What kind of dumb idiot doesn’t have a nextcloud server? I decided to make this post since I’m moving my nextcloud server ‘in house’ because electricity is cheaper than server hosting and because my gambling addiction is really ramping up, cutting costs means I can gamble more so I have more chance of winning money. I used owncloud then nextcloud so I’ve watched it grow from a piece of shit google drive clone into an incredible peace of shit everything clone, the reason it’s the most important server you’ll ever have is because of it’s vast utility. First I’m going to break down my uses for it then expand into uses I think will have bigger appeal.
- Trello Clone, Easy way to plan and track big projects, can add multiple users
- Mindmap, Simple way to plan out networks or lumps of Frankenstein code, good for ‘visual learners’
- Tasks, Great task tracker which can be synced to android, allows you to set deadlines, reminders, priority, recurring, subtasks etc.
- Phone tracking, easy way to keep track of where you’ve been, allows other people to view location and history in real time if you’re going hiking and don’t want to die, allows you to log runs for distance speed etc, can export the data android
- Cookbook, easy way to grab recipes from all over the web and have them formatted into a nice uniform way, also easy for sharing recipes with friends
- File backup, pretty self explanatory
- File distribution, can send links to friends, password protected, self expiring
- Note taking (Joplin), E2EE, private, secure note taking that syncs between all your devices, markdown editor syncs via webdav
- Zotero Sync
- Maps (hike planning)
- News Reader, My system with this is godtier, news reader pulls all news via rss, I scroll through anything I want to read fully I share to wallabag which then syncs to my kobo ereader using wallabako, easy way to only read the news you’re interested in over breakfast on a nice e ink display
Bigger appeal (go look these up yourself)
- SMS Sync
- Contacts syncing
- Ebook Reader
- Password manager
- Bookmarks Sync
- Video conversion
- Collaborative Whiteboard
You can also run nextcloud on a raspberry pi, docker, at home or on a vps (a lot of which offer it prepacked) - so if you’re looking to dip your toe in servers and lessen your reliance on third parties nextcloud is the way to go.