Privacy Services (WIP)
some privacy services. mostly taken from https://github.com/pluja/awesome-privacy, but I also take other suggestions.
Instant Messaging - Decentralized
All-in-one secure chat app for teams, friends and organisations. Keeps conversations in your control, safe from data-mining and ads. End-to-end encryption.
Jabber/XMPP client for Android 4.0+ smartphones that has been optimized to provide a unique mobile experience.
Another XMPP client.
Chat over encrypted e-mail.
Extreme focus on privacy and anonymity. Blockchain technology.
The first chat platform that is 100% private by design - it has no access to your connection graph
Instant Messaging - Centralized
The messenger that puts security and privacy first. Pay once, chat forever. No collection of user data. Open Source client.
Extreme focus on privacy, combined with all of the features you expect. Strong encryption by design. 100% Open Source.
Signal-compatible fork client with some security enhancements.
Status is a secure messaging app, crypto wallet, and Web3 browser built with state of the art technology.
Instant Messaging - P2P
Tox is easy-to-use software that connects you with friends and family without anyone else listening in.
Peer-to-peer encrypted messaging and forums.
Instant Messaging - Worth Mentioning
Not released yet. The privacy-first messaging app that works with or without internet access, cellular data or trust in the network.
Not fully open source. No E2E encryption by default on chats.
Nextcloud app to track location history with an Android app (other apps also supported). Supports caching positions offline and sending them to the server in batches. The first-party app has good battery saving options.
Location tracking for displaying the current location only (limited location history functionality).
Location tracking software made for dedicated GPS logging devices.
Find My Device
Find your Android Device via SMS.
Mail Services - Third Party Owned
Secure Email. Based in Switzerland. Read this article over Climate activist arrest: https://protonmail.com/blog/climate-activist-arrest/
Secure email for everybody. Open Source.
Online communication tools for people and groups working on liberatory social change.
Mail Services - Self-Hosted
Mail-in-a-Box helps individuals take back control of their email by defining a one-click, easy-to-deploy SMTP+everything else server: a mail server in a box.
Fully featured, open source, privacy friendly email app for Android.
Open Source Email App for Android.
A free customizable open source email client.
Email Alias Services (Anonymous Forwarding)
Maps and Navigation
OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.
Android/iOS Navigation app using OSM. It is a feature-rich app with all you expect.
An OpenStreetMap-based private Google Maps alternative.
Great offline maps for hikers and cyclists.
Media Streaming Platforms - Video & Audio
Dim is a self-hosted media manager. With minimal setup, Dim will organize and beautify your media collections, letting you access and play them anytime from anywhere.
Stremio is a modern media center that's a one-stop solution for your video entertainment.
Media Streaming Platforms - Audio
A social platform to enjoy and share music (SoundCloud alternative).
Your complete, personal music streamer.
A web based audio/video streaming application and file manager.
a personal music streaming server that works.
Modern music player focused on streaming from free sources.
Lightweight, fast and self-contained personal music streamer.
Fast and multi-platform Spotify client with native GUI.
YouTube Music Clients
Alternative frontend for YouTube Music; no ads and custom API wrapper.
Media Streaming Platforms - Podcasts
The Open Podcast Player.
Formerly CodiMD (community). An awesome platform to write and share markdown.
A free, open-source, and completely encrypted notes app.
A beautiful notes app.
Take beautiful markdown notes and stay organized with task lists.
Note taking and to-do application with synchronisation capabilities.
A privacy-first alternative to WorkFlowy.
The Notes app is a distraction free notes taking app for Nextcloud.
The open-source to-do app to organize your life.
Open Source Notion Alternative. You are in charge of your data and customizations.
Free and open source offline office.
Free and open source online office for collaboration.
Collaboration suite, encrypted and open-source.
Highly customizable open source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time.
Operating Systems - Android
GrapheneOS is an open source privacy and security focused mobile OS with Android app compatibility.
CalyxOS lets you have your cake and eat it too, with "Privacy by Design".
A free and open-source operating system for various devices, based on the Android mobile platform.
LineageOS fork with increased security and privacy.
A free software mobile operating system putting the emphasis on freedom and privacy/security.
Ubuntu Touch is the touch-friendly mobile version of Ubuntu.
Touch optimised and pre-configured version of Alpine Linux.
