When comparing OwnCloud vs Cloudup, the Slant community recommends OwnCloud for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud storage services?” OwnCloud is ranked 6th while Cloudup is ranked 20th.
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Pro Open source software
Pro Allows selective sync
Desktop clients offer sync almost as versatile as dropbox.
Pro You have full control with your data
Only chose a provider or host it on your soho-server.
Pro Media can viewed instantly
When uploading videos, photos or audio, CloudUp will transcode a version of the media so that it can be viewed right from within the app without requiring a download.
Pro Easy to use
After dragging & dropping files, a link for sharing will be in your clipboard. You can also paste from your clipboard into the web view. When you share a stream with someone they can start viewing it even before all files have been uploaded. All this makes it easy and straightforward to use.
Pro Password-protected files and streams
You can choose to put up a password for certain files and streams.
Pro Works on every platform
CloudUp is a web-based HTML5 app and website meaning it can be viewed from any modern browser form any device. There's a native desktop Mac and Windows app available and native iPhone and Android apps being worked on.
Each user can upload 1000 items that are not bigger than 200MB for free.
Con Not plug and play as Dropbox etc
You may need some help installing it on your web space, though some providers offer free install server.