Overall Satisfaction with Nextcloud
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
- Online editing of office documents is limited.
- Mobile phone app doesn't always sync immediately.
- Videoconferencing tools are resource intensive.
- 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.
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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.