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    Open Source ownCloud Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to ownCloud for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best open source Linux alternative is Nextcloud. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to ownCloud and many of them are open source and available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source Linux alternatives to ownCloud are Seafile (Freemium, Open Source), IPFS (Free, Open Source), Cozy (Freemium, Open Source) and Pydio (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 10, 2021

    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.
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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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    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.
      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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    3. 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
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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.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    4. 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.
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      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 almost 6 years ago

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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.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    6. YunoHost is a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution packaged with free software that automates the installation of a personal web server.
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    7. Storj DCS is an Amazon S3 compatible, distributed, encrypted, object storage. It is aimed at developers and well suited to serve as storage backend for use cases like: Data storage and backup, multimedia storage and streaming or large file transfer.
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      Storj vs ownCloud opinions
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      OwnCloud is groupware. Storage is an object storage solution. Just because they have slightly overlapping functionality, does NOT make them interchangeable.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    8. SparkleShare is a Free Open Source syncing tool. Its light, secure and easy to use. SparkleShare allows you to setup your own servers so you always keep control on your data.
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      SparkleShare vs ownCloud opinions
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      OwnCloud is groupware. SparkleShare 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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • NGINX
      • Apache HTTP Server
      • PHP
      • Cloudron
      • lighttpd
      Jirafeau is a web site permitting to upload a file in a simple way and give an unique link to it. A demonstration of the latest version is available on jirafeau.
    9. It stores files, encrypts them in the browser and allows you to download them.
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