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What is Nextcloud?

Nextcloud offers their open source, self-hosted Content Collaboration Platform, combining what they describe as an easy user interface for consumer-grade cloud solutions with the security and compliance measures enterprises need. Nextcloud brings together universal access to data through mobile, desktop…

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Popular Features

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  • Device sync (11)
    9.0
    90%
  • Video files (10)
    8.8
    88%
  • Access control (11)
    8.2
    82%
  • User and role management (11)
    8.2
    82%
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What is Nextcloud?

Nextcloud offers their open source, self-hosted Content Collaboration Platform, combining what they describe as an easy user interface for consumer-grade cloud solutions with the security and compliance measures enterprises need. Nextcloud brings together universal access to data…

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  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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ownCloud is a self-hosted open source file syncing and sharing option, from the Boston-based company of the same name.

What is Google Drive?

Google Drive is a cloud file storage, synchronization, and collaboration platform and service, that features Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for document editing and presentation.

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Product Demos

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Attune Server Automation Demo Building a NextCloud server

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Features

File Sharing & Management

Features that allow collaborators to view, work on, and organize files.

8.4
Avg 8.4

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Features related to security and administration for cloud storage platforms

9
Avg 8.6

Cloud Storage Platform

Features around the functionality of the cloud storage platform.

8.1
Avg 8.5
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Product Details

What is Nextcloud?

Nextcloud offers their open source, self-hosted Content Collaboration Platform, combining what they describe as an easy user interface for consumer-grade cloud solutions with the security and compliance measures enterprises need. Nextcloud brings together universal access to data through mobile, desktop and web interfaces with next-generation, on-premise secure communication and collaboration features like real-time document editing, chat and video calls, putting them under direct control of IT and integrated with existing infrastructure. Nextcloud boasts easy and quick deployment, open, modular architecture and an emphasis on security and advanced federation capabilities to enable modern enterprises to leverage existing file storage assets within and across the borders of their organization.

Nextcloud Features

File Sharing & Management Features

  • Supported: Versioning
  • Supported: Document files
  • Supported: Image files
  • Supported: Video files
  • Supported: Audio files
  • Supported: Document collaboration
  • Supported: Shared folders
  • Supported: Access control
  • Supported: File search
  • Supported: Device sync
  • Supported: Web interface
  • Supported: File change notifications
  • Supported: Simultaneous editing

Cloud Storage Security & Administration Features

  • Supported: Single sign-on
  • Supported: Two-step verification
  • Supported: End-user encryption
  • Supported: User and role management
  • Supported: Storage limit management
  • Supported: File organization
  • Supported: Device management
  • Supported: Password-protected files

Cloud Storage Platform Features

  • Supported: Performance
  • Supported: Reliability
  • Supported: Storage Reports
  • Supported: Multi-language

Additional Features

  • Supported: Online document collaboration
  • Supported: Online communication
  • Supported: Groupware

Nextcloud Screenshots

Screenshot of Nextcloud HubScreenshot of Nextcloud CalendarScreenshot of Nextcloud Talk

Nextcloud Videos

Share and collaborate on documents, send and receive email, manage your calendar and have video chats without data leaks. As fully on-premises solution, Nextcloud Hub provides the benefits of online collaboration without the compliance and security risks.
Nextcloud Talk is the most secure way of communication and collaboration! Calls are encrypted and not even meta-data leaves your server. Easily share documents and work together with others on your server or guests you invited for meetings, webinars or more.
Nextcloud Files is the most secure and private way to share and collaborate on documents. Easy to use, 100% on premises, open source and enterprise ready.
Nextcloud offers Calendar, Mail, Contacts and more, built in. Work together, share documents, plan video chats and more!
With Nextcloud you can easily share, edit and collaborate on Microsoft Office documents on your desktop or mobile device

Nextcloud Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesGlobal

Frequently Asked Questions

Dropbox, AvePoint Cloud Backup, and ShareFile are common alternatives for Nextcloud.

