Your cloud, your rules

Nextcloud puts your data at your fingertips, under your control. Store your documents, calendar, contacts and photos on a server at home, at one of our providers or in a data center you trust.

Nextcloud gives you access to all your files wherever you are.

Where are your photos and documents? With Nextcloud you pick a server of your choice, at home, in a data center or at a provider. And that is where your files will be. Nextcloud runs on that server, protecting your data and giving you access from your desktop or mobile devices. Through Nextcloud you also access, sync and share your existing data on that FTP drive at school, a Dropbox or a NAS you have at home.

Nextcloud is free, open source and you can get involved in making it better!

How to get started

Why self-hosting?

Because your data is everywhere

Right now, nearly ALL data there is about you is stored at half a dozen companies, with names changing per country (Facebook, wechat, Vk, Google, Weibo, Tencent, Microsoft). They know where you live, what you search for, who you talk to, what you buy, what you eat and –probably– what you think.

Because knowledge is power

Your data represents who you are and can easily be abused.

And power gets abused. Always. Maybe by a local politician who doesn’t like that you discovered his fraud. A local police woman who likes your boyfriend. A well connected businessman who likes to buy your store for cheap. A crime syndicate annoyed you try to help drug addicts kick off.

Maybe you just care about privacy

Even if your data isn’t abused –they promise not to, right?– isn’t it nobody’s business what you do?

We believe privacy is a right, a foundation for democracy. And we like to help you get it back.

And running your own, private Nextcloud server is the best way to get started!

Nextcloud is people

Nextcloud is an open source community of developers and contributors, some helping out in their free time, others paid by their company to make Nextcloud better.
We organize events, attend conferences, hang out together at meetups and hackweeks. If you would like to meet Nextclouders, check out our events page!

Start your day informed

The Nextcloud Dashboard is your starting point of the day, giving you an overview of your upcoming appointments, urgent emails, chat messages, incoming tickets, latest tweets and much more! Users can set their status so others know what they are up to..

Dashboard features

Share with others on your terms.

The easy web interface allows you to share files with other users on your server, to create and send password protected public links, to let others upload files to your cloud and to get notifications on your phone and desktop when a user on another cloud server shares files directly with you. And you can do all these things from the desktop or mobile clients, too.

Share with Nextcloud

Self-hosting made easy.

Running your own server takes work, but Nextcloud makes it easy as possible to run a reliable, secure service for you and your family. We give you tips and recommendations in the setup screen, warn you of updates and let you run an update with a few clicks in the web interface, provide a web installer and super easy-to-manage Snap and VM images and much more.

Download options

Designed for humans

An efficient, easy to use interface is one of the main things that sets Nextcloud apart from the competition. Design is about more than being pretty. The goal is to allow users to get work done with the least amount of effort, making it obvious how to accomplish tasks and reducing the number of steps needed to do so.
Good design can be seen in the entire user interface and each release makes steps forward.

Security in Nextcloud

Security first

We are deeply committed to protecting the safety of your data and we’re certain that Nextcloud offers the best security in the self hosted file sync and share world, because:

we follow industry best practices around security (aligned to ISO27001)

we offer some of the highest open source security bug bounties

we integrate unique in-transit, server-side and client-side end-to-end encryption technologies.

Security in Nextcloud

Privacy center

What does privacy mean for you, and how can Nextcloud help you keep your data under control? In the settings you can find the Nextcloud Privacy center, where you can see where your data is and who has access to it.

Mobile and desktop clients

the free Nextcloud clients for Android, iOS and desktop systems allow you to sync and share files, in a fully secure way through an encrypted connection. The mobile clients feature automatic upload of pictures and videos you take and can synchronize select files and folders. The clients can handle multiple accounts, show all activity happening on your server and notify you of new events such as the availability of new shares.

Learn more

Calendar, Contacts and Mail

The Nextcloud Calendar and Contacts apps allow you to store, sync and share your plans and contacts. You can share with users or groups on your server or sync the calendar or contacts with your devices and access them wherever you are. Nextcloud Mail gives you a easy to use but powerful mail client, directly integrated in Nextcloud, that can talk to your existing IMAP or POP mail server.

Secure audio and video calls

Operate your own secure and private audio/video communication service! You can access it through a browser, invite family or friends and collaborate in a group through secure, end to end encrypted audio and video communication. The WebRTC, peer to peer communication channel can not be intercepted even by the admin of the server. The talk app also supports chat and comes with mobile applications for Android and iOS so you can call others from your mobile phone!

Nextcloud Talk


To ensure Nextcloud is accessible to users with visual impairments, Nextcloud has extensive keyboard accessibility and screen reader support.

The colors used in Nextcloud meet the WCAG 2.0 AA standard for contrast and we created themes for users who need even higher support. Our High Contrast theme aims for WCAG 2.0 AAA compliance, while a Dyslexia-friendly font option helps people with reading disability. A Dark theme is also available.

Build your own website!

With PicoCMS you can create and manage websites with an address like: You can edit the website as easy text (Markdown style) files in Nextcloud.

