NextCloud is a really good privacy-friendly alternative to Google Drive, Dropbox, Google Calendar and many other online services.
You don't need any tech knowledge to use it!
The easiest way to sign up for Nextcloud is to use their official "Simple sign-up" page, which directs people to their preferred providers:
(Of course, if you are good with tech you can self-host if you prefer 👍)
You can follow them on here at:
@switchingsocial I think linking to the nextcloud.com signup promotes centralization. Maybe you should come up with a list of recommended instances?
Just to make clear, the signup page on Nextcloud.com isn't signing people up on Nextcloud's own instance.
They are simply recommending third party instances like I do.
A not-unusual personal hosting option is to run it on the home LAN, and VPN to the server for your mobile device(s), for those concerned about putting their junk on the internet.
A bit of a warning though: My first attempt was with the provider Hostiso and their service was slow and their customer support was unhelpful and didn't care.
@switchingsocial EteSync is a secure, open-source, and privacy respecting sync for your contacts, calendars and tasks. Think NextCloud but end-to-end encrypted.
It's easy to use and seamlessly integrates with your existing apps/system. Worth taking a look. 😉
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.