Compare Dropbox vs ownCloud
Read below a full Dropbox comparison with ownCloud and learn how ownCloud enables you to securely share files and folders within your organization. Dropbox is a public file sharing solution from the United States. Compared to Dropbox, ownCloud is open-source which offers the advantage that security flaws in the code can be easily found by a large community of open-source users. Due to the US Cloud Act, Dropbox has to grant US authorities access to customer data at anytime. Dropbox can not be operated in accordance with European data privacy regulations such as the GDPR. Learn more about the differences between Dropbox Business and ownCloud:
AGPLv3, commercial license
On-premises, Hybrid, Cloud
Your datacenter or hosted in Germany
At Dropbox in the United States
Unlimited for on-premises
3TB, depends on plan
Maximum file size
Windows, Mac OS, Linux
Windows, Mac OS, Linux
Virtual File System
Collabora online, ONLYOFFICE, Microsoft Office Online Server
Microsoft Office Online or Google Docs
Outlook-, Thunderbird-, Mailbox.org-plugin
Sharing policies for groups
Activities & comments
External storage integration
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. On GitHub, over 7,200 people have starred the project and the ownCloud core alone has nearly 500 active contributors. If you have a question, it is pretty likely that someone already has the answer. This makes ownCloud the definitive file platform for professionals with advanced requirements. For those who prefer a turn-key solution, ownCloud provides ownCloud.online, a SaaS ownCloud hosted single-tenancy in a secure EU datacenter.
File sharing that integrates with the tools you already use
ownCloud takes a best-of-breed approach to improving team productivity and collaboration. ownCloud integrates well with many software solutions whether open-source or proprietary, 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, be that on-premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid setup.
+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 individual solutions, personalized customer support, customized deployments and customer-centric feature development for file sharing to our clients. With ownCloud you get continuity, reliability and +10 years experience in enterprise file sync and share.
Content collaboration that scales
ownCloud is made for teams of any size with built-in scalability: 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 and thus has no need to shy away from comparison.
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Trusted by 200 million users worldwide
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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.