You may know @nextcloud offers a free open storage system, but did you know it also has its own app ecosystem?
There are lots of extra apps you can add to your Nextcloud:
(Includes collaborative document editing, music streaming, video calling, calendar syncing, note taking, XMPP chat and lots more)
Which option you choose depends on how technical you are 👍
Easiest is just sign up with a third party provider, there's a signup tool here:
(Note, this tool signs people up with a pool of third parties, it isn't signing people up on Nextcloud.com itself.)
Harder but slightly more independent is using a managed hosting provider:
Hardest but most independent is installing Nextcloud on your own server:
One of the killer features (aside from the file up/download/sync) is the "Talk" app: a WebRPC-based multi-user text/audio/video chat that includes window/screen sharing - browser-only, no need to install an agent. Your own WebEx, but in functional.
@switchingsocial If I have PHP access, can I run my own private NextCloud sync on my server? That would be nice as I might be able to get rid of Google Keep. I don't have a VPS, but it doesn't seem to require that.
@switchingsocial That would be great. Yeah, I am still learning the ropes on what I can and can't do with my new hosting.
I am planning mainly on running WordPress and likely Zencloud for photos, but NextCloud would be a nice bonus if I can get it running on there. I'd love to replace Keep, as my wife and I use it for shared grocery lists &c.
@switchingsocial Oh, for sure, but I'd prefer to self-host it since I have the resources for it. I think it'd be a fun DIY thing anyway. I'd just like to get the most out of my webhosting.
Thank you as always for the links -- I really appreciate the insane amount of resources you share on the daily!
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