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Privacy Protection Apps

Your privacy in today’s Internet connected and dependent world isn’t always a guarantee without the right software. From secure operating systems that respect your privacy such as many Linux distributions, to web browser add-ons that block cross-site tracking and advertising such as uBlock Origin, software focused on protecting your privacy when using the Internet today is arguably a must.

  1. Mozilla Firefox icon
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    239 alternatives to Mozilla Firefox 

    Firefox is a cross-platform web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Firefox is a popular product, used in over 50 languages and available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.

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    1.  Privacy focusedMozilla Firefox is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMozilla Firefox can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Block TrackersMozilla Firefox has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    5.  PortableMozilla Firefox can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    6.  Picture in PictureMozilla Firefox allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).
    7.  Dark ModeMozilla Firefox supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    8.  No TrackingMozilla Firefox will not track you or use your personal data.
    9.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Mozilla Firefox.
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  2. Signal icon
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    202 alternatives to Signal 

    Signal is a messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app. Signal has received a lot of praise from all around the world for its security and privacy-respecting technologies.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionSignal has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Privacy focusedSignal is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Ad-freeSignal doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  Self Destructing MessagesSignal supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
    5.  VoiP CallsSignal allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    6.  Dark ModeSignal supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  Works OfflineSignal can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    8.  No TrackingSignal will not track you or use your personal data.
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  3. Telegram icon
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    262 alternatives to Telegram 

    Telegram is a messaging app created by former VK creators with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.

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    1.  LightweightTelegram consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Ad-freeTelegram doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionTelegram has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  Privacy focusedTelegram is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    5.  Dark ModeTelegram supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  VoiP CallsTelegram allows you to make voice calls over Internet using the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
    7.  PortableTelegram can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    8.  Works OfflineTelegram can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    9.  Multiple Account supportTelegram support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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  4. Brave icon
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    222 alternatives to Brave 

    Brave Web Browser is a fast, free, secure web browser with a built-in ad blocker*, tracking and security protection, and optimized data and battery experience.

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    1.  Privacy focusedBrave is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Block TrackersBrave has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    3.  No TrackingBrave will not track you or use your personal data.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBrave can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Built-in VPNBrave has a built-in VPN feature that enhances your privacy and allows you to browse the web from anywhere.
    6.  Dark ModeBrave supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    8.  PortableBrave can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    9.  Picture in PictureBrave allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).
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  5. uBlock Origin icon
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    99 alternatives to uBlock Origin 

    An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.

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    1.  LightweightuBlock Origin consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Privacy focuseduBlock Origin is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Block TrackersuBlock Origin has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    4.  Dark ModeuBlock Origin supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  6. Tor Browser icon
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    223 alternatives to Tor Browser 

    The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning...

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    1.  Privacy focusedTor Browser is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Built-in VPNTor Browser has a built-in VPN feature that enhances your privacy and allows you to browse the web from anywhere.
    3.  Block TrackersTor Browser has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    4.  PortableTor Browser can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  7. Proton Mail icon
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    81 alternatives to Proton Mail 

    Secure email with absolutely no compromises, brought to you by MIT and CERN scientists.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionProton Mail has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  Privacy focusedProton Mail is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Two-factor AuthenticationProton Mail supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    4.  Ad-freeProton Mail doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  PGP EncryptionProton Mail supports PGP, an encryption system used for sending encrypted emails and files.
    6.  Self Destructing MessagesProton Mail supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
    7.  No TrackingProton Mail will not track you or use your personal data.
    8.  Dark ModeProton Mail supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    9.  Support for AliasesProton Mail supports aliases, so you can receive email without exposing your main email address
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  8. DuckDuckGo icon
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    101 alternatives to DuckDuckGo 

    DuckDuckGo is an alternative search engine that has rich features, respects your privacy, and is built from free/open-source software.

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    1.  Privacy focusedDuckDuckGo is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  No TrackingDuckDuckGo will not track you or use your personal data.
    3.  Dark ModeDuckDuckGo supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  9. Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.

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    1.  Support for scriptingUbuntu supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsUbuntu can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  LightweightUbuntu consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  PortableUbuntu can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    5.  Privacy focusedUbuntu is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    6.  Ad-freeUbuntu doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  10. Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people. The purpose of Linux Mint is to produce a modern, elegant and comfortable operating system which is both powerful and easy to use. Latest: Uma (20.2).

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    1.  Ad-freeLinux Mint doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  No TrackingLinux Mint will not track you or use your personal data.
    3.  Dark ModeLinux Mint supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Privacy focusedLinux Mint is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  11. Proton VPN icon
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    213 alternatives to Proton VPN 

    High-speed Swiss VPN that safeguards your privacy.

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    1.  Privacy focusedProton VPN is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  No LogsProton VPN doesn't keep any logs of your activities.
    3.  WireGuardProton VPN supports the Wireguard protocol for encrypted VPN traffic.
    4.  VPN Kill SwitchBuilt-in kill switch to automatically stop all network traffic if connection to VPN is lost.
    5.  Block TrackersProton VPN has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    6.  No TrackingProton VPN will not track you or use your personal data.
    7.  AES-256 EncryptionProton VPN has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    8.  OpenVPNProton VPN supports OpenVPN, one of the most secure and reliable VPN protocols.
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  12. Opera icon
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    233 alternatives to Opera 

    Opera is an innovative browser that focus on implementing new technologies without dropping simplicity and ease of use, speed, and security; supporting and contributing to open web standards.

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    1.  Built-in VPNOpera has a built-in VPN feature that enhances your privacy and allows you to browse the web from anywhere.
    2.  PortableOpera can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Picture in PictureOpera allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).
    4.  Dark ModeOpera supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Currency ConversionOpera lets you convert different currencies based on the latest exchange rates.
    6.  Support for GesturesOpera supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
    7.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOpera can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    8.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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  13. Tutanota icon
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    75 alternatives to Tutanota 

    Tutanota is a free and open source web-mail client that focuses on privacy and security. It has open source iOS and an Android apps. The Android app is published on F-Droid (which means the app does not use Google's push notification system) making it a great option if you...

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    1.  Privacy focusedTutanota is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionTutanota has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  Dark ModeTutanota supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Multiple Account supportTutanota support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    5.  LightweightTutanota consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    6.  Support for AliasesTutanota supports aliases, so you can receive email without exposing your main email address
    7.  PGP EncryptionTutanota supports PGP, an encryption system used for sending encrypted emails and files.
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  14. You are being watched. Private and state-sponsored organizations are monitoring and recording your online activities. privacytools.io provides services, tools and knowledge to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance.

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    1.  Privacy focusedPrivacyTools.io is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  No TrackingPrivacyTools.io will not track you or use your personal data.
    3.  Block TrackersPrivacyTools.io has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
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  15. Cryptomator icon
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    48 alternatives to Cryptomator 

    Cryptomator provides transparent, client-side encryption for your cloud. Protect your documents from unauthorized access. Cryptomator is free and open source software, so you can rest assured there are no backdoors.

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    1.  Encrypted BackupCryptomator uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    2.  Privacy focusedCryptomator is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  PortableCryptomator can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Cryptomator without registration.
    5.  End-to-End EncryptionCryptomator has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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