Cozy may look similar to a NAS server with applications, but there are several differences:
- the philosophy is different: Cozy is about managing all your data, not just your files. We want to allow you to aggregate all your personal data in one place and manipulate them to extract value. So, we develop applications to fetch your data from various sources and allowing to handle them. Our applications can exchange data. For example, our email client can use the contacts from your address book;
- Cozy is portable: you can choose where you install it: on a computer in your home, on a server inside a datacenter, or if you don't wan to administrate the server by yourself, you can rent a managed instance from a provider you trust. So, Cozy adapts to everyone needs. Of course, you can easily migrate your applications and data from one hosting to another.