Local, first, forever


If you set out to build a local-first application that users have complete control and ownership over, you need something to solve data sync.

Dropbox and other file-sync services, while very basic, offer enough to implement it in a simple but working way.

Sure, it won’t be as real-time as a custom solution, but it’s still better for casual syncs. Think Apple Photos: only your own photos, not real-time, but you know they will be everywhere by the end of the day. And that’s good enough!

Imagine if Obsidian Sync was just “put your files in the folder” and it would give you conflict-free sync? For free? Forever? Just bring your own cloud?

I’d say it sounds pretty good.