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PRODUCTIVITY

de-Google (mega list)
- Privacy/security focused alternatives for search, news, translate, enterprise cloud, G-Suite, analytics, email service, operating systems, etc
- Privacy focused browser extensions

Community-run open source tools for video and text collaboration
For online teaching, learning, video conferencing, and collaborative writing

Free and open source software programs for artists
For digital painting, photo/video/sound editing, illustration, 2D design, and 3D modeling

Personal notetaking:
TiddlyWiki - non-linear web notebook with a wide variety of plugins.
Zim Wiki - wiki-structured desktop notebook with plugins including calendar and task list.


SOCIAL

Fediverse software list
« Fediverse social networks differ from mainstream platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc). Mainstream platforms concentrate millions of users on one website, where they control all the decision-making, enforce censorship, and hoard users' private data for commercial profit and spying. Fediverse networks, on the other hand, are developed by a community of people all around the globe, independent from any corporation or official institution. You are free to register on any Fediverse website you like. You can choose the person who will be in charge of your data - the administrator of your server. If you have technical knowledge, you can administrate your own server for your friends and family, connecting with thousands of other independent servers across the web. Fediverse is an autonomous universe where power and data are decentralized and scattered across multiple lands. No high fences. No algorithms. No ads. »

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Highlights:

Blogging: Writefreely, Plume
Social network - microblogging (Twitter alternatives): Mastodon, Pleroma
Social network - macroblogging (Facebook alternatives): Hubzilla, Friendica
Image sharing (Instagram alternative): Pixelfed
Video broadcasting (Youtube/Vimeo alternative): Peertube
Audio sharing: Funkwhale
File hosting (Google drive alternatives): Nextclolud-Social, Hubzilla
Link sharing (Reddit/Hackernews alternatives): Lemmy, Prismo
Reviewing (Goodreads alternatives): Bookwyrm
Virtual reality metaverse: immers
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To join an existing server, check out the server list found on each software's website. Also see List of Themed Fediverse Servers.



INSTANT MESSAGING

Matrix
- Sign-up does not require personal information (some servers may require email)
- Federated - anyone can host a server and each server can communicate with each other
- End-to-End encryption for group chats
- Web and Desktop, Android, iOS clients
- Talk to friends on different platforms in one place - bridges to Telegram, Discord, WhatsApp, Slack, IRC, etc


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