ownCloud Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

ownCloud

Open source enterprise file sharing platform

4.16/5 (32 reviews)

ownCloud overview

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.

ownCloud offers a range of enterprise file management features, including link expiration, password protection, full access and anonymous sharing, and more. Two-factor authentication (2FA), ransomware protection, password policies, file firewalls, and end-to-end encryption ensure that all data is kept secure. Native mobile apps for Android and iOS allow authorized users to access files from wherever they are. Admins can log and audit a range of account-level activities including logins, file updates, and file sharing activity for compliance reporting.

Through integration with Microsoft Office Online, ONLYOFFICE, and Collabora Online, ownCloud provides collaborative editing functionality for multiple document types including presentations, spreadsheets, and text documents. Outlook integration also lets users share access to directories and files from within their email client.
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Pricing

Starting from
$3600/year
Pricing options
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Open source
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 3 other markets, India, Japan, Germany

Supported languages

English, German
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ownCloud reviews

Value for money
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Octavi Pavon

Free cloud DIY

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-08-21
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Roberto Ramírez

Great platform with a divided community

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-10-15
Review Source: Capterra

The software is great. It does its job and it does it perfect.

Pros
It's great to have autonomy on your cloud. You can get file storage that adapts to your very own infrastructure, plus it has a lot of plugins to interact with your data.

Cons
At some point the community divided and the product was forked, which left the people that uses it with two choices.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Brian Fulmer

Past its prime and headed the wrong direction

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-02-04
Review Source: Capterra

Good while still community oriented, now a dead-end product.

Pros
When I implemented ownCloud, it was a neat opensource platform with an active community, with the option of solid support at a fair price. Filesharing with "cloud" providers like Dropbox leaves you at their mercy for security (or lack thereof!) and the annoying clients require re-training on a regular basis. The support costs of the simple ownCloud web interface with drag-drop file uploading were one-time only. Performance was good enough, support was cheap enough, and it was fine for what we used it for.

Cons
Over the course of a few years, the founders left due to "professional managers" messing things up. Support costs went up with no real indication why. I dropped ownCloud paid and switched to a solid commercial product called FileCloud. For "free" OSS I strongly recommend NextCloud, I've helped several friends set it up and they are ecstatic with the results.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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John Paolo Deri

Best alternative for Dropbox

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-08-13
Review Source: Capterra

We're very satisfied with OwnCloud considering the price we pay for it. We're not considering to move out of it in the next coming years.

Pros
We've switched from DropBox due to one feature it miss which is on-prem support. We use OwnCloud in an on-premise deployment method and now we're more comfortable that our files are more secured unlike before. Also OwnCloud supports server-side encryption as well

Cons
It doesn't have any support for file locking. Lack of ability to detect duplicate changes on the same file by 2 different users.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Steven Koch

OwnCloud may become your long-term storage solution

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-03-27
Review Source: Capterra

I highly recommend this platform to all enterprises which are looking for a good solution to their document storage. The platform security is ensured: your files are protected by the username and password created by you. So, I advise you to give it a try and find your long-term storage solution.

Pros
It is important to know that the software is hosted, which means that it is accessible everywhere and on any devices. You can download and use the desktop clients on your PC or if you prefer to access it on your phone, the app is available for downloading as well. You can also use the synchronization function if you want the files on your PC to appear automatically in your OwnCloud account. And finally, what I really like about this software s that I don’t suffer sending large files via email, I just upload them in OwnCloud and share with whoever I want them to receive. You will be surprised to discover very convenient software where you can store your files and share it easily with your friends or colleagues. OwnCloud is mainly used by small and medium companies to store their documents and share them with clients. By the way, you can use the software not only for your business purposes but also for your own personal needs. You can upload your videos, music, books or other files of large size.

Cons
On the one hand, the sync feature makes everything easy and fast but on the other hand, if you accidentally delete a file it may disappear from everywhere with no chance to restore it. The time for loading and showing pictures and files is too long. In addition, it is impossible to watch videos. OwnCloud is storage, you can only store them but I wish I could also watch them. Working with the calendar and contacts is not easy. You need to add some plugins to share them via emails.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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ownCloud pricing

Starting from
$3600/year
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Open source
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ownCloud Community Edition is available for free as an Open Source software.
ownCloud Standard subscription starts at $3,600 (€3,000) per year for 50 users.
ownCloud Enterprise subscription starts at $9,000 (€7,200) per year for 50 users.
Custom subscriptions are also available.

ownCloud features

API
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
File Management
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management

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