Nextcloud

Nextcloud


4.5 / 5
24 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Anyone who need to securely access & share data with colleagues, customers or partners. Our customers are in finance, government, education, construction, legal, IT, retail, healthcare and more!


Average Ratings

24 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $2,000.00/year
  • Pricing Details
    Starting at $38/user/year with volume discounts up to 10 million users.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Nextcloud
  • nextcloud.com
  • Founded 2016
  • Germany

About Nextcloud

Nextcloud offers the leading self-hosted file sync & content collaboration platform combining the convenience and ease of use of public clouds with the security, privacy and control business needs. Our 100% open source self-hosted solution quickly deploys & integrates deep in existing storage and user directories, delivering easy collaboration to your users. It is extensible with over 150 apps from our ecosystem. Users can access data everywhere with our mobile and desktop apps!


Nextcloud Features

  • Audit Trail
  • Chat / Messaging
  • Collaboration
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Encryption
  • File Synchronization
  • Search
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

Nextcloud Reviews Recently Reviewed!


A great solution for folks that want more control over their data.

Jul 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I've been using Nextcloud as a replacement for Google Drive and Google Docs for the last four or five years. It has a ton of really great apps that I can install that can replicate popular Google services. For instance, I can use the Nextcloud desktop and mobile sync clients to have Google Drive like functionality. I can install a calendar app that gives me Google Calender functionality. There are apps for tasks, documents, and e-mail that all work really well, and again, replicate that Google functionality that we've all come to be fans of. However, my favorite feature is the "News" app that lets me setup all of my RSS feeds and view them in a browser. Previously I had used Google Reader, but when Google shut down that product, it left me searching for a replacement. I tried several other options, but eventually stumbled onto Nextcloud. Initially I only wanted to use Nextcloud for the News app, but when I saw everything that it could do, I migrated away from Google entirely and now use my self hosted Nextcloud instance which gives me full control over my documents and files.

Cons: The biggest con for me with this application is it never upgrades properly. I use a third party hosting provider called Dreamhost, and whenever I attempt to do an automatic or manual upgrade to my Nextcloud instance, I end up breaking it and have to rebuild it from scratch. I don't know if this is due to something on my hosting provider's end, but every single time I've attempted to do an upgrade it has failed.

Additionally, community support can sometimes be lacking. Since this is an open source product, you have to rely on a lot of forum posts and blog entries to find solutions to your problems. Sometiems that can be frustrating.

Overall: Centralization of my files and documents, ease of management and use, and desktop/mobile clients for every platform that I use (Windows, Mac, iOS). Additionally, it's completely free and does all the things that I need it to do.

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 13, 2018

Dear user,

Thank you for the review on Capterra! We're very glad you are happy with Nextcloud!

Nextcloud upgrades should absolutely not give any issues - there must be a problem at Dreamhost if they do. In addition, we offer our customers stand-by support when doing upgrades to make sure even large installations upgrade smoothly. Our experienced team is extremely adept at identifying and fixing them quickly!

If you want to get the most out of Nextcloud, consider a Nextcloud Subscriptions to benefit from our expertise and additional functionality like Outlook integration. The community forums are - well that, community forums, only really suitable for home users.

Forget Dropbox i have Nextcloud!

Apr 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I was looking for a solution in my company for media storage, assign share links to my client's and employees, to be able to have control over their accounts, make announcements, edit folder permissions, commenting on shared files/links, and all of that is possible for me in Nextcloud!

I am blowned away the many feature si am able to use on my everyday basis in my company.

Something i really like is the drop file feature, i can make a folder and share that link for upload only, without viewing content etc. It is a huge help to drop suggestions etc.

I use Nextcloud with Mountain Duck on my companies computer, this way everyone can access their Nextcloud server like if it was a external hardrive.

Also i can get all addons directly from their library,

Cons: I would love to have more control over the styles on every elements, even thou it is possible to create my own theme, it would need lot's of coding.

Some buttons are not in the best position, i have to rely on custom css to change some buttons.

Overall: I can have all my company's data in a secure place and share files with customers with editing options. I use this for my business everyday!

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 13, 2018

Dear Josef,

Thank you for the review on Capterra! We're very glad you are happy with Nextcloud!

If you want to get the most out of Nextcloud, don't forget we have Nextcloud Subscriptions available. That improves much on the community help aimed at home users like you'll find on the forums and gives access to additional documentation and capabilities like our Outlook integration, Global Scale and more.

Take care!

Mr

Sep 11, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to setup and use. Enforces / reminds you to use safe settings.

