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ownCloud

Open source enterprise file sharing & collaboration platform

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ownCloud Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

ownCloud product overview

Price starts from

2.33

/user

Per month

What is ownCloud?

ownCloud is an open source enterprise file sharing platform designed to provide users with secure access to company files and documents from any device. APIs and open architecture enable the addition of corporate branding and extension of core functionality to meet evolving company needs.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Chat
24/7 (Live rep)
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base

Training options

Live Online
Webinars
In Person
Documentation
Videos

ownCloud pricing information

Value for money

4.2

/5

45

Starting from

2.33

/user

Per month

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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ownCloud features

Functionality

3.9

/5

45

Total features

60

3 categories

Most valued features by users

Collaboration Tools
Access Controls/Permissions
Document Management
Alerts/Notifications
Third Party Integrations
Search/Filter
File Sharing
Document Storage

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ownCloud users reviews

Overall Rating

4.1

/5

45

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7.12/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

19

16

8

1

1

Pros
Controlling your own data, while enjoying much of the benefits of the likes of dropbox or onedrive. Ability to link mobile phones and sync contacts and calendars.

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andrew f.

Overall the product is good, and a number of addons provide good expanded integration and functionality.
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Kevin F.

Very innovative and give us the opportunity to develop new kind of business.

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Francesco T.

Cons
It seems management had some terrible ideas which is why all the mind-share seems to be behind nextcloud these days.

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Paul T.

Being an Open Source, you can find information on the network, and in this way it can be violated by knowing how it is installed and configured.
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Daniel A.

I actually do not have a choice since some office environment block external cloud storage providers and migrate away from Microsoft enterprise services to ownCloud.

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Anonymous Reviewer

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Free cloud DIY

Reviewed 4 years ago

Having the capacity to get to every one of my documents from anyplace is incredible. I have a few terabytes of documents on my server, more than I would ever store with any of the cloud suppliers out there, in any event not at a sensible cost. When it is set up and designed it is entirely strong and does the activity I require it to do.

Pros

It has phenomenal capacities which encourages me keep my work all together, with my associates, I can synchronize every one of the records on various PCs, it's super sheltered since I can encode the documents, has online music peruser, online content tool, watcher of online archives (PDF, OpenDocument), among numerous different capacities.

Cons

The confounded method to coordinate different advances like FTP. The documentation for the execution of different techniques like FTP is somewhat confounded in comparisson with different instructional exercises.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Cheap and Good Alternative to Dropbox

Reviewed a month ago

We have been using ownCloud as a Dropbox alternative for my company for years now. We find that owning our own data is better than leaving it on the cloud. Our installation is not accessible without VPN.

Pros

Open-source means lots of plugins and support for the software.

Cons

Not as well contributed lately as compared to NextCloud

Vendor response

Dear Alson, Thanks a lot for your review. We are so happy to know that you find ownCloud convenient and affordable. The Enterprise version of ownCloud offers a host of extra features and support. Perhaps you would like a free trial? https://owncloud.com/get-started/ If you have any further feedback or questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at community@owncloud.com. We also welcome you to join our community.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good file share and collaboration platform

Reviewed 6 months ago

installation instruction are quite good. But you need some expertise to setup several configuration like secure access. Great point. it is completely free and work really well

Pros

The main pro is that this platform is open, the cons is that you need to have good skill to deploy it and configure. Globally most of the feature work really well like the cloud storage, that has a really good access through web, client and mobile app. Nice also the feature to integrate your mail, calendar, food task manager. Integrated editor for document is quite difficult to install. Beware cause you need to have a good machine where to install, with enough resource to make the service reliable

Cons

Owncloud has become a minor stream of this project. Mostly Nextcloud is the new evolution with more update and feature.

Vendor response

Dear Giovanni, Thank you so much for your review! It's great to hear that you found many features of ownCloud to be useful. If you ever face any issues while using ownCloud or need assistance, you are welcome to discuss it in our forum (https://central.owncloud.org/) and submit notifications regarding bugs in GitHub. If you have any questions or further feedback, feel free to contact us at: community@owncloud.com

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Plattformübergreifende Benutzung

Reviewed a month ago

Möglichkeit des einfachen Dateiuploads durch Mandanten

Pros

Sehr gute Dateifreigabe an Externe User. Top Kalenderfunktion.

Cons

Zu bearbeitende Dokumente müssen immer downgeloadet werden, wenn man an einem Gerät arbeitet ohne Clientsoftware.

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Vendor response

Hello! Thanks a lot for your review. We are so happy to know that you find our ownCloud features convenient to use. With the integration for Office 365 Desktop, you can open a file from the ownCloud Web interface directly in Office 365 securely without downloading. Read more about it here: https://owncloud.com/owncloud-and-microsoft/ If you have any further feedback or questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at community@owncloud.com. We also welcome you to join our community.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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OwnCloud instead of DropBox

Reviewed a year ago

Besides being a "better DropBox", OwnCloud has the ability to use plugins. It has a MarketPlace where you can search for various types of plugins. Most of the plugins are free too.

Pros

OwnCloud is wonderful. It runs on your own server so the only limitations to the amount of storage space you have is the amount of disk space on your server. You can create public links with or without password protection, and you can schedule the link to automatically deactivate. You can have as many synchronized folders as you want (not just one like DropBox). You can share each of these folders with different people or groups, and you have full control over the type of access: read only, write only (drop box), or read/write. Best of all, OwnCloud is an open-source product and it's all absolutely free.

Cons

OwnCloud has an automatic update feature but I've had it fail more times than I've had it succeed. It's not all that hard to upgrade manually, but an automatic update would be much much nicer.

ownCloud FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does ownCloud offer?

ownCloud has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: €2.33/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription, Open Source
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


Q. Who are the typical users of ownCloud?

ownCloud has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does ownCloud support?

ownCloud supports the following languages:
Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish


Q. Does ownCloud support mobile devices?

ownCloud supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does ownCloud offer an API?

Yes, ownCloud has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does ownCloud integrate with?

ownCloud integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Outlook, Dropbox Business, Google Drive, ONLYOFFICE Workspace, FortiSIEM, Microsoft 365, Splunk Enterprise, VNC Connect


Q. What level of support does ownCloud offer?

ownCloud offers the following support options:
Chat, 24/7 (Live rep), Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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