About ownCloud

ownCloud is an open-source file synchronization and collaboration solution that helps businesses organize and share data across the organization. It lets team members share data with external collaborators by sending password-protected URLs with expiration dates.

ownCloud enables team leaders to create custom groups, add comments and track employee activities by sharing files, facilitating remote productivity monitoring. It lets employees create, edit and sync all files and folders across multiple devices, including laptop, PC and mobile. Additionally, administrators can provide cryptographic data security and maintain compliance with business regulations and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidelines.

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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

30 Reviews of ownCloud

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.13 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

3.5

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(14)

14

4 stars

(9)

9

3 stars

(5)

5

2 stars

(1)

1

1 stars

(1)

1

Likelihood to Recommend

Not likely

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Showing 1 - 5 of 30 results

August 2018

Octavi from CTTC - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Research

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2018

Free cloud DIY

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.

October 2019

Roberto from Self Employed

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2019

Great platform with a divided community

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.

Reasons for Choosing ownCloud

It runs on my own infrastructure.

February 2020

Brian from American Incorporated

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

1.0

Customer support

1.0

Functionality

3.0

February 2020

Past its prime and headed the wrong direction

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.

February 2020

Mark from Cyberco Ltd

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2020

The "original" NextCloud - superb software

Owncloud served us well, was very stable and reliable and packed with functionality - highly recommended especially for commercial applications.

Pros

This is a really great piece of software that has been well designed and implemented and does a great job in solving many problems and improving productivity.

Cons

The fork to Nextcloud with purer development goals made a point in time where the leap to a new platform become compelling.

March 2019

Steven from Raiffeisen Informatik

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Banking

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

OwnCloud may become your long-term storage solution

I highly recommend this platform to all enterprises which are looking for a good solution to their document storage. The platform security is ensured: your files are protected by the username and password created by you. So, I advise you to give it a try and find your long-term storage solution.

Pros

It is important to know that the software is hosted, which means that it is accessible everywhere and on any devices. You can download and use the desktop clients on your PC or if you prefer to access it on your phone, the app is available for downloading as well. You can also use the synchronization function if you want the files on your PC to appear automatically in your OwnCloud account. And finally, what I really like about this software s that I don’t suffer sending large files via email, I just upload them in OwnCloud and share with whoever I want them to receive. You will be surprised to discover very convenient software where you can store your files and share it easily with your friends or colleagues. OwnCloud is mainly used by small and medium companies to store their documents and share them with clients. By the way, you can use the software not only for your business purposes but also for your own personal needs. You can upload your videos, music, books or other files of large size.

Cons

On the one hand, the sync feature makes everything easy and fast but on the other hand, if you accidentally delete a file it may disappear from everywhere with no chance to restore it. The time for loading and showing pictures and files is too long. In addition, it is impossible to watch videos. OwnCloud is storage, you can only store them but I wish I could also watch them. Working with the calendar and contacts is not easy. You need to add some plugins to share them via emails.