Easy for users as well. Both in the client and the web based viewer.

We only use the file storage system and this is very stable and reliable.

The mobile app is already good and well integrated into the OSes

And it's open source :)

Cons: The desktop is client sometimes slow and hogging users CPUs when transferring many files. Some other bugs in the client are the greatest problem but they improve slowly.

Overall: My team can work from anywhere without the hassle of connecting to networkshares over VPN

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 13, 2018

Dear Bhargavi,

Thank you for the review on Capterra! We're very glad you are happy with Nextcloud!

If you want to get the most out of Nextcloud, don't forget we have Nextcloud Subscriptions available. That improves much on the community help aimed at home users like you'll find on the forums and gives access to additional documentation and capabilities like our Outlook integration, Global Scale for higher scaelability, lower cost and data locality control and more.

We can of course address any issues you have with the desktop client.

Take care!

Run your own Dropbox

Nov 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: All the features of Dropbox on your own server. You can run your own cloud at home with this software. No longer do you need to trust your files to computers that are under someone else's control. You can have privacy and convenience too. They have clients that work really well for Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and iOS so you can sync files all over the place and on all of your devices. They have a very active development community and a growing marketplace of add-on apps that you can install in your installation to expand functionality.

Cons: Initial setup can be a little complex at first. Support is based mostly on forums and google searches, but there is a paid subscription service for Enterprise support.

Overall: This has been an awesome product that has given us the benefits of cloud storage without having to trust our files to an outside provider. We are able to share files now in ways that were never possible when they were simply on NFS/CIFS file shares. The automatic versioning is wonderful it has saved us more than once when someone made changes they needed to revert to a file.

usefull personal cloud

Jun 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: it's a great solution for a personal document cloud with possibility to add multiple features like note, collaborations, photo store.... It is easy to install and the combination with nginx offer a really trustable, scalable and high performance platform. For whatever issue or customization need you can find the suitable solution on line. Definetly a suggested choice.

Cons: No real constrain. I hope thhats it will be improved features like chat or video conference, and increase the offer for app device

Overall: i can easy store and manage all my private documents from multiple devices

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 13, 2018

Dear user,

Thank you for the review on Capterra! We're very glad you are happy with Nextcloud!

If you want to get the most out of Nextcloud, don't forget we have Nextcloud Subscriptions available.

Take care!

Very easy to install and maintain, updating is a breeze with the builtin updater. Good documentation

Jun 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Nextcloud has proved to be very easy to install and maintain (built-in updater helps install new releases in short time without hassles). CalDav and CardDav servers as well as a choice of emailapps make Nextcloud more than just private cloud storage. Ideal small business server

Cons: Nextcloud is opensource software that you will have to install and administer yourself. For larger organizations Nextcloud offers comprehensive support contracts. The fact that the German Federal government chose Nextcloud as its cloud solution speaks for itself.

Overall: Highly reliable and secure smail business server

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 13, 2018

Dear Martin,

Thank you for the review on Capterra! We're very glad you are happy with Nextcloud!

Take care!

The deployment was easy. Forums offered lots of solutions to common issues.

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The ability for it to be hosted on a wide variety of platform including on NAS was brilliant.

Sharing was easy, creating users was a breeze. And because it syncs the local copy rather than a network share, everyone still has access to the files when the network is down!

Native apps on iOS and Android was great!

Cons: Folders are shared by owner. If the owner of the folder leaves the system, you will need command line access to transfer ownership of the folders. Workaround was to download the entire folder and upload it again.

Overall: Secure, personal cloud space with no capacity limit!

Native mobile and desktop apps!

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 13, 2018

Dear user,

Thank you for the review on Capterra! We're very glad you are happy with Nextcloud!

If you want to get the most out of Nextcloud, don't forget we have Nextcloud Subscriptions available. That improves much on the community help aimed at home users like you'll find on the forums and gives access to additional documentation and capabilities like our Outlook integration, Global Scale for higher scaelability, lower cost and data locality control and more.

Take care!

Capterra loader

A brilliant free and self-hosted cloud storage solution

Oct 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The software is free to use

Everything is simple to setup through the browser

There are mobile and desktop clients so files can be accessed on any device and synced to a folder on your PC for easier access

It is easy to share files with other people

Cons: There are normally 1-5 hidden files of metadata on the root directory of each user's area - this can be annoying if you can see hidden files on your computer

It would be good to have better integration with Microsoft Office, including having NextCloud as a shared area that you can save directly to (both on PC and mobile)

A special section in File Explorer is not setup like OneDrive or Dropbox - instead it syncs to a folder (although this can be pinned to quick access)

Overall: We use Nextcloud to store all of our company files. We use several shared areas for different groups of people (ie game assets and files, legal files and marketing resources)

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 13, 2018

Hi Joshua!