Reviewers rate Audio files highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Nextcloud are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Users have praised the Nextcloud iOS Beta for its refreshingly simple and easy-to-navigate UI. This secure platform serves as a versatile solution for remote development and collaboration, making it an excellent tool for individuals and teams alike. With the addition of the new photos app, Nextcloud provides users with their own enterprise collaboration platform at their fingertips. Furthermore, Nextcloud serves as a front-end for external file shares, offering web-based access to files and folders for users outside the office. This feature enables seamless sharing with external parties in a password-protected environment, making it an ideal replacement for team network drives. Additionally, Nextcloud's calendar and scheduling capabilities facilitate efficient collaboration with relevant stakeholders. Users appreciate that Nextcloud serves as a core alternative to various key services, such as files, calendars, address book, kanban boards for agile development, chat functionality, and online file editing/commenting. By addressing the need for privacy and digital sovereignty through server control by the user, Nextcloud offers enhanced data security. Its single software/UI supports multiple activities and is easily accessible on mobile devices. Both sysadmins and end-users find Nextcloud easy to install, maintain, and customize for their specific needs. The granular control over user storage allows for increased security and data privacy. Another notable use case is Nextcloud's ability to foster person-to-person communication within organizations while organically onboarding new individuals, expanding the organization's presence. With its fully-featured PIM solution combined with easy file sharing and synchronization across desktop and mobile clients, Nextcloud helps streamline workflows. The product's capability to exchange files securely with clients and customers is highly valued by users who appreciate the convenience of drag-and-drop file transfer without relying on non-compliant public services. In situations where security restrictions prevent file exchange with external partners using OneDrive or other similar services, Nextcloud emerges as a trustworthy alternative. Finally, small teams benefit from using Nextcloud to manage project files and share them with clients without the need for additional file-sharing services or email, providing a simplified and efficient workflow.

