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Alternatives to DropBox

Any cheaper alternatives to dropbox for an office of 4-5 staff. Currently using about 1-2TB of storage. Need file syncing and the ability to admin the files so certain users can see certain files. Would love something user friendly and less expensive than dropbox.

We currently pay $150/month for our dropbox subscription.

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  • jarjar Member, Patron Provider

    Looks like sync.com is still around, used them a while ago. Of course there's always Google Drive or bringing it all home with Nextcloud.

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  • TGTTGT Member

    @jar said:
    Looks like sync.com is still around, used them a while ago. Of course there's always Google Drive or bringing it all home with Nextcloud.

    Will take a look at them thank you.

  • Nextcloud with Hetzner. 5TB of Storage. No limit on users.

    https://www.hetzner.com/storage/storage-share

  • edited September 21

    Office 365

  • Microsoft 365 Family (6 users, 1 TB for each)
    $99.99/year

  • vyas11vyas11 Member
    edited September 21

    O365 is good, though for my location (India) MS Office online and One Drive lags big time. Business pricing is higher than family price though

    I would highly recommend taking a look at Koofr also - we have been using it for over 4 years not, MS Office integration is huge plus. @Ympker also had a positive experience with them. XXL Plan https://koofr.eu/pricing/ is an option. Caveat- not sure if they allow multi user login.

    Finally, my preference (and we use them for our team of 8 ) - Zoho Workspace
    https://www.zoho.com/workdrive/pricing.html

    Options aplenty!
    Best wishes

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  • pCloud business might work. It's $8/month per user (3 user minimum) and each user gets 1 TB. They say they support teams and access control.

  • https://www.box.com/pricing

    i am using free tier. i dont have any experience about bussiness plans

  • I have moved a lot of customers from Dropbox to Koofr and they are all happy about it.

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  • When you are located in Northern Europe I would suggest to check out Jottacloud. They have a business package way cheaper than DB. Used it a year ago for a while, service is based on Nextcloud.

  • YmpkerYmpker Member
    edited September 21

    @vyas11 said:
    O365 is good, though for my location (India) MS Office online and One Drive lags big time. Business pricing is higher than family price though

    I would highly recommend taking a look at Koofr also - we have been using it for over 4 years not, MS Office integration is huge plus. @Ympker also had a positive experience with them. XXL Plan https://koofr.eu/pricing/ is an option. Caveat- not sure if they allow multi user login.

    Finally, my preference (and we use them for our team of 8 ) - Zoho Workspace
    https://www.zoho.com/workdrive/pricing.html

    Options aplenty!
    Best wishes

    Koofr has been solid for me. I am on the 1TB lifetime plan and really loving it. The fact that you can link clouds is also pretty cool :D

    For anyone who wants to give them a try, the 100GB lifetime plan for 30$ is a steal:
    https://stacksocial.com/sales/koofr-cloud-storage-plans-lifetime-subscription-100gb

    What about Hetzner Storage Share? Nextcloud should allow for user management and it's quite affordable, too: https://www.hetzner.com/storage/storage-share

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  • Microsoft Office 365, ~75$/year for 5 users, each has 1TB storage, super cheap.

  • For "cheap", you can grab a 2TB vps for $48 (https://servarica.com/all-offers/ polar bear) and install NextCloud.

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  • Does no one recommend storj.io? The free account got 150 GB ;)

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  • danblazedanblaze Member
    edited September 21

    This is a relatively cold solution, you can use a small team based on the QNAP system, you only need a low cloud subscription.

    Here is their website :https://www.qnap.com/solution/qutscloud/en-us/

    By deploying this system, you can get some complete space for team collaboration, synchronization settings and permission management.

    You can find supported cloud vendors on the website, and Contabo is the cheapest one. Buying their storage servers should be able to get all this easily.

  • WebProjectWebProject Member, Host Rep

    Microsoft OneDrive is awesome for personal and business usage!

  • Most of people here will recommend you the techie admin solutions, but there is no real
    "drop in" replacement for Dropbox in case you are working in a collab team.
    Sure, you can install your own server, and make them use Nextcloud/Syncthing, but it's simply
    not the same in a real env. So redefine your "user friendliness". I would say go with something
    really solid like Hetzner but research the sync stuff first. You will save millions ;)

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