thanks, but i was looking for more of an experience with FileCluiud and not a thought experiment as to why. But that’s all good.
Why you ask? I’m a bit of a tinkerer. I like to look around and play with differing technologies and see how they interact with my needs and work flows. I have cloud drive accounts, though mainly free), but I do have a lifetime paid 2TB pCloud account. I have both a personal and business related office 365 accounts so i’ve got a fair amount of onedrive space. I’ve been running Tonido (pre-cursor to Filecloud) for years with mixed results. WebDAV implimentation wasn’t so hot and the network locations would disappear periodically. think that’s a big reason why they deprecated tonido over filecloud. and lastly, i have a nextclound instance running on one of these (https://syncloud.org/ with 500mb of storage. Lastly, I’m was a long-time user (~10yrs or so) of Evernote so I have ~20k notes there. my primary intent was to leave evernote and i’ve been tweaking things and using autohotkey to help fill in the gaps between what evernote did and what joplin can do, all told, it;s been a fun ride.
I have 3 windows10 PC’s and 2 android devices in my workgroup.
so i’ve played around with multiple synconization ways, but my current configuration is to sync via nextcloud on the pc’s and webdav on the android devices. what i found, not sure why, is that the nextcloud sync on android would periodically miss syncing some notes. not sure why yet. i have also setup nextcloud shares to allow me to sync my templates ans custom css files across all 3 of my pc’s. which is nice so i have the same interface and functions across the devices. prior to this, i was using pclouds webdav which for a while was working just fine, until it didn’t. i seemed to run into some type of sync fault and when i tried to trouble shoot it with pcloud’s tech support, they weren’t exactly helpful to say the least. hence my migration to nextcloud.
long story short, since i have tonido up and running, i was currious to try their newer product, filecloud. $10/yr for the community edition is no problem. i have traded a few emails with their sales team asking questions and their canned response is always, gee, why don’t you install it and find out, instead of a actual answer. so from that perspective, i’m not too thrilled with filecloud. so your questions on ‘what if’ are absolutely valid and i am asking the same questions as you. i was hoping that someone here could tell me what their experiences actually are with the product. getting a copy of the license file and the community download took about 2 minutes so i’m not sure your comments as to why it was difficult to get the trial. i had the links as soon as i submitted the online form. i’m playing around right now with the configuration to get it up and running. but also, not impressed by the poor usability so far.
anyway, thanks for you perspective and questions and i hope i didn’t come across as a jerk.