Discord and Alternatives

Recently I got myself a Nextcloud instance, and it’s been absolutely comfy. I didn’t know how useful a cloud can be until I got one that’s not one of the proprietary ones with next to no configuration available.
Nextcloud has a lot of apps. Some of the most known apps to non-Nextcloud-users are probably the Contacts and Calendar apps which also support CardDAV and CalDAV, respectively. Some lesser known to the non-initiated are apps like Talk, a WebRTC powered (video-)chat app.

When I tried out Talk for the first time, I was a bit shocked at how well it worked and how good the quality is. Thanks to WebRTC, server traffic is kept at a minimum, too.

Recently, I also tried Jitsi again, and was once more shocked at how simple but also perfectly usable it is. For some reason I’ve recently been viewing Discord as the only “viable” chat platform out there that is of high quality, but it’s nice that I’ve been reminded that this isn’t the case at all. There are ready to use solutions out there, like Jitsi, that you can easily use for good quality video chatting.

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Posted on: March 25, 2022