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Free ownCloud Alternatives

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

ownCloud alternatives are mainly Cloud Storage Services but may also be File Sync Tools or Online Backup Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of ownCloud.
This page was last updated Jun 20, 2022
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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...

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  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.

    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.

    Nextcloud vs ownCloud opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Nextcloud is a great alternative to ownCloud.
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    jancborchardt

    It’s a community-fork of ownCloud with all components being open source. :)

    Top positive comment  almost 6 years ago
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    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 5 years ago
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    Server doesn't run on Windows

    Top negative comment  about 5 years ago
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    Free and auto install setup

    Positive comment about 2 years 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 about 2 years ago
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    Self hosted, open source.

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    violoncello

    fully open source fork with more features

    Positive comment about 4 years ago
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  3. MEGA

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • Online
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    • Windows S
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    MEGA, the successor of MegaUpload , is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited.

    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  over 5 years ago
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    I am using MEGA since 2 years now, and it is THE BEST CLOUD service FOR ME. I mean, it fits my needs because of compatibility with different operating systems. I use windows for school, linux for development, and I have an android phone. MEGA is cross-platform and has 50 GB of free space with NO file limit size. What else can I ask for???...

    Beside this it has some pretty nice extra features, check them out.

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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    ownCloud runs on your own server.

    Top negative comment  over 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 over 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 about 3 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.

    Positive comment over 5 years ago
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  4. 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.

    Seafile vs ownCloud opinions
    Most users think Seafile is a great alternative to ownCloud.

    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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    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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    -1

    sharing is not that intuitive

    Negative comment about 6 years 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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  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.

    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.

    Top negative comment  over 5 years ago
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    Ola

    There are filters to filter by self-hosted or not. So of course they are alternatives to each others.

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    ownCloud is self-hosted, OneDrive is a proprietary service running on Microsoft servers.

    Negative comment over 2 years ago
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    ownCloud runs on your own server

    Negative comment about 3 years ago
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    Owncloud is a self hosted cloud storage

    Negative comment about 7 years ago
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  6. Resilio Sync allows you to automatically sync files between computers via secure, distributed technology (P2P bittorrent protocol).

    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 over 6 years ago
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  7. IPFS

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    • Self-Hosted

    IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines 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.

    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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  8. 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.

    Most users think pCloud is a great alternative to ownCloud.
  9. MediaFire

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    • Online
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    MediaFire is the simple solution for uploading and downloading files on the internet. It focuses on providing a positive experience for downloaders, but does not offer an affiliate program for uploaders.

  10. Cozy

    • FreemiumOpen Source
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    • Self-Hosted
    • CouchDB
    • Go (Programming Language)

    Choose simplicity, get Cozy. We all have a life and a digital life. Cozy gathers them. In your Cozy, you have all your personal data: pictures, health, bank, holidays, accessible only by you. Welcome to your new digital home.

    Cozy vs ownCloud opinions
    Most users think Cozy is a great alternative to ownCloud.
    brianlacy

    Although tailored for families, it offers many of the same features as a typical groupware solution like OwnCloud -- calendaring, group messaging, sharing of files & content, etc.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    with cozy you can sync more than just files. like contacts and calendars which is more important to me than file sharing.

    Positive comment over 6 years ago
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