Category: Tools

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...

Start accepting Bitcoin today

Whenever you have an online shop, a physical shop, a small business, work as freelance, want to accept donation or just get pay for secondhand stuff you are selling or the pizza you advance...

Password managers and authentication tools

You have heard it probably many time: you must use a unique password (and if possible several different email addresses or at least email alias) for all your online accounts. As each password must...

My favorite communication tools

As explained in the Introduction part 6 – Extra Life Under Control, I have witnessed the web evolving from 1.0, 2.0 and now 3.0. While we are at the hedge of Web3.0, the come...