free Account (50 GB): FREE
  • Business: Contact for pricing

27. M-Files
@M_Files

M-Files

M-Files is an intelligent information management platform that uses the metadata within your files to help you categorize and connect them to other documents. Files you link to M-Files are system-neutral and can be kept in their original location while being accessed and managed remotely. AI is built-in as well, which uses the file metadata to intuitively classify and organize your documents based on how you access information.

Key Features:

  • Flexible deployment as cloud only, onsite, or hybrid
  • System-neutral allowing each file to remain in its original location
  • Built-in AI to help automate and simply how files are accessed

Cost: Contact for pricing

28. Nextcloud Files
@Nextclouders

Nextcloud

The Nextcloud Files software is an enterprise file-sync and sharing solution designed with users in mind. It has an easy to use interface with built-in tools for collaborative editing, audio/video calls, and integrated chat. It is also self-hosted which allows it to act as a non-public cloud within your organization and in complete control of your IT department.

Key Features:

  • Self-hosted and open source
  • Powerful on-server and end-to-end encryption
  • Compliant with HIPAA, GDPR, and other regulations

Cost: Contact for pricing

29. Microsoft OneDrive
@onedrive

Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive has all the core features you would expect from a cloud storage solution while integrating seamlessly with the Microsoft Office 365 environment. You can use OneDrive to collaborate on Office files in real-time, and the software provides offline access to files so you can work on them at any time. It’s easy to share files by generating custom links, and file updates are automatically synced between devices.

Key Features:

  • Scan and store documents to OneDrive using your phone
  • Set expiration dates for links for added security
  • Access your files even when offline

Cost: 

  • OneDrive Basic 5 GB: FREE
  • OneDrive 50 GB: $1.99/month
  • Office 365 Personal: $69.99/year
  • Office 365 Home: $99.99/year

30. Onehub
@onehub

Onehub

Onehub includes a lot of functionality in a streamlined software package. This online document sharing platform allows you to customize a lot – including precise permissions, secure workspaces, and addition of a custom logo and branding. You can view high-quality previews for over 30 file types so you can browse content and find the right information quickly. There is also two-factor authentication to keep your data secure and a complete audit trail.

Key Features:

  • Drag and drop interface for easy uploads
  • Uses existing folder and file structure for familiar access
  • Advanced tracking for all documents including sharing activity

Cost: 

  • Team: $29.95/month
  • Business $99.95/month
  • Enterprise: Contact for pricing

31. ownCloud
@ownCloud

ownCloud

As one of the largest open source projects in the work, ownCloud has built a large community around its file hosting and sharing software. The platform is hosted exclusively on your own private server or cloud so that you maintain complete control of the data. You can utilize credential or master key-based encryption to protect your data, and they also offer a plugin for end-to-end encryption for even greater security.

Key Features:

  • Automatic synchronization between mobile and desktop
  • A community of over 50 million users
  • Extensible through an Agile app framework

Cost: Contact for pricing

32. PandaDoc
@pandadoc

PandaDoc

PandaDoc creates an efficient work environment for managing sales documents in the cloud. Users can select from pre-built templates for proposals, quotes, and contracts that can be easily modified and sent directly to clients. With collaborative workspaces, automated approval flows, and access to metrics, the software gives your sales team all the tools it needs to create beautiful documents and close more business.

Key Features:

  • Integrations with CRM, payment, and file storage apps
  • Real-time notifications of every document interaction
  • Built-in, professional-quality electronic signatures

Cost: 

  • Business: $49 per user/month
  • Enterprise: Contact for pricing

33. pCloud
@pCloudapp

pCloud

The pCloud Drive software works by creating a secure virtual drive on your computer or device to which you can store and access your files. They are automatically synced across all devices you connect, including revision tracking and a rewind feature allowing you to access 15 days of file history (extendable with a premium plan). Integrations are also available for your other software platforms, and you can also backup your WordPress website files, media, and database to pCloud.

Key Features:

  • Unlimited file size and upload/download speeds
  • pCloud Crypto available for highest level encryption
  • Favorite file to make them accessible offline

Cost: 

  • Premium (200 GB): $175 (Lifetime)
  • Premium Plus (2 TB): $350 (Lifetime)

34. PinPoint
@pinpointDMS

PinPoint

PinPoint is a completely web-based document management system software that was designed for complete flexibility. It can be deployed as a cloud solution or as a self-hosted solution on your own server. The web interface is accessible from any browser across your devices and operating systems. You can set file and folder permissions based on roles and groups allowing you to organize your access based on the needs of your departments.

Key Features:

  • A built-in sweeper application for integration with other programs
  • Can be cloud-based or self-hosted
  • Includes a workflow task manager with reporting

Cost: Contact for pricing

35. Pydio
@Pydio

Pydio

Pydio is an Enterprise File Sharing and Sync software that was built to be scalable from small businesses to large enterprises. It can handle large file sizes over 5GB, allows you to edit metadata tags, and has integrations available with many other storage apps. Users can create collaboration spaces and invite others to join while using built-in tools such as online chat to help keep work organized.

