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zsbenke
zsbenke
While almost everybody is moving mindlessly into the cloud, I try to move out of it more and more and store a lot of my stuff locally (some of it are not even synced). I’m very conservative about my privacy lately. Although I use iCloud when I can, for 3rd-party syncing services, I pref... decoding.io
ChrisJWilson
ChrisJWilson

@zsbenke interesting. I can definitely understand this move. What have been the main inconviences (a bit of effort to set up?) and clear benefits you've seen (faster syncing for omnifocus?). I need to look into upgrading my DevonThink 2 now.

zsbenke
zsbenke

@ChrisJWilson And let's not forget about transparency. I can clearly see what happens on my private server by simply following access logs.

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roelio
roelio

@zsbenke Interesting. I was always somewhat conservative, but lately just choose convenience.

What do you do with photo sync between devices? iCloud or local?

zsbenke
zsbenke

@roelio I use iCloud.

roelio
roelio

@zsbenke Me too. But beside documents it’s the most important and very personal cloud sync. If I can find a rock solid self-hosted alternative I would love to switch to that.

zsbenke
zsbenke

@roelio I don't mind using iCloud. Thats where, for me, convenience wins, because I can just take photos and forget about them, the Photos app organizes everything automatically.

Also, Apple has a pretty good track record of keeping stuff private so—maybe I shouldn't—but I trust them. As asafety net, I export my originals automatically every week via ChronoSync to an external drive.