NextCloud

Collaboration, audio/video calling and file sharing software

About NextCloud

Nextcloud is a collaboration platform, which enables organizations to share documents, send or receive emails, manage calendar, and communicate via secure video chats. Features include workflow automation, user authentication, compliance management, remote access, and audit tracking.

Designed for healthcare, education, legal, manufacturing, finance, media, and public sectors, it helps businesses collect client data through password-protected public links, securely exchange files via web or mobile interfaces, perform virus scans, and set up rules for expiration dates and IP access of files. The application provides workspaces, which help employees add notes, to-do lists, and links to files within folders. With the file locking functionality, users can restrict downloading and editing by other members. Employees can also create private Kanban boards, synchronize contact details with devices, and create and assign tasks to peers.

Nextcloud Talk allows users to organize individual and group audio or video calls, share screens, edit files during chats, and send push notifications about upcoming meetings. It also offers integration with various third-party applications such as RainLoop, Draw.io, Pico CMS, Collabora, Afterlogic, BigBlueButton, Moodle, Microsoft Outlook, and more.

Pricing starting from:

€1 900,00/year

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Devices

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Markets

United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua & Barbuda, Albania, Armenia and 164 others, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Burundi, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Congo - Brazzaville, Switzerland, Côte d’Ivoire, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Western Sahara, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, India, Iraq, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Comoros, St. Kitts & Nevis, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Moldova, Montenegro, Madagascar, North Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Mauritania, Malta, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Paraguay, Qatar, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, South Sudan, El Salvador, Syria, Eswatini, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, Taiwan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United States, Uzbekistan, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Pricing starting from:

€1 900,00/year

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of NextCloud: 46

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Calendar Management
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Data Synchronization
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Encryption
  • Event Logs
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
  • Full Text Search
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Live Chat
  • Meeting Management
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Progress Tracking
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Push Notifications
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,7 /5
(354)
Value for Money
4,8/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Support
4,2/5

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Eric M.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Nextcloud is the BEST cloud

Reviewed on 2020/12/29

Nextcloud was easy to find and download, easy to install and get running, and super easy to use. I...

Nextcloud was easy to find and download, easy to install and get running, and super easy to use. I love having all of my groupware (web meetings, contacts, calendars, and email client) all in one place.

Pros

I've been eyeing Nextcloud for a few years now. Until recently, I would have said that Owncloud is more stable and has better features. But that's all changed... big time! I recently installed Nextcloud to re-evaluate it and it's gotten better... a LOT better... even better than Owncloud. For one thing, right out of the box, Nextcloud includes groupware features like an browser-based email client, shared calendars, and shared contacts. But one plugin stands out - the web-meeting / screen-share plugin! And it's nice! Besides having better features, I like the community better. While Owncloud is open source and free, many of the plugins are not and the community has gotten more commercially oriented as a result. The Nextcloud community is more helpful and user based.

Cons

Wishes:

* I wish Nextcloud was themeable. As far as I know, none of the groupware products out there are but that would be a very nice feature.

* I wish Nexcloud had better documentation for replacing Owncloud while preserving user accounts.

Todd R.
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  • Industry: Legal Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great solution for small business

Reviewed on 2020/12/28

Nextcloud has helped me consolidate my work into a lot fewer online resources. The Hub has really...

Nextcloud has helped me consolidate my work into a lot fewer online resources. The Hub has really reduced the need to log into multiple services at the beginning of the work. So wonderful a resource.

Pros

I chose the VPS version of Nextcloud through a hosting partner and found that I have access to almost every service I need except bookkeeping. The hosted service costs me less than $10 a month and has allowed me to replace my subscriptions to GSuite and MS Office 365, saving me hundreds of dollars per year.

I love that an online office suite, a to-do function, calendar and e-mail all come as part of the Nextcloud Hub. Not to mention Nextcloud Talk, a great Zoom replacement. It is unbelievably convenient to work through a single interface for almost all of my needs - and all with enhanced security. Don't need to worry anymore about Google or Microsoft having access to my business and client files.

Cons

I think this would be very difficult for someone like me (not a techie) to set up on his own. I thought about trying to run my own server in my office, but way too hard for me. So glad they have partners who help get you set up.

Adam D.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Take back control of your data

Reviewed on 2021/03/11

I was skeptical of how well a self hosted cloud platform would work as well as how many features it...

I was skeptical of how well a self hosted cloud platform would work as well as how many features it would actually offer over simple file storage with a web interface, but I was genuinely impressed and excited about the possibilities it opened up and the features it offered.

