It seems like the FOSS community is continuing to grow, and FOSS apps keep getting better (Immich reallh blew my mind recently), which is a big win 😎 but there are still many apps I use that I would kill for an open source alternative. I am curious what you guys think? Are there any apps you’d love alternatives for?

  • DavidGarcia@feddit.nl
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    3 months ago

    Snapchat and Google Docs are the only two non-FOSS apps I can’t shake off.

    It would be cool to have a Snapchat clone based on Briar.

    Google docs because I don’t trust myself with my own data, I always end up delteting important documents cause I save them to random locations when cleaning house. Having it all in once place, with autosync, search and a nice powerful mobile interface is really convenient.

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      3 months ago

      Certainly not as powerful as common office suites, but https://cryptpad.fr/ is not only open-source but also has already running instance (and has end to end encryption for your documents)

      https://syncthing.net/ is a good general file synchronizer. Requires devices too be online simultaneously to sync, but gives you transport encryption with forward secrecy.

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      3 months ago

      I can relate with trusting yourself with data 😂😅 would love to self host Immich, but I have continued to make silly mistakes and would 100% screw myself over if I had all my eggs in one basket with just a home server for files. At the moment I managed to completely degoogle and settle on Proton Drive, which although far from perfect, has been significantly improving (no Linux client yet though 😐). Syncthing has been looking more promising too. Maybe one of those could work for you?

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        3 months ago

        Try having your self hosted services backup to an external (or at least a separate) drive, where each service has its own folder.

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      3 months ago

      Are there cloud providers of OnlyOffice? That’s the best FOSS option IMO. LibreOffice and OpenOffice were OK, but not nearly as good.