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Open Source ownCloud Alternatives

The best open source alternative to ownCloud is Nextcloud. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to ownCloud and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to ownCloud are Seafile, IPFS, Cozy and Pydio.

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.
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  1. 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.

    Simple and powerful file sync & share
    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. :)

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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.

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    Server doesn't run on Windows

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    Free and auto install setup

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    It is much easier to install and much more extensible, while still offering almost all features of the ownCloud.

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    Self hosted, open source.

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    violoncello

    fully open source fork with more features

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  2. 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.

    OwnCloud is groupware. Seafile is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.

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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.

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    sharing is not that intuitive

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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)

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    IPFS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • 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.

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    OwnCloud is groupware. IPFS is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.

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    Cozy

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • 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.

    Automate the synchronisation of your files on your PC with your Cozy.
    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.

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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.

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  5. Pydio is the mature alternative to Dropbox and Box.com, to build your own box, on your own servers.

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

    OwnCloud is groupware. Pydio is a file-sync storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.

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    YunoHost

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Debian

    YunoHost is a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution packaged with free software that automates the installation of a personal web server.

    Install your server with ease, you already have everything at home
  7. SyncTrayzor is a wrapper for Syncthing which allows Syncthing's window to be hidden in the tray area. SyncTrayzor has a built-in web browser to manage Syncthing without opening your browser. SyncTrayzor can be configured to automatically start at PC startup.

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    OwnCloud is groupware. SyncTrayzor is a "wrapper" for SyncThing, a file-sync storage solution. Just because they appear have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable. This is not even a standalone solution!

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  8. OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. It can be enhanced via plugins.

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    Sia

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Online
    • JSON
    • JavaScript
    • Go (Programming Language)

    Sia is a new decentralized cloud storage platform aimed at giving users control of their data.

    Main Page
    Sia vs ownCloud opinions
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    OwnCloud is groupware. Sia is a cloud storage solution. Just because they have overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.

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  10. kDrive is an independent storage and file sharing service that respects its users' privacy. It was developed – and is hosted – in Switzerland by Infomaniak, a key player in the European Cloud and the foremost developer of web hosting technologies in Switzerland.

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