Other sync solution than iCloud needed

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#82

Hi have exactly the same situation

+1 for alternative sync


#83

Adding to the chorus, I LOVE the product, but IT decided our start up needed new internal security rules around iCloud access - I JUST updated to premium before our company put the kibosh on personal accounts on work machines.

I refuse to go back to notes, so hoping a new solution is in the near term future.

Also, is there a plan for browser support? I would love to get around this issue by accessing a browser interface - especially as I tend to cycle through machines pretty often.


#84

Hopefully Dropbox is still allowed, that would be the alternative we hope to bring in the short term. A browser version is something we’d love to do some day but certainly not something you can expect in the short term I’m afraid, that’s a huge undertaking.


#85

+1 for webdav sync

I’m such a guy from IT and work at an university. We host an internal NextCloud-system. Profs, staff and students use it. It provides almost every of the functions needed by them and became a good alternative with a big advantage: one can meet the people (us) who run and administer the system, the people who take care about availability, performance, security asf. They can ask questions and get answers: Where is the data stored? Who has access?.. They can claim us directly, blame us if needed, or just go for a beer with us if they like what we do.

Aside from the web interface, NextCloud (and lot of other products for hosting data) provides a WebDAV interface. Quite a lot of apps on the iPad, Android devices, Windows, Linux systems can sync data using WebDAV protocol. Our stats about the most used functions of our NextCloud-system show, WebDAV is a burner. Why shouldn’t Agenda join this list of grant apps supporting WebDAV-sync?

Thomas


#86

Hi Thomas,
It’s certainly an option we are considering. Note that if we were to support WebDAV, it would not be the case that our data automatically becomes usable as normal text files. We have a very custom sync format that is not human readable. So the WebDAV storage would just be moving data between devices without using iCloud.
Kind regards,
Drew


#87

Hi Drew,

I just have this in mind, to use it as a storage only, to keep the contents of the Agenda app in sync on different devices. Another app (Joplin) does it the same way, providing an optional encryption option for the data on the “external” storage, in order to keep the contents away from the eyes of administrators.

It could solve another feature request I saw in the forum: Some would like to see a sharing function, cause they use different Apple accounts for work and private things. Usually you cannot use your AppleID to connect to a “private” cloud via WebDAV. Since you would habe to enter some credentials in Agenda to connect via WebDAV, it is possible to enter the same credentials in different devices with different AppleIDs. Voila. AppleIDs and WebDAV connection decoupled.

Furthermore, one would even have the possibility to share all data with a friend or collegue. (Although it would mean to share everything) I guess there are a number of people (research groups, working groups) who would like it.

Thomas


#88

Thanks, yes, we are introducing Dropbox sync for many of these reasons (eg sharing with family, etc). WebDAV is certainly interesting to us, and hopefully we will get to it sooner or later.


#89

Would like to see support for Box or WebDAV for security reasons.


#90

Integrate with Office365 specifically Outlook and I will become a premium subscriber.