Privacy Guides' Recommendations

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  1. Source

    This list is not of my creation, all of the credit goes to Privacy Guides. For more information about any of these apps please visit the official list: https://www.privacyguides.org/tools/

  2. Privacy Guides icon

    Privacy Guides is a socially motivated website that provides information for protecting your data security and privacy. Their mission is to inform the public about the value of digital privacy, and global government initiatives which aim to monitor your online activity.

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    Privacy Guides Homepage
  3. Web Browsers

    These are our currently recommended web browsers and configurations. In general, we recommend keeping extensions to a minimum: they have privileged access within your browser, require you to trust the developer, can make you stand out, and weaken site isolation.

  4. Mozilla Firefox icon

    A free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Flatpak
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • Gecko
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    Landing page
  5. Brave icon

    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.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
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    Start Page
  6. Bromite icon

    Bromite is a Chromium fork with support for ad blocking and enhanced privacy.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
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  7. Safari icon

    The best browser for your Mac is the one that comes with your Mac. Safari is faster and more energy efficient than other browsers. Handy tools help you save, find, and share your favorite sites. Built-in privacy features help keep your browsing your business.

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  8. Browser Extensions

    We generally do not recommend installing any extensions as they increase your attack surface. However, uBlock Origin or AdGuard may prove useful if you value content blocking functionality.

  9. uBlock Origin icon

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

    • Ad Blocker
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Pale Moon
    • Thunderbird
    • Opera
    • Node.JS
    • Chromium
    • Firefox
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    uBlock Origin screenshot 1
  10. AdGuard icon

    AdGuard is the best way to get rid of intrusive ads and online tracking, and to protect your computer from malware. Make your web surfing faster, safer and more comfortable with AdGuard!.

    • Ad Blocker
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Vivaldi
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex Browser
    • Opera
    • Mozilla Firefox
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    Very good app for blocking ads. Use it!
  11. Snowflake Tor icon

    Snowflake is a system to defeat internet censorship. People who are censored can use Snowflake to access the internet. Their connection goes through Snowflake proxies, which are run by volunteers.

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    Snowflake Tor screenshot 1
  12. Terms of Service; Didn't Read icon

    Terms of Service; Didn't Read (ToS;DR) is an active project to fix the biggest lie on the web. We help you understand the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies of websites.

    • Privacy Tool
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Tor
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    • Brave
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • iPhone
    • Mac
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    Ratings examples
  13. Android Operating Systems

    These are the Android operating systems, devices, and apps we recommend to maximize your mobile device's security and privacy.

  14. GrapheneOS icon

    GrapheneOS is a privacy and security focused mobile OS with Android app compatibility developed as a non-profit open source project. It's focused on the research and development of privacy and security technology including substantial improvements to sandboxing, exploit...

    • Mobile OS
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
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    GrapheneOS screenshot 1
  15. DivestOS icon

    A mobile operating system divested from the norm.

    • Mobile OS
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
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    DivestOS screenshot 1
  16. CalyxOS icon

    Everyone needs a phone. Not everyone wants governments and corporations tracking their every move and spying on their communications. CalyxOS lets you have your cake and eat it too, with "Privacy by Design".

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    Encrypted communications
    Tor Browser installed
    Download apps from F-Droid and Aurora Store
  17. Android Apps

  18. Neo-Store icon

    The material F-Droid client for everyone!

    This app is an Direct Adaptation/Modification of Foxy-Droid.

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  19. Orbot icon

    Orbot is a freely licensed open-source application developed for the Android platform. It acts as a front-end to the Tor binary application, and also provides an HTTP Proxy for connecting web browsers and other HTTP client applications into the Tor SOCKS interface.

    • VPN Service
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
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  20. Shelter icon

    Shelter is a Free and Open-Source (FOSS) app that leverages the “Work Profile” feature of Android to provide an isolated space that you can install or clone apps into.

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
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    Shelter screenshot 1
    Shelter screenshot 2
  21. Secure Camera icon

    This is a modern camera app focused on privacy and security. It includes modes for capturing images, videos and QR / barcode scanning along with additional modes based on CameraX vendor extensions (Portrait, HDR, Night Sight, Face Retouch and Auto) on devices where they're...

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  22. Secure PDF Viewer icon

    Simple Android PDF viewer based on pdf.js and content providers. The app doesn't require any permissions.

