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Programming language: Python
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Latest version: v20.10-rc1

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It is available as an image or a pre-built device.

We are open to cooperation with hardware vendors interested in including Syncloud into their products.


  • Nextcloud: File sharing, calendar, contacts.
  • Diaspora: Social network.
  • Rocketchat: Text, voice and video messaging.
  • Mail: Email messaging with Roundcube web.
  • GOGS: Git source code hosting.
  • Syncthing: File synchronization between devices.
  • WordPress: Blogging, mailing lists and forums, media galleries, and online stores.
  • Notes: Safe place for your notes, thoughts, and life's work.
  • Users: User management app.
  • Pi-hole: Network-wide Ad Blocking.
  • OpenVPN: Secure connection to your Syncloud device over the Internet.


There are images for various devices and architectures, get one here.

For developers

Syncloud image contains the following components:

  1. Debian based [linux OS](github.com/syncloud/image).
  2. Snap based app installer.
  3. Platform snap package.

Platform provides shared services for all the apps and manages device settings.

Web UI development

Install Node.js

cd www
npm install
npm start

Building a package locally

We use Drone build server for automated builds. The simplest way to build a platform snap package locally is to run drone cli:

sudo arch=[amd64|arm] /path/to/cli/drone exec

Install a package on a device

snap install --devmode /path/to/package.snap