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missytake 11 months ago
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## Alternatives
### framadate
### jitsi
### mastodon
Jitsi Meet is a videoconference-tool, which is easy to use, provides encrypted
communication & which can, but doesn't need to be installed. You can just send
people a link to your channel and they can join.
### mobilizon
**Use case:** secure audio/video-chat
### cryptpad
With CryptPad, you can make quick collaborative documents like spreadsheets,
for taking notes and writing down ideas together. It's a private-by-design
alternative to popular office tools and cloud services. All the content stored
on CryptPad is encrypted before being sent, which means nobody can access your
data unless you give them the link to your pad.
**Use case:** Working collaboratively on press statements, transcripts, or any other text.
### wordpress
WordPress is a free and open-source content management system . It was originally created as a blog-publishing system but has evolved to support other types of web content including more traditional mailing lists and forums, media galleries, etc. WordPress can be installed on a web server, like, or a computer running the software package in order to serve as your own network host.
**Use case:** Host your own blog / homepage, where you can easily add posts and pages.
**Instances:**,, ...
### mastodon
Mastodon is a free and open-source self-hosted social network. It allows anyone
to host their own server node in the network, and its various separately
operated user bases are federated across many different servers. These nodes
are referred to as "instances" by Mastodon users. These servers are connected
as a federated social network, allowing users from different servers to
interact with each other seamlessly. The users communicate via short posts
(calles "toots") which can be viewed in ones timeline.
**Use case:** microblogging: quick, short posts to keep the world up-to-date.
### mobilizon
A free and federated tool to get events away from Facebook. Create an event
description, date, website. Then people can click ‘participate’ for others to
see. It federates with Mastodon, so people can show that they will attend with
their Mastodon identity.
**Use case:** Invite people who don’t have facebook to an event.
### framadate
With framadate you can plan an appointment quickly and easily. No registration
is required. You just add some options (like days for a party), send the link
to your friends, and they can click on the the days where they have time.
**Use case:** Find a date for a party, meeting, or action, where everyone has time.
### discourse
### crabgrass
A classic forum, where people can talk in threads about a topic. Good for
asynchronous communication about a shared cause. Sends mail notifications
### ownCloud
**Use case:** Build a community about a certain topic, to organize a campaign or movement.
### ownCloud /Nextcloud
ownCloud / Nextcloud is a cloud-hosting software for creating and using file
hosting services. It is free and open-source, thereby allowing anyone to
install and operate it without charge on their own private server. Features
include shareable calendars, audio player etc.
**Use case:** Backup & share your data. Synchronize files across all of your devices.
**Instance:** If you need an account, write to
### kanboard
A special kind of to do list. Kanboard makes it easy to organize tasks, assign
them to people, and track the progress of your project. Great to have an
overview about what’s to be done; but it only really works if the whole team is
dedicated to use it.
**Use case:** Project management; organize a team to get a project done.
**Instance:** If you need an account, write to