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Alternatives to ownCloud

Nextcloud, Box, FreeNAS, Syncthing, and Dropbox are the most popular alternatives and competitors to ownCloud.
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What is ownCloud and what are its top alternatives?

It is an open source, self-hosted file sync and share app platform. Access & sync your files, contacts, calendars & bookmarks across your devices. You decide what happens with your data, where it is and who can access it.
ownCloud is a tool in the File Storage category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to ownCloud

  • Nextcloud

    Nextcloud

    A suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services The most deployed self-hosted file share and collaboration platform on the web. Access & collaborate across your devices. ...

  • Box

    Box

    The Box API gives you access to the content management features you see in our web app and lets you extend them for use in your own app. It strives to be RESTful and is organized around the main resources you’re familiar with from the Box web interface. ...

  • FreeNAS

    FreeNAS

    It is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use it with ZFS to protect, store, backup, all of your data. It is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise. ...

  • Syncthing

    Syncthing

    It is a continuous file synchronization program. It synchronizes files between two or more computers and replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, if it is shared with some third party and how it's transmitted over the internet. ...

  • Dropbox

    Dropbox

    Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more. ...

  • Google Drive

    Google Drive

    Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. ...

  • Seafile

    Seafile

    A file syncing and collaboration platform for enterprise. It provides Dropbox like file syncing. It also comes with rich collaboration features, includes file preview, discussion, wiki. The goal is to help customers to build an unified and easy-to-use file management platform behind their firewalls. ...

  • Microsoft SharePoint

    Microsoft SharePoint

    It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization. ...

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Nextcloud

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A self-hosted productivity platform that keeps you in control
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PROS OF NEXTCLOUD
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    Free
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    Synchronous with all devices
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    Simplistic
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    Open Source
CONS OF NEXTCLOUD
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    Joshua Dean Küpper
    CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 3 upvotes · 119.3K views

    We use Nextcloud for company-file-management, personal work-documents and for collaborative work (through collabora), organize our #TODOs, that are not covered by the Bugtracker. Existing solutions either were very expensive ( Google Drive ), missed a lot of features ( Trello ) or were pretty much overloaded with features ( Wekan within Sandstorm ).

    That made Nextcloud ud our natural fit for our company management and we're convinced of its integrations and flexibility.

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    Box logo

    Box

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    Build Innovative Applications on Box
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    PROS OF BOX
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      Easy to work with
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      Great API
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      Shared file hosting
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      Ability to see who has downloaded the file you sent
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      No brainer
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      Integration with external services
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      Great web UI
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      Popular
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      Custom branding
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      Secure
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      Clean Interface
    CONS OF BOX
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      FreeNAS logo

      FreeNAS

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      PROS OF FREENAS
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        Very Stable
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        Easy to install
      CONS OF FREENAS
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        Syncthing

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        PROS OF SYNCTHING
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          Convenient to use
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          Offline
        CONS OF SYNCTHING
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          Not intuitive how to set up on a headless machine

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        Dropbox

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          Easy to work with
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          Free
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          Popular
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          Shared file hosting
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          'just works'
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          No brainer
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          Integration with external services
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          Simple
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          Good api
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          Least cost (free) for the basic needs case
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          It just works
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          Convenient
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          Accessible from all of my devices
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          Command Line client
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          Can even be used by your grandma
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          Synchronizing laptop and desktop - work anywhere
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          Mac app
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          Sync API
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          Beautiful UI
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          Ability to pay monthly without losing your files
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          Extended version history
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          Delta synchronization
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          Cross platform app
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          Reliable
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          Cons
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          YC Company
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          Pros
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          What a beautiful app
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          The more the merrier
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          So easy
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          For when client needs file without opening firewall
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          Easy/no setup
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          Easy to work with
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          Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliabl
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          Everybody needs to share and synchronize files reliably
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          Backups, local and cloud
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          Easy to use
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          The more the merrier
        CONS OF DROPBOX
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          Personal vs company account is confusing
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          Replication kills CPU and battery

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        Jorge Cortell
        Founder & CEO at Kanteron Systems · | 1 upvote · 126.9K views

        We originally used Dropbox as an easy way to store and share documents, but moved to the much more powerful and convenient Google Drive, although we still use Dropbox occasionally.

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        Google Drive logo

        Google Drive

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        A safe place for all your files
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        PROS OF GOOGLE DRIVE
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          Easy to use
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          Gmail integration
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          Enough free space
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          Collaboration
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          Stable service
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          Desktop and mobile apps
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          Offline sync
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          Apps
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          15 gb storage
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          Add-ons
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          Integrates well
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          Easy to use
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          Simple back-up tool
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          Linux terminal transfer tools
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          Amazing
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          Beautiful
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          Fast upload speeds
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          The more the merrier
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          So easy
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          Wonderful
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          It has grown to a stable in the cloud office
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          Butt
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          Best thing ever
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          G Suite integration
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          Got
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          WOW!!!!! i can make google slides
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          House
        CONS OF GOOGLE DRIVE
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          Organization via web ui sucks
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          Not a real database

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        Joshua Dean Küpper
        CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 3 upvotes · 119.3K views

        We use Nextcloud for company-file-management, personal work-documents and for collaborative work (through collabora), organize our #TODOs, that are not covered by the Bugtracker. Existing solutions either were very expensive ( Google Drive ), missed a lot of features ( Trello ) or were pretty much overloaded with features ( Wekan within Sandstorm ).

        That made Nextcloud ud our natural fit for our company management and we're convinced of its integrations and flexibility.

        See more
        Jorge Cortell
        Founder & CEO at Kanteron Systems · | 1 upvote · 126.9K views

        We originally used Dropbox as an easy way to store and share documents, but moved to the much more powerful and convenient Google Drive, although we still use Dropbox occasionally.

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        Seafile logo

        Seafile

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        Open source cloud storage software with advanced features
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        PROS OF SEAFILE
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          Lightweight
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          Simple
        CONS OF SEAFILE
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          Microsoft SharePoint

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          PROS OF MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT
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            Great online support
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            Perfect version control
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            Stable Platform
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            Seamless intergration with MS Office
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            Secure
          CONS OF MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT
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            Rigid, hard to add external applicaions
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            User interface. Steep learning curve, old-fashioned

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