Hi all. I’m new to Nextcloud, just put together a server with NextcloudPi. Had a few rocky starts but now it’s working swimmingly.
I came to Nextcloud, I presume like many, because Dropbox has become a worse product with every iteration. The latest version is almost — well, no almost, absolutely — user-hostile. “All I want is a folder that syncs.”
So after getting into Nextcloud, I’m rather surprised to find so much of the development focused on apps. There are already countless great word processors, image browsers, IM apps… Why is Nextcloud chasing the same strategy that ruined Dropbox?
Also, unless I’ve been looking in the wrong places, it appears that Nextcloud isn’t even done with the “simple folder that syncs” part. Is there truly no client for simple headless servers? I’ve found some articles about running nextcloudcmd on a cron script, that solution seems hacky as hell. Dropbox, for all its faults, had a great daemon.