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Likelihood to Recommend

Nextcloud

Nextcloud is well suited in any collaboration scenario where users wants to share comments and resources as well as organize events or work together.
It is also very well suited for non-profit organizations as it is free to use and very simple even for non-tech users.
I can't imagine scenarios where it might not be appropriate as running requirements are minimal (php, mysql) so even a single user could find benefit to use it as an alternative for basic icloud or gmail use (files with desktop and mobile clients, calendar and address book).
Joseph Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

I'd easily recommend ownCloud to small businesses or teams within organizations. I've not used ownCloud in large deployments, so I'd hesitate before suggesting it in a situation where more than 10 users need support. That said, ownCloud is easy to set up and multiple instances could be used to service a large user base.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Nextcloud
9.7
ownCloud
8.4
Versioning
Nextcloud
10.0
ownCloud
8.8
Video files
Nextcloud
10.0
ownCloud
7.8
Audio files
Nextcloud
10.0
ownCloud
8.1
Document collaboration
Nextcloud
10.0
ownCloud
7.5
Access control
Nextcloud
10.0
ownCloud
9.4
File search
Nextcloud
8.0
ownCloud
7.6
Device sync
Nextcloud
10.0
ownCloud
9.2

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Nextcloud
10.0
ownCloud
8.4
User and role management
Nextcloud
10.0
ownCloud
8.7
File organization
Nextcloud
10.0
ownCloud
8.7
Device management
Nextcloud
ownCloud
7.8

Cloud Storage Platform

Nextcloud
ownCloud
8.3
Performance
Nextcloud
ownCloud
8.1
Reliability
Nextcloud
ownCloud
8.6
Storage Reports
Nextcloud
ownCloud
8.3

Pros

Nextcloud

  • File sharing (internal, public or federated).
  • One software, many activities (files, address book, calendar, chat, edit, email) ...
  • Groupware, sharing between users or groups is really easy and finely controlled.
  • Integrations and many apps.
Joseph Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

  • Attention and dedication to making the product a world class product with continual product updates.
  • Ease of use from an administration standpoint, and a very Clear UI.
  • The price -- you can't beat free!
  • Mobile applications are great.
  • Integration with public S3 cloud providers like AWS S3 and Wasabi S3.
  • 2FA authentication is supported and works great!
  • Marketplace Add-Ons: I love this! For example, I can install an add-on that natively opens raw images. I am a photographer as well, and being able to quickly view the CR2 Raw Files direct from the camera is fantastic! This was made possible by a marketplace add-in.
  • Embedded Media Players: Photos, Music, and Video files can be viewed and played right in the browser window.
  • Sync application to keep local files on a computer updated with the files on the server.
  • Access control and permissions -- shareable links!
Jonathan Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nextcloud

  • Merge talk and file client apps on mobile devices.
Joseph Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

  • Inability to easily collaboratively edit the same document by several people. Some advances have been made with Collabora (Libreoffice online) but it is still very sub-par compared to Office365 and desktop/online Office editing Sharepoint or OneDrive documents.
  • Apps for Calendar and Contacts are not part of the basic core, and although now quite supported they cannot still be easily deployed in common email clients such as Outlook or Thunderbird, separate CalDAV and CardDAV plugins need to be installed. Embedding an email solution and plugins for major email clients so they can work just by entering username and password would be good.
  • Risk of moving important folders/files to another location just by random drag-and-drop on Windows. Sometimes this breaks public links that cannot be restored anymore. Reverting such mistake by any of the users is impossible automatically.
  • When some user deletes some data in a shared folder it is put into recycle bin of the owner of the folder. The user who deleted cannot himself/herself revert such action as he/she does not see the recycle bin (trash) of the owner. Also, there is no log in the recycle bin who deleted that file or folder.
Martin Malec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Nextcloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ownCloud

ownCloud 8.9
Based on 4 answers
OwnCloud is easy for me to use, and I believe it would be for others too. The barrier for most people will be the set up. For a technology professional like myself, ownCloud's setup is pretty straightforward, but it's not the sort of thing most casual users will be able to handle. Also, it's on the user to maintain the service. These can be taken care of by paying someone to do it for you.
João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Nextcloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ownCloud

ownCloud 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Compared with other cloud services, ownCloud has been the most efficient. It doesn't create a noticeable drain on resources and very quickly syncs across all my devices. I'm usually able to save a file on my laptop and by the time I walk over and sit down at my desktop machine, it's already there. I don't need to wait as often as I have with services like OneDrive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nextcloud

Nextcloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I never needed support as everything always worked fine. The documentation on Nextcloud website is extensive and clear. The community is very active on the forum and should support you if you don't already find what you are looking for.
Joseph Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

ownCloud 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Regarding the community edition, there is a reasonably good support on the IRC, forums and in the issue section on Github. Perhaps a much more individual approach would be available if the premium support was chosen and the instance of the server was provided by the Owncloud company that also offers some premium extensions, not available generally. However, we did not need this level of support yet.
Martin Malec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Nextcloud

Even excluding the budget and privacy concerns, we selected Nextcloud for its simplicity of use and the UI is very clear.
It just does what it is supposed to do.
  • No license.
  • Much, much ease of use.
  • Not opening several windows.
  • No un-useful services.
  • No automatic update.
  • Control over data.
  • Open-source software.
  • Integrations.
Joseph Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

The paid cloud services are expensive if you need a lot of data. You're giving your personal and business information to a data-hungry organization. Local NAS solutions are too slow. We run ownCloud on an older business PC and the performance is outstanding, even for remote access, due to local syncing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nextcloud

  • We do not spend money on software license (unlike Office 365).
  • Very simple maintenance and upgrading.
  • Very simple backup and restore.
Joseph Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

  • Software is free so if you are going for a hosted solution anyway, it's hard to beat
  • One of the easiest way to make sure your data is secured without compromising on features
  • You need to manage the infrastructure and software
Marc-Olivier Turgeon-Ferland | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Nextcloud

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

ownCloud

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nextcloud
10.0
ownCloud
8.6

Usability

Nextcloud
ownCloud
8.9

Performance

Nextcloud
ownCloud
10.0

Support Rating

Nextcloud
9.0
ownCloud
8.0

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