About ownCloud

ownCloud is an open source enterprise file sharing platform designed to provide users with secure access to company files and documents from any device. APIs and open architecture enable the addition of corporate branding and extension of core functionality to meet evolving company needs.

ownCloud offers a range of enterprise file management features, including link expiration, password protection, full access and anonymous sharing, and more. Two-factor authentication (2FA), ransomware protection, password policies, file firewalls, and end-to-end encryption ensure that all data is kept secure. Native mobile apps for Android and iOS allow authorized users to access files from wherever they are. Admins can log and audit a range of account-level activities including logins, file updates, and file sharing activity for compliance reporting.

Through integration with Microsoft Office Online, ONLYOFFICE, and Collabora Online, ownCloud provides collaborative editing functionality for multiple document types including presentations, spreadsheets, and text documents. Outlook integration also lets users share access to directories and files from within their email client.

Pricing starting from:

US$3 600,00/year

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Open Source
  • Subscription

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Pricing starting from:

US$3 600,00/year

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Open Source
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of ownCloud: 39

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Anti Virus
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Synchronization
  • Document Capture
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Encryption
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
  • Full Text Search
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile Access
  • Password Management
  • Policy Management
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-time Updates
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Retention Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Single Sign On
  • Synchronous Editing
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • User Management
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,2 /5
(36)
Value for Money
4,1/5
Features
3,9/5
Ease of Use
4,5/5
Customer Support
3,3/5

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Octavi P.
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  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Free cloud DIY

Reviewed on 2018/08/21

Having the capacity to get to every one of my documents from anyplace is incredible. I have a few...

Having the capacity to get to every one of my documents from anyplace is incredible. I have a few terabytes of documents on my server, more than I would ever store with any of the cloud suppliers out there, in any event not at a sensible cost. When it is set up and designed it is entirely strong and does the activity I require it to do.

Pros

It has phenomenal capacities which encourages me keep my work all together, with my associates, I can synchronize every one of the records on various PCs, it's super sheltered since I can encode the documents, has online music peruser, online content tool, watcher of online archives (PDF, OpenDocument), among numerous different capacities.

Cons

The confounded method to coordinate different advances like FTP.

The documentation for the execution of different techniques like FTP is somewhat confounded in comparisson with different instructional exercises.

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

OwnCloud instead of DropBox

Reviewed on 2020/12/18

Besides being a "better DropBox", OwnCloud has the ability to use plugins. It has a MarketPlace...

Besides being a "better DropBox", OwnCloud has the ability to use plugins. It has a MarketPlace where you can search for various types of plugins. Most of the plugins are free too.

Pros

OwnCloud is wonderful. It runs on your own server so the only limitations to the amount of storage space you have is the amount of disk space on your server. You can create public links with or without password protection, and you can schedule the link to automatically deactivate. You can have as many synchronized folders as you want (not just one like DropBox). You can share each of these folders with different people or groups, and you have full control over the type of access: read only, write only (drop box), or read/write. Best of all, OwnCloud is an open-source product and it's all absolutely free.

Cons

OwnCloud has an automatic update feature but I've had it fail more times than I've had it succeed. It's not all that hard to upgrade manually, but an automatic update would be much much nicer.

Brian F.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Other for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Past its prime and headed the wrong direction

Reviewed on 2020/02/04

Good while still community oriented, now a dead-end product.

Good while still community oriented, now a dead-end product.

Pros

When I implemented ownCloud, it was a neat opensource platform with an active community, with the option of solid support at a fair price. Filesharing with "cloud" providers like Dropbox leaves you at their mercy for security (or lack thereof!) and the annoying clients require re-training on a regular basis. The support costs of the simple ownCloud web interface with drag-drop file uploading were one-time only. Performance was good enough, support was cheap enough, and it was fine for what we used it for.

Cons

Over the course of a few years, the founders left due to "professional managers" messing things up. Support costs went up with no real indication why. I dropped ownCloud paid and switched to a solid commercial product called FileCloud. For "free" OSS I strongly recommend NextCloud, I've helped several friends set it up and they are ecstatic with the results.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Information Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Free midsize solution for filestorage

Reviewed on 2021/02/08

for a free solution it is one of the best choices in the opensource world.

for a free solution it is one of the best choices in the opensource world.

Pros

It is your own server so it is the best to secure by your own way. Cook it as you prefer.

Cons

The Admin Panel lacks lots to enterprise features. The base idea of sharing files is not intuitive. It tooks a bit to get used of its limit.

Roberto R.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Great platform with a divided community

Reviewed on 2019/10/15

The software is great. It does its job and it does it perfect.

The software is great. It does its job and it does it perfect.

Pros

It's great to have autonomy on your cloud. You can get file storage that adapts to your very own infrastructure, plus it has a lot of plugins to interact with your data.

Cons

At some point the community divided and the product was forked, which left the people that uses it with two choices.

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ownCloud FAQs

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ownCloud offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$3 600,00/year
  • Pricing model: Free, Open Source, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

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ownCloud has the following typical customers:

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

We do not have any information about what languages ownCloud supports

ownCloud supports the following devices:

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

ownCloud integrates with the following applications:

Dropbox Business, Google Drive, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint, ONLYOFFICE

ownCloud offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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