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?

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@mprv yes I use Nextcloud on my Yunohost. What do you want to know?

I suggest looking into Yunohost or Freedombox if you have an extra computer around.

Self hosting you can: use webdav to replace Google calendar and contacts, use Nextcloud to get rid of Google Drive, SearX to aggregate searching, pi-hole to block ads. You can easily install the aforementioned things using Yunohost scripts or install stuff yourself if your handy with Debian.

@mprv for email you can host your own, but seems a lot of work for little payoff. Probably easier to just use Protonmail or Tutanota.

I have a ProtonMail account, I wouldn't self-host email because I think that would be less reliable (for now) than the service offered by a company.
Thank you for your suggestion. Have you tried any of the other "privacy aware" email providers like tutanota and fastmail?

@mprv tried Tutanota as well. For me I don't user email much so I don't care that much about it. Both seem pretty similar.

I've played a bit with some of these, I'll do something more systematic in the next weeks.
What about notes/todo?

@mprv I use Tasks, from fdroid, to sync with Nextcloud. It's very slow to load though so I don't use it much.

@tootbrute @mprv What are the alternatives if you currently don't have an extra computer?

@luisandresgonzalez @mprv
Email: Protonmail/Tutanota
Storage: pay for VPS to host yourself, get an account on a friend's Nextcloud?, Use Syncthing to sync files between your 2 or more computers

The sys requirements for an extra computer are very low, anything from the last 10 years will do. Unfortunately for privacy you need to pay with your data (use free things like Facebook) or dollars.

@tootbrute @luisandresgonzalez @mprv >>"Free things like Facebook" What do you mean with that ?

@Ajz well Facebook is making money on every user that is using it.

They are tracking your location, likes, what you posts, when you post and probably other things too.

Look up and you'll find more eloquent descriptions than mine.

Syncthing requires no "server" it is p2p between your devices. But it only operates on files so it works for storage, and anything that stores its data as a file, like keepassx
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