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Nextcloud

Collaboration, audio/video calling and file sharing software

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Nextcloud Pricing

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Nextcloud offers a free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 3 pricing tiers. Pricing and functionality are outlined below.

Basic: €1900/year starting at 50 users, €3400/year starting at 100 users
Standard: €3400/year starting at 50 users, €6100/year starting at 100 users
Premium: €4900/year starting at 50 users, €8900/year starting at 100 users

Installation and configuration support: Starting at €990 for one-time.

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Also, the federated storage model is fantastic - I can use much more cost-effective, S3 compliant storage solutions than standard web server storage pricing.
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You can create an online store on your server

Reviewed a month ago

Removal of inflated mail files due to attachments. Since sharing per folder unit is possible, it can be used as shared storage with business partners per project unit, and information can be shared in real-time. Information is frequently managed individually because users can be organized.

Pros

Although dependent on the rental server, the system is currently stable and is useful for pulling data and making backups. The build and setup require some skill, but if you can complete it, you can get a low cost and a high degree of freedom. When I was worried about large mail files on each PC, I discovered that I could send files by URL.

Cons

As for the abundance of add-ons and insufficient localization, it is a waste of treasure because it is not possible to expand functions without knowing how to use them. It is not as collaborative as OneDrive versus Microsoft Office or Google Drive versus Google Docs. Similar to Microsoft Office, I would like to have a system that enables multiple users to edit the same document simultaneously.

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A completely free alternative to G Suite and Sharepoint/OneDrive

Reviewed 3 years ago

Providing cheap solution for hosting files to friends and family. Installing for professional customers.

Pros

Once installed, it just works. There are many plugins to expand functionality. More importantly, it is open-source.

Cons

It can be very intimidating to set up for non-technical customers. Also, no email server available.

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An Unexpected Gem

Reviewed 3 years ago

I installed Owncloud about 4 years ago, and moved to Nextcloud after the fork. Originally it was kind of a lark-- I had low expectations. Almost immediately I discovered it was a service I use every day, and would never want to do without. Since the fork I've been amazed at the continuing updates which bring better functionality and new features. I'm a committed privacy advocate, and Nextcloud gives me file sharing, contacts, and calendar, in an easy to use interface, all on my own server. Nextcloud Talk, with which I can video conference with my family and business clients, is just icing on the cake. If you haven't tried it, you should, it works amazingly well.

Pros

I'm a big privacy advocate, so it is important to me to keep control of my own files, contacts, and calendar, away from the prying eyes of Google and their ilk. The ability to quickly create a password protected folder, and share it with any client or customer, with full read-write capability, is a feature I've come to depend on, on a daily basis.

Cons

I miss the ability to link my Google Drive and Dropbox storage but, honestly, I didn't use it that much anyway (privacy issues). Less of a big deal anyway, since I've now been able to upgrade my home internet service, and I can run a second version of Nextcloud on a Raspberry Pi at home, and Federate the connection to my main VPS. That means I can connect as much storage as I need. In the past I've had trouble with some of the updates, but that hasn't been an issue for more than a year. I guess I really have no complaints.

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For those concerned with digital autonomy is a must

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Apparently, Nextcloud does not offer any new or suprising feature: files synchronization and sharing with teams, calendar, contacts, tasks, videoconferences, collaborative document edition... However, not only does each and every of those aforementioned features (and more) within an integrated app and login, but it does so putting users' data and privacy on top. After all, Nextcloud is not a regular...

Cons

It may seem as a simple clone of Google Services at first sight, even though their approach is totally different. While the software is free, the setup (server, management...) is not free. Some people may think of Nextcloud as a cheap replacement for Dropbox or Drive who may be disappointed if they want to do the move just for money, as it may not be as cheap as those services if they do not consider other reasons such as privacy concerns.