Attribute Ratings

Reviews

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Nextcloud is used as a fully flagged PIM solution (calendar, addresses, messaging) with the addition of easy file sharing. With the available desktop clients for all major operating systems and mobile clients, everything can stay in sync. As this product is open source and can be hosted on-prem, the only costs involved are resources and administration. The basic applications that come with Nextcloud offer file viewing of PDFs; if you're looking for office functions like word processing, there are various plugins.
  • Contact sharing via WebDAV.
  • Calendar sharing via CalDAV.
  • File sharing via web browser and Nextcloud client applications (desktop and mobile).
  • Sync conflicts need to be resolved manually in some cases.
  • It's not very straight forward to setup versioning for files.
  • Creating a preview of files sets the server under heavy load.
For a SOHO business, this solution is ideal. You don't need to administrative overhead of other products like GSuite, and it saves licensing costs. The maintenance effort is minimal as long as you use their default applications. Migrations to newer versions can be done with a few commands and run automatically. If you're planning on using Nextcloud in large deployments with many users, you'll start to see higher costs on your resources and maintenance. There will be a point at which Gsuite becomes easier to manage.
File Sharing & Management (7)
62.857142857142854%
6.3
Versioning
30%
3.0
Video files
80%
8.0
Audio files
100%
10.0
Document collaboration
N/A
N/A
Access control
70%
7.0
File search
70%
7.0
Device sync
90%
9.0
Cloud Storage Security & Administration (3)
83.33333333333334%
8.3
User and role management
70%
7.0
File organization
90%
9.0
Device management
90%
9.0
Cloud Storage Platform (3)
40%
4.0
Performance
30%
3.0
Reliability
90%
9.0
Storage Reports
N/A
N/A
  • Quick setup with minimal cost.
  • Low maintenance cost.
  • User training required for cases where manual sync conflicts need to be resolved.
PIM and file sharing are the same as you get in Google's Drive/Calendar. With extensions, you can also implement web meetings (e.g., by using Jitsi), but this comes with more administrative effort. In the end, this comes down to how big of a user/customer base you are supporting. For small enterprises, Nextcloud stacks up very well against its big competitors. At a large scale, you will have increased maintenance and resource costs which you need to check against licensing fees for the cloud providers.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Nextcloud in the whole company. It's an excellent tool to replace a team network drive, and especially for sharing files with outside users in a password-protected environment -- we use this daily. We also use additional tools such as calendars and scheduling.
  • User rights
  • Version management
  • Scaleability
  • Online editing of office documents is limited.
  • Mobile phone app doesn't always sync immediately.
  • Videoconferencing tools are resource intensive.
Nextcloud works well in a small organization where you need to quickly find an alternative to closed-source or hosted filesharing. It is very flexible for sharing documents with partners, clients, an accountant, etc. It integrates smoothly with email software such as emClient for calendar handling and for sharing large documents (a link will be shared automatically, instead of attaching the file). It is probably less appropriate for very large business environments where the database and rights model (shared folders) is too simple.
File Sharing & Management (7)
88.57142857142858%
8.9
Versioning
100%
10.0
Video files
80%
8.0
Audio files
90%
9.0
Document collaboration
80%
8.0
Access control
100%
10.0
File search
100%
10.0
Device sync
70%
7.0
Cloud Storage Security & Administration (3)
86.66666666666666%
8.7
User and role management
100%
10.0
File organization
80%
8.0
Device management
80%
8.0
Cloud Storage Platform (3)
96.66666666666666%
9.7
Performance
100%
10.0
Reliability
100%
10.0
Storage Reports
90%
9.0
  • Reduced costs: Cheaper than hosted alternatives if you need a lot of space.
  • Professional impression on partners and clients (branding, security).
Dropbox was no longer an option due to their hosting policy. We needed an EU-based solution, preferably open source and self-hosted. There were also security leaks with Dropbox in the past. OneDrive is dreadfully slow, Nextcloud is as fast as you want it to be. On a dedicated server with 4 users, it is lightning fast.
Nafisha Labiba | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Nextcloud is used across the organization and everybody likes it. As a leading tourism business we need to keep the whole organization updated on what's happening and what should we do at what situation. This platform enables us to collaborate with relevant stakeholders very easily through [the] file shari[n]g option. It has made the job more collaborative and efficient.
  • File sharing and collaboration feature.
  • Reliable and secured.
  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Customizable.
  • Bit of expensive.
  • Graphical edition could improve.
  • Rest is fine with the application.
Nextcloud is well suited for those businesses which need extreme collaboration among its' employees and customers as well. The file sharing feature is just amazing w[h]ich will enable you to update yourself as well as the relevant targeted stakeholders on the ongoing and Como issues.
This application might help the small or larger business for bringing out the efficiency and productivity.
File Sharing & Management (7)
100%
10.0
Versioning
100%
10.0
Video files
100%
10.0
Audio files
100%
10.0
Document collaboration
100%
10.0
Access control
100%
10.0
File search
100%
10.0
Device sync
100%
10.0
Cloud Storage Security & Administration (3)
100%
10.0
User and role management
100%
10.0
File organization
100%
10.0
Device management
100%
10.0
Cloud Storage Platform (3)
100%
10.0
Performance
100%
10.0
Reliability
100%
10.0
Storage Reports
100%
10.0
  • It has reduced our expense through reducing the banner printing and installation spent.
  • Efficiency is increased as every person is onboarded on the projects.
  • Reliable and secured platform ensures no data glitch.
Nextcloud is easy to set up an[d] easy to use because of its user-friendly interface. Some of the features offered by this application [are] much better and effective compared to OneDrive.
Overall, Nextcloud is just amazing and as an organization we are extremely happy with the efficient and reliable service.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Nextcloud is used as a core alternative for our key services: files (internal and with clients), calendars and address book, kanban (deck) for agile development, chat and edit/comment files online.
It is used across the whole organization as a central hub which operates as a bridge between departments.
It addresses the need for:
  • Privacy, no activity or data are ever analysed.
  • Digital sovereignty, all of our data are on a server which we control 100%.
  • Single software/UI for several activities.
  • Accessible also on mobile (iOs/android).
  • Ease of installation/maintenance (sysadmins).
  • Ease of use (users).
  • 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.
  • Merge talk and file client apps on mobile devices.
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).
File Sharing & Management (7)
97.14285714285714%
9.7
Versioning
100%
10.0
Video files
100%
10.0
Audio files
100%
10.0
Document collaboration
100%
10.0
Access control
100%
10.0
File search
80%
8.0
Device sync
100%
10.0
Cloud Storage Security & Administration (3)
66.66666666666667%
6.7
User and role management
100%
10.0
File organization
100%
10.0
Device management
N/A
N/A
Cloud Storage Platform (3)
N/A
N/A
Performance
N/A
N/A
Reliability
N/A
N/A
Storage Reports
N/A
N/A
  • We do not spend money on software license (unlike Office 365).
  • Very simple maintenance and upgrading.
  • Very simple backup and restore.
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.
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.
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