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Alternatives to Online Services

Personal Cloud Platforms

  • arkOS - Development Ceased. (More Info..)
    • Crowd-funded. Open Source.
  • Sandstorm
    • Sandstorm is an open source platform for personal servers.
    • Sandstorm lets you run your own server and install apps like EtherCalc, GitLab, Wekan, Wave, and more as easily as you'd install apps on your phone.
    • Apps.
    • Uses a model like Docker for installing apps.
  • YunoHost
    • Debian-based distro aiming to make self-hosting accessible to everyone.

One-Click Installer

Mail server (with Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, etc.).

Web Mail UI

  • Kite
  • Mailpile
    • Crowd-funded project. Open source. Looks promising. Will be supported on arkOS.
  • Mailur
    • Webmail client with Gmail-like conversations.

Chat

  • Prosody IM XMPP Chat Server
  • Kaiwa browser-based, HTML5-only chat client
  • Rocket Chat Alternative to Slack
  • Let's Chat Self-hosted chat app for small teams
  • Mattermost is an open source, on-prem Slack-alternative
  • Zulip powerful open source group chat runs on your own server

IRC

Blog

Wiki

  • This wiki should be used for collecting knowledage.
  • Must have WYSIWYG editing.
  • Should be open source.
  • Realms Wiki
    • Git based wiki written in Python Inspired by Gollum, Ghost, and Dillinger. Basic authentication and registration included.
    • Source Code

Note Taking

  • Alternative to OneNote, Evernote, etc.
  • RedNoteBook
    • Desktop-based, no phone apps.
    • Cross-platform, open source.
  • Good example is Workflowy but it's not open source and can't be self-hosted.
  • LittleOutliner
  • OpenNote
  • MagPie
    • Git-backed Evernote replacement.
    • No longer under active development. More info.
  • Paperwork
    • Source Code
    • OpenSource note-taking & archiving alternative to Evernote, Microsoft OneNote & Google Keep.
    • Demo.

Bookmark Management

  • Bookie
    • Python based delicious.com replacement
    • Demo
    • No longer active. Demo website is down.
  • Shaarli
    • personal, minimalist, super-fast, no-database delicious clone

Browser-based Document Editing

RSS Reader

Read-It-Later

  • Alternatives to Instapaper, Readibility, and Pocket.
  • Wallabag.
  • Goose is an Article Fetching service. It's open source.
  • ~~Filo ~~
    • Simple but cute Instapaper clone. Written in Rails.
    • It's open source.
    • No longer active. Demo site is down.

GTD/ToDo software

Cloud Storage

  • Run your own Dropbox server
  • SparkleShare
  • OwnCloud
    • Has apps built on top of it, including Calendar and Contacts.
    • Has sync capabilities.
    • Has lots of apps.
  • Cozy
  • Pydio
  • Camlistore is a different kind of storage.
    • Camlistore is a set of open source formats, protocols, and software for modeling, storing, searching, sharing and synchronizing data in the post-PC era. Data may be files or objects, tweets or 5TB videos, and you can access it via a phone, browser or FUSE filesystem.
    • Camlistore (Content-Addressable Multi-Layer Indexed Storage) is under active development.
  • Tonido
  • Seafile
  • OpenMediaVault is the next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution based on Debian Linux. It contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins.
    • Very similar to Synology software

Newsletter

Remote Desktop Service

Photos

Mind Mapping Software

Design tool

IFTTT Clone

Server Management Dashboard

Web Analytics

VPN Server

Link shortening service

Social Network

Password Manager service

Diary

Peer-to-Peer Sync

Push Notification

Source Code Management

Personal Assistant

Public Datasets

SSL

Resources

Android Tablet

  • How to easily share files between tablet and computer.
  • How to access shared folder on home computers from tablet

Linux VPS Hosting

Windows VPS Hosting

Tips on choosing a host

Webmin - Free Control Panel for Linux

Virtualmin - For managing the domains and users

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