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idgard vs ownCloud

The most important differences between idgard and ownCloud

Compare idgard vs ownCloud

Idgard is a sealed cloud service from Uniscon GmbH in Munich, Germany. Like ownCloud, it offers highly secure file storage, especially data rooms. Unlike ownCloud, it is closed source. Additional features in idgard cost extra, while in ownCloud Enterprise, all supported extensions are included. Read a full idgard comparison below, and learn how ownCloud enables users to share files and folders within your organization securely.

ownCloud secure cloud solution for enterprise file sharing


AGPLv3, commercial license

Proprietary license


On-premises, Hybrid, Cloud

On-premises, Hybrid, Cloud

Support reaction time


Depends on the plan

Deployment packages
Custom theming
Desktop App

Windows, Mac OS, Linux

Windows, Mac OS

Web App
Mobile Apps
iOS, Android
iOS, Android
Virtual File System
Maximum file size


Document editing

Collabora Online, ONLYOFFICE, Microsoft Office Online Server

Microsoft Office Add-in
Email integration
Outlook plugin

idguard client

Guest accounts
Sharing policies for groups
Activities & comments
2-factor authentication
Storage encryption
External storage integration
LDAP integration
FTP-Server Integration
Command-line interface
To the best of our knowledge, we compiled this list 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 100 million people around the world use ownCloud, it has been installed over 200,000 times. On GitHub, over 7,200 people have starred ownCloud. The core alone has nearly 500 active contributors. You won’t find idgard there – it consists of closed source code. With ownCloud as an open-source project, you can rely on a large, globally active network and ecosystem. While other providers sacrifice productivity for security, ownCloud provides both: By enabling you to run ownCloud on-premises or in a private cloud of your choice, you get performance, security and control.

Integrating tools and storage 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, like ONLYOFFICE, Collabora Online, various groupware options and CRMs. ownCloud also mounts nearly any storage provider you might have in use, while for idgard, no external storage integration is possible.

+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 then, we provide support, deployment and customer-centric feature and integrations development. idgard, on the other hand, just provides file sharing with almost no further productivity features, apart from an email and messaging client. While users get an activity stream in ownCloud and can comment on any document, in idgard, they can only comment on PDFs.

Content collaboration scaling at ease

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 designed for serious use in science and business, featuring unlimited file sizes. idgard does not support that, and does not even allow for real-time collaborative editing of documents.

Users prefer ownCloud when given the choice

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