Filecloud vs ownCloud

The most important differences between Filecloud and ownCloud

Compare Filecloud vs ownCloud

Read a full Filecloud comparison below, and learn how ownCloud enables users to share files and folders within your organization securely. Filecloud is a file sharing solution from CodeLathe Inc, a company headquartered in Austin, Texas the US. Filecloud is, unlike ownCloud, a closed-source software. Like Filecloud, ownCloud also offers a software-as-a-service file platform that does not require deployment on your own servers. Learn more about the differences between Filecloud and ownCloud:

ownCloud secure cloud solution for enterprise file sharing


Open source



AGPLv3, commercial license

commercial license


On-premises, Hybrid, Cloud

On-premises, Hybrid, Cloud

Support reaction time 


Based on severity


Unlimited for on-premises

1TB per user

Custom theming


Desktop App 

Windows, Mac OS, Linux

Windows, Mac OS, Linux

Web App


Mobile Apps

iOS, Android 

iOS, Android 

Virtual File System 


Document editing 

Collabora online, ONLYOFFICE, Microsoft Office Online Server

Microsoft Office 

Email integration 

Outlook-, Thunderbird-,

Outlook plugin

Guest accounts


Sharing policies for groups


Activities & comments


2-factor authentication


Multi-factor authentication 


Storage encryption


External storage integration


Command-line interface


FTP-Server integration

Secure View

Auditing & logging


We compiled this comparison list to the best of our knowledge in September 2020. Should we have overlooked or forgotten anything, do not hesitate to contact us.

The best choice for enterprise file sync and share: ownCloud

Backed by a global community and a large ecosystem

More than 200 million people worldwide use ownCloud. The ownCloud file platform has already been installed over 200,000 times. ownCloud is a large open-source project with a globally active network of users and a transparent ecosystem – if you have a question, it is pretty likely that someone already has the answer. On GitHub, over 7,200 people have starred the project and the ownCloud core alone has nearly 500 active contributors.

File sharing that integrates into the tools you already use

ownCloud takes a best-of-breed approach to improving team productivity and collaboration. ownCloud integrates well with many other open-source solutions, allowing enterprises to seamlessly embed file sharing into their existing cloud stack. From document editing with ONLYOFFICE, Collabora Online or Microsoft Office Online Server, to various groupware options like Kopano and Open Exchange, to Moodle as a learning management system – ownCloud is a seamless and straightforward choice anywhere that files are edited and shared.

+10 years experience in enterprise file sync & share

The open-source project ownCloud was launched in 2010 and the company ownCloud was founded in 2011. Since that day, it has grown into a 75-member team that is committed to providing support, deployment and customer-centric feature development for file sharing to our customers. With ownCloud you get continuity, reliability and +10 years experience in enterprise file sync and share.

Content collaboration that scales easily

ownCloud is made for teams of any size: From a home installation on your Raspberry Pi to very large ownCloud Enterprise instances with 200,000 users. ownCloud is both rooted in the open source community and designed for business use. For example, ownCloud supports files of unlimited size and makes sharing reliable, convenient and secure. 

Users love ownCloud

ownCloud has an average rating of 4.2 on Capterra


ownCloud has an average rating of 4.1 on G2


ownCloud has an average rating of 4.5 on Gartner Peer Insights


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Trusted by 200 million users worldwide

ownCloud customer CERN
ownCloud customer ETH Zürich
ownCloud customer Daimler
ownCloud customer European Commission
ownCloud customer DB Mobility Networks Logistics
ownCloud customer Fujitsu

ownCloud is very easy to use, very simple file system with simple interface and its design of file manager is also very good. It has good filtering options and comes with good admin controls. It follows strict security mechanisms/practices, as the web attacks are increasing gradually.


Software Developer, Manufacturing Industry

Gartner Peer Insights, February 2020