Compare Sync vs ownCloud
Read a full Sync comparison below, and learn how ownCloud enables users to share files and folders within your organization securely. Sync is a cloud-only SaaS file sharing solution from Canada that mainly serves Canadian institutions, small and medium sized companies and consumer market. The data is stored on servers in Canada, which is a member of the five eyes intelligence alliance, together with Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, so GDPR compliance is questionable when transferring EU citizens user data into Sync.com. Furthermore, Sync.com is closed source so users can’t retrace its inner workings even if they wanted to. With ownCloud, users can audit the source code and see how exactly their data is being processed. ownCloud has its own SaaS offering hosted on secure servers in Germany that fully complies with GDPR.
AGPLv3, commercial license
On-premises, Hybrid, Cloud
Your datacenter or hosted in Germany
Support reaction time
Unlimited for on-premises
10TB per user
Depends on plan
Windows, Mac OS, Linux
Windows, Mac OS
Virtual File System
Collabora online, ONLYOFFICE, Microsoft Office Online Server
Outlook-, Thunderbird-, Mailbox.org-plugin
Full text search
Sharing policies for groups
Comments on files
External storage integration
The best choice for enterprise file sync and share: ownCloud
Backed by global community and a large ecosystem
More than 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 – and check for yourself the source code for advanced security. Sync.com is closed source, so it’s inner workings remain opaque.
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 – ownCloud is seamlessly connected where files are edited and shared.
+10 years experience in open source file sync & share
The open-source project ownCloud was launched in 2010 and the company ownCloud was founded in 2011. Today, 75 team members are committed to provide support, deployment, transparent code and user-first feature development to our customers. With ownCloud you get continuity, reliability and +10 years experience in enterprise-grade file sharing.
Easy content collaboration at scale
ownCloud is made for organizations of any size: From a home server to huge Enterprise setups spanning multiple federated ownClouds across continents with hundreds of thousands of users. It offers not only unlimited scalability but also unlimited file sizes. ownCloud has a firm footing in the open-source community while designing robust and quality assured business software. Whether on-premises, in the cloud, as hybrid or as SaaS.
Users prefer ownCloud to competing products
Trusted by 100 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.