Nextcloud

Nextcloud

by Nextcloud

Who Uses Nextcloud?

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!

What Is Nextcloud?

With over 300.000 deployed servers, Nextcloud Hub is the most popular self-hosted file sync & content collaboration platform. Nextcloud combines the convenience and ease of use of public clouds with the security, privacy & control business needs.

Our 100% open source self-hosted solution quickly deploys & integrates deep in existing storage and user directories, delivering easy collaboration on the go to your users. It is extensible with over 200 first and third party apps from our ecosystem.

Nextcloud Details

Nextcloud

https://nextcloud.com

Founded 2016

Nextcloud Pricing Overview

Nextcloud has a free version and offers a free trial. Nextcloud paid version starts at US$38.00.

Starting Price

US$38.00

Pricing Details

Starting at 50 users with volume discounts up to 10 million users.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Mobile - iOS Native

Mobile - Android Native

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

Online

Nextcloud Features

File Sharing Software
Access Controls/Permissions
Audit Trail
Collaboration
Document Management
Drag & Drop
Electronic Signature
Encryption
Messaging
Real Time Synchronisation
Search/Filter
Workflow Management

Nextcloud Reviews

Showing 5 of 288 reviews

Overall
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Service
4.2/5
Features
4.5/5
Value for Money
4.8/5
Richard G.
Ambassador
Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 09/12/2019

"Liberation from public clouds at last!"

Comments: Hands-down best cloud system I've used. Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive, Google Drive - I've tried them all, and beyond storage capacity that's either limited or costly, they don't offer as much flexibility for managing multiple folders. And even the best of them had conflict files more often than I've seen with Nextcloud.

Pros: Nextcloud has opened up smoother, more flexible workflows for coordinating work between machines in my office and team members around the world. Lately we've been expanding our use of Nextcloud to include many of the popular apps available for it, like Calendar, Announcements, and the nifty kanban tool Deck.

Cons: Easier ways to deploy apps to specific groups would be welcome, and given Nextcloud's strong community I trust that's in the works.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 09/12/2019
Gerard T.
Project manager
Internet, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/02/2020

"The best private cloud I know"

Comments: In Digipime we use Nexcloud as the basis for sharing documents with our customers. In addition, our services for customers based on Nexcloud have great success in our market for small and medium businesses.

Pros: Simple, fast, very configurable and with the best plugins for connection with third applications.

Cons: There are no cons. The product is good enough not to have any issues to consider.

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on 03/03/2020

Thank you so much for this great feedback! :)

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/02/2020
Roland A.
Administrator
Religious Institutions, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    3/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/02/2020

"Easy to use collaboration tool"

Comments: We use this as an Intranet solution in our church. The most important functions are booking of locals and for filesharing between groups. We also use PicoCMS for the internal communication of news in the organisation. It works as expected but there has been some resistance to change. We plan to set up social login which should facilitate the use.
Setting up and keeping your own server is of course an obstacle. You need some computer and server knowledge to keep this running. We use an external VPS-provider for the production server and another for backup. A local NAS-server for testing. This costs us about 7 EUR/month.

Pros: Easy to add new users
Easy to upload and download files
Possibility to read and edit documents also in the phone
Possibility to add blogg-pages for intranet with the PicoCMS app
Calendar app works very well
Sync with laptop and desktop using the desktop client

Cons: The e-mail app is rudimentary
The coupling between Contacts and E-mail app is incomplete
Creating and editing documents and adding photos is possible in the phone but a bit slow
The risk for conflicting versions if using desktop client, but this may be soved in version 18 as you can locck the file while editing
You sometimes need to specifically check that the files are synced, but this also happens to me with other sync solutions (like Box Sync)
The calendar app cannot be "swiped" or "scrolled" to the next week or month in the webb-browser. But this works with other optional calendar apps.

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on 05/03/2020

Thank you a lot for this detailed review!

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/02/2020
Daniel H.
Photographer, Photography Trainer
Photography, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/03/2020

"Best free cloud option that I could find"

Comments: As a photographer, I use Nextcloud to share photos and entire works with clients, models etc. and in general to share information with people I work with. Also, I use it for sharing private stuff with my family and friends. It works, without much maintenance. From time to time I need to update it, but that's it. I never had any issues with being hacked or with updates breaking functionality.

Pros: Relatively easy to set up, very flexible and versatile,
via apps more functionality can be added.
File sharing works very reliably, and the automatic file versioning in Nextcloud has saved me various times when I accidentally made a wrong change to a file or deleted it by accident.

Cons: The interface is sometimes not very intuitive and needs more clicks than necessary.
Also, if you are not a PHP / web server expert, some optimizations that Nextcloud suggests are cryptic to the user (admin). That's a bit sad, as I think it could be made easier for the admin, if Nextcloud would analyse its server surrounding a bit more deeply and give more concrete hints to the admin. But - I am not a PHP expert, so I could be wrong. Also, one "bad behavior" of the Nextcloud sync clients is that in case of a file conflict, the server-side file is downloaded and the local file is renamed to "...conflict...". This can cause data loss in case the local file is a database file (e.g. sqlite) and currently opened and in use. I opened a ticket, but it was closed by the developers with the argument that other sync solutions do it similarly and that changing this behavior would cause other difficulties.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/03/2020
Ryan C.
Owner
Information Technology & Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/02/2020

"Nextcloud "it's just there" "

Comments: I use this everyday. I am supporting the local business with this solution. It solves there security and ease of use. They like it better than the big competitors.

Pros: It the internet goes down. It auto recovers. Even if you don't think it is working. It is always there. Sharing the folder out and it works everytime.

Cons: Gallery is my least favorite. It needs to load faster. The thumbnails are there. I don't understand how it takes a minute to load. I wish there was an easier way to multi host instead of started a new vm for each business. I would like to see where I can tell the software the new business and it takes right off. You have full control. It loads all the config from a different directory. Also i wish scaling was easier. I am finding scaling is not that easy with out subscription.

Vendor Response

by Nextcloud on 03/03/2020

Thank you a lot for the review! :)

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/02/2020