We're glad you are happy with Nextcloud! Stay tuned wrt the special section in File Explorer, we might just be working on something ;-)

If you want to get the most out of Nextcloud, don't forget we have Nextcloud Subscriptions available. That improves much on the community help aimed at home users like you'll find on the forums and gives access to additional documentation and capabilities like our Outlook integration, Global Scale for higher scaelability, lower cost and data locality control and more.

Take care!

Very flexible framework with a lot of apps besides file sharing

May 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Next to files, contacts and calendars you could store notes, read news, listen to music, create mindmaps and many more

Cons: You have to maintain your own server to keep the data absolute private. You need an DDNS service as well.

Overall: I am independant from organizations like Dropbox or Google.

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 13, 2018

Dear Mark

Thank you for the review on Capterra! We're very glad you are happy with Nextcloud!

If you want to get the most out of Nextcloud, don't forget we have Nextcloud Subscriptions available. That improves much on the community help aimed at home users like you'll find on the forums and gives access to additional documentation and capabilities like our Outlook integration, Global Scale and more.

Take care!

Google drive at home

Oct 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: NextCloud is ideal if you would like to share data across multiple region. Simple to setup, easy to use and administer.

Cons: It just came as a fork of ownCloud, this is hard to decide wether to go with ownCloud or NextCloud

Overall: We are using NextCloud to mimic Google drive company wide. We are using object store on top of it. This is very efficient and powerful. We are definitely delighted by the product !

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 13, 2018

Dear user,

Thank you for the review on Capterra! We're very glad you are happy with Nextcloud!

If you want to get the most out of Nextcloud, don't forget we have Nextcloud Subscriptions available. That improves much on the community help aimed at home users like you'll find on the forums and gives access to additional documentation and capabilities like our Outlook integration, Global Scale for higher scaelability, lower cost and data locality control and more.

Take care!

Your own personal cloud

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Nice to have cloud service that you host and control on your own server. The calendar can be easily shared. Nice to have file sharing and uploading for back of file and photos. Easily connect with mobile app free from the app store. IOS and Android.

Easy to setup and free SSL certificate when setting up.

Has lots of add ons that you can install for free to add more features.

Built in chat with video and screen sharing.

Cons: A bit advanced setup if you have never setup a server before.

Have to be able to setup router ports to be able to access from outside your network.

Overall: Having Free cloud storage you control with free mobile apps

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 13, 2018

Dear David

Thank you for the review on Capterra! We're very glad you are a happy home user with Nextcloud!

Take care!

Setup your own personal cloud on your home network

Dec 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I was able to ditch monthly fees for iTunes Match and iCloud monthly storage fees by switching to Nextcloud. Privacy concerns lead me to abandon Microsoft/Apple/Amazon/Google/Dropbox cloud drives in favor of Nextcloud who can do it all.

Cons: It takes some initial effort if you want to build your own webserver on an old PC, installing linux, etc. but its doable for non-linux people.

Overall: The initial set up of the linux system and th nextcloud install/ upgrade required quite some time and a steep learning curve. But now I am extremely happy with this software and the accompanying iOS applications. It allows me to automatically upload all my photos to the cloud, similar to the native iOS iCloud app. All my data, music, photos, are save on my personal server.

perfect for a small company

Nov 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Sync folders/ files between several devices. Sharing /link sharing/ file drop - works like a charm.

Cons: Mail app. Not friendly, have bugs. (but is not mandatory for us ... just something nice to have)

Overall: Our company, being a translations agency, it needs a lot of file sharing between people. Having only few employes, it is too small for a big/ expensive cloud. Also, sometime working with big files, is better to have the server on our local area network (also is good that we have full control on our (clients) data). Nextcloud is perfect for us.

Reliability cloud storage

Nov 29, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It is open source and I love it. I have host it in my student virtual machine and every day I use it to sync my university documents. I like that it have calendar and mobile app!

Cons: I dont have complaints about nextcloud. The only thing that I can imagine is that installation process

Capterra loader

Mature enterprise class open source products

Sep 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: I especially like the continuous improvement cycle that delivers new features, products and optimizations that is delivered with an automatic update feature.

Thank you NextCloud.

Cons: I hope to see many improvement on the Groupware product :)

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 13, 2018

Dear Slim

Thank you for the review on Capterra! We're very glad you are happy with Nextcloud!

