Looking for a little portable Google Calendar-able gadget
Hi! I found this reddit while hitting the Random button, and I'm very glad I did, as you all seem to have experience with this kind of thing.
I use Google Calendar as my calendar of choice. Recently, my job picked up such that I have to manage multiple meetings that sometimes get cancelled or rearranged at the last minute, and I'm not always near my computer when this happens. My current solution is importing my GCal into BitPim and then loading the calendar data onto my little dumbphone.
The obvious choice is a smartphone-- an Android or something, but I'm not yet done with my student loans and don't really want to pay for a data plan. Besides, all I'd be doing with it is going on GMail/Gcal, with emphasis on the latter.
The new Nook Touch looks promising-- especially since color doesn't totally matter to me (I get no fancy color calendar displays on my postage-stamp size dumbphone screen, so whatever)... mostly I just want to have a thing that I can edit and sync in both ways. BitPim currently requires me to write the change on a Post-It, and then the next time I'm at my PC, I put the change into Gcal and then sync the phone with BitPim. Annoying!!
I feel like my best choices are: a) iPod touch? esp a refurbed one?
b) Nook Touch? (too early to say since it like JUST came out, yes?)
c) Stop whining and get a smartphone :P
What are your thoughts, gadgeteers? (sorry, was that corny?) Thanks very much!!
submitted by spottedcat7
Replacing Nextcloud with Proton
I know that the Calendar is still very much in beta and missing lots of features, and that the Drive is just about to get an Alpha preview, but...
Seeing the direction Proton products are going, it is very promising for anyone who is currently self-hosting a Nextcloud installation and thinking it would be much easier to use Proton instead.
I just wanted to put this out there to see if anyone else might have thought the same, and to say from my point of view what I would need from Proton in order to consider it as a good alternative to Nextcloud:
- Fully functional calendar, able to share events with other Proton users and non-Proton users, and email notifications, as well as able to be integrated with mobile app calendars (e.g. Samsung) via iCal or Davx.
- Drive that includes full sharing functionality with other Proton and non-Proton users, with passwords and expiry dates, as well as sharable folders with Proton users. Desktop (Windows, Linux and Mac) syncing apps as well as mobile apps have to exist and contain much if not all of the above functionality.
- Contacts that integrate with mobile phone contacts apps (or a proprietary ProtonContacts app that can serve as a phone's default contacts app) with syncing
submitted by DonDino1