Key Features:

  • Deployable as a cloud-based or self-hosted platform
  • OpenID Connect based authentication with easy integration to enterprise servers
  • Enterprise data management features for GDPR compliance monitoring

Cost: 

  • Open Source Home: FREE
  • Enterprise: Contact for pricing

36. Quip
@quip

Quip

Quip is a Salesforce CRM integration that adds real-time document collaboration. You can streamline your critical workflows by using their library of document templates, and each document is maintained as a single, live version that the entire team can work on. Real-time chat is embedded as well and the software combines seamlessly with your existing Salesforce deployment to give you a single consolidated location from which to manage your work.

Key Features:

  • Embed collaborative docs within Salesforce records
  • Customizable document templates
  • Open live Salesforce reports directly in Quip

Cost: $30/month for a team of 5 ($10/month for each additional user)

37. Resilio
@ResilioInc

Resilio

Reslio is a fast and easy file storage and sharing solution that is powered by P2P technology. Rather than relying on an external cloud, the software connects all your existing devices and finds the quickest connections between them to move your files. You can selectively sync only the files you wish to, and automated backups are achieved by selecting a disaster recovery site for a device from among your others (for example backing up your desktop to a NAS). The software works on nearly any system including OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, and all major NAS devices.

Key Features:

  • Sync selected folders automatically across your devices
  • An ‘Advanced Folders’ setting to quickly update access permissions
  • Manage bandwidth limits to control sync activity for large data transfers

Cost: Contact for pricing

38. Samepage
@Samepageio

Samepage

Samepage is an online collaboration tool that packs a whole ton of tools onto a single page, literally. The software operates from a central dashboard. Files can be simply dragged onto a page for easy uploading and are instantly shareable via a link. Files of nearly any size are supported, and you can also share files from other cloud solutions such as Egnyte, Dropbox, and Google Drive without having to copy them. Collaboration tools such as messaging, voice and video calls, and a survey creator give you a lot of functionality to complement your file management.

Key Features:

  • Diagram feature to quickly create flowcharts, diagrams, and org charts for sharing
  • Add surveys and polls to a page with a single click
  • Edit files remotely on Samepage without the need to download

Cost: 

  • FREE: $0/month
  • Pro: $8 per member/month
  • Enterprise: Contact for pricing

39. Seafile
@Seafile

Seafile

Seafile is a lean enterprise file hosting platform that was programmed to be fast and minimalist. The software records very few items in its database, making it very easy to upgrade via running a simple script. It runs locally on your servers, with file storage access to your devices via a virtual disk. Seafile can be set up for group syncing and advanced permission controls, making it capable of scaling to meet large enterprise requirements.

Key Features:

  • Organize files into libraries with selective syncing
  • A drive client to access cloud files directly as a virtual disk
  • More than 400,000 users worldwide

Cost: Contact for pricing

40. Slack
@SlackHQ

Slack

Slack has become well known as a collaboration hub for teams, but it also has some very useful document sharing features that are built-in. You can simply drag and drop files directly into any conversation to share it with team members. It will be instantly stored in Slack and synced across your devices. A shared file becomes part of the conversations in your Slack channels so you can understand the context around each discussion which can be lost in simple file browsing.

Key Features:

  • Files can be shared in private channels or messages to further control access
  • Share files directly from other cloud storage services directly into Slack
  • Automatically syncs your files along with messages to all devices

Cost: 

  • Free: Up to 5GB storage
  • Standard: $8/user/month, 15GB storage per team member
  • Plus: $15/user/month, 20GB storage per team member

41. SpiderOak
@spideroak

SpiderOak

SpiderOak has a suite of products for your file management and sharing needs. SpiderOak Share provides file storage and sharing and can be deployed on-site or as a cloud-based service. It’s built on a private blockchain platform for complete security during sharing. Also, files can be selectively shared and synced across devices based on your needs. Dedicated SpiderOak Backup software is also available, as is the Semaphor application for document collaborations.

Key Features:

  • Unlimited version control history for files
  • Centralized team management for administrator control
  • Deployable onsite or as a cloud service

Cost: Contact for pricing

42. SugarSync
@SugarSync

SugarSync

SugarSync helps you manage your files by keeping your existing folder structure and syncing across your devices for whichever folders you choose. This saves a lot of time and gives you the flexibility to sync or share only those folders you wish. You can setup auto-syncing for an unlimited number of folders and do a remote wipe of local files or restore folders from the cloud with ease at any time.

Key Features:

  • Remote wipe synchronized files from any device in event of loss or theft
  • Sync across an unlimited number of devices
  • Continuous and automatic online backup

Cost: 

  • Personal (100 GB): $7.49/month
  • Business (250 GB): $9.99/month
  • Enterprise (500 GB): $18.95/month

43. Sync
@Sync

Sync

Sync is an encrypted cloud storage platform for home and business. It has standard features you would expect such as real-time backup and sync, version histories, and desktop integration. In addition, there are sharing tools such as the ability to make file requests and set expiration dates for shared links so that you are always in control of your data. The Sync team also offers a complete help guide and priority technical support.

