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ownCloud

Open source enterprise file sharing platform

4.13/5 (38 reviews)

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ownCloud Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about ownCloud's features:

Binod B.

A perfect Cloud Storage for an organization

2019-11-24

Overall Owncloud is a perfect place to organize and backup your files and documents.

Pros

We used Owncloud as our backup storage of our organization documents.

Cons

But for single files there was no such problem.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Oil & Energy company, 51-200 employees)

So Cool!

2019-04-19

Great software and a great idea for anyone who wants their own self-hosted cloud storage. No sharing, and you keep full control over your data.

Pros

I used it for a few years on my personal server, making use of that storage for my cloud hosting.

Cons

I imagine the paid platform probably targets enterprises that want on-premise, self-hosted solutions and don't care about having a fun and attractive UI, and to be fair, ownClouds UI is super clean and it is appealing, but it would have been nice if it was just a little less "Microsoftey."

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 1001-5000 employees)

Struggle to gain acceptance

2018-09-22

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.

Pros

I was relatively easy to set up on the server and provides a basic file structure so that institutional users can share files and keep them organized.

Cons

I have struggled to actually use it since I already have my other cloud storage providers.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Paul T.

owncloud is mismanaged nextcloud

2020-02-11

it was decent, but nextcloud is better

Pros

It was open source, so nextcloud became possible.

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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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Mechanical or Industrial Engineering company, 11-50 employees)

Keep control of your files

2018-10-16

Saving fines onto our own hardware allows for flexibility while maintaining control over the full software stack.

Pros

The user interface makes sharing files easy, with shares including an optional expiry date.

Cons

Installation and updates take some knowledge of Linux systems, and troubleshooting gets very technical quickly. This should be expected, since you are running a powerful server.

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Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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andrew f.

ownCloud lets you own your cloud.

2020-01-07

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.

Cons

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

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Eric M.

OwnCloud instead of DropBox

2020-12-18

It has a MarketPlace where you can search for various types of plugins.

Pros

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.

Cons

OwnCloud has an automatic update feature but I've had it fail more times than I've had it succeed.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Arnaud G.

Secured sharing platform

2020-12-02

Multi-language is supported on the web interface but is not available on the desktop client as far as I know.

Pros

SSO authentication and Custom branding make a great integration with internal tools.

Cons

The solution is not optimized for very big files.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Easy file sharing

2018-09-06

We frequently have to share very large files (zip files, videos, etc.) with our clients for their approvals.

Pros

This software makes it very easy and RELIABLE to share files with our clients and others.

Cons

I have learned how to manage that better, but would still appreciate a notification.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Octavi P.

Free cloud DIY

2018-08-21

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel A.

Excellent tool for sharing files in the cloud

2018-07-13

Excellent tool to share and save files in the cloud

Pros

After its implementation there is a cloud storage service, low cost that does not envy anything to similar programs with licensing costs

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael B.

Not as innovative as Nxtcloud...

2019-10-02

Well, frankly speaking I was moving to Nextcloud as soon as that fork was stable.

Pros

Relatively easy setup, easy sharing of files, many addons available to make it more efficient

Cons

Further, I used it quite often in connection with external data storage. Owncloud is was much slower in handling that then Nextcloud.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Michelle L.

Was not impressed

2018-10-04

I think this is a really great concept for businesses to use for keeping their documents safe, off site, secure and easy to access

Pros

this is a great concept, but expensive to keep your documents elsewhere

Cons

the price was not affordable, hopefully that will change as other companies offer the same service

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
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moncef b.

OwnCloud is the best palce to save your data ?

2021-08-21

I will not need the flash USB and the hard disk from now and that make me save more money and more safety.

Pros

At the website OwnCloud you can customize your all data and save them in diferent files, this make the access more quickly and easy at any time you want, ther is no losted data at all when you trasfer your files and uploaded them to OweCloud, you put them in the right place. i consider this website my degital USB especially when i upload my photogtraphy data like backgraounds, effects and frames.

Cons

Actually i don't like the theme of the dashboard it would be more colorful.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Scott J.

Host your own cloud

2018-11-07

While I ultimately decided to go with Nextcloud over this one they both work really well and if the idea of an enterprise version appeals to you for business reasons then this is the way to go.

Pros

This is a storage platform that stores your files like Dropbox and sync's them with your computer or computers .

Cons

Not all features are available in the free/open source version.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Luis Alfredo V.

Excellent personal storage tool for documents, files or multimedia elements.

2018-07-11

It is a very friendly tool.

Pros

I really like the ability of this platform to be able to make it keep all the things that I want and be able to share them with a link of vesialization, providing permission, blocking files, indicating the expiration date of the link etc.

Cons

The not being able to do the implementation of the platform in a private environment since it has many limitations for that operating system. Taking into account that most people use that operating system.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Remi D.

Great aelf hosted platform

2018-11-23

Pros

Pretty easy to install for an open-source solution Easy to configure & upgrade

Cons

I have an issue on sharing a file on an external storage. Développers know about it, but it seems complicated to solve

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Michelle L.

Great software

2019-07-17

My experience has been positive, I will continue to use and tell others about it

Pros

We have had ZERO issues with this software, works great and is also a perfect alternative to store documents that others need to access

Cons

I do not have anything to say about this software that would be a con

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Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from ownCloud


Thank you very much for this review. Great to hear that you have had zero issues and that ownCloud is helpful for your work. Just in case any questions or issues should arise, we are always happy to help. So don't hesitate to contact us, for details see: https://owncloud.org/help/

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Giorgia Z.

a tool that facilitates collaboration

2021-09-21

Pros

one of the main features is the great ease of use and the possibility of access and sharing by all members involved, even external to the organization if necessary.

Cons

it is necessary to be careful in the definition of the modification visualization permissions because it happened to us by mistake that a user deleted part of the material, but it is positive the fact that you can recover everything

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Markus K.

Powerfull filsharing and more

2018-11-08

Simple tool i´m using since a long time.

Pros

owncloud is a well known and stable tool for sharing files. But beside sharing files it´s also an calender-server a, contact-server and if needed a gallery.

Cons

Develoment slows down after the fork of nextcloud. The main focus is towards paying bussiness users.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Roberto R.

Great platform with a divided community

2019-10-15

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

Pros

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Antonio Luiz S.

Free, easy-to-deploy open-source solution - for storing documents in the cloud.

2019-08-04

Pros

And the documents stored there, in fact being yours alone.

Cons

However, the tool is very premature in this regard.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
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Open source custom storage solution.

2018-03-20

Pros

With pricing of storage going up everywhere else, OwnCloud's system is the one to beat.

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.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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Brian F.

Past its prime and headed the wrong direction

2020-02-04

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

Pros

The support costs of the simple ownCloud web interface with drag-drop file uploading were one-time only.

Cons

Support costs went up with no real indication why. I dropped ownCloud paid and switched to a solid commercial product called FileCloud.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Jean Carlos M.

Easy to use and implement

2019-02-03

My general experience is positive, it is a great alternative to store and share files, in my personal case I use it in the company where I work to share files by departments, I manage the cloud, create and eliminate users, create groups and apply different policies.

Pros

What I liked most about the software is the ease of sharing and managing the files in the cloud, apart from the groups that can be created to share files in common.

Cons

Within the same group you can not create policies where not all of the same group can view the files, to achieve this you have to create a different group with only the people you want to share or share individually with each one.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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