Pydio vs ownCloud

The most important differences between Pydio and ownCloud

Compare Pydio vs ownCloud

Read a full Pydio comparison with ownCloud and learn how ownCloud enables you to securely share files and folders within your organization.. Pydio is a file sharing solution from France that mainly serves smaller companies and customers. Pydio is, similar to ownCloud, open source and can be operated in your own data center or in hybrid setups. Unlike Pydio, ownCloud also offers a software-as-a-service file solution that does not require deployment on your own servers. Learn more about the differences between Pydio and ownCloud:

ownCloud secure cloud solution for enterprise file sharing



AGPLv3, commercial license

AGPLv3, commercial license


On-premises, Hybrid, Cloud

On-premises, Hybrid

Support reaction time 



Deployment packages


Custom theming


Desktop App 

Windows, Mac OS, Linux

Windows, Mac OS, Linux

Web App


Mobile Apps

iOS, Android 

iOS, Android 

Document editing 

Collabora online, ONLYOFFICE, Microsoft Office Online Server


Email integration 

Outlook plugin


Guest accounts


Sharing policies for groups


Activities & comments


2-factor authentication


Storage encryption


External storage integration


LDAP integration


Command-line interface


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The best choice for enterprise file sync and share: ownCloud

Backed by a global community and a large ecosystem

Over 100 million people worldwide use ownCloud. The ownCloud file platform has already been installed over 200,000 times. On GitHub, over 7,200 people have starred the project and the ownCloud core alone has nearly 500 active contributors. With ownCloud as an open-source project, you can rely on a large, globally active network and ecosystem. The content collaboration solution is widely used and enjoys the highest level of acceptance.

File sharing that integrates into the tools you already use

ownCloud takes a best-of-breed approach to improving team productivity and collaboration. ownCloud is integrated 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, to Moodle as a learning management system – ownCloud is seamlessly connected where 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 a great file sharing experience for our customers and the community. With ownCloud you get continuity, reliability and +10 years experience in enterprise file sync and share.

Content collaboration, easy scaling

ownCloud is made for teams of any size: From a home installation on the Raspberry Pi to the largest ownCloud Enterprise instance with 200,000 users. ownCloud is rooted in the open source community and is designed for business-use. The file sharing software scales according to any requirements, is 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


Trusted by 100 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

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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