June 18, 2020

Alternatives to Google

Last updated in 2022 see www.yctct.com/log instead.

Google Alternatives
Google Chrome Tor, Abrowser, Firefox
Google Search MetaGer
Search X
Google Maps Openstreetmap
Google Analytics None
Google Chrome Passwords KeepassXC
Google Sheets EtheCal
Google Docs Etherpad
LibreOffice (use locally)
Google Translate LibreTranslate
Google News A RSS reader
Google Messages Element (Matrix protocol)
Google Mail https://www.fsf.org/resources/webmail-systems
Google Photos .jpg files stored locally
Google Keep text files stores locally
YouTube youtube-dl
Google Blogger self-hosting
Google DNS -
Google Drive NextCloud
Google Meet an instance of Jitsi
Google Voice an instance of Jitsi
Google Scholar arXiv, sci-hub
Google Contacts See email alternatives
Google Calendars NextCloud
Google Groups Discourse
Google Ads -
Google Alerts -
Google Slides LibreOffice, LaTeX
Google Flights -
Google Finance -
Google Weather your national weather agency’s website
Google Forms NextCloud
Google Store see Replicant OS


I do self-funded research and I'm writing a book.

> What's the book about?

About technologies and agency.

Meaning, technologies can foster agency. No doubt. But I am also asking:

Can usage of technologies give us a sense of empowerment while in fact undermining our abilities?

I posted a summary of the prologue on the homepage: https://yctct.com/


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