I hope you're as excited as we are about the recent addition of Deck to our Groupware product. More improvements are coming, as we've discussed with our customers.

If you want to get the most out of Nextcloud, don't forget we have Nextcloud Subscriptions available. That improves much on the community help aimed at home users like you'll find on the forums and gives access to additional documentation and capabilities like our Outlook integration, Global Scale for higher scaelability, lower cost and data locality control and more.

Take care!

It can be free, but very useful

Oct 16, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: As the successor to owncloud, this is the version that continued the intent of the original creators. Plug ins allow for lots of functions that are expected from file sharing software

Cons: Administering the system requires at least some knowledge of Linux systems, so it's not for everyone, but there's lots of help online.

Overall: I've run nextcloud on a personal server allowing me access to lots of fines no matter where I am, without writing about drive space, and without stirring my personal files on someone else's hardware.

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 17, 2018

Thank you for your feedback! We will most certainly keep improving Nextcloud and exceeding your expectations!

best file sharing software

Nov 23, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Open Source, self hosted, security, ease of use

Cons: the desktop sync client is horrible (file loss)

Overall: Great experience, need to work on desktop sync client to avoid file loss

Nextcloud: Take Ownership of your Cloud

Dec 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: I love that Nextcloud is a pluggable platform that allows me to control how many cloud capabilities I use.

Cons: As a collection of random open source projects, it lacks the polish that the industry kings like Google, Microsoft and Apple offer.

Overall: We use Nextcloud for in-house hosting of documents and easy sharing between computers. We also use the integration with Collabora to provide document editing in the cloud.

Allows me to seamless access data across all my devices. On par with

Mar 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: This open source option works as good as the competing paid versions with much less restrictions. Also more flexibility in the dev version.

Cons: The Android app is not as good as expected with login and connectivity issues. A bit of a learning curve in the beginning.

Overall: Open source option with more flexibility than other cloud storage applications.

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 13, 2018

Dear Bhargavi,

Thank you for the review on Capterra! We're very glad you are happy with Nextcloud!

If you want to get the most out of Nextcloud, don't forget we have Nextcloud Subscriptions available. That improves much on the community help aimed at home users like you'll find on the forums and gives access to additional documentation and capabilities like our Outlook integration, Global Scale for higher scaelability, lower cost and data locality control and more.

Take care!

Great home server for free

Dec 05, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: There are a lot of guides on how to set up your own data server using Nextcloud. Once it is up and runing is a great painless experience, and you get to have total control over your own data.

Cons: Some of the plugins for Android are simply not well done.

easy installation on Raspberry Pi2 with Syncloud to get a private nas cloud server

Jun 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: rich of functions

easy integration with PC desktop (exactly like Dropbox)

easy integration with Android mobile

Cons: for domestic usage you can get big saving of money against 2 terabyte web services provided by Google / Dropbox / Microsoft etc. and small cost of hardware (raspberry plus 2 terabyte HD USB 3 is much lower than QNAP Nas).

Overall: save of money, immediate integration with mobile devices, quick portability from other service (like Dropbox)

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 13, 2018

Dear user,

Thank you for the review on Capterra! We're very glad you are happy with Nextcloud!

Take care!

Nextcloud

Oct 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Free, open source. Simple to setup and deploy, while also simple for staff to use.

Cons: Could use more granular control of users.

Overall: Enjoy this product very much. Great features like file encryption and read / write permissions links to send.

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 31, 2018

Thank you for your review. We're happy to welcome you to our long list of happy customers!

We would love to hear more about what you miss with regards to user control. We might be able to make changes to our roadmap or more directly for you to fit your needs. Our Nextcloud Subscription and possible development work can help you get the most out of Nextcloud at lower cost and with improved performance and reliability.

Capterra loader

Full-Stack Developer

Jun 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Best self-hosted cloud! It can be installed even on a shared-hosting with high flexibility via apps.

Cons: Few things needs to fix or enhance for example, it should not disable apps for updating next cloud itself.

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 13, 2018

Dear user,

Thank you for the review on Capterra! We're very glad you are happy with Nextcloud!

If you use Nextcloud 13 or 14, we no longer disable apps on update! You're welcome ;-)

Take care!

Cloud storage for free!!

Jan 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Getting a dropbox like software for free is amazing. Really enjoyed exploring this and it makes sure your data is secure because its with you!!

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on October 13, 2018

Dear Bhargavi,

Thank you for the review on Capterra! We're very glad you are happy with Nextcloud!

Take care!