pCloud, a Dropbox alternative now supports Ubuntu

Are you ready to move your files to the Cloud? There are many cloud services available for us to choose. Dropbox, Google Drive are the big player and is the most popular ones. There are many benefits when we use Cloud storage to store our files. The files will be available and accessible from anywhere in the world, more secure and so much more. Each services has its own pros and cons. Here I am not going to discuss about those two “Big Daddy” but I want to share my opinion about pCloud, the new player in cloud storage service.

pcloudWhy pCloud ?

If you are Google Drive or Dropbox users, you may have the common problem with the sync feature. Dropbox client on our computer will sync your cloud files to the local hard drive. When the online files grew up, it will consume the local storage as well. If you only have little space on your workstation, then it will become a problem.

pCloud Features:

  • Easy to use, supports Linux
  • Supports file encryption in the cloud (paid service)
  • Easy to share with other people and we have full control of the sharing permission
  • Manage the sync bandwidth on local computer
  • Many more

pCloud introduce a new way to work with online storage. The pCloud Drive application (available for Windows, Mac and Ubuntu 64 bit) will not sync your online files with the local storage. It will only mount the online storage as a local drive. You may find more information about pCloud and its services from this official website.

Install pCloud Drive on Ubuntu 16.04

To install pCloud on Ubuntu 16.04 (64 bit), first download the DEB package use this link below to download.


You will get a file called: pCloud_Linux_amd64_3.1.1.deb

Now install the deb file with this command

Once completed, you can start using pCloud

pcloud-login-ubuntuLog in with your pCloud credential or simply create a new one. There are several packages you may choose. I use the free account and get 20 GB storage for free. You may change some advanced settings through the Settings page.

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