My Go To Software - Cross Platform & FOSS

  • Browser Extensions

  • uBlock Origin

    Free Web Android Microsoft Edge Vivaldi Browser Chrome ... Pale Moon Thunderbird Opera Chromium Firefox Website

    An efficient blocker add-on for various browsers. Fast, potent, and lean.

    uBlock Origin is NOT an "ad blocker": it is a wide-spectrum blocker -- which happens to be able to function as a mere "ad blocker". The default behavior of uBlock Origin when newly installed is to block ads, trackers and malware sites -- through EasyList, EasyPrivacy, Peter Lowe’s ad/tracking/malware servers, Online Malicious URL Blocklist, and uBlock Origin's own filter lists.


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  • Canvas Defender

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox Website

    As you browse the internet, sites you visit can attempt to take screenshots of your computer as a pixel-by-pixel unique digital "fingerprint" of you & and your devices. This is called canvas fingerprinting. This can risk your privacy, even if you're browsing anonymously, e.g. from behind a VPN or using the Tor network.

    Canvas defender is a Firefox addon that tries to defeat such tracking by adding random noise to your the screen capture. This has no effect on your online experience. This addon is different to others, in that it does not attempt to block the fingerprinting altogether, but rather to confuse it.

    Instead of completely blocking canvas fingerprinting, Canvas Defender add-on creates a unique and persistent noise that hides your real canvas fingerprint. This add-on protects you while browsing both in normal and private mode.


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  • Decentraleyes

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... Chrome Pale Moon Opera Chromium Firefox Website

    Protects you against tracking through "free", centralized, content delivery. It prevents a lot of requests from reaching networks like Google Hosted Libraries, and serves local files to keep sites from breaking. Complements regular content blockers.


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  • I don't care about cookies

    Free Chrome Pale Moon Adblock Plus Opera Firefox ... uBlock Origin AdBlock Chromium Website

    The EU regulations require that every website must get user's permission before installing cookies. Imagine how irritating that becomes when you surf anonymously or if you delete cookies automatically every time you close the browser.


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  • Floccus

    Free Android Self-Hosted Microsoft Edge Vivaldi Browser Chrome ... Nextcloud Google Drive Nextcloud Bookmarks Opera Website

    • πŸ”– Syncs your real, native browser bookmarks directly
    • Sync via Nextcloud Bookmarks, Google Drive or any WebDAV-compatible service
    • Use any browser that supports Web extensions (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Opera, Brave, Vivaldi, ...; Safari not yet)
    • πŸ’Ό Create as many sync profiles as you need
    • 🚚 Control sync strategy (i.e. uni- or bidirectional), sync interval and πŸ“‚ synced folder
    • πŸ“¦ Easily export your configuration
    • πŸ”’ Keep your credentials secure with an encryption passphrase


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  • Vids+Audio

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  • gPodder

    Free Mac Windows Linux S60 BSD ... Blackberry 10 PlayBook Xfce Website

    gPodder downloads and manages free audio and video content ("podcasts") for you. Listen directly on your computer or on your mobile devices.

    Available for Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, Mac OS X and mobile devices like the Nokia N810, N900 and N9.


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    Free Web Website is a libre web service that allows you to manage your podcast subscriptions and discover new content. If you use multiple devices, you can synchronize subscriptions and your listening progress.

    It works best with the Small gPodder icongPodder application, but you can also use it with Small Amarok iconAmarok and other clients. It can also be used as a standalone web application without any client app.


    Commercial Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Tidal is the world’s first music service with High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos and Curated Editorial by music journalists, artists and experts, making for a simply superior experience.


