The 3 Most Unique Dropbox Alternatives

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Dropbox is the most popular cloud storage system available but there’s a reason users are seeking alternatives. Dropbox fails to meet the quality standards expected from cloud storage. Here are three Dropbox alternatives that fulfill basic storage needs and go beyond the features of a regular cloud storage service.

1. Canto DAM

Organizations are quickly realizing that digital asset management (DAM) software is a necessity for modern companies. Canto DAM has a lot of features that make it a great choice for an alternative to Dropbox. First of all, it’s extremely secure and gives administrators superior user-access control, keeping unwanted members restricted from specified assets. This helps complete projects with ease as managers can focus attention to necessary tasks. Furthermore, it is a huge upgrade over Dropbox when it comes to security. DAM’s encryption process is top-notch. It also stores data in secure centers.

A screenshot of the Canto interface.
Canto is an enterprise-friendly Dropbox alternative.

DAM excels in data storage management, as creative content uploaded by your company is searchable and accessible. DAM uses complex metadata to allow everyone working on a certain project to find the exact data and files they need. This sets DAM apart from other Dropbox alternatives.

2. pCloud

pCloud is a cloud storage solution that is user-friendly and lightning fast. It sets itself apart from the competition with resilient security features, including encrypted folders and passwords. pCloud is perfect for organizations in need of cheap, easy-to-use cloud storage. It continually updates features, particularly payment options, mobile functionality and file-synchronization.

pCloud offers few editing capabilities, however, it’s sometimes better for users to edit documents offline anyhow. Though there’s some truth to this, the fact is editing features are crucial for organizations moving files onto a cloud system. There are also scalability issues and many companies need to upgrade after only months of implementation. That being said, pCloud has a lot of unique features that make it stand out from Dropbox.

A picture of someone using the pCloud service.
pCloud is a unique, secure cloud service.


3. Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive is Microsoft’s version of file storage. The integration it provides with other Office programs such as Word and PowerPoint is a powerful feature. Collaboration in real time with Office 365 is a huge help to users working on Office software.

The downside to this is people who don’t use Office 365 products in their projects. OneDrive fails to meet all the needs of a cloud storage users, and instead focuses toward catering to those who already use its other products. Though this isn’t ideal for everyone, the users who benefit from it do so greatly.

A picture of the OneDrive tool in action.
OneDrive is a perfect tool to use if you already use Microsoft products.

Make sure when comparing prices and researching services, you understand what types of features the product offers and how it aligns with your needs. Good luck in finding your Dropbox alternative!

Casey Schmidt – Content Manager and Industry Expert | Canto

Casey Schmidt is a content manager at Canto who enjoys taking complex subjects and making them easy to understand for readers.