Monica is an open-source web application to organize the interactions with your loved ones. They call it a PRM, or Personal Relationship Management. Think of it as a CRM (a popular tool used by sales teams in the corporate world) for your friends or family.
Monica allows people to keep track of everything that's important about their friends and family. Like the activities done with them. When you last called someone. What you talked about. It will help you remember the name and the age of the kids. It can also remind you to call someone you haven't talked to in a while.
They have pricing plans for their hosted service, but the self-hosted solution has all the features.
It also has a nice API to interact with.
They provide a very throughout documented Docker installation.
If you just want to test it, use this docker compose
version: "3.4" services: app: image: monicahq/monicahq depends_on: - db ports: - 8080:80 environment: # generate with `pwgen -s 32 1` for instance: - APP_KEY=DoKMvhGu795QcMBP1I5sw8uk85MMAPS9 - DB_HOST=db volumes: - data:/var/www/monica/storage restart: always db: image: mysql:5.7 environment: - MYSQL_RANDOM_ROOT_PASSWORD=true - MYSQL_DATABASE=monica - MYSQL_USER=homestead - MYSQL_PASSWORD=secret volumes: - mysql:/var/lib/mysql restart: always volumes: data: name: data mysql: name: mysql
Once you install your own, you may want to:
- Change the
- Change the database credentials. In the application docker are loaded as
- Set up the environment and the application url with
Set up the email configuration
MAIL_MAILER: smtp MAIL_HOST: smtp.service.com # ex: smtp.sendgrid.net MAIL_PORT: 587 # is using tls, as you should MAIL_USERNAME: my_service_username # ex: apikey MAIL_PASSWORD: my_service_password # ex: SG.Psuoc6NZTrGHAF9fdsgsdgsbvjQ.JuxNWVYmJ8LE0 MAIL_ENCRYPTION: tls MAIL_FROM_ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org # ex: email you want the email to be FROM MAIL_FROM_NAME: Monica # ex: name of the sender
Here is an example of all the possible configurations.
They also share other configuration examples where you can take ideas of alternate setups.
If you don't want to use docker, check the other installation documentation.