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  • Invidious

    Free Mac Linux Web Docker Website

    An alternative front-end to Small YouTube iconYouTube

    [The instance at made by Omar Roth was closed in September 2020. You can select another instance and the project can still be found on GitHub]


    • Audio-only mode (and no need to keep window open on mobile)

    • Open-source (AGPLv3 licensed)

    • No ads

    • No need to create a Google account to save subscriptions

    • Lightweight (homepage is ~4 KB compressed)

    • Tools for managing subscriptions:
      * Only show unseen videos
      * Only show latest (or latest unseen) video from each channel
      * Delivers notifications from all subscribed channels
      * Automatically redirect homepage to feed
      * Import subscriptions from YouTube

    • Dark mode

    • Embed support

    • Set default player options (speed, quality, autoplay, loop)

    • Does not require JS to play videos

    • Support for Reddit comments in place of YT comments

    • Import/Export subscriptions, watch history, preferences

    • Does not use any of the official YouTube APIs

    • Developer API


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  • FreeTube

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    FreeTube is an open source desktop YouTube player built with privacy in mind. Use YouTube without advertisments and prevent Google tracking from you with their cookies and JavaScript. Available for Windows, Mac & Linux thanks to Electron.


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  • Text/Notes Management

  • Nextcloud Notes

    Free Web Android Android Tablet Self-Hosted Website

    The Notes app is a distraction free notes taking app. It provides categories for better organization and supports formatting using Markdown syntax. Notes are saved as files in your Nextcloud, so you can view and edit them with every Small Nextcloud iconNextcloud client. Furthermore, a separate RESTful API allows for an easy integration into third-party apps (currently, there are notes apps for Android and iOS which allow convenient access to your Nextcloud notes). Further features include marking notes as favorites.


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  • QOwnNotes

    Free Mac Windows Linux Qt Website

    Plain text notepad with markdown support and todo list manager for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows, that works together with the notes application of ownCloud.


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  • Atom

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS BSD ... Electron / Atom Shell Website

    Extensible, cross-platform text editor with a rich ecosystem of plugins and themes.


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    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) Cloudron Website

    Looks and feels just like microsoft office - can be self hosted for collaboration too.


  • LibreOffice

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.


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  • Android Only:

  • AntennaPod

    Free Android F-Droid Website

    A free and open source podcastmanager for Android, allowing you to subscribe to podcasts (via iTunes database & OPML), automatically download episodes using powerful mechanisms and listen to them the way you like (speed, balance adjustments, etc).


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  • FairEmail

    Freemium Android Android Tablet F-Droid Website

    FairEmail is a privacy-focused email client with a setup wizard that helpfully walks you through the steps to use it with any email provider. There are many privacy settings including encryption via OpenPGP and S/MIME and reformatted emails to avoid phishing.

    It uses a Material Design (including light and dark themes) and comes with many configuration options for the display. It also includes configurable swipe gestures and other shortcuts to adjust the app to match your workflow.

    You can choose to access the Pro features with a one time purchase which helps make the open-source project sustainable.


    • Fully featured
    • 100 % open source
    • Privacy oriented
    • Unlimited accounts
    • Unlimited email addresses
    • Unified inbox
    • Conversation threading
    • Two way synchronization
    • Offline storage and operations
    • Battery friendly
    • Low data usage
    • Small (~ 12 MB)
    • Material design (including dark/black theme)
    • Maintained and supported


    • Encryption/decryption supported (OpenPGP and S/MIME)
    • Reformat messages to prevent phishing
    • Confirm showing images to prevent tracking
    • Confirm opening links to prevent tracking and phishing
    • Automatically recognize and disable tracking images
    • Warning if messages could not be authenticated


    • Account/identity/folder colors
    • Colored stars
    • Notification settings (sounds) per account/folder/sender (requires Android 8 Oreo)
    • Configurable notification actions
    • Snooze messages
    • Send messages after selected time
    • Synchronization scheduling
    • Reply templates
    • Accept/decline calendar invitations
    • Filter rules
    • Search on server
    • Keyword management
    • S/MIME sign/encrypt
    • Biometric authentication
    • Unified inbox widget
    • Export settings


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  • YouTube Vanced

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    Vanced is a modded version of YouTube with many features such as adblocking, background playback, PiP mode and several other customizable ones.


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  • Task Management

    For iOS - Omnifocus

Note: I use NSSM to run Duplicati really well.

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