re: Do you care about your privacy? Maybe it is time to set up your own Dropbox. VIEW POST


Nextcloud is a very good one

nextCloud/ownCloud faces the issue that it can do a lot more than only file hosting, e.g. it has a calendar and a notes application, resulting in your server quickly becoming a single point of failure. I admit that it is a reasonably good file hosting service though.

Some alternatives I have stumbled upon during my own experiences:

  • File hosting: Pydio and the very good Seafile.
  • Calendars/Contacts: Radicale (supports both CalDAV and CardDAV synchronization).
  • Notes: To be honest, I have not found a good "self-hosted Evernote" just yet. For the moment, I work with org-mode, but, while the Android app (Orgzly) is lovely, the desktop version might not be suitable for everyone, especially since it is not WYSIWYG.

NextCloud (at least the NextCloudPi option) has backup features built in, both for files and the database.

It's trivial to set up secure backups. With NextCloudPi having basically zero hardware costs it's highly feasible to setup multiple systems and have them either federate (i.e. work like other cloud services) or use as off-site backup.


Yes, love the NextCloudPi options. Ownyourbits makes a really great job with it.
But I found Syncthing to be more light and that fits my need much better.


I'm using Seafile, never had a problem, the sync is faster then with Nexctloud. I use it to backup my photos from my Iphone and also to sync files that i need. In a nutshell Seafile is fast, easy and smooth to use

As per note taking and and personal documentation i use Bookstack, another awesome piece of software


Oh, thank you. BookStack is not entirely un-interesting... bookmarked. :-)

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