Operating system developed by purism for the Librem 5.
Plasma, in your pocket. Privacy-respecting, open source and secure phone ecosystem.
Debian for mobile.
Operating Systems - Smart TV
It is an entertainment hub that brings all your digital media together into a beautiful and user friendly package. It is 100% free and open source, very customisable and runs on a wide variety of devices.
Jellyfin is the volunteer-built media solution that puts you in control of your media. Stream to any device from your own server, with no strings attached.
OSMC is a free and open source media center built for the people, by the people.
Operating Systems - Windows/macOS
GNU/Linux is a family of mostly free and open source Operating Systems mostly developed by the community. If you don't know where to start, Linux Mint (Cinnamon) is a beginner friendly distribution. If you want to try it out without installing it to your computer, you can use a Live USB Stick. If you want to install Linux but keep your current operating System, you can set up dual boot.
ReactOS is an operating system able to run Windows software, Windows drivers that looks-like Windows and is free and open source.
An open source cloud based password manager.
Unofficial Bitwarden compatible self-hosted server, formerly known as bitwarden_rs.
Securely store passwords using industry standard encryption, no sync just storage.
For Web and other platforms.
The last password manager you'll ever want to use.
Simple, modern, lightweight, open-source and secure password manager.
Monero is cash for a connected world. It's fast, private, untraceable and secure.
Use person-to-person payments using physical notes and coins.
USE WITH CAUTION
Bitcoin is not anonymous nor private. Bitcoin is traceable, transparent and pseudonymous. You need to be really careful when using Bitcoin so you don't leave any traces that can later be used against you to harm your privacy. See aantonop's video: https://yewtu.be/watch?v=JN1Bowgcle8
Personal Finances - FIAT
Featureful GPL licenced Android Expense Tracking App.
Manage your shared expenses, easily.
With Debitum you can track all kinds of IOUs, be it money or lent items.
A group/shared budget manager inspired by the great IHateMoney.
Android client for Nextcloud Cospend and IHateMoney servers.
GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.
Simple and Encrypted Budget Management.
Personal Finances - CRYPTO
An awesome portfolio tracking, analytics, accounting and tax reporting application that protects your privacy.
Photo Editing and Management
Open Source alternative to Photopea. miniPaint operates directly in the browser. Nothing will be sent to any server. Everything stays in your browser.
The Free & Open Source Image Editor.
Krita is a free and open source digital painting application
Multi functional app to find duplicates and similar images etc.
Inkscape is a free and open-source vector graphics editor used to create vector images.
The standard image manipulation app for Catroid.
Remove Exif data from pictures before sharing them.
Reduces image size and removes exif-tags when sharing images on android devices.
Feature rich server-based application for browsing, organizing and sharing your personal photo collection. The most similar to Google Photos.
Photo gallery for self-hosted personal servers with Facial Recognition.
Self-hosted photo library that makes browsing and sharing a lifetime of memories delightful.
Active OwnPhotos fork. Self hosted alternative to Google Photos.
Open source solution that provides strong security, privacy and encryption to backup your photos.
Awesome Professional Photo Management with the Power of Open Source.
Photok is a free Photo-Safe. It stores your photos encrypted on your device and hides them from others.
ImageGlass is a lightweight software application whose purpose is to help you view images in a clean and intuitive working environment.
The privacy audit platform for Android applications. Find how many trackers have your apps.
Checks apk(s) for known trackers (provided by Exodus) +other warnings and specs.
A simple way to block access to the internet per application.
Remote Access and Control
Open-source remote desktop client software, written in Rust. Works out of the box, full control of your data, with no concerns about security.
Screen sharing for developers.
Remote access screen and file sharing to your desktop (RDP).
UltraVNC is a powerful, easy to use and free - remote pc access softwares - that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen.
The open source, multi-platform, self-hosted, feature packed web site for remote device management.
A self-hosted, ad-free, privacy-respecting Google metasearch engine.
Privacy-respecting metasearch engine.
A privacy respecting search engine.
A privacy respecting search engine with its own index, which for the most part doesn't rely on search engines like Google or Bing, but falls back on them if not enough results are found.
A smart redirecting gateway for various frontend services.
Transform Youtube, Twitter & Instagram links to their free and open source alternatives.
