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    How is it different?

    Usability | Designed for Humans

    Sandstorm is the easiest way there has ever been to run a server.

    Sandstorm requires no technical expertise to use.

    Installing apps on Sandstorm is as easy as installing apps on your phone. No need to read documentation and edit config files – and no need to wait for IT to do it for you.

    Sandstorm emphasizes users over apps.

    You log into Sandstorm, not into each app separately.

    All of your data across all apps (documents, chat rooms, whatever) can be found and searched in one place, rather than logging into each one separately.

    You can share and collaborate on anything – or keep it private.

    Security | Secure by Default

    Sandstorm is ridiculously secure.

    The biggest challenge to securing any server is buggy apps. Some app developers are good at security, but some are not, and it's usually impossible to know who is whom without doing a costly security audit.

    Sandstorm, therefore, takes a different approach: break data down into "grains" (for example, individual documents, or chat rooms) and isolate each one in a secure sandbox from which it cannot talk to the world without your express permission. With this approach, no matter how buggy your document editor might be, each document can only possibly be accessed by the people you shared it with. No matter how buggy your chat room, only the people you permitted will ever see the logs.

    Skeptical? Check out our security docs and list of security non-events to learn more.

    Because Sandstorm manages access control on every document, it can tell you who has accessed your data and allow you to revoke that access at any time. Prove that your sensitive data is secure by reviewing all the systems it is connected to.

    Freedom | You're in Control

    Sandstorm gives you choice.

    You choose where your data lives: You can use Sandstorm in the cloud on a variety of hosting services, or you can install it on your own machines. You can even even move between these options at any time. No matter where you decide to run Sandstorm, the apps are the same.

    With Sandstorm, you do not get locked into walled gardens. You can mix and match apps from multiple developers with ease, and even throw in apps of your own as needed. Many Sandstorm apps are open source, which means you can modify them to suit you needs.

    Who is it for?


    Sandstorm makes it safe & easy to use indie web apps. It adds security hardening to protect your privacy. Apps never disappear, and you can add your own. Run your own server or use our hosting.

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    Your employees deserve flexible online collaboration tools. You deserve the peace of mind that comes from owning your data. With Sandstorm, anyone in the company can pick or build their own internal apps and the platform makes sure you don't get hacked.

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    Ship your code as a Sandstorm app package and your users run the service. On Sandstorm, one or two independent developers can easily build an app rivaling big-name SaaS apps.

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