Re: Free or at least paid Google replacements
Thomas Levine <perluette <at> thomaslevine.com>
2012-01-04 14:08:02 GMT
Oh Jan already mentioned this. Ignore me.
On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 9:06 AM, Thomas Levine
<perluette <at> thomaslevine.com> wrote:
> Among gandi's (http://gandi.net) wonderful features are roundcube and a
> sizeable mail quota. I like gandi even more now.
> On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 4:17 PM, Thomas Levine <thomas.levine <at> gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks for all of the wonderful replies! It looks like I'll eventually
>> set up some of these on my own server.
>> And I did mean Google Tasks. In Swedish it's Google Lists. I like that
>> you can associate dates with the tasks so that they show up in your
>> calendar as incomplete or completed.
>> On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 1:40 PM, Jan-Christoph Borchardt
>> <JanCBorchardt <at> fsfe.org> wrote:
>> > Hey Tom,
>> >> I'd like to move away from my wonderful, integrated, proprietary,
>> >> web-based Google Services Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Lists and
>> >> Google Docs. I ask for suggestions of what to move to.
>> > Great plan! I just finished doing the same, more or less. :)
>> > And sorry in advance for the linkdump, just trying to help.
>> >> Email is probably the most important as my whole life is in there.
>> >> Proprietary Google searches lead me to
>> >> http://www.gnumail.org
>> >> http://www.runbox.com
>> >> http://www.fastmail.fm
>> >> These don't seem any cheaper than running a mail server on a virtual
>> >> private server, which would be more flexible. I don't think that would
>> >> be too annoying either. Thoughts on that?
>> > I haven’t heard of those at all. At the moment, I have a domain at
>> > https://gandi.net/
>> > They use Roundcube as frontend, which is awesome but unfortunately has no
>> > own hosting service: http://roundcube.net/
>> > I am going to move over to my account at http://tuxfamily.org but the
>> > domain is still at Gandi.
>> > So, what you want is probably a mail account at https://riseup.net/ (big
>> > thanks to Parker for recommending them to me again!). But I don’t know
>> > about their exact approval criteria. The sole reason I am not using them
>> > is that they only have SquirrelMail and IMP which I am both a bit sick of.
>> > :)
>> > By all means let me know how it works out if you’re going for them.
>> >> There are a bunch of desktop calendar applications, and I'm sure some
>> >> of them are more awesome than Google Calendar. How does one sync them
>> >> across computers and version/backup them? My inclination is to use git
>> >> on a plain text calendar file if I'm not satisfied by the more
>> >> conventional approaches.
>> > If you plan on using git, you might want to look at
>> > http://sparkleshare.org/ – it is basically a frontend for git in the style
>> > of Dropbox (made by an awesome GNOME guy). You can sync to
>> > http://gitorious.org as well as GitHub and your own server.
>> > For public events, you can do as I do and use http://grical.org/
>> > They have groups, I made one for me and add any event I plan to go to there.
>> >> I *love* Google Lists for entering school assignment due dates, but
>> >> it's currently very closed, with no importing or exporting. It may be
>> >> less useful once I graduate in May as I'm likely not to have
>> >> assignments due every day, but some more advanced equivalent would be
>> >> wonderful. Does anyone know of an equivalent for this?
>> > I have not heard of Google Lists, do you mean Google Tasks (in Gmail)?
>> > Currently, I manage any personal events or todos by just putting them in
>> > an EtherPad. I have an account at http://titanpad.com/ , an awesome
>> > EtherPad instance hosted by 3 Debian guys. You can lock the document up
>> > with a password so everything’s cool.
>> >> I don't use Google Docs much except for short-term collaboration with
>> >> mortals, and I don't mind using it that for situations like that. For
>> >> other situations, git and ssh is better. And I can use Gobby for
>> >> brainwriting.
>> > For any kind of text collaboration, EtherPad is way superior to Google
>> > Docs (the document part). It does not need login, has a dead-simple and
>> > beautiful interface, integrated chat, nice colors to see who wrote what
>> > and can export to free formats. So here as well, http://titanpad.com/ is
>> > the way to go.
>> > If you need anymore freedom; I currently build a directory of free and
>> > open web services at http://libreprojects.net/
>> > Let me know how it goes and feel free to mail me when you have any
>> > problems. :)
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