Nextcloud is amazing

I've known about nextcloud for a while now, but I never cared too much about file sync to set it up. Syncthing was way more than enough for my use case.

Maybe I am weird, but the only use I have for cross-device synchronisation is my keepass file. That's it.

Recently, when we decided that we want to have a repository of images for a school event, I tought that this is the perfect time to set up nextcloud, so everyone can upload images to a shared folder.

The installation is really easy, just one docker command and a couple of clicks in the browser and you're done.

However, the real power of nextcloud is in the apps available for it.

It is entirely possible to build a privacy-friendly and self-hosted alternative to MS Teams.

You can install

And when compared to the proprietary stuff everyone started using 2 years ago, there are no downsides if you can afford the hosting.

A side note before I end this post:

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