wiki:owncloud

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How Can I Share documents?

MF/PL members have access to our shared ownCloud server at https://share.mayfirst.org/.

Through share.mayfirst.org, you can:

  • Store up to 5GB (ask us for more space if you need it) of files, than can be synchronized to your desktop computer or mobile phone and shared with other users of the site
  • Synchronize/backup your phone contacts to a trusted server (no need to send your contact list to Google)

You can get started right away by going to https://share.mayfirst.org/ and entering your MF/PL username (you can use any valid username - your email login, SFTP login, control panel login, etc.

How do I synchronize with my desktop computer?

Synchronizing files

First, download the ownCloud program for your operating system:

http://owncloud.org/sync-clients/

You will be prompted to pick a folder on your own computer to store your files.

Then, you will be prompted to enter the server address for your owncloud installation, which is:

https://share.mayfirst.org/

Then you will need to enter your username and password. That's it!

Synchronizing your calendar

The most well-tested application for syncing with your Calendar is the Lightning extension to the Mozilla Thunderbird email client. Using Lightning:

How do I synchronize with my mobile phone?

Synchronizing Files

You can download either the android app or the iPhone app. You'll be asked the same questions as the ones above.

Wait!! This apps costs money! The android app does cost $.99 from the Googe Store, however, it is free/open source (available on github). Your $.99 goes to help the developers continue to build free and open source software for the world. If you really can't afford the $.99 you can install fdroid (a alternative repository for android apps) and install it at no cost.

What about synchronizing my contacts?

On androids, you can install the CardDav-Sync free beta program and the Contact Editor Free program. Be sure to make a backup of the contacts on your phone before you synchronize.

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