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Welcome to faircloud

Access via Web browser at https://faircloud.eu/nextcloud and use your fairlogin account (get one for free at https://fairapps.net )

faircloud features

faircloud is based on nextcloud and offers file management and syncing plus several hand selected apps

  • collaborative editing of documents, tables or presentations
  • calendar
  • addressbook
  • tasks
  • photos
  • bookmarks
  • deck (kanban board)
  • notes
  • file locking (useful in shared folders)
  • circles to manage groups (manage in contacts menu)
  • webmail client (basic & pro)
  • mind maps (pro)
  • whiteboard - collaborative drawing (basic & pro)
  • start a fairteaching meeting (right click on PDF uploads it as a presentation) (in free version with 2 participants only, for more order a videoconferencing package)
  • time tracker (pro)
  • appointments (pro) - allow others to book a timeslot in your calendar
  • polls for questionnaires (pro)
  • carnet (note pads, also available as Android app with full syncing)

Some features are only available with our fairapps basic or fairapps pro plans, see our comparison list.

In files you can have a Readme.md file which is shown on the top. This enriches any folder with a kind of WIKI page, where you can describe the content of the folder or add links to other resources.

You can upload files up to 3 GB of size. Total available disk space depends on your plan:

If you use faircloud as an organization, we recommend that you set up one extra account YourOrganizationAdmin, which then shares all resources (calendar, folders etc) and not bind those to a person's account.

User manual

Nextcloud docs English

Nextcloud Dokumentation Deutsch

Below you find some extra hints for your daily use of faircloud.

Sync files

Install a sync client for your desktop or smartphone, choose Log in to your Nextcloud and use https://faircloud.eu/nextcloud as server address and login with your fairlogin account. Then choose which folders you want to sync.

Renaming or moving a file may not touch the timestamp on your local device.

On your smartphone you can set uploading photo images automatically to your nextcloud.

Sync calendars, contacts, tasks

Android

Install the app DavX5 to sync calendars and addressbooks. If you also want to sync tasks, also install jtx. Connect to server https://faircloud.eu (in case this does not work use the full URL https://faircloud.eu/nextcloud/remote.php/dav/ which you also find on the bottom left).

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DavX5 setting

If you want to sync an existing calendar and addressbook which is local on your smartphone, you need to first export and import them to the new calendar and addressbook.

Known Issues:

  • Syncing tasks created by the deck app doesn't work. Use the the deck app instead.

iOS

Connect to https://faircloud.eu/nextcloud/remote.php/dav/principals/users/your_fairlogin_username/ - you find the correct link on the left bottom of the calendar tab in the webview of nextcloud.

macOS

To connect your Nextcloud with macOS to synchronise calendars and contacts follow these instructions https://docs.nextcloud.com/server/latest/user_manual/en/pim/sync_osx.html#setup-your-accounts Important: No Whitespaces in your Username are allowed! If it doesn't sync try creating an app password in your Settings > Security and use this for your connection.

Outlook

Please install CalDavSynchronizer - see the detailled instructions here https://blog.admin-intelligence.de/nextcloud-kalender-trifft-outlook/

Subscribe calendar

You can subscribe a calendar from another calendar server like Google or TERMINO (read only).

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You also can subscribe the other way round an existing nextcloud calendar into a new Google calendar. Open the share button and get a subscription link.

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Syncing between a nextcloud and a Google calendar both ways with Caldav is not supported (we develop a universal calendar for TERMINO.gv.at, expected in 2023).

Holiday calendars for AT and DE are offered for fairapps basic and pro users. Or create and import your own from here.

Thunderbird

Install the Thunderbird add-ons TBsync and Provider for CalDAV & CardDAV and follow this guide. As Server URL enter https://faircloud.eu/nextcloud

Alternatively use manual (old) method: follow this guide and use a link like this: https://faircloud.eu/nextcloud/remote.php/dav/calendars/your_fairlogin_username/personal/ - you find the correct link at each faircloud calendar behind the three dots.