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A great option for customizable cloud storage and collaboration

Reviewed 2 years ago

I've been using NextCloud since it's initial release (I started with OwnCloud before it forked). I love that it is open source and I can set it up on my own server, which is exactly what I've done for both personal use and a non-profit I support. I've been using it in both of those roles for a couple of years now and have been very satisfied. I've even used hosted versions for personal use as well.

Pros

It gives me more flexibility than other cloud storage options in terms of defining different users and user access to different content. Also, the federated storage model is fantastic - I can use much more cost-effective, S3 compliant storage solutions than standard web server storage pricing.

Cons

A few of the user interface design choices are non-standard, such that new users don't always intuit how to use it; but there are only a few such issues.

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"Own your Bits" is more than just a motto...

Reviewed 3 years ago

From a simplistic view, having company reference material available on both laptop and mobile devices is key to our teams success. Nextcloud allows us to arrange the data in a way that fits our needs, not how the app wants it. Flexibility - Within hours of a users request, we can have a new "feature" implemented. As a simple example, one of our consultants suggested having field data (draft source, notes, pseudo code, proposed architectural designs, etc) available as they are generated in the field. With just a simple directory structure and defining the parent app, we now have real-time data from draft designs that allows early collaboration.

Pros

Free, open source, versatile. After years of paying for data sharing and collaboration tools, Nextcloud provides these (and more) features while allowing our company to "own" the files. The data never leaves our private network, which these days is more important than ever. For less than the cost of a one month subscription to our old plan, our company purchased all the hardware needed to stand-up a Nextcloud Server that we control. Sure, there are some small monthly costs associated with maintaining the server, archiving backups, and performing updates, but it's small in comparison to the security and reliability of keeping our data on site.

Cons

Although there's considerable documentation, we experienced a few quirks during installation and deployment. Some are likely a result of our specific system configuration, but overall these were small and with a little internet searching, were quickly resolved

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Fantastic Product.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Fantastic. I use it for communication, sharing, news, calendar, contacts, pretty much everything. I use this software every chance I get.

Pros

Mostly it's extensibility. I find the ability to extend and personalize Nextcloud for your purposes the most valuable thing about it. I use it as a central hub to work with many other features within the organization.

Cons

The cost of the paid versions of collabora office and nextcloud talk. I wish there was a tier for non-business users who what to simply set up a private service for their friends. The current price model puts these features out of reach for very small organizations or even for personal use. I also wish password reset emails, or other email from the server could be encrypted via pgp keys. There's a plug in to allow this I think but it's held up by a pending merge request.

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Take Control of Your Digital Life

Reviewed 2 years ago

After many years of using online services that remove or change features, shut down, drastically increase their pricing, or disrespect my privacy, I have a solid option in NextCloud.

Pros

The CaldDav, CardDav, and WebDav features integrate fantastically in my desktop and and mobile device.

Cons

Some of the developer documentation could have more detail.

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Best in open-source

Reviewed 3 years ago

Replacement of Google Drive and Google Photos.

Pros

Open source Free Easy installation on FreeNAS

Cons

Low mobile apps quality (cannot upload photos (and cleanup) without downloading it back on iOS, etc) Intermittent bugs (share by link doesn't work in web interface, have to use mobile app) Not very smart integration with Gallery (expect something like Google Photos)

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Thank you a lot for sharing your experience with Nextcloud! It helps us to improve.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Great self hosted cloud solution

Reviewed 2 years ago

It's a great piece of open source software with a ton of functionality. It is a great alternative to platforms like Google Drive or OneDrive.

Pros

NextCloud is very easy to set up and allows a great amount of customization. There are a ton of apps available to add to your configuration so you can set it up just the way that works for you. You can integrate Nextcloud login with your own website using OAuth. The customization is almost endless so you can set it up just how you like it.

Cons

The pricing can become complicated and quite expensive when using Nextcloud with some paid apps. Other than that I can't really complain about the functionality of the software, it has everything it should have.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Sometimes good things just happen!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Close to prefect value for no money. A no-brainer for every small company or organisation.

