AWS Dropbox Alternative

Turn your Amazon S3 buckets into AWS file sharing services with secure remote access, file sync and share, also known as Dropbox alternative solution that you privately own and control from within AWS.

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Unleash the Power of AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) includes Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Amazon Elastic Load Balancer, and many other cloud computing services. AWS is powerful because it puts together many building blocks for a secure file sharing service that you can fully own and control. Unleash the power of Amazon AWS as an enterprise cloud file server with desktop drive mapping remote access, secure file sharing via web browsers, and accompanied by mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.

Unleash the Power of AWS

Like these features added to your S3 buckets?

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) is an object storage service that provides industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance. In the business world, Amazon S3 is approved for enterprise use, while Dropbox is probably banned at the same time. However, as a CIO or leader of the IT team, you want a solution that uses Amazon S3 as the backend core storage service and adds the following features on top to turn Amazon S3 into an Amazon file sharing service.


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Folder Permissions

Define different permissions for folders at different levels of the directory structure, or inherit from NTFS permissions directly.

Secure Data Room

A web-based secure data room allows view-only access to shared folders with download disabled.

User Rights

From internal Active Directory users to external clients and partners, you can define user rights for folder sharing.

Version Control

Shared folders are placed under version control, and notifications are available to users who have subscribed to the folders.


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Triofox is integrated with Office 365 for web-based co-editing and co-authoring for files inside the shared folder.

Large Folder

Use Outlook integration to share large folders or files as web links via email.

Link Sharing

Convert shared files and folders to web links for direct access via web browsers.

Mobile Application

Access shared files and folders from mobile devices, such as iPhone or Android phone.


AWS + File Sharing  = Productivity and Security in Business!

Simplify User Training

Every mobile worker knows about mapping local drives to access a central file server. A cloud drive mapped to your underlying S3 buckets provides the same user experience and saves time and money on user training.

Best of Both Worlds

As an enterprise CIO, you have permission to use AWS, but you may not have permission to use Dropbox. Now you can combine the robust platform of AWS with the ease of use and productivity of Dropbox to get an AWS-based Dropbox alternative solution.

Reduce Costs

Cloud drive mapping supports on-demand access so that laptops with smaller SSD drives can see the full scope of the shared cloud drive without storing 100% of the cloud drive content locally. It doesn't force mobile workers to upgrade their remote devices and saves money. The content of your S3 bucket can continue to grow and your laptop with SSD can continue to dynamically work with the content.

Permission Control

Has a simpler strategy for migrating and configuring permissions than SharePoint, Dropbox, or Google Drive - inherit them directly from your file servers as they migrate to AWS.

Server in the Cloud

Amazon S3 buckets with these additional file sharing features are like file servers in the cloud. With features like mapped drive, file locking, web browser access, and mobile apps from iOS and Android devices, it's the true cloud file server you are looking for.

AWS Dropbox Alternative

A solution that provides secure remote access and file sharing, disaster prevention and recovery for on-premises file servers with easy cloud migration to Amazon S3 storage. Mounting Amazon S3 buckets as a network drive is one of the most popular features.

Remote Access

Combines on-premises file servers and Amazon S3 for secure remote access without the need of using a VPN.

Disaster Recovery

Uses Amazon S3 as a central cloud file repository with version control, file change history, and audit tracing to ensure business continuity for on-premises file servers.

Mobile Sharing

Uses Amazon S3 storage in the cloud for secure mobile file sharing via a web browser or mobile apps.

Cloud Migration

Sets up a hybrid deployment between on-premises file servers and Amazon S3 storage that can later be seamlessly converted to an AWS-only.

From Amazon S3 to AWS Dropbox Alternative

Amazon S3 is the cloud storage service with the largest community of technology and consulting cloud service providers (compared to Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud). There are many S3-integrated solutions for primary storage, backup and restore, archiving and disaster recovery. You probably already use Amazon S3 in your enterprise and are familiar with the durability and scalability of AWS.

Outside of the corporate firewalls, when you return to your personal life, you are probably also familiar with Dropbox. It's very user-friendly and files are always instantly available when you need them.

Now, all of the modern file sharing features mentioned above are added on top of your AWS S3 buckets, turning your Amazon S3 into an Amazon file sharing service that is comparable to Dropbox from an end-user perspective.

Amazon File Sharing Features

Once the client agent software is installed on the user's desktop computer, the mapped cloud drive will appear in Windows Explorer or Mac Finder like an external drive with the following features.


The user sees the files and folders, but the files are downloaded only when they are required, so the local hard disk can be much smaller than the entire contents of the file server.


Automatic file locking locks files when users are actively working on them. Manual file locking is also available to check out files and check them back in after changes.


For files that are modified, earlier revisions of the file are kept in case they are still useful at a later time. The version history and retention policies are available.


Files and folders that are frequently used can be marked as favorites for offline access. For files marked as offline, they are pre-fetched into the local cache for later use.


Detect suspicious activity and block ransomware on endpoint devices. If an unusual frequency of file modifications is detected, the protection mechanism kicks in to lock the device.


Unlike VPN connections, which can interrupt file transfers if the underlying Internet connection is unstable, additional reliability features have been built in to overcome Internet disruptions.


For large files with minor local changes, binary differential blocks are calculated, and the individual blocks are uploaded instead of the entire file to save bandwidth and time.


Encryption is available for files located in the local file cache to protect those files downloaded to the local cache. Without a successful login, these files remain encrypted at rest and are protected.


Audit traces and file change history logs can be used to analyze who changed which files on the local computer at what time, or moved files and folders from which source to which destination.

Folder Synchronization

As an AWS Dropbox alternative solution for enterprises, cloud drive mapper and folder synchronization features work hand-in-hand to provide additional business continuity capabilities for business users. Synchronize the on-premises "Documents" folder with the corporate cloud file server backed by private Amazon S3 buckets for easy offline editing and with endpoint backup.

Check out the following folder synchronization features!

Amazon File Sharing with These Folder Sync Features


The synchronization folder is subject to version control for conflict detection.



Files and folders in the cloud can be reverse-synced down to the local to create a local backup.



Version control can be used to resolve conflicts with offline edit mode.



Local files can be read and modified when the laptop is not connected.



Shared folders on the file server network can be backed up to private cloud storage accounts.



Folders from edge device can be backed up to centralized corporate file servers.


Ready to boost mobile productivity with the AWS Dropbox alternative solution and enable remote workforce today?