Difference between CloudMe and BorgBase


CloudMe is a software service that offers cloud storage and file synchronization owned and operated by CloudMe AB, a Swedish company with its servers operated in Sweden. It was founded in 2012 by Daniel Arthursson.

Initially, it was named iCloud.com but had to change it since Apple acquired the domain for a reported amount of 4.5 million US Dollars.

CloudMe has cloud storage and sync solution that allows users to store, access, and share their stuff with one other and those who aren't using the service. Email, text messaging, Facebook, and Google are all options for sharing.

Files can be saved in a blue folder that syncs across all linked computers and devices. CloudTop.com is a web desktop and cloud OS service that uses CloudMe as its internet file system. They offer 3GB of free storage for their users and can be expanded to 5TB for businesses with client-side encryption. Cloudme is one of the biggest competitors of DropBox.


Borg base is a file hosting service that is used for hosting borg repositories. It's a free and open-source de-duplicating backup software made preferably for Unix-based and mac operating systems backed up by a large and active open-source community.

Borg base, also known as attic backup software, was developed in 2010 to support a "more open, faster-paced development." It offers ten GB of free storage and two repositories for all its clients and provides unlimited storage space for paid clients. Mainly developed using python, it supports compression and 256-bit AES client-side encryption to protect all their data.

Difference between CloudMe and BorgBase

The following table highlights the major differences between CloudMe and BorgBase.

Owned and developed by CloudMe ABOwned and developed by The Borge Collective.
Provides users 3GB of free storageProvides users 10 GB free storage with two repositories
It has a referral program which enables users to get more storageNo such referral programs
Supported on all platformsSupported by Unix like and Mac Operating Systems
Unlimited storage availableLimited storage up to 5TB
Max file size is 2GBNo maximum file size
With web sharing, it's mostly focused on media files, synchronisation, and backupMainly used to host Borg repositories and not a general file hosting service
Client side encryptedData is protected with 256-bit AES client-side encryption
Does not fully support file versioningFully supports file versioning
Costs more for additional storageComparatively lesser charges

Updated on: 19-Aug-2021


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