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Switch your eBooks reader

If you read ebook on Android (smartphone or tablet) you can replace the Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Google Play Books, Moon+ Reader,… by the very powerful and simple KOreader. If you really want to read...

Twitter and Reddit

Similarly than YouTube, you have self-hosted app to browse the content from Twitter and Reddit in a more private way. Nitter (for Twitter) and Teddit (for Reddit) are good example. You could also host...

Switch YouTube

YouTube: First step is to stop using youtube.com and the official YouTube app to access the most famous video platform. Between the heavy user tracking, the intrusive ads and the annoying video suggestion from...

Switch your translation tool

DeepL is a good alternative to Google Translate or Bing Translate. It’s free to use within some limits, the service is based in Germany and thus is GDPR compliant but should not be use...

Switch Office suite

LibreOffice offer a full alternative to Microsoft Office. The user interface might not be as fancy and you might need a few minutes to find some options when you are used to MS Office...

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Switch your password manager

Password managers are key to a minimum level of security online, especially with the number of accounts increasing exponentially. But what’s the point of storing all these highly sensitive data in one place if...

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Switch your browser

A web browser is quite easy to change. Most basic options are similar and you can migrate your favorites in a couple of clicks. Firefox instead of Chrome You can use Firefox instead of...

Choose the free software path or the proprietary way.

Switch to free and open source software

Free and open source software (aka FOSS) offers viable alternatives to the majority of proprietary software, apps and services we use daily on our computer and smartphone. Your first question could be, why should...