ente is an open-source, end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) photo storage app, that provides a secure way to backup your photos. The user experience is tailor made for viewing, organizing and sharing your photos.
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software.
|E2EE||✅ Your photos are encrypted on your device before they reach our servers and only you hold the decryption keys||No|
|Privacy||✅ End-to-end encryption ensures that no one but you can access your photos||Low, Dropbox can access and scan your photos|
|Open Source||✅ Yes||No|
|User Interface||Simple and user-friendly, built with a focus delivering a great Photos experience||Designed to be a generic Drive product|
|Family Plans||✅ Yes||✅ Yes|
|AI Features||Limited, due to E2EE, but we're working on on-device AI to offer you smart features without compromising privacy||None|
|Cross-Platform||✅ Accessible on all devices||✅ Accessible on all devices|
|Partner Sharing||✅ Yes, with E2EE||No|
|Link Sharing||✅ Yes, with E2EE||Yes, but without E2EE|
|Collaboration||✅ Yes, with E2EE||Yes, but without E2EE|
|Collect Photos||✅ Yes, without an account, E2EE||No|
|Data Durability||✅ Reliable data backup system that replicates your data to 3 different countries, including a fallout shelter under the ground||✅ Dropbox's infrastructure should be mature to ensure high durability|
|Data Export||✅ Easy, with a single click||✅ Easy|
|Customer Support||✅ Dedicated support team||No human support|
|Community||✅ Lovely community||None|
Comparing ente and Dropbox, the choice depends on your primary needs. If your priority is to store photos securely with a focus on privacy and encryption, ente is a robust choice. Its end-to-end encryption keeps your photos secure at all stages, and being open-source means it allows for independent verification of its security measures.
On the other hand, Dropbox offers a broad file storage solution, but it lacks specific features for photo storage. Also, while Dropbox provides a high level of accessibility, it does not offer end-to-end encryption, which means they retain the ability to access your photos.
For a photo storage solution that prioritizes privacy, security, and data ownership, we invite you to try ente Photos today.
Ready to switch to a more secure cloud that is tailor made for photos?
Try ente now to experience the difference.