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    ownCloud Alternatives

    ownCloud is described as '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' and is a leading Cloud Storage Service 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. Most alternatives are Cloud Storage Services, File Sync Apps and Online Backup Tools. The best alternative is Nextcloud, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ownCloud are MEGA (Freemium), Seafile (Freemium, Open Source), Resilio Sync (Freemium) and Microsoft OneDrive (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Dec 10, 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 ownCloud.
    2. You should have full control over your data. We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.
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      Nextcloud vs ownCloud opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud is a great alternative to ownCloud.
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      a fork of the same project with more active development
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      Nextcloud is a fork of ownCloud that receives a lot more support than the original.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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

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      Free and auto install setup
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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

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      Self hosted, open source.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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

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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      MEGA, the successor of MegaUpload , is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited.
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      MEGA vs ownCloud opinions
      Some users think MEGA is a great alternative to ownCloud, some don't.
      Lot of space, good sync app, good encryption, etc
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      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  about 5 years ago

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      ownCloud runs on your own server.
      Top negative comment  almost 5 years ago

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      MEGA is hosted, ownCloud runs on your own server. One has NOTHING to do with the other.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      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 almost 3 years ago

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    3. 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 ownCloud opinions
      Most users think Seafile is a great alternative to ownCloud.
      brianlacy OwnCloud is groupware. Seafile is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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

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      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 3 years ago

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      sharing is not that intuitive
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    4. Resilio Sync allows you to automatically sync files between computers via secure, distributed technology (P2P bittorrent protocol). Fast, intelligent file transfers.
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      Resilio Sync vs ownCloud opinions
      Some users think Resilio Sync is a great alternative to ownCloud, some don't.
      Like OwnCloud, BittorrentSync allows syncing files across chosen computers even in local network, so it doesn't require connection to the internet.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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    5. 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 ownCloud opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Microsoft OneDrive is still a legitimate alternative to ownCloud, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      ownCloud runs on your own server, not on microsoft's servers.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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      ownCloud runs on your own server
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      ownCloud is self-hosted, OneDrive is a proprietary service running on Microsoft servers.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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

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    6. IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines good ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web. It is like a single bittorrent swarm, exchanging git objects. IPFS provides an interface as simple as the HTTP web, but with permanence built in.
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      IPFS vs ownCloud opinions
      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 over 1 year ago

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    7. 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 ownCloud.
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
      • Microsoft Office Outlook
      • Gmail
      • Microsoft Office Suite
      • Firefox
      Need your own on-premises Dropbox or Box.net like cloud solution? Get FileCloud! FileCloud is a #1 On-Premises File Storage, Mobile Access and Sync Solution for Businesses, Enterprises, Universities/Schools and Hosting Providers.
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      FileCloud vs ownCloud opinions
      Almost everyone thinks FileCloud is a great alternative to ownCloud.
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      More secure, has the on premises option, and allows you for a lot more features.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

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      marcmcPherson We tried owncloud but the time to implement was too long. We switched to FileCloud and had good support and were able to go live in 2 weeks.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

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      FileCloud is the best on-premise solution with a focus on security and user-friendliness. The support is fast and reliable.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      omarsefian Excellent support, not too expensive and while not open source it really does help with what we needed. Very secure as you can host it on-premises.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      It's easy to use and allows a lot of control over your data!
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      nikhell It's an on premise cloud solution. Helps to leverage a company's infrastructure. Has all range of apps, is secure and at a very reasonable price. Customizations are available as per requirement. The support they provide is excellent.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      Very good features and fantastic support...
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    8. 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 ownCloud opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Google Drive is still a legitimate alternative to ownCloud, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      ownCloud's core feature is to run on your *own* server. Google is the absolute opposite of that.
      Top negative comment  almost 5 years ago

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      Google drive is a service, with limited options to custom configured the environment.
      Negative comment 12 months ago

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      Not similar at all, ownCloud is a software that can be installed on your own server. Google Drive is a *hosted* *service*.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      Not self hosted, not open source, freemium.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      Drive is a service and owncloud is a software.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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