as (WiFi) (synchronization) "server"
I've been running #Syncthing
for quite some time now and I'm so happy with using my smartphone as a "server" in this setup that I have to encourage others to try it, too. Syncthing does many things for me. It keeps my collections of music, ebooks and studies stuff synced on 4 devices with different OSs without another party in between. The same goes for #OSMAnd
maps and favorites on my #Android
phone and #tablet
. It automatically copies backups I create on my mobile devices to my main computer the next time it's online. Using it on my smartphone has several advantages. It's always on and it's always on #WiFi
when I need to sync something to/from another device. So it acts like a real server. The most interesting part about this setup is that I can plug it in other (university) computers (USB 3.0 even), edit files on it's storage and the changes will get synced to my other devices at the same time or the next time they are online. No more log ins to (proprietary) cloud services, just because you don't want to copy different versions to/from a USB stick all the time. #dropbox