In this age of uncertainty, increasing privacy and security concerns, and a quickly changing political landscape, its necessary that we reevaluate our online habits.
Google Drive and Dropbox are not for everyone, especially people concerned with privacy and security. In recent years, a new platform called Nextcloud has emerged, allowing for self-hosted cloud storage with many of the same functionalities as the corporate competitors.
Nextcloud is accessible from you mobile device, desktop, and web browser. Through their federation model, you can share your Nextcloud files with friends and co-workers and, if someone has their own Nextcloud server, they could be linked together allowing for different teams to work together off the same drive.
Some features available with Nextcloud include:
- Desktop and mobile apps
- External storage, securely encrypted
- Calendar and Contacts
- Secure audio and video calls
- View and edit documents collectively
For a full list of what Nextcloud can offer, visit here.
Open Wave Digital can set up a Nexcloud file-server for you, either hosted on our servers or on a personal server in your home or office. We charge a one time setup fee, along with monthly hosting rates, which can go as low as $5 a month.
If you've been meaning to get off Google Drive and take your privacy and security more seriously, Nextcloud may be a good option.