I'm trying to take more control of my data (i.e. stop using Google for everything), so I'm trying to figure out what to do.
Does anyone know of a checklist or an extensive guide to self-hosting and related things?
I've looked into a few services but it's confusing, there are so many things out there. Does anyone use NextCloud?
@mprv I use Nextcloud for everything (contacts, calendar, files, you name it!)
@mprv I found this article very helpful: https://piware.de/post/2018-05-01-android-degoogle/
@mprv Using posteo.de for quite some time now, they offer calendar & contacts sync which (at the moment ) I don't want to host myself.
@mprv Here's a few web-links that might be useful : https://degooglisons-internet.org/en/
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I'm using ProtonMail, what do you suggest?
Yeah I do. Nextcloud is pretty awesome and having this, host your own mail and then the services you need. Check out kabi.tk, that's my project on selfhosted services for the family. It's not that hard to implement and maintain.
@mprv I've been doing this in varying degrees for about 8 years. I use self-hosted Nextcloud for files, contacts and calendar with Plex for serving media from there (I did use Emby for a while). I've never found a decent Google Docs replacement, and I've decided that it's easier to pay for an email account. I use Gandi as they include email with there domain, and it has a good feature set.
Yes, I definitely need to divide up the setup in small steps. I'll probably post a road map on my personal blog.
I'm in the same situation and have been using NextCloud as replacement for Google Drive, Contacts and Calender. It can sync seamlessly with my Android using an app called Davx5. If you're using iOS I think it has native support for the protocols used by NextCloud.
Instead of the Google play store. Try out F-Droid. I still use the play store due to Widget theming and custom icons installed in my phone system. I uninstalled all major Google based apps "Google, Google news, Play movies, Play music, Messenger. Heck I even disabled the assistant app. I still have Google keep because I take alot of notes, "Scrittor" is a good alternative to that. Go Facebook on my phone as well.
I already use f-Droid, thank you for the suggestion. Scrittor looks promising, I'll give it a try.
@mprv nextcloud is nice.
@transflux Just finished configuring a self hosted instance on a raspberry pi.
Can confirm, very nice.
@mprv depends on the usage of the data also
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