Sync notes

Install nextcloud notes app for Android or iOS, select as a server your existing faircloud (or any other nextcloud account) which you had configured in the nextcloud file sync app and enjoy having all your notes on all devices.

Sync decks

If you use the Deck app for task or project management there is also a nice Android App, also available for F-Droid. Choose as server https://faircloud.eu/nextcloud

Sync tasks

Syncing notes and tasks is best done with jtx - both in one app. The app OpenTasks is unmaintained at tasks.org and currently not recommended.

OnlyOffice

faircloud has OnlyOffice embedded to collaborate on documents. OO prefers docx, pptx, xlsx file formats. The Open Document Foundation formats odt, odp, ods are also supported, but may be not fully compatible to rendering with the LibreOffice or Collabora editors.

Start an online meeting

faircloud allows to start a videoconference with 'Meet'. If selected from a PDF, it is used as the presentation slides. For more than 2 participants you need to obtain a package.

User Documentation

nextcloud user manual

Get your nextcloud client to sync files. You find the settings for calendar or addressbook clients (such as DavDroid) in the bottom left. You simply use your fairlogin account as credential.

For the Thunderbird Lightning Calendar you use the link behind the three dots (see #24 (closed)).

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Federation

You can share a folder from another nextcloud instance to faircloud and vice versa. Check your federation ID in the user sharing settings. See also the nextcloud manual.

Circles

With the Circles function, users can create their own groups and manage their members. See the extra Circle for Groups WIKI page how to create, manage or invite to a circle.

Using faircloud in a team

For organisations, we usually set up a special organisation-admin account, who is the owner of a main organisation folder. This user shares the main folder with the group (but is not itself part of the group to avoid circular share issues). An independent main folder owner is to prevent troubles, if a founding user would leave the organisation. In special cases, a fairkom system administrator could transfer the ownership of a folder to another user, though: sudo -u www-data php occ files:transfer-ownership --path=“name of folder” usernamefrom usernameto

Alternatively, the groupfolder app may be an option which could be installed on dedicated faircloud instances.

When collaborating on office documents, you can activate that you see all changes and approve or comment them.

When working with the OnlyOffice online editor, you can also start a chat or even a video conference while working on the same document (Plugin / Jitsi / Domain: fairmeeting.net / Room: enter a room name).

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Check out other useful plugins in the OnlyOffice online editor such as thesaurus or translation!

Your own faircloud

Whoever uses the faircloud.eu server is part of the fairkom user community. You can easily share resources with other faircloud users, e.g. a folder or invite to an event.

If you or your organisation require a more private environment, you may consider to order your own faircloud server which hosts only you and your team.

Using faircloud as a simple WIKI

Folders can be enriched with a box on top and at the bottom to describe what is in the folder or add some context information.

To add text on top of a folder view add a file with one of those mames:

  • Readme.md
  • README.md
  • HEADER.md

To add text on the bottom of a folder view add a file:

  • FOOTER.md

Connect via webdav

You can also access your files with a WebDAV client (e.g. File Browser like Thunar or Dolphin). As webdav address use https://faircloud.eu/nextcloud/remote.php/dav/files/yourusername/ or davs://faircloud.eu/nextcloud/remote.php/dav/files/yourusername/

Adding external storage

Any user can add an external storage, which support WebDAV or sftp. If you need additional storage within nextcloud just order it.

Deleting your Account

If you want your Account to be removed send us an inquiry to support@fairkom.eu, prior to that make sure that you back up all the files on the cloud. You might want to transfer ownership of your folders to another user in your settings.

Support

If you encounter a problem or have a wish, please submit an issue on the left. Check the closed issues first, maybe someone already asked the question.

We also offer support packages to guide you or your team. Here you find all fairkom support channels.

Technical Documentation

faircloud documentation for fairkom sysadmins