Here are 12 free Amazon Cloud Drive alternative applications.
Earlier, Amazon Cloud Drive application used to come with 5 GB free storage space to store your files. However, Amazon Cloud Drive has become paid now. Keeping that in mind, I have found these good alternatives to Amazon Cloud Drive. Using these applications, you can get free cloud storage space, use their desktop clients and smartphone apps, sync files between devices, which is not possible with Amazon Cloud Drive. Most of these cloud storage applications also let you view files, listen to music tracks stored on your account, play video files within your account, and more. Some of these applications or services provide two step authentication feature also. Lets start with the first free Amazon Cloud Drive alternative available in this list.
Google Drive is a well known and trusted cloud storage application which offers 15 GB space absolutely free. Other than this, you can also use its feature rich office suite which includes drawings, forms, spreadsheets, slides, and other services. Options to share your document with others, add comments to documents, set permissions for document, etc., are also available.
Google Drive is also handy to open and view its native format files, and other files. You can also use its extension or mobile apps to access and upload documents from anywhere. It is surely a very good alternative to Amazon Cloud Drive.
OneDrive is one of the best Amazon Cloud Drive alternative. It gives 15 GB free space after creating an account and provides more free space based on the offers. Whatever you upload to your OneDrive account, it is synced automatically to all the connected devices. Apart from this, you can create and save Word document, OneNote Notebook, Excel Workbook, and access others services of Microsoft Office Online.
It also provides real-time collaboration, so changes made to a particular document by you and your friends will be reflected in real-time. Option to connect your Skype account with this application is also available, but it showed me an error during my testing. However, it is an all in one solution to upload and manage files on cloud.
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Another popular cloud storage application is ‘Box’. It offers 10 GB free storage space for personal subscription and maximum size allowed per file is 250 MB. Its desktop client also supports encryption (SSAE 16 Type II) to protect your files. Apart from this, your data remains encrypted even after storing online on its servers. Feature to connect your Google account with Box to create new Google Doc and Spreadsheet makes it more useful. Moreover, you can access your files from any supported device and can download, edit, and share files with people.
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Dropbox is also a reputed and famous cloud storage application that supports encryption for your stored data. So even the service itself can’t read what kind of data you have stored. So for those who wants privacy for their data, this is a good Amazon Cloud Drive alternative application. Apart from this, Dropbox provides 2 GB storage space absolutely free. The free space can be upgraded up to 16 GB by inviting friends to join Dropbox.
Dropbox has also recently integrated with Microsoft Office online which makes it even more useful. Using this feature, you can edit your stored Excel, Word, PowerPoint files within your Dropbox account. So if all these features suit your requirement, then certainly Dropbox is a good alternative to Amazon Cloud Drive.
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MEGA is also a popular cloud storage and a good file sharing application that can be used as an alternative to Amazon Cloud Drive. It offers 50 GB free space which is greater than all the above mentioned applications. End to end encryption for data transfer is also available.
You can upload and manage your files, preview images, and share file link with any person you want. People don’t have to create an account to access and download your files. Unfortunately, option to view files is not available in this application. However, rest of the other features are handy and these features make it a better alternative to Amazon Cloud Drive.
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Next Amazon Cloud Drive alternative in this list is ‘SpiderOak’. Unique feature of this application is that you can connect unlimited PCs for data sync and backup. By creating a free account, you will get 2 GB free cloud space. After this, you can use its desktop client to backup your files online. Unfortunately, I didn’t find any option to upload files using its web app. However, I was able to access and download files from its Android app and with web app.
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ASUS WebStorage is another good Amazon Cloud Drive alternative in this list. You will get 5 GB free storage space, plus you can upgrade up to 10 GB by referring your friends. Maximum file size to upload on your account is 500 MB. Feature to play audio files, view images, etc. is also present. Apart from this, you can also create a collaboration folder to share files with desired people. Almost all the features that should be available in a good cloud storage application are present in it.
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FlipDrive (free account) is handy to store your photos, bookmarks, and contacts. Maximum file size to upload is 25 MB which might disappoint you. However, it is good enough to store photos. 5 GB free storage space is provided absolutely free and you can refer your friends to earn 500 MB space per user up to 10 GB. This application also provides app for iOS devices, but unfortunately neither there is any desktop client nor other apps available for other devices. So it is a fact that these are few shortcomings in FlipDrive, but to keep your photos and other supported items online, this is a good application.
Inbox Storage is also a handy file storage and sharing application that can be used as an alternative to Amazon Cloud Drive. Unique feature of this application is that you can select a particular folder from the preset folders for syncing. Rest of the folders won’t be synced.
It offers only 2 GB free space. However, you can get more free space by completing the offers. All your uploaded files can be accessed from almost any device (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone etc.). Option to check changed files is also available that makes it more useful. You can also share folders with your friends and can add password to access those folders. Although there are a few limitations in free plan, like the storage space, but it is a good cloud storage and file sharing application.
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Data Bagg comes with a beautiful interface and let you create a free account to claim 5 GB storage space for free. For a limited time period, you can also get 1 GB free space for every person who will create an account with your reference. Interesting feature comes with this application is its built-in media player. So, you can play your audio video files online. Unfortunately, it doesn’t let you view other files, but you can access and download your files from any device. Your files also remain updated using ‘Sync Folders’ feature. Thus, no matter which device you are using to access your account, you will find all files.
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Bitcasa Personal Drive also comes with 5 GB space for free and is one of the best alternative to Amazon Cloud Drive. It is available for Android, Mac, Windows, Linux, as a web app, etc. So you can access files from any device you want. The only disappointing thing using this application is that you can connect maximum 3 devices in free plan.
Feature to view uploaded files, play audio files, and download them is also available. One more useful feature is that you can give link of your file to any person and he/she can download it without any account. All your uploaded files are also sorted automatically to associated categories (Photos, Documents, Videos, etc.).
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Another application that provides 5 GB free space is ‘IDrive’. It is available for all the popular devices and operating systems. So your uploaded files will be accessible from anywhere. It has built-in image viewer, media player, etc. You can also share files from its web app or via desktop client. You can also backup your PC files automatically by selecting a particular time and date. Whenever you want, backup files can be restored to PC either via web app or using desktop application.
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This is the end of my personal favorite Amazon Cloud Drive alternative applications. You can choose whatever cloud storage application you want. Although, it’s hard to select one favorite application from this whole list. However, their features (like encryption, free storage space, supported platforms, etc.) can you help to take the decision.