Decentralized, federated and Open Source alternative to Instagram with posts, videos, stories, tags, etc.
Android instagram alternative client with enhanced privacy features (Your requests will be sent to instagram).
Watch Instagram's public profile in a friendlier page that loads faster, gives downloadable images, eliminates ads and doesn't urge you to sign up.
A free, open and decentralized alternative to video platforms.
Odysee is a video platform backed by the creators of lbry and uses the lbry blockchain protocol.
A full-featured video sharing website, decentralized.
An alternative privacy-friendly YouTube frontend which is efficient by design.
Alternative and privacy respecting YouTube frontend.
ViewTube is an alternative privacy-friendly YouTube frontend written in Vue.js
Alternative Android YouTube app. No account needed, privacy respecting, no ads.
Alternative Android YouTube app. No account needed, privacy respecting, no ads.
FreeTube is an open source desktop YouTube player built with privacy in mind. (Uses Local RSS API or Invidious for backend).
An alternative frontend for YouTube, for Android using Piped.
Alternative YouTube frontend for iOS, tvOS and macOS built with Invidious and Piped.
Open source alternative frontend for TikTok
Pleroma is a free, federated social networking server built on open protocols.
Android client for Pleroma and Mastodon.
Free, federated microblogging social network built on open protocols.
Nitter is a free and open source alternative Twitter front-end focused on privacy.
A free, open-source Nitter client for Android.
Cleaner, better and privacy focussed Twitter client for Web.
A federated and open alternative to Reddit in Rust.
Peer-to-peer ephemeral public communities.
Open source Reddit clone.
Private Reddit front-end written in Rust
Alternative Reddit front-end focused on privacy
A beautiful Reddit client for Android.
A gesture driven, open source reddit client for android
Slide is an open sourced, ad free Reddit browser for Android and iOS.
Take control over your live stream video by running it yourself. Streaming + chat out of the box.
A free open source alternative Wikipedia front-end focused on privacy Source Code.
Chat for distributed teams.
User-first chat platform built with modern web technologies.
Work in a team faster. Twake covers all of your organizational needs through a single platform.
Control your communication, manage your data, and have your own collaboration platform to improve team productivity.
Keep conversations private with Nextcloud Talk.
Open-source Slack alternative.
Open Source Machine Translation - 100% Self-Hosted. No Limits. No Ties to Proprietary Services.
A free/open-source machine translation platform, runs offline on your computer
Free/open-source neural MT, runs offline on your computer
Google Translate Frontends
Alternative front-end for Google Translate.
Alternative front-end for Google Translate and LibreTranslate.
Open online planetarium program.
An open-source, modernized and collaborative fail2ban.
Turn any device into a secondary screen for your computer.
Video and Audio Conferencing
More secure, more flexible, and completely free video conferencing. No account needed, no installation needed.
P2P audio and video conferences.
BigBlueButton is a web conferencing system designed for online learning.
Group peer to peer video calls for everyone written in Go and TypeScript.
Jam is your own open source Clubhouse for mini conferences, friends, communities.
Mumble is an open source voice communication application with advanced features.
A client modification for Discord, also you need to install a DoNotTrack plugin to block trackers.
A lightweight client mod focused on simplicity and performance that comes with a No Track function.
Free open-source advanced non-linear video editor currently in Alpha state.
Open source video editor. Free and easy to use for any purpose, forever.
Shotcut is a free, open source and simple cross-platform video editor.
Privacy hardened fork of Firefox for Android, with proprietary blobs removed.
Open Source, independent browser. It needs some hardening and tweaking to achieve great privacy.
Privacy-focused Firefox fork.
Free, open-source ad content blocker. Easy on CPU and memory.
This extension will automatically remove tracking elements from URLs to help protect your privacy when browsing the Internet and sharing links.
Protects you against tracking through "free", centralized, content delivery.
When a tab closes, any cookies not being used are automatically deleted. Prevent tracking by other cookies and add only the ones you trust.
A simple web extension that redirects Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google Maps and many more requests to privacy friendly alternatives.
Save a faithful copy of an entire web page in a single HTML file.
Browser syncing as it should be: secure, anonymous and free!
Good work, it's such a good list. I would add :
- DNMX (Tor only)
Apple Music Client
Thank you, I will add these soon. I am very busy right now so I'll probably do it later this week.