You can make the pages visible for everyone or only for users or groups on your Nextcloud. You can also share the files that the website consists of so you can collaborate with others maintaining the site.

PicoCMS introduction blog

View and edit documents with Collabora

Collabora Online is a powerful LibreOffice-based online office suite with collaborative editing that works in all modern browsers.

Collabora Online supports editing your documents in real time with multiple other editors, showing high fidelity, WYSIWYG rendering and preserving the layout and formatting of your documents.

Collabora Online supports dozens of document formats including DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX + ODF, Import/View Visio, Publisher and many more…

Collabora Online Office

Find everything in one place

On the top-right of your Nextcloud window, a search glass shows search results from all over Nextcloud. Additional search providers can be installed and over a dozen different search providers are available to show you Github issues, Moodle courses, Jira tickets and more

Unified Search

Nextcloud Outlook and Thunderbird Integration

The Nextcloud Secure Sharing Outlook Add-in enables Nextcloud users to easily and securely send files, folders or upload links to others from within Microsoft Outlook. The Add-in can replace attachments, automatically uploading files to Nextcloud and inserting a secure link in the email. It also makes it easy for users to provide others with a secure file upload link.

With the Outlook CalDav Synchronizer integration with Nextcloud, Outlook users can easily sync their events, tasks and contacts between Microsoft Outlook and their Nextcloud server.

A free version is available for home users!

Outlook Add-in

Mozilla Thunderbird

Nextcloud also provides a Thunderbird Filelink Addon! This Thunderbird extension makes it easy to send large attachments with Thunderbird by automatically uploading them first to a Nextcloud server and by then inserting the link into the body of your email.

Thanks to the Mozilla Thunderbird Lightning Calendar add-in and the Cardbook Thunderbird Contacts add-in, Calendar and Contacts integrate great into Thunderbird.

Thunderbird Add-in

Integrated account management

Nextcloud features built in account management with optional two-factor authentication, making it easy to handle creating and modifying accounts. If you have set up a LDAP, you can connect it to Nextcloud as well!

Learn more

Workflow management

With Nextcloud Flow, you can automate common actions like turning a file into a PDF when it is dropped into a specific folder, or receiving a notification when a file with a certain tag is updated. The File Access Control app and other workflow tools can be used to prevent accidental sharing of sensitive data, adding an additional layer of protection to Nextcloud.

Workflow handling

Tracking changes to your files

The nextcloud Activity app shows file modifications, downloads of shares and changes to comments or tags, providing an overview in the browser, clients or via email notifications and an RSS feed.

Monitoring your Nextcloud server
The Monitoring app enables admins to monitor the health and performance of a Nextcloud system with a graphical UI and an API endpoint for monitoring apps.

Monitoring activity

Monitoring activity

External storage, securely encrypted

The external storage feature of Nextcloud gives you access to your data wherever it is. Nextcloud can access files stored with a wide variety of popular cloud service providers such as Amazon, Google and Dropbox, but you can also access them using standard protocols such as NFS, (S)FTP, WebDAV and more.

The Encryption App can encrypt data at rest for both local and remote storage, protecting data stored on networks outside of your server. Nextcloud will keep your data where it is and retrieve it over a secure communication channel whenever you need to access it.

Learn more

Extend your cloud

You can extend the functionality of your Nextcloud with extra features from the Nextcloud app store. Among the more than 200 apps you can find features that enhance sharing, including:

Groupware apps like Calendar, Contacts, Mail, News, Notes, Bookmarks and Tasks
Collaboration and productivity apps Keepass management, Video Calls, a Kanban app, music players, Password managers, Checksums, download manager, a Markdown editor and collaborative text editing.
Security and authentication features like two-factor authentication mechanisms, SSO, Ransomware protection, admin announcements, Zimbra integration, a tiny CMS app and more.

App Store

And much more.

Nextcloud is open source – there are no limitations and you can inspect, integrate, extend and modify Nextcloud however you want

Nextcloud offers an easy to use user interface which comes with search functionality, favorites, tags and even more ways to quickly reach the files you need. Full Text search is available using Apache Solr.

Text file editing and thumbnail previews of PDF, images, text files, office files and more

Integration of anti-virus scanning functionality with the anti-virus app

Authentication through LDAP / Active Directory, Kerberos and Shibboleth / SAML 2.0 and more

Pre-loaded files and folders for new users. Populate a new user’s Files area with, for example, a tutorial file, which appears when they first log in.

Powerful, integrated logging, two-factor authentication and NIST compliant password policy control functionalities

Fine-grained control from mobile, desktop or the Web over data access and sharing capabilities. Pick from the list of users and groups, stored either locally or on another, authorized, server.

Advanced quota management with configurable accounting of external storage

Sharing and Provisioning REST APIs. Facilitates the integration of remote 3rd party apps

Quick access to core functions for app development with the powerful Nextcloud App API and webhooks following the publication / subscription model

Built in, easy to use theming to set color, login background and logo from Administrator screen.

Get started

Get your own Nextcloud and start owning your data!

How to get started