Hi Hunters! 👋
🤔I built this today quickly after waking up and seeing all the recent uproar about Google and their user-unfriendly behavior.
I think big companies deserve pushback when they're going in a way that's not in the user's interest, and we as the (paying) users, have a democratic say by using their products or not. If we want to stop using their products, we need to know good alternatives though.
Luckily they exist.
👩🌾There's lots of indie and user-friendly alternatives to Google products now and this is a real-time publicly editable list where you can find them.
Enjoy 😄 and let me know what you think and what alternatives to add!
@levelsio What is the alternative to Android? I do not think Apple is any better.
@levelsio @safaiyeh https://lineageos.org/ is worth a look
@levelsio @safaiyeh I believe that depends what your definition of "better" is. As far as privacy goes, Apple is night and day better than Android. I won't say they are perfect, but I'd never risk my personal information on an Android device.
@levelsio I'd suggest to add Tutanota - it's a fully encrypted mail service that unlike Gmail respects uers' privacy. Here are more ideas for privacy-first alternatives: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/how-to-leave-google-gmail
@levelsio this is a great list. You can also add Privacy.com - a tool that allows one to pay with burner cards online (works only in United States) as an alternative for Google Pay. Thank you for making this 👍
@levelsio @safaiyeh @gurneykid Apple is safer than Android ? Nice joke. Thanks !
@levelsio @safaiyeh You used to be able to root your phone and install Cyanogenmod. That team stopped supporting the OS. LineageOS is the latest open-source OS for cell phones.
Need alternative for
@keyul Android is open source OS. And there are also custom ROMs built open source which you can install after rooting phone (if you dont like what HTC, Samsung, LG.. puts in phone). Since it is open source and built on linux, you know what can happen and what not. But iOS is black box.
I don't think Backblaze is a Google Drive contestant. It's more about backing up your whole computer. Google Drive is more about backing up specific things and sharing/collaborating on them efficiently with additional services (Docs etc.). Dropbox might be the only similar match there.
Why does this product say 'featured in 11 hours'? And it's not on the Product Hunt homepage either! What's going on 😆
Also, great idea btw! 😉
@andreyazimov @levelsio And for Google Chrome:
- WonderSwipe: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/wonderswipe
Why settle with just blocking ads? Avoid trackers and time wasted on loading heavy webpages, while at it.
Try to find another domain name, you will get an email from google legal department very soon 😄
@loukmannacik it's fine because parodies are allowed under copyright law, people generally won't confuse it with google itself.
Hmm, i need to explore this
I think bad Idea...
Fantastic Product. The more privacy and user data comes under attack, the more we need folks like yourself to keep innovating like this- well done @levelsio ! 🙌
Google Play Store
- F-Droid (Open Source Apps): f-droid.org
- YALP STORE (free access to Play Store Apps): https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.github.yeriomin.yalpstore/
- OsmAnd (+Offline Maps): https://osmand.net
- K9Mail: https://k9mail.github.io/
what alternatives are they? do they provide same efficiency?
Just added Dashlane to the Google chrome passwords section
origo is PRIVACY
Great idea! 😄 If more data is added it will obviously be more useful!
hey! i guess it would be more intuitive if the categories are arranged in boxes. like rows and columns rather than just a single column.
If you are in internet, no more privacy. Period.
Aazar Ali Shad
Love it! Thanks @pieter!!
Can we pleaseee get a No More Facebook as well.
how about a No More Facebook 😄
@annabeldeppersc We ve been working on a more privacy friendly alternative. Should be out soon 😉