Duple – Create your own Private Cloud at home – No complicated installation, no server needed – Looking for Mac users to try out our app! [Promo Saturday]
With my co-founder we built an app that gives you your full private Dropbox at home, with no complicated installation, and no server required. To store, sync, backup, share and access your files from anywhere.
The beta is available on Mac, so you’re welcome to try it out, and if you have time let me know what you think! The interface is pretty cool!
Here’s the website: [www.duple.io](https://www.duple.io/)
The documentation (explaining what is Duple, how it works, how to use it): [https://doc.duple.io/duple-documentation/](https://doc.duple.io/duple-documentation/)
And the beta page to download and use the app: [https://beta.duple.io/en/](https://beta.duple.io/en/)
It’s a new kind of app that simplifies the concept of a private cloud. Basically, the entirety of your private cloud is contained inside a single folder called a repository folder. This folder can be stored anywhere: USB hard drive, NAS, cloud file storage, Raspberry Pi, etc… In order to use your private cloud, Duple needs to be able to access your repository folder. On your devices (where Duple is installed), you get a second folder called Duple (inside your “My Documents” folder). This folder contains the readable data, it’s where you work with your private cloud: add, modify and remove your files there.
Functionalities include at least: Self Hosted, File Synchronization, File Versioning, Restoring Deleted Files, File Conflict Resolution, Backup (data at least in 2 places), Access From Anywhere, File Sharing (coming soon).
Your data is always at least in two places at the same time: inside the Duple folder (present on every desktop device where Duple is installed) and in the repository folder.
It’s a super easy set up where you choose which storage to use and where your data goes. And it works like a Dropbox.
Duple was born out of personal need – we were originally trying to find a solution that offers actual privacy as opposed to the likes of Dropbox and Google drive, and at the same time more simplicity to use than what’s currently available in the private cloud market (e.g. Nextcloud) with no complicated installation or configuration. So we developed Duple to have an out of the box simple-to-use tool that anyone can use, is self-hosted, and that gives you complete flexibility as it works with any storage. We saw a lot of people were interested in the idea and then decided to commercialise it.
If you have any questions about Duple, please don’t hesitate to ask.