Pros

Nextcloud offers, in my estimation, about 90% of what Google or other services offer. Cloud storage, document editing, note keeping, password and bookmark backups, collaboration via chat or video, and a ton more via the rich plugin market. The best thing is that it can be hosted on prem, so no worries about how your data is being used. It is definitely a best in class piece of software

Cons

I haven't found any functionality that is missing, however it was somewhat difficult/cumbersome to setup syncing to mobile devices for notes, calendars, contacts, etc... The mobile app for Android isn't the best and often 3rd party solutions were needed.

Vitalii L.
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Pure UX (user experience)

Reviewed on 2019/12/27

As mentioned in the last point above:
3. UI is poorly integrated with the OS. It is usable, but it...

As mentioned in the last point above:
3. UI is poorly integrated with the OS. It is usable, but it can be better. Compare scrolling in browser and scrolling in a list there. You will see the difference.

4. android upload/share is not reliable. User experience in the android app leaves much to be desired. For example on fairly modern phone and on wifi connection, the UI hangs on every screen for some time (sometimes fractions of seconds, but sometimes for multiple seconds). This is unacceptable. If I want to show my friends a funny picture that fits into conversation and can not open it very fast. It is a frustrating experience.
4.1. What is more important is that the file sync function works reliably. And that is not a case, at least not in the android app. When my wife selects some photos or videos that she wants to move to nextcloud folder and only a subset of it actually gets moved. What can I say, please check which of 100 photos were uploaded and retry those that were not uploaded. First, have fun finding them. Second, watch that it works this time, or you have to repeat. What do you think she tells me? Oh, I like how this peace of software works. Definitely not. And that's frustrating to me because I setup and maintain the nextcloud instance.

Pros

That it exists! And it is on the market for a while now. Free, and more importantly self-hosted, alternative to Dropbox. I know it is more than dropbox, but more on that later.

Cons

Initially it was a software to share files between different computers and possibly with other people. Managing files is nextcloud's core competence. And even after years using it, it is sad to see that it doesn't always work reliably! I can tell couple of examples from experiences.

1. constant conflicts. I use a diary software to keep notes and often get conflicts when doing notes. Luckily it is in plain text so I can resolve conflicts, in contrast to binary files where it is mostly not trivial at all. While keeping doing notes it is tiresome and tedious to being obligated to solve these conflicts although it is just an ongoing stream of changes.

2. Activity view is not usable. It is just frustrating to not being able to see and find the information you need. Sometimes it is just a list of files that are being ignored on top of the list. I don't care about the files that are ignored all the time. A dropdown menu can be provided to select the files I want to see. Filter the conflicts or ignored files or whatever else is there.
2.1. File(s) that are being synced right now, where are they? If it's a big iso image being synced now and if I interrupt have to start over. The main tab with folders gives me only numbers like "syncing file 5 out of 72".
2.2. In the same Activity tab so much space is wasted. You could move this date of sync to the right on the same line if it fits, and only if it doesn't fit into one line move it to the next. Ok, this box is limited to 1500 symbol

Fabian K.
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best free Google / Dropbox / Onedrive alternative

Reviewed on 2021/01/06

It's a reliable Cloud solution, also for files, calendar and contacts. It comes as free software...

It's a reliable Cloud solution, also for files, calendar and contacts. It comes as free software and you can extend it to your liking. There are no forced upgrades or changes. If used internally once Set up Nextcloud can run for decades.

Pros

The Software is easy to set up, transparent and easy to extend with a multitude of features.

Cons

If you want to host Nextcloud yourself you need your own hardware and some sysadmin skills. Or you just spend some time googleing the error messages. There is a lot of support for Nextcloud on the internet.

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NextCloud FAQs

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NextCloud offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: €1 900,00/year
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Nextcloud offers a free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 3 pricing tiers. Pricing and functionality are outlined below. Basic: €1900/year starting at 50 users, €3400/year starting at 100 users Standard: €3400/year starting at 50 users, €6100/year starting at 100 users Premium: €4900/year starting at 50 users, €8900/year starting at 100 users Installation and configuration support: Starting at €990 for one-time.

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NextCloud has the following typical customers:

2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

We do not have any information about what languages NextCloud supports

NextCloud supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

NextCloud integrates with the following applications:

BigBlueButton, GitHub, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint, Moodle, ONLYOFFICE, Rocket.Chat, Sentry, Zimbra Collaboration Suite, draw.io

NextCloud offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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