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Time to drop Dropbox?

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Re: Time to drop Dropbox?

#11 Post by Jerry3904 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:18 pm

PCloud? Has an app for Android and iPhone.
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Re: Time to drop Dropbox?

#12 Post by Adrian » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:20 pm

Thanks, I will give it a try since a couple of people recommend it.

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Re: Time to drop Dropbox?

#13 Post by dreamer » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:58 pm

I have been happy with MEGA. It feels like a Linux company, something they take seriously, not only bolt-on Linux support. I tried pCloud many years ago and I wasn't happy with it. It was using a "virtual filesystem" (so you could view files without downloading them). Good in theory, but too slow in practice. The best is odrive (not onedrive), but it's only for Windows/Mac.

Insync is good, but you are limited by Google Drive.

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Re: Time to drop Dropbox?

#14 Post by Adrian » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:10 pm

PCloud actually uploaded my files much faster than Dripbox, it's a good sign. I like it has two factor authentication, in very limited exposure seems like a solid product.

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Re: Time to drop Dropbox?

#15 Post by Eadwine Rose » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:07 am

Another MEGA user here. I have had to drop dropbox a while ago.
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Re: Time to drop Dropbox?

#16 Post by richb » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:33 pm

I received the "Dropbox no longer will support on my partition message" in an email. But it said it supported ext4. So I emailed their support and after a couple of emails back and forth the service guy said I was OK for the future. No mention was made of dropping Linux support So I am staying with Dropbox that has been solid for me for years.
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Re: Time to drop Dropbox?

#17 Post by KBD » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:34 pm

pcloud. Works on Linux and Windows. I've had no issues with it so far.

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Re: Time to drop Dropbox?

#18 Post by ledmatrix » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:14 pm

I've been using Insync for Google Drive after dumping Dropbox about six months ago. No complaints.

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Re: Time to drop Dropbox?

#19 Post by richb » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:25 pm

ledmatrix wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:14 pm
I've been using Insync for Google Drive after dumping Dropbox about six months ago. No complaints.
I use insync as well without a problem along with Dropbox. I sync the two directories with FreeFileSync so have files backed up in two different places. Google Drive storage is very inexpensive,
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Re: Time to drop Dropbox?

#20 Post by ledmatrix » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:38 pm

richb wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:25 pm
I use insync as well without a problem along with Dropbox. I sync the two directories with FreeFileSync so have files backed up in two different places. Google Drive storage is very inexpensive,
Google recently switched me to the new Google One program, so I'm getting 200GB for $2.99 a month. Which I've been easily covering by doing the Google Surveys. So basically 200GB for answering 8-10 questions a month. Got tired of Dropbox bilking me.

If security were a top priority I'd probably use Spideroak.

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