Does AWS S3 offer cloud storage for personal use like Dropbox?

Amazon S3 can be used for personal cloud storage. As it is an object store you can store all types of electronic content on it. S3 can be considered as a general platform storage service for many different purposes, whilst Dropbox is a specialized software as a service for consumers and businesses. This is illustrated by the following :

  • s3 doesn’t include a simple user friendly interface for users to collaborate with their files because s3 is a general purpose storage solution
  • S3 doesn’t include utilities for you to synchronize files from your devices