Pros

First: it's a private cloud which should be a serious argument for anyone placing confidental data in the cloud. Second: it just works like a charme for sharing files, calendars and addresses using some DAV-standard. Third: much effort is put into the product to enhance it with lots of collaboration features.

Cons

Search is poor in the sense that there is no integrated setup for this. Integration of Elasticsearch is described, but its way to complicated. Should be integrated as optional enhancement into regular setup procedures. A wiki may be to much to ask for, but that's what we realized by another product. Integrating mindmapping makes some progress which is a needed feature. Some whiteboard feature would be nice.

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Thank you for your feedback! :)

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Need your own cloud server? Here it is.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Automatic update of the configured working directories on all devices. Files (and more) are accessible worldwide. Easy setup (cookbook style step by step). No particular knowledge required. Standard configuration is good for me. No need for much customisation. Using cheap hardware makes redundant servers affordable.

Pros

HTTPS is standard Open source Synchronizes with other NextCloud servers Anti-intrusion etc. make this server quite hard Automatic updates Calendar, contacts storage etc. all-in Many more plugins available Cloud transfer of large files integrated in Thunderbird via plugin.

Cons

Collabra needs an additional server One-Time-Download is not implemented

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Regain control on your cloud

Reviewed 3 years ago

With the cloud features, I can easy share content with my customers. I can also sync my datas between my desktop and my mobile. If I add a file to my phone or desktop or through the web interface, it will sync in the background whith my other devices. The interface is clear and easy to use.

Pros

Easy to install on very common platforms. Tons of features, mobile and desktop clients for all platforms. The software is free and open source. You can customize it to fit your needs. Free to install and much cheaper than other proprietary solutions to maintain.

Cons

Can sometimes be a little tricky to setup, especially if you want to use the contacts sync features on your mobile

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Win for open-source over paid alternatives.

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Zero up-front investment cost. Greater documentation.

Cons

Not all extensions worked properly and even some featured ones had issues. Some ideas seem half-baked still and need time to mature and become mainstream if that is even the focus.

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Enterprise ready

Reviewed 3 years ago

Very good software. Quite fast, when working with low number of users. Enterprise readiness proven. LDAP/AD integration works.

Pros

Easy to use, good add ons, huge community, good service via community.

Cons

Performance via docker Container is not as expected. In the past, we found some bugs within new versions. Testing phase seems not intense enough.

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Great option for any organization

Reviewed 3 years ago

We have our own private documentation cloud with it, also with the addition of Collabora Online we can edit Office documents online and share them. Saves a lot of time and keeps the information safe and accesible at every time.

Pros

Its free, stable, easy to use and costumize. Has many plugins and low requerimients. We use it with Collabora Online and set up our own sharing, documenting and backup platform in only a few days, been using it without issues since.

Cons

None really, its a really solid and complete option, cant think of any thing i dont like about it,

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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NextCloud is still a FOSS project

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

NextCloud is a very powerful collaboration platform for us. We use Deck, the calendar, file sharing, and collaborative editing (with Collabora Online) most. I LOVE the fact that it gives us the capabilities of products like Google Docs and Dropbox without the cost, and more importantly, the privacy issues of the commercial products.

Cons

It's an open source project, so it does have the feel that a lot of features are barely tested and sometimes just plain not finished.

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Best self-hosted cloud storage provider!

Reviewed 2 years ago

Nextcloud is a great cloud storage software that prioritizes security of your proprietary data. It is highly recommended for companies with very sensitive data to protect because everything is houses on your own data center. It also offers much flexibility that you won't find in other cloud storage software that are available in the market today.

