Web browsers

Tor Browser, Firefox

Text message replacements (cross-platform, secure)

Signal, Telegram, Wire

Direct file transfer (secure, no cloud)

OnionShare, Datash, SendSecure, JustBeamIt, ToffeeShare

File Transfer (local network only, no cloud),

File Transfer (secure, temporary cloud)

Tresorit Send, WeTransfer, UploadFiles, FileMail,

File sync (no cloud)


Password management (no cloud)

KeePassXC (hint: combine with SyncThing)

Full Cloud
(e.g. google/icloud alternative: email, contacts, calendar, files, etc.)

Disroot, Zoho

Full Cloud (self hosted)

NextCloud, ownCloud

File Sharing, Chat, Team Collaboration
(e.g. Slack alternative: private, secure, with cloud)


Secure Email


VPN (Virtual Private Network)

ProtonVPN (free & paid), NordVPN (paid & good)

Free Office Suite (Microsoft Office Alternative)

LibreOffice (better MS compatibility), OpenOffice

More free and open source source software

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Open Source Mac

Open Source Windows

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