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Dropbox vs ownCloud: What are the differences?

What is Dropbox? Build the power of Dropbox into your apps. Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.

What is ownCloud? Open source self-hosted web apps with sync clients and sharing. It is an open source, self-hosted file sync and share app platform. Access & sync your files, contacts, calendars & bookmarks across your devices. You decide what happens with your data, where it is and who can access it.

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

According to the StackShare community, Dropbox has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1352 company stacks & 5847 developers stacks; compared to ownCloud, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Pros of Dropbox
Pros of ownCloud
  • 432
    Easy to work with
  • 256
    Free
  • 215
    Popular
  • 175
    Shared file hosting
  • 168
    'just works'
  • 100
    No brainer
  • 79
    Integration with external services
  • 76
    Simple
  • 49
    Good api
  • 38
    Least cost (free) for the basic needs case
  • 10
    It just works
  • 7
    Convenient
  • 6
    Accessible from all of my devices
  • 5
    Command Line client
  • 3
    Can even be used by your grandma
  • 3
    Synchronizing laptop and desktop - work anywhere
  • 3
    Mac app
  • 3
    Sync API
  • 2
    Beautiful UI
  • 2
    Ability to pay monthly without losing your files
  • 2
    Extended version history
  • 2
    Delta synchronization
  • 2
    Cross platform app
  • 2
    Reliable
  • 1
    Cons
  • 1
    YC Company
  • 1
    Pros
  • 1
    What a beautiful app
  • 1
    The more the merrier
  • 1
    So easy
  • 1
    For when client needs file without opening firewall
  • 1
    Easy/no setup
  • 1
    Easy to work with
  • 1
    Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliabl
  • 1
    Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliably
  • 1
    Backups, local and cloud
  • 1
    Easy to use
  • 0
    The more the merrier
  • 1
    GDPR compliant
  • 1
    Self hosted
  • 1
    Open source

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Cons of Dropbox
Cons of ownCloud
  • 3
    Personal vs company account is confusing
  • 1
    Replication kills CPU and battery
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    What is Dropbox?

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

    What is ownCloud?

    It is an open source, self-hosted file sync and share app platform. Access & sync your files, contacts, calendars & bookmarks across your devices. You decide what happens with your data, where it is and who can access it.

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    What are some alternatives to Dropbox and ownCloud?
    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.
    Microsoft 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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