Last night I gave much thought to the document situation. Google Docs, the most convenient and featureful, vs Cryptpad, the one I actually want to use. The problem is that Cryptpad isn't very pleasant on mobile. I realized that only one of my docs would be regularly accessed on mobile. And it's a shopping list for books. So I decided to write that on paper and put it in my wallet. Now Cryptpad is totally good enough. Sometimes you have to think outside the box.
I tried out Zoho Office today. It works well, but somehow turns me off anyway. I guess it's because their web presence feels very corporate and enterprise focused. It's also available free of charge and without encryption, so it doesn't really improve on Google Docs for me - I don't feel like a real customer, just a "user".
I'm starting to feel that while #cryptpad is what I want, it's not quite mature enough yet. Particularly on mobile. I will continue to support the project with a subscription, and to spread the word, but I'm considering not really using it right now.
I have the need to store and edit several "notes" and one proper rich text document. And I want an actual app on Android, not just a mobile site. Is my only real option (without self-hosting something) Google Docs?
While I'm in a complainy mode here: I sure do hate LinkedIn. Absurdly anti-privacy, as usual for mainstream social networks. Constantly bugs me to install their app. Full of recruiters who basically spam me about jobs that I not only don't want, but have said right in my profile that I don't want.
@cryptpad Any concrete plans for an Android app? I see a feature request open for it but no official response. There are numerous pain points when using the webapp on mobile, and it seems a dedicated app would allow best for fitting the UI to mobile without polluting the existing web UI.
I saw a thread here complaining about #fdroid from a developer/supply perspective. I also hate using it, from an end-user/demand perspective:
- The category lists are randomly blank
- The app closes too soon when updating itself, so I need about 3 tries to get that done
- The download speed for anything is glacial. Something big like OSMand, about 100MB, would take nearly an hour to download.
I've actually written off Android without Google, because the f-droid experience is so bad for me.
I wonder how #YoutubeWalkout really went. How would we ever really know?
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