Nocode tools are easy to use and fun, until you notice how dependent you become of their private server. The famous vendor lock-in.
Selfhosting and opensource sounds nerdy and complicated. And to install these things, it requires code and some scary command lines to get things on a server. What if there’s a “nocode” way of getting that done? Or having someone on your side helping you with this?
Now we’re getting the best of both worlds. Self-hosted nocode tools. Chances are that these tools might feel a bit more nerdy and code. Yet if you’re able to see a little through those things, you gain superpowers.
Self-hosted automation tools:
Self-hosted database tools:
Self-hosted virtual tour tools:
Self-hosted url shortener:
Self-hosted file management cloud:
Self-hosted file transfer service:
Self-hosted chat & projectmanagement:
Self-hosted website builders:
Self-hosted password manager:
Self-hosted appointment manager:
Where to host those self-hosted tools?
- google cloud
Here’s one of many sites to help you can find even more opensource alternatives to your vendor locked software:
Something I’d like to share with everyone. It’s definitely not necessary to migrate anything to an opensource alternative right away. Migrating takes time. The pressure to do so can distract you a lot. Consider it a step by step process. You take a look at the list, look at your current priorities and maybe there’s something in there for you to move from one thing to another. Same as having this group on closed Facebook, at some point we’ll move over to discourse or whatever is going to be out there. But for now, enjoy the ride.
If you have any suggestions to add to the list, let me know!
If you’d like to offer your products or services around these tools, feel free to reach out. Building a marketplace.
Services I’m looking for to offer on the marketplace:
- Installing any of the tools above on hetzner or any other server of choice
- Managing updates, backups & security of the server