Parallel Universe: A list of alternatives to all Google products

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  1. mood

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    Parallel Universe: A list of alternatives to all Google products
    It's been fun Google, but it's time to say goodbye.
    June 13, 2018
    https://www.techspot.com/news/75055-parallel-universe-list-alternatives-all-google-products.html
     
  2. Rasheed187

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    Thanks, interesting article. :thumb:
     
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    Similar article with a little bit more alternatives:
    The complete list of alternatives to all Google products
    June 29, 2019
    https://www.techspot.com/news/80729-complete-list-alternatives-all-google-products.html
     
  4. Joxx

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    They list Waterfox as a browser alternative but no Palemoon o_O
     
  5. longshots

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    Waterfox is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android.
    Pale Moon is only available for Windows and Linux.
    Pale Moon is still working on full support for HTML5 and CSS3.
    source: https://proprivacy.com/guides/most-secure-browsers
     
  6. Floyd 57

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    No please :argh:
     
  7. reasonablePrivacy

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    It's hard to replace Youtube, because of community. It is easier to add some platforms about content/topics restricted or effectively banned on Youtube. For example Full30.com is interesting video platform about firearms.
     
  8. Floyd 57

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    And pornhub is for porn, but they don't replace each other, they fill each other's gaps (of content), they add up to one another and combine into one to give us all that is required, the video content that we need, like Yin and Yang :D
     
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    Best alternatives to Google’s preinstalled Android apps
    Auguat 17, 2018
    https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/google-app-alternatives/
     
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    The best free and open-source alternatives to Google Maps on Android
    January 15, 2020
    https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/...ource-alternatives-to-google-maps-on-android/
     
  11. SAustn2

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    The only problem trying to go google free for me is finding certain videos on other video hosting sites. For example I could not find Streets of Bakersfield by Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakum on Vimeo.

    Ended up watching on duckduckgo youtube no cookie even though it stated I can still be tracked.
     
  12. summerheat

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    Just use https://invidio.us More info here. There are several Firefox add-ons that redirect YouTube requests to invidio.us (I don't know about Chromium).
     
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    Thanks summerheat I suppose that's the best alternative for me, it's even one of the recommendations at https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/how-to-leave-google-gmail/. I just wasn't sure if tracking was still present when using invidio since it wasn't their first recommendation at tutanota.

    "If you absolutely want to watch a video on YouTube, we recommend watching it via Invidio or via NewPipe, which is an awesome Android app that is available on F-Droid."
     
  14. Rasheed187

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    Well, believe it or not, but after 20 years of using Google Search, I had to make the switch to DuckDuckGo. Not because I wasn't satisfied with search results or worried of being tracked. But some idiot decided to redesign Google Search, and it now looks like crap.

    Seriously, just how dumb are the people employed at these companies. And no, I won't get used to this new look, it looks so amateuristic that it's not even funny. So long Google! :gack:

    https://www.searchenginejournal.com...ganic-search-results-on-desktop/343443/#close
     
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    I like the "hooktube" thing, they even have a redirector extension (for Firefox) so all youtube links opens in hooktube instead.

    "Hooktube – Hooktube is basically a YouTube proxy, which allows you to unblock YouTube videos, download videos, and get around YouTube censorship restrictions (unless YouTube deletes the video completely). This also helps to keep your data from Google."
     
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    Well, it's the same with invidio.us.
     
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