5 free Dropbox alternatives for small business to consider in 2013

Dropbox alternatives with 50 GB encrypted storage for small business in 2013.
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NEW YORK - May 22, 2013 - PRLog -- 5 free Dropbox alternatives for business to consider in 2013.

An introduction to dropbox.

Dropbox is a Web service that allows synchronization of files among multiple computers and users. Thus allows the network file system and the online backup. It can be accessed through a web browser or via their respective programs for the operating systems Mac OS X, iOS, Linux, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian and Microsoft Windows.



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"Google Drive" synchronizes certain that you select folders on your computer constantly to a server, so you have out of all devices with which you use in "Google Drive", your files always at hand. On the PC, you can access the service via the browser directly on the Google page, here there is also the possibility online to look at documents, and also to edit, comfortable'll work of course, if you first download the file and into a full-fledged office solution.

To allow automated files from your PC syncing, you need to download the Drive software. In Windows Explorer, a "Google Drive" entry will be created under Favorites, folder that you add here will, depending on the configuration synchronized.

Also apps for smartphones and tablets are suitable for mobile access to the cloud storage available to the Android and iOS app you will find on this site for download .

"Google Drive" offers 5 GB of disk space - Without any cost, only a Google account is required..


Ubuntu One is a service of " personal cloud "provided and maintained by Canonical. It allows you to synchronize and share your pictures, music, contacts and notes between all your computers and mobile devices using a personal storage space on the web.

This service is available in two offerings:

Free: 5 GB (500MB + per godson registered)
Fee: per 20GB adding to the previous offer ($ 2.99 / month slice of 20GB).
Sending and access to data stored in your personal cloud is done using Ubuntu One client (for computers with the operating system Ubuntu, Windows or Mac OS X) or a web interface (for all other operating systems). There is also an application platforms iOS and Android that allows viewing and / or downloading files from the storage space, as well as automatic synchronization of photos on the camera used to the cloud.



OpenDrive is a powerful hard disk based on the cloud that can be accessed from anywhere. OpenDrive is a service that gives you 5GB free cloud storage for storage, backup and / or share your files online. With it, you can access your files from anywhere with any type of connection. You can upload new files that you have control, manage your folders and create or edit your documents with our office online, all without installing any new software.

Video and Audio Player: All users can OpenDrive play audio and video directly from our servers using the website or a desktop application. You can also integrate audio and video players for sharing via third web. The audio formats which reproduction is allowed are: MP3 and M4A or MP4 (AAC/H.264), FLV, M4V, MPG and MPEG for video views.

Drag and Drop: The web interface and desktop applications allow file uploads through the system of drag and drop from your PC or move files and folders catching them and dropping them in a new location.

IP Management: Users can specify the IP or the selection of IPs from which you can access and download the files.

New sync and backup for Windows applications: A new and reinvented synchronization and support system gives the user the ability to schedule tasks to increase the synchronization of your files or back up files in specific circles. Another useful new feature added to the improvement is the file filter, which lets you specify exactly the type of files you want to sync or you want to backup.

DICOM Image Previews: Users can store and preview DICOM images without having to install any additional DICOM image viewer.

Program derivation: Increase your storage space up to 20 GB! Get 500 MB per user to OpenDrive Derives verified and additional 500 MB per user derived to update your account.

4.Microsoft Skydrive

Skydrive: Implement the cloud service as Synchronized disk

Users of "Microsoft Skydrive" get with the desktop version, you now have the opportunity Cloud account to display in Explorer. Just as a normal hard disk with the usage possibilities of a normal hard disk. However, with the special feature of the synchronization of these files on the Skydrive cloud. Users thus have the possibility of wherever they have an Internet connection to access the data stored in Skydrive.

The advantage for the user of the desktop version is that Skydrive is now no longer used on the web browser must. Instead Skydrive can operate like a normal hard drive, which makes daily work easier and faster.

Regardless of the Skydrive Desktop App users also have the possibility to continue the Skydrive Web service to access their files. On the computer, however, next to the entry in Windows Explorer, a quick-access Skydrive created in the system tray. Thus users have any time with just one click, access the Skydrive cloud service.

The editorial says the net world to Microsoft Skydrive

Cloud offerings are becoming increasingly complex and more integrated into the normal license expiration. With the desktop app users now have the opportunity to realize the access to these data synchronization as simple as a normal hard disk.

System Requirements

The Skydrive App is on Windows Vista and 7 (and also on Windows 8 runs) and on Mac OSX. In addition, there are mobile versions for Windows Phone 7 and Apple iOS . To use the Skydrive App for the desktop is able to log on "Microsoft Skydrive" necessary.


Box.net was founded in 2005 and is one of the largest providers of online hard drives for business customers. The Box.net online storage is primarily aimed at businesses, both small, medium and large enterprises. More than 4 million users and 50,000 corporate Box.net counts among its customers.

For home users, there is an online hard drive with 5GB of free storage. The features are limited, however, as there are for example no automatic Synchronisation. One of the main advantages for companies, in particular:
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