Nextcloud Reviews

I love the idea of NextCloud. But it doesn't meet my needs. It might yours, though. So don't give up on it!

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I love open source software, and in the story of NextCloud and its OwnCloud roots, I side - overall - with NextCloud. For reasons of freedom and openness and trying to make the world a better software place. But... I won't use NextCloud in the near future and the reason is that my needs aren't met by the NextCloud client. It seeks to allow me to sync my files between multiple computers. But I have - literally - hundreds of thousands of (very small, ie <100kB) files to sync. And the NextCloud client can't cope with this. It tries to catalogue everything and gets stuck, lags, and mashes up the sync. That was the case with OpenCloud's v9 client and it's true of NextCloud v11.

I love the idea of NextCloud, but it doesn't work for me.

If you're not a special case like me, try it; I think it might be worth your while, so you can escape the tyrrany of evil services like Dropbox and Google Drive, who have your number, can read your files and must give it to the NSA if asked without telling you.

Otherwise, spare a thought for the low price, reliable and EU-based seafile.de (now SyncWerk.com).

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Yes, syncing hundreds of thousands of very small files is a though challenge and the current client isn't super good at it. However, we have made progress already and are working on a more complete solution - be sure to check it out again in half a year or so ;-)

Nextcloud is in my cloud

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The best solution for my private cloud: more configurable and stable than others.
The best for help make my docs really privates!

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NextCloud has many platforms from desktop to mobile (android, ios). It also has add-on application that make me happy. Try it!

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I have used NextCloud a few months back and encounted many issues with the syncing client. The website side was strong but without the sync functionality, I feel that this platform has lost my interest.

The website side is strong.

For this reason I use seafile for the time being. The website side is lacking since I am using the Windows version of the server, but the syncing client works flawlessly to get my files where they need to be.

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It is the most reliable, enterprise-ready solution for keeping data under control.

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The tool is very efficient in terms of speed, security and features. Besides, it's open-source, modular, and has a very active community.

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secure, open source, selfhostable, very extendable

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It gives me full control over my personal data.

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Incredibly flexible, being built as an app framework; it's easy to find an app you need, or to write one (or get it written!).

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NextCloud is the best alternative as it is self hosted and feature rich

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Without doubt the best alternative if you wan't to be in control of your own data.

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Very easy to self-host with the official Docker images.

Was able to easily integrate existing LDAP Server for authentication. My users are very happy.

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End-to-end encryption, easy setup with the Snap packages and control over your own data to have it on your own server or a VPS provider of your choice.

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This is the only cloud I like to use. I don't want to give my files out to strangers on a public cloud. NextCloud is written in PHP which is unfortunately one of the worst (and sadly popular) languages for backbends and so it is slow but they used it so that it can be deployed on any public web host for people unable to have their own server or at least VPS. It has many popular features including file sharing, photo gallery, calendar contact and can be easily extended by plugins (for example for Notes). Update procedure is not very nice process but mostly works. While I am not satisfied with it, it is currently the best private cloud implementation.

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