Ente Photos vs. Dropbox

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.


Ente PhotosDropbox
E2EE✅ Your photos are encrypted on your device before they reach our servers and only you hold the decryption keysNo
Privacy✅ End-to-end encryption ensures that no one but you can access your photosLow, Dropbox can access and scan your photos
Open Source✅ YesNo
User InterfaceSimple and user-friendly, built with a focus delivering a great Photos experienceDesigned to be a generic Drive product
Family Plans✅ Yes✅ Yes
AI FeaturesLimited, due to E2EE, but we're working on on-device AI to offer you smart features without compromising privacyNone
Cross-Platform✅ Accessible on all devices✅ Accessible on all devices
Partner Sharing✅ Yes, with E2EENo
Link Sharing✅ Yes, with E2EEYes, but without E2EE
Collaboration✅ Yes, with E2EEYes, but without E2EE
Collect Photos✅ Yes, without an account, E2EENo
Data DurabilityReliable 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 teamNo human support
CommunityLovely communityNone


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.