Free Nextcloud Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Nextcloud is ownCloud, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Nextcloud and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Nextcloud are Dropbox (Freemium), Google Drive (Freemium), MEGA (Freemium) and Microsoft OneDrive (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Sep 27, 2021

    1. Fast and very secure digital asset management platform with a user-friendly interface. Allows you to customize download links with your brand's style and logo. Controlled access to all your digital files-anytime, anywhere,on any device and more.
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      Most users think pCloud is a great alternative to Nextcloud.
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      Store your private pictures, documents, calendar and contacts on your ownCloud server at home, a rented VPS or use one of the public ownCloud providers.
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      ownCloud vs Nextcloud opinions
      Some users think ownCloud is a great alternative to Nextcloud, some don't.
      NextCloud is a fork of OwnCloud, features are almost the same, so take a look at both.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      ownCloud is the original and far more stable than Nextcloud.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      hodyroff Original. Focused on file sync and share and document collaboration. Great benefits for enterprise customers. Large install base in education worldwide.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Put your files into your Dropbox on one computer, and they'll be instantly available on any of your other computers that also have Dropbox installed.
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      Dropbox vs Nextcloud opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Dropbox is still a legitimate alternative to Nextcloud, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Dropbox is not a self-hosted solution like Nextcloud is
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Dropbox is a SaaS offering from an entity under control and compelled to cooperate with United States military and intelligence programs, not an on-prem solution. Your data is subject to wide-scale mass surveillance and tampering under USA PRISM and similar violations of online privacy and security and the whim of entities that do not honor legal due process.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      cbesot nextCloud is now far more than just a Dropbox.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      Dropbox isn't self-hosted, has a 2 GB limit and is just for storage, while nextcloud is a full self-hosted cloud.
      Negative comment 6 months ago

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    2. Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing. Google Drive incorporates the Google Docs suite, a collaborative office suite of productivity applications that offers: -...
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      Google Drive vs Nextcloud opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Google Drive is still a legitimate alternative to Nextcloud, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      coralinecastell NextCloud is self hosted, so you control where your data is stored. Drive, on the other hand, stores your files without encryption on Google's servers. Is one of the simplest ways of replacing Drive.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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      Nextcloud and Owncloud are on premise solutions, Google Drive isn't.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      brianlacy NextCloud is groupware. Google Drive is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      MEGA, the successor of MegaUpload , is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited.
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      MEGA vs Nextcloud opinions
      This alternative is disputed. MEGA is still a legitimate alternative to Nextcloud, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Nextcloud and Owncloud are on premise solutions, MEGA isn't.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      kylepiira End to end encrypted file sync
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      brianlacy NextCloud is groupware. MEGA is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      OneDrive (formerly known as SkyDrive) delivers a satisfactory online file storage and sharing solution in a free and easy to use service. It has a design that is both attractive and functional.
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      Microsoft OneDrive vs Nextcloud opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Microsoft OneDrive is still a legitimate alternative to Nextcloud, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      It is not a self-hosted solution, data privacy questionable
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      brianlacy NextCloud is groupware. OneDrive is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    3. Google Photos is a photograph and video sharing and storage service by Google. It allows the users to store and share images and videos using the 15 GB free storage space of their Google Account or a Google One subscription.
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    4. Fast and very secure digital asset management platform with a user-friendly interface. Allows you to customize download links with your brand's style and logo. Controlled access to all your digital files-anytime, anywhere,on any device and more.
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      pCloud vs Nextcloud opinions
      Most users think pCloud is a great alternative to Nextcloud.
      brianlacy NextCloud is groupware. pCloud is a file-sync cloud storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      I use pCloud for many years ago.. and he's very well
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    5. Seafile is a professional open source cloud storage platform for organizations. It has complete file syncing and sharing features, reliable file storage and advanced privacy protection feature.
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      Seafile vs Nextcloud opinions
      Most users think Seafile is a great alternative to Nextcloud.
      Seafile is a more focussed, nimbler sync & share solution compared to Nextcloud (and the original ownCloud) that excels in performance and stability.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      jensolsson I tried NextCloud and it was very hard to set up permissions in a enterprise environment. Seafile is simpler
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      brianlacy NextCloud is groupware. Seafile is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      SIMPLIFY HOW YOU WORK One platform for secure content management, workflow, and collaboration WORK FROM THE CLOUD Easily secure, manage and share all your files NOTE TAKING FOR TEAMS (BOX NOTES) Take meeting notes, share status updates and plan projects together from...
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      Box vs Nextcloud opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Box is still a legitimate alternative to Nextcloud, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      cbesot As Dropbox, not the same range.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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