No More Google

Privacy-friendly alternatives to Google products ❤️

#3 Product of the MonthSeptember 2018
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No More Google shows privacy-friendly alternatives to Google products

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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 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/...
@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 👍

Privacy is a generally overhyped and none of alternative products guarantee the privacy better than google. I kindof don't like this biasing.

I just love google for what it has done to this world. Making it smaller and rapid. Let it do whatever it does best and not poke it.

Pros:

Finding alternatives.

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Most alternatives are inferior. I'll stick to whatever product that solves its purpose better rather being emotinally destructive.

Most alternatives are actually not inferior but most of us have gotten so brainwashed by Google that we lose track that there are alternatives, other ways of doing things - I'm sure it's some sort of Bias that I don't know the name of off top of my head. Plus alternatives creates competition and forces everyone to improve... the world would be a horrible place with only 1 solution for each thing.
> Privacy is a generally overhyped Would you be willing to share your real time location + bank account balance?
Great idea! It seems like a big trend right now to get rid of some of Google Products. Can you please add a separate category for Google Docs, Google Sheets? Google Sheets: - Airtable 2.0 - Coda - Quip 3.0 Google Docs: - Notion 2.0 - Quip 3.0 - Workflowy
@andreyazimov @levelsio And for Google Chrome: - WonderSwipe: https://www.producthunt.com/post... Why settle with just blocking ads? Avoid trackers and time wasted on loading heavy webpages, while at it.

Some alternative products have a much worse user experience than the ones offered by Google (eg. search, maps).

Pros:

Some interesting products in there

Cons:

Most alternatives are way worse than Google's

Great product by @levelsio, props to him for dedicating time to giving back.

Pros:

Simple, easy to see alternatives. I also love that it is crowdsourced.

Cons:

Not much information on the importance of moving away from Google. I guess you can just look at any headlines to understand