Key Features:

  • Offline access to files and detailed activity logs
  • Priority technical support with live chat for premium plans
  • Unlimited version history, restore, and rewind

Cost: 

  • Business Solo: $10/month
  • Business Pro: $5 per user/month
  • Business Pro Advanced: $15 per user/month

44. Synqion

Synqion

Synqion is branded as a ‘zero-knowledge cloud service’ which means that nobody will have access to your files except for you and your chosen collaborators. There is no admin access to file shares, and Synqion does not track your data. It can be installed as a cloud-only service, locally to your on-site server, or as a hybrid platform. Once set up, you simply declare any folder as a Synqion space and you can start sharing.

Key Features:

  • Secured with 265-bit end to end encryption
  • Convenient restore anytime from an encrypted backup
  • Zero knowledge service for ultimate privacy

Cost: Contact for pricing

45. Tresorit
@Tresorit

Tresorit

Swiss company Tresorit provides a cloud storage product that integrates a number of security features into a software that is user-friendly and easy to set up. Tresorit maintains built-in end-to-end encryption, zero-knowledge privacy, and uses client-side integrity protection to secure files against hacking attacks. You can also restore data lost in the event of a ransomware attack and track all activity on your shared files.

Key Features:

  • Data stored on secure European data servers
  • Facilitates compliance with GDPR, HIPAA, and others
  • Each file protected with a message authentication code

Cost: 

  • Small Business: $20 per user/month
  • Business: $12 per user/month
  • Enterprise: $24 per user/month

46. UnForm Document Management
@UnFormDM

UnForm Document Management

UnForm is an end-to-end document management software that includes print management, document archiving, workflows, and image management. Your files are replicated and stored in a secure archive that is accessible via a web browser or by using command line APIs that can build file access into any application. UnForm also supports eDelivery at the point of printing so that you can share your important documents with colleagues, partners, and clients with speed and precision.

Key Features:

  • Enables workflow automation from your archive libraries
  • Can be integrated with hundreds of applications
  • Supports eDelivery at the point of printing

Cost: Contact for pricing

47. WeTransfer
@WeTransfer

WeTransfer

WeTransfer calls itself the simplest way to send big files around the world. That just might be true as they offer 2GB of free file transfers quickly and easily directly from their website. It can be set up with just a few clicks. They also have an active development community that works on its open API to create custom integrations for personal use or to be shared with the global user base. Existing integrations with many apps such as Slack, Firefox, and Chrome make it easy to share your files from wherever you are working.

Key Features:

  • Integrations with Slack, Chrome, Sketch, and others
  • A developers portal for custom API development
  • Easy and quick file transfers up to 2GB from the website

Cost: 

  • Free: Share files up to 2GB
  • Plus: $12/month, share files up to 20GB, with 100GB storage

48. Workzone
@workzone

Workzone

Workzone is a project management software that seeks to balance its platform with just the right amount of tools to be effective without being overly bulky and difficult to use. Built-in capabilities include file sharing and management which gives you the ability to keep your data connected to your projects. Workzone also has a central document archive that provides a secure way to get a comprehensive look at all the information you have stored in the system.

Key Features:

  • Secure central document archive for streamlined file management
  • Easily track updates with file versioning
  • An Image Markup function to facilitate collaboration within the software

Cost: Contact for pricing

49. Zoho Docs
@zoho

Zoho Docs

Zoho Docs gives you all the basic tools you need to quickly and easily store your files in the cloud and have a virtual centralized location for your documents. You get 5GB of free storage to work with right away, and your files will sync across all devices you set up. This software has built-in Zoho Office editors that allow you to edit and modify files from Zoho Writer, Sheet, and Show directly. A Zoho Workdrive software is also available for more comprehensive team collaboration needs.

Key Features:

  • Write and edit documents online with built-in Zoho Office editors
  • Set user permissions and more with full admin controls
  • Compliant with security standards such as SOC 2 Type II and ISO 27001

Cost: 

  • Free basic plan
  • Standard: $4 per user/month
  • Premium: $6.40 per user/month

50. Zoolz Cloud
@ZoolzCloud

Zoolz

Zoolz offers a core cloud backup software and a BigMIND platform for home and business users that has advanced AI tools for file management. Backups can be performed easily and restored with a simple click. The encryption is very secure and fully compliant with the latest global regulations. Zoolz has no size or speed limits for uploads or downloads, making it a useful tool for those who work with larger files.

Key Features:

  • Military grade 256-AES file encryption
  • An Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Technology Partner
  • Compliant with GDPR, HIPAA, and other regulations

Cost: Contact for pricing


These solutions are valuable tools for businesses and consumers working with digital assets on a smaller scale, but as your team – and your digital asset library – continues to grow, you need a robust DAM solution capable of scaling with your business. Schedule a demo today to learn how MerlinOne works for your specific use case, securing your digital assets, streamlining workflows, and improving productivity.

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