Filestash is an open-source web file manager and Dropbox alternative

Filestash is a self-hosted open-source Dropbox alternative that supports multiple user collaboration and a dozen of storage modules.

With Filestash, you can connect to Amazon S3, Dropbox, Google Drive, FTPS and add more storage modules.

Here, in this post we list the Filestash features in a way that you can compare it with its alternatives.


  • Manage your files from a browser
  • It is a lightweight solution
  • Full org mode client (documentation)
  • Photo management
  • Sort and filter files
  • Preview as icons or lists
  • Flexible Share mechanism
  • User-friendly interface
  • Mobile friendly
  • Customizable
  • Superfast
  • Upload files and folders
  • Multiple cloud providers and protocols, easily extensible
  • Full-Text Search
  • Breadcrumb navigation
  • Shared links as WebDAV server
  • Nyan Cat loader
  • Audio player
  • Video player
  • Image viewer
  • Quick access: frequently access folders are pin to the homepage
  • Emacs, VIM or Sublime keybindings ;)
  • Supports note-taking
  • Network Drive
  • Built-in image optimization.
  • Comes with a powerful video transcoding
  • Multiple database plugins

Supported cloud and storage modules

  • Connects to Dropbox
  • Git
  • FTP
  • SFTP
  • FTPS
  • WebDAV
  • LDAP
  • MySQL
  • CardDAV
  • CalDAV
  • S3
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • LDAP
  • Backblaze B2


Filestash is released under the AGPL-3.0 open-source License.


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