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Dropbox vs Nextcloud: What are the differences?

Dropbox: Build the power of Dropbox into your apps. Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more; Nextcloud: A self-hosted productivity platform that keeps you in control. A suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services The most deployed self-hosted file share and collaboration platform on the web. Access & collaborate across your devices.

Dropbox and Nextcloud belong to "File Storage" category of the tech stack.

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What is Dropbox?

Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.

What is Nextcloud?

A suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services The most deployed self-hosted file share and collaboration platform on the web. Access & collaborate across your devices.
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      What are some alternatives to Dropbox and Nextcloud?
      Google Drive
      Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
      SharePoint
      It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.
      OneDrive
      Outlook.com is a free, personal email service from Microsoft. Keep your inbox clutter-free with powerful organizational tools, and collaborate easily with OneDrive and Office Online integration.
      Box
      The Box API gives you access to the content management features you see in our web app and lets you extend them for use in your own app. It strives to be RESTful and is organized around the main resources you’re familiar with from the Box web interface.
      G Suite
      An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps. It includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more.
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      Decisions about Dropbox and Nextcloud
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      Joshua Dean K√ľpper
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      Google Drive
      Google Drive
      Trello
      Trello
      Wekan
      Wekan
      Nextcloud
      Nextcloud

      We use Nextcloud for company-file-management, personal work-documents and for collaborative work (through collabora), organize our #TODOs, that are not covered by the Bugtracker. Existing solutions either were very expensive ( Google Drive ), missed a lot of features ( Trello ) or were pretty much overloaded with features ( Wekan within Sandstorm ).

      That made Nextcloud ud our natural fit for our company management and we're convinced of its integrations and flexibility.

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      Reviews of Dropbox and Nextcloud
      Avatar of IanEdington
      Business Analyst
      Review ofDropboxDropbox

      Dropbox is great and I use it all the time for personal use to share static files with friends like pictures, videos, or documents... however I will never use it for anything serious to do with my work because of two really big problems.

      1 - Doesn't use static address' by default. With other services like Google Drive each file is given an ID and when that file is share is uses that ID to share it. This means that wherever I put that file, whoever I transfer it to, even if I change the title the URL to that file stays the same. Not true for dropbox. I don't know if there is an option for this but it's not worth the hassel to find out.

      2 - Editing a document almost always causes a problem. With Google Docs or Microsoft One drive the docs that you collaborate on are updated in real time and are never in conflict with one another. The problem with a 3rd party solution like dropbox is that it can't update in realtime which means that if 2 people are working on separate computer there are 2 docs created. Then the other machines have to try to integrate the docs themselves. With 2-3 people this usually works alright but when 5 people are working simultaneously on the same doc someone's work usually goes missing.

      Also for personal accounts 100GB = 99$ a year vs Google Drive 100GB = 24$ a year...

      I have 23gb for free though so I don't complain ;)

      Review ofDropboxDropbox

      I use many online storage services. While Dropbox is not my main one I use, it is reliable and easy to use. I mainly use it because several companies integrate automatically with Dropbox for automatic delivery of products, like eBooks. (e.g. O'Reilly, and Pragmatic Programmers). But, they charge a premium for extra storage so I just use the free service.

      Review ofDropboxDropbox

      I use Dropbox both as a user and as a developer. Their products are awesome, fast, and super-great all around. The same go for their APIs ‚ÄĒ the Datastore API gives you real-time sync, for free, in a few minutes. I haven't found anyone to beat them on either side so far.

      How developers use Dropbox and Nextcloud
      Avatar of Jeff Flynn
      Jeff Flynn uses DropboxDropbox

      Although there are more options out there now, some with better pricing, it was the first and most widely-available tool for sharing content. Our app is asset-heavy (images, videos, icons, etc.) and it makes it dead-easy to move stuff around. Still love it even if it's showing its age.

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      Analytical Informatics uses DropboxDropbox

      We use Dropbox for document sharing, both for bizdev (contracts, leads, marketing, etc.) as well as operations (project management, documentation, customer specifications, etc.)

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      yaswanthgoud3235 uses DropboxDropbox

      Dropbox was a five-piece American rock band formed in 2002 in New York City. Their debut album, Dropbox, was released on the Universal Records label with

      Avatar of Srinivas Adireddi
      Srinivas Adireddi uses DropboxDropbox

      1)Dropbox is a modern workspace designed to reduce busywork. 2)So you can focus on the things that matter. 3) it is free and very cool

      Avatar of Coolfront Technologies
      Coolfront Technologies uses DropboxDropbox

      Coolfront Mobile has an integration written against Dropbox that allows contractors to attach files to Coolfront Mobile work orders.

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