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4 Best Free Alternatives to DropBox

Posted by: 22 July 2011 6 Comments

Dropbox 250x250 4 Best Free Alternatives to DropBoxDrop Box is one of the most famous Cloud Storage solution available for backup and sharing data. It allows users to create a folder on their hard disks and sync it with other computers and mobile devices as well as keep a backup copy of the data in the cloud to be accessible using any modern web-browser.

But, as they say, there is no silver bullet when it comes to cloud storage – that too when you are looking for a free solution. Dropbox offers, initially, only 2 GB which you can increase, upto 8 GB,  by sending invites to your friends. We bring you some of the best free alternatives to DropBox.

1. Live Mesh

Live Mesh is on top of  our list for as the best free alternative to Dropbox. Why? It provides 5 GB of free online backup space, as compared to mere 2GB of Drop Box. Similar to DropBox, Live Mesh keeps your data in sync on multiple computers as well as backed up online.  Live Mesh even lets you connect to your computer remotely using any browser (Windows Only Feature) . It is available on Windows, Mac, and smart phones.

LiveMesh 4 Best Free Alternatives to DropBox

2. Spider Oak

Though SpiderOak provides only 2 GB of storage (like Dropox), its best feature is that measures data size of compressed data so 2GB storage is able to store more than 2 GB of Data. In other ways, SpiderOak is almost same as Dropbox in terms of features provided like syncing multiple computers, and providing version history of files. SpiderOak also supports multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, and Linux.

spideroak 4 Best Free Alternatives to DropBox

3. Syncplicity

Syncplicity is another good alternative to Dropbox. Though free version of Syncplicity offers 2GB of free online storage, through friend referrals you can increase it to 5 GB with 1GB per referral unlike 250 MB per referral of DropBox. Syncplicity also keeps versions of files, like Dropbox, and it can keep your data in sync on multiple computers and backed up online. Syncplicity is automated sync, back-up, collaboration and file management service powerful enough for a business user and easy enough for a novice. Sharing with Syncplicity is easy and safe using public link to your files.

Syncplicity 4 Best Free Alternatives to DropBox

4. Box.Net

Box.Net is undoubtedly the best free online file storage and a very good alternative to DropBox. It makes it easy to securely share content as a link or a shared folder with anyone inside or outside your company. This helps create an online work space where you can share project files, add comments, assign tasks, start discussions or create new content. It even has dedicated apps for iPhone and iPad.

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We hope you like our list of Best Free Alternatives to DropBox. Do share your thoughts with us and do come back for more.

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  • http://www.integral-it.co.uk Integral IT

    Thanks for the list. I’ve heard Sugar Synch is meant to be quite good too. And also maybe the icloud will be a big player. Cloud storage definitely help us keep organised – check out what else we use: http://www.integral-it.co.uk/site/blog/comments/five-online-tools-to-keep-you-organised

  • http://www.integral-it.co.uk Integral IT

    Thanks for the list. I’ve heard Sugar Synch is meant to be quite good too. And also maybe the icloud will be a big player. Cloud storage definitely help us keep organised – check out what else we use: http://www.integral-it.co.uk/site/blog/comments/five-online-tools-to-keep-you-organised

  • Kusumindiakhoj

    thanks for the information.

  • http://www.iblogplanet.com Ben

    Umair,

    Great list! I actually haven’t used the first three, but I have used Box.net, and I can vouch for the fact that it works great. I’ll definitely have to give others the shot.

  • http://twitter.com/pccarencure Pccarencure

    Thanks for the list. I want to add some more sites to this article. hope it will helpful for the readers:
    1) Wuala
    2) Sugar Sync
    3) Live Drive
    4) Box.net

    hope these sites add some values to this article. best of luck Team PC Support 

  • http://wwww.techatlast.com Technology Blog

    Nice sharing. This lists is cool :)