[plug] Shared Contacts between computers

Michael Van Delft michael at hybr.id.au
Tue May 1 12:23:05 WST 2012

Hi Alex,

I suspect you’re going to struggle to find anything that will sync
contacts and calendars without putting them on a central server

Google apps work exceptionally well but if you don’t like the idea of
Google having all your data you could look at OwnCloud[1]. It is very
user friendly and I believe version 4 will be out in a couple of

You can get a free VPS for one year from amazon[2], a cheap one from
linode[3] or host it from home if you have a static IP address or use


[1] http://owncloud.org/
[2] http://aws.amazon.com/free/
[3] http://www.linode.com/

On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 9:53 AM, Alexander Hartner <alex at j2anywhere.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was wondering if anyone can make suggestions on what they use to share contact (and possibly calendar events) between their computers. Ideally I am looking for something that I can run at home without the need for pushing all my data into the cloud.
> Any thoughts ?
> Thanks
> Alex
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