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Overview

ownCloud is an open source enterprise file sharing platform designed to provide users with secure access to company files...

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  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

Pricing

Starting from

5

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

1.99

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.2

59

5

4

3

2

1

26

23

8

1

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
88%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

7.1K

3.6K

982

182

53

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

Pros

This is a really great piece of software that has been well designed and implemented and does a great job in solving many problems and improving productivity.
Overall the product is good, and a number of addons provide good expanded integration and functionality.
It is your own server so it is the best to secure by your own way.

Pros

Quick synching and the ability to organise folders and sub-folders is great. Overall, a decent program and certainly useful for small businesses such as myself.
What I like best about this software is its ease of use and integration with Microsoft products and services.
This allow my team members files to be in its own "space" and this was a good thing. This was what I liked about the OneDrive but.

Cons

It seems management had some terrible ideas which is why all the mind-share seems to be behind nextcloud these days.
When first added, there were a few errors that I had to have my host sort, because I couldn't find any documentation on them for the OwnCloud.
In big folders with a lot of files, this take a while and it use a lot of hard drive. So when your OS starts client will kill the HD until finishing the indexing of files.

Cons

OneDrive has changed in 2021 and this change has brought about headache for all. No syncing because the OneDrive is locked and awaiting action by users who has no idea as to what is wrong.
Where do I begin, it constant instability, it is very hard to use use, sharing process and access permission are coming from hell and the version control is simply sadistic.
The most problem I have as a user is the sync problem, sometimes it gets stuck and you have to restart your computer.
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Key features

  • Total features55
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Sharing
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Recovery
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Device Support
  • Offline Access
  • Password Management
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Single Sign On
  • Tagging
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features34
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Sharing
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Recovery
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Multi-Device Support
  • Offline Access
  • Password Management
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Single Sign On
  • Tagging
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations22
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations602
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

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Andreas B.

Medical Devices, 1-10 employees

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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ownCloud

ownCloud

Reviewed 7 months ago

Eigentlich OK, aber leider zu wenig bekannt bzw. verbreitet.

Pros

Einfache Bedienung, wenn Installation mal geklappt hat.

Cons

Leider ist ownCloud nicht so verbreitet wie z. B. OneDrive oder Dropbox. Da wir eine Vollintegration mit MS Office 365 benötigen, haben wir mit OneDrive mehr Vorteile, auch ist das Filesharing, das für uns wichtig ist, mit ownCloud nicht so gut gelöst wie bei OneDrive.

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Vendor response

Hello! Thank you for your review. We really appreciate it. You can integrate ownCloud with Microsoft 365: https://owncloud.com/features/microsoft-365-integration Please get in touch with our support team if you have any questions. Best regards, Team ownCloud

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andrew f.

Information Technology and Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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ownCloud

ownCloud lets you own your cloud.

Reviewed 4 years ago

Experience is overall positive as the benefits typically outweigh any difficulties. Data sovereignty and geo-fencing regulations are some of the main reasons I consider using ownCloud.

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. File/folder sync between devices.

Cons

Update process between versions can be cumbersome depending on your installation and set up method.

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Used daily for 1-2 years

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

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ownCloud

Open source custom storage solution.

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Owncloud is absolutely wonderful. With pricing of storage going up everywhere else, OwnCloud's system is the one to beat. Open source, it works just like Dropbox/Onedrive and other systems we've already used. It's quick to set up, most web hosts can handle it with no issues. You can customize your login page, your admins, and using it is pretty intuitive. If you're looking for customized storage that you control, OwnCloud will do the job well.

Cons

When first added, there were a few errors that I had to have my host sort, because I couldn't find any documentation on them for the OwnCloud. Since it's open source, it doesn't have a very robust support system.