by Korben, on
FTPBox – Your Homemade Dropbox :
If you want to synchronize available files on your computer with a remote server without having to subscribe to a service like Dropbox because you prefer to retain full ownership of your data, consider FTPBox.
As soon as you launch FTPBox, it gives you the option to connect to a remote FTP server of your choice, and of course select a folder to synchronize to your computer. The application requires no installation program and links to the last uploaded file is automatically copied to the clipboard if you click on the tooltip that tells you it is sent to the server.
Once the two directories, the remote and the local ones are specified, then the synchronization starts running. Great way to never have to loose a file again and to automatically share between multiple computers.
In the end, building your own personal storage cloud is just as easy and more advantageous in terms of both cost and data retention.