Pros

Nextcloud is quite a unique software. If you are looking for a really secured cloud storage that allows online collaboration among your team members, Nextcloud is your best bet. Compared to other cloud storage, it is highly scalable and self-hosted. Meaning all our files are stored in our own data center. Not on any external servers. It makes you worry less because you know that you have control and access with your own data. It works exactly like any cloud storage. You can migrate all your documents, music and photos to the cloud. And then Nextcloud makes them accessible through any device.

Cons

Nextcloud, while a very secured cloud storage, is not very easy to use. You still need to familiarize yourself with the system so there's quite a learning curve involved. It tends to be slow in accessing the files especially if they are huge files. Setting up the server is very complicated and an average joe cannot do it. An IT person must be the one to set up with the help of Nextcloud representatives. Pricing is also very expensive and not pocket friendly. But then again, you are paying for the unmatched security features Nextcloud offers, which you cannot get from other providers.

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Mediocre File sharing software

Reviewed 3 years ago

Nextcloud was chosen to be the companies file sharing tool in- and externally before my old company got bought up so i used it very regularly for almost a year and after that semi regularly. Ultimately we switched to a competitor looking to gain better collaboration features and integration with existing tools while still having next cloud for users who didnt want to switch instantly. I would say it's ok price vise and you can customize a lot more features when compared to competitors, but it could come with quite some work. When everything was set up we had no hiccups over our whole usage, so thats a big plus

Pros

There are a lot of plugins/addons available to install. Kanbanboards, ToDo Lists, etc. The Webinterface looked stylish and was good to navigate once you had a little time to get to know it.

Cons

The included file synching for windows was lacking options and the ui was almost none existant. All though there were a lot of addons, the base functionallity wasnt that big, so for us it took a lot of convincing to install new features. Evene when we had them they sometimes lacked features you would find in almost all standalone versions (For example the settings on the Kanban boards where extremely limited when compared to Standalone solutions) As far as I know our Sysadmins had a fair share of problems with AD synching.

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Puts You In Control of Everything

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

*open source *cross-platform *Confident in future development *Price *Simple and easy to use *Hosted services

Cons

Encryption at this point isn't default. This isn't to far off in development so don't let that deter you. For my use case, once this is enabled I doubt there'd be much to gripe about

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Easy home server done right

Reviewed 2 years ago

Nextcloud has set the stage for personal clouds

Pros

Easy to setup snap package, low maintenance, set it and forget it for the most part

Cons

Some plugins didn't work with the snap package, like user websites

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awesome value for money.

Reviewed 3 years ago

dead easy software to use and setup. never had any bugs in more than 2 year of use. ;

Pros

easy to create an on-premise cloud tailored to our specific needs

Cons

many options requires to understand them prior to the setup process.

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The best and cheapest you can find for file storage and management

Reviewed 3 months ago

I consider it to be an essential tool to consider when choosing a file/document and collaborative control and management platform.

Pros

The user interface is very intuitive. As well as the installation. We have made sure that our VPS have SSD storage, this greatly speeds up searches. We have about 30 clients and 10 employees working on a docker instance at the same time, and the resource consumption is hardly noticeable. You need to make sure you have well-optimized hardware. If you do this, you will love Nextcloud, because it will be as light as a feather. I love its ability to integrate with other collaboration apps. You can grow as far as the hardware allows.

Cons

I think for whom there is a solution. I wouldn't take or add anything to NextCloud for now. It has met all my requirements. Oh my God! Can be installed on a Raspberry Pi!

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nextcloud nextgen cloud storage solution

Reviewed 2 years ago

as google photos is moving away from being free , the nextcloud deployment is a must have in order to keep synchronized the files, documents and photos

Pros

it is free , no cost at all from the server side to app side ; both server side and app side are free of charge

Cons

the IOS app is sometimes crashing when dealing with lot of files to upload towards the server machine

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The best way to host your own cloud.

Reviewed 3 years ago

Storing several TB of data is much more cost effective than using a cloud service and the data is in your control.

Pros

File sync, carddav, webdav, self hosted.

Cons

Nothing it's awesome. Everything works as expected.