first of all I would like to thank all people that are developing, creating or writing for this awesome project. It is currently the absolute best mobile operating system out there when it comes to usability. Although there are other great open source alternatives to /e/, such as Ubuntu Touch /e/ is the way to go right now.
So I would love to see the ability in /e/ OS to easy setup an offline synchronization service. So the way I would like to synchronize all my data (Pictures, Notes, Contacts, Calender, …) is just between my computer and my phone without a connection to the internet.
It would be very simple: When you come home from work at the evening you connect your phone to your wifi of your PC or router and then synchronize the data you produced today (photos taken, …) to your computer or your home server you have installed and /e/ or nextcloud inctance on.
I am not an accomplished server expert so maybe this is kind of easy to setup right now so any illuminating comments are appreciated.
If you have an edrive account, it is working out of the box.
If you enable sync only on wifi on your device, the sync to edrive will start as soon as you are connected to your home network.
And you can access to edrive with nextcloud client. It’s available for every desktop OS
Can you actually get Nextcloud file sync to work in parallel with edrive? I am stuck in a login-loop when trying to set up the standard Nextcloud app, so can for now not sync my phone with my standard nextcloud (=not edrive) instance.
For real P2P (serverless), Syncthing (files) + DecSync CC (contacts & calendar) should get you started. No need for a server setup.
Generally I would wish to see /e/ provide DecSync-style file-based alternatives to any online features. This way, the user can freely decide whether to use server-based solutions (/e/'s or their own), P2P or to sync/backup even completely offline (USB) without any loss of features.