ownCloud Alternatives

    ownCloud is described as 'A safe home for all your data – Access & share your files, calendars, contacts, mail & more from any device, on your terms' and is one of the leading apps in the Backup & Sync category. There are more than 100 alternatives to ownCloud for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The best alternative is Nextcloud, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ownCloud are MEGA (Freemium), Seafile (Freemium, Open Source), Microsoft OneDrive (Freemium) and Google Drive (Freemium).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 15, 2021

    Platforms

    • Online
    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Android Tablet
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Windows Phone
    • BSD
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Blackberry
    • PHP
    • Kindle Fire
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    • Cloudron

    Features

    • File sharing
    • Cloud Storage
    • File Storage
    • File-sync
    • File management
    • Backup
    • Synchronization
    • Cloud sync
    • File transfer
    • Real time collaboration
    • Unlimited storage
    • Support for WebDAV
    • End-to-End Encryption
    • Folder sync
    • Encryption
    • Encrypted backups
    • Secure File Sharing
    • Selective synchronization
    • Team Collaboration

    License

    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • pCloud

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      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. View 102 alternatives to pCloud
      Most users think pCloud is a great alternative to ownCloud.
    • A safe home for all your data – Access & share your files, calendars, contacts, mail & more from any device, on your terms. View 102 alternatives to Nextcloud
      Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud is a great alternative to ownCloud.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • F-Droid
      • Cloudron
      Nextcloud vs ownCloud
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      jancborchardt It’s a community-fork of ownCloud with all components being open source. :)
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

      15
      It Is quite similar to ownCloud, but it includes the ownCloud Enterprise Features like Collabora Online, Calender, Contacts etc... also in the free community version. The focus of Nextcloud is to be secure (2 factor auth). PS: Theres a better AppStore in Nextcloud and apps are more supported and get more updates.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      11
      Server doesn't run on Windows
      Top negative comment  about 4 years ago

      0
      Free and auto install setup
      Positive comment 12 months ago

      0
      It is much easier to install and much more extensible, while still offering almost all features of the ownCloud.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      -1
      Self hosted, open source.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      0
      violoncello fully open source fork with more features
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      3
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    • MEGA, the successor of MegaUpload , is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited. View 198 alternatives to MEGA
      Some users think MEGA is a great alternative to ownCloud, some don't.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      MEGA vs ownCloud
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Lot of space, good sync app, good encryption, etc
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      -1
      Good balance between security, usability, and features. Suitable for someone who wants a little more power and security than traditional services like Dropbox have to offer, but not the complexities of P2P and self-hosted systems like ownCloud, or the headaches of self-managed encryption.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      -3
      ownCloud runs on your own server.
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

      9
      MEGA is hosted, ownCloud runs on your own server. One has NOTHING to do with the other.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      4
      OwnCloud runs on your own server, MEGO does not. That's the unique keypoint of OwnCloud and MEGA does not share it so MEGA is not an alternative to OC.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      9
    • 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. View 111 alternatives to Seafile
      Most users think Seafile is a great alternative to ownCloud.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      Seafile vs ownCloud
      pros, cons and recent comments
      brianlacy OwnCloud is groupware. Seafile is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

      -1
      OwnCloud is groupware. Seafile is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

      0
      It is similar to ownCloud in that it's self-hosted. Does not have apps such as Calendar, and is not compatible with the Federated Cloud sharing (ownCloud+Nextcloud+Pydio)
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      0
      sharing is not that intuitive
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

      0
    • Get to your files from anywhere, on any device, with Microsoft OneDrive. Share and work together with anyone in your work and life. View 204 alternatives to Microsoft OneDrive
      This alternative is disputed. Microsoft OneDrive is still a legitimate alternative to ownCloud, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      • Android Wear
      • Kindle Fire
      Microsoft OneDrive vs ownCloud
      pros, cons and recent comments
      ownCloud runs on your own server, not on microsoft's servers.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      6
      ownCloud runs on your own server
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      2
      ownCloud is self-hosted, OneDrive is a proprietary service running on Microsoft servers.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      0
      Owncloud is a self hosted cloud storage
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      3


    • Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service which enables user cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing. View 226 alternatives to Google Drive
      This alternative is disputed. Google Drive is still a legitimate alternative to ownCloud, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Google Drive vs ownCloud
      pros, cons and recent comments
      ownCloud's core feature is to run on your *own* server. Google is the absolute opposite of that.
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

      15
      Google drive is a service, with limited options to custom configured the environment.
      Negative comment 4 months ago

      0
      Not similar at all, ownCloud is a software that can be installed on your own server. Google Drive is a *hosted* *service*.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      4
      Not self hosted, not open source, freemium.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      4
      Drive is a service and owncloud is a software.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

      8
    • Resilient, fast and scalable file synchronization for enterprises and individuals. View 67 alternatives to Resilio Sync
      Some users think Resilio Sync is a great alternative to ownCloud, some don't.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • BSD
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      Resilio Sync vs ownCloud
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Like OwnCloud, BittorrentSync allows syncing files across chosen computers even in local network, so it doesn't require connection to the internet.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      -3
    • IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines good ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web. View 73 alternatives to IPFS
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Self-Hosted
      IPFS vs ownCloud
      pros, cons and recent comments
      OwnCloud is groupware. IPFS is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment 9 months ago

      -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. View 102 alternatives to pCloud
      Most users think pCloud is a great alternative to ownCloud.
    • MediaFire is the simple solution for uploading and downloading files on the internet. View 259 alternatives to MediaFire
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry 10
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