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  23. PrivacyBlur icon

    PrivacyBlur does one thing only and does it well: blur or pixelate areas of your images with a few finger taps. Hide kids, faces, documents, numbers, names, etc., from your pictures in mere seconds. With PrivacyBlur at your side, you can share your pictures online without second...

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid
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  24. Linux

    Linux distributions are commonly recommended for privacy protection and software freedom.

    If you don't already use Linux, below are some distributions we suggest trying out, as well as some general privacy and security improvement tips that are applicable to many Linux distributions.

  25. Fedora icon

    Fedora creates an innovative, free, and open source platform for hardware, clouds, and containers that enables software developers and community members to build tailored solutions for their users.

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    Fedora 38
  26. openSUSE icon

    openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server.

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    GNOME desktop in openSUSE Leap 15.2.
  27. Arch Linux icon

    Arch Linux is an independently developed, x86_64 optimized GNU/Linux distribution targeted at competent Linux users. It uses pacman, its home-grown package manager, to provide updates to the latest software applications with full dependency tracking.

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    arch with KDE 4.4 desktop
  28. NixOS icon

    NixOS is a GNU/Linux distribution that aims to improve the state of the art in system configuration management. In existing distributions, actions such as upgrades are dangerous: upgrading a package can cause other packages to break, upgrading an entire system is much less...

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  29. Whonix icon

    Whonix is a desktop operating system designed for advanced security and privacy. Whonix mitigates the threat of common attack vectors while maintaining usability. Online anonymity is realized via fail-safe, automatic, and desktop-wide use of the Tor network.

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    Whonix Desktop Environment
  30. Tails icon

    The Amnesic Incognito Live System (Tails) is a Debian 9 based live CD/USB with the goal of providing complete Internet anonymity for the user. The product ships with several Internet applications, including web browser, IRC client, mail client...

    • Operating System
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Electrum
    • Tor Browser
    • GNOME
    • Tor
    • VeraCrypt
    • Thunderbird
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  31. Qubes OS icon

    Qubes is an open source operating system designed to provide strong security for desktop computing.

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  32. Router Firmware

    Below are a few alternative operating systems, that can be used on routers, Wi-Fi access points, etc.

  33. OpenWrt icon

    OpenWrt Project is a Linux operating system targeting embedded devices. Instead of trying to create a single, static firmware, OpenWrt provides a fully writable filesystem with package management. This frees you from the application selection and configuration provided by the...

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  34. pfSense icon

    pfSense is a free, open source customized distribution of FreeBSD tailored for use as a firewall, and router. In addition to being a powerful, flexible firewalling and routing platform, it includes a long list of related features and a package...

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    pfSense screenshot 1
  35. Cloud Storage

    Many cloud storage providers require your full trust that they will not look at your files. The alternatives listed below eliminate the need for trust by either putting you in control of your data or by implementing E2EE.

    If these alternatives do not fit your needs, we suggest you look into Encryption Software.

  36. Cryptee icon

    Cryptee is a safety and privacy focused, encrypted and cross-platform personal data storage service. You can write personal documents, notes, journals, store photos and all sorts of other files.

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    Cryptee Photo Gallery / Albums
  37. Nextcloud icon

    You should have full control over your data. We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.

    • Cloud Storage Service
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron
    • ...
    Simple and powerful file sync & share
  38. Proton Drive icon

    Proton Drive is an end-to-end encrypted Swiss vault for your files, ensuring that nobody except those authorized by you can access your data.

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  39. Encrypted DNS Proxies

    Encrypted DNS proxy software provides a local proxy for the unencrypted DNS resolver to forward to. Typically it is used on platforms that don't natively support encrypted DNS.

  40. RethinkDNS icon

    An OpenSnitch-inspired firewall and network monitor + a pi-hole-inspired DNS over HTTPS client with blocklists.

    • Ad Blocker
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    • ...
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  41. DNSCloak icon

    DNSCrypt is a protocol that authenticates communications between a DNS client and a DNS resolver. It prevents DNS spoofing. It uses signatures to verify that responses originate from the chosen DNS resolver and haven't been tampered with.

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  42. DNSCrypt Proxy icon

    DNSCrypt-Proxy 2 is a command-line proxy for Linux, BSD, Windows, MacOS, Android and more. It bridges applications expecting regular DNS with servers supporting encrypted DNS (DNSCrypt and DoH). DNSCrypt-Proxy can also display the DNS activity, cache results to improve speed...

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
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  43. Self-hosted DNS Proxies

    A self-hosted DNS solution is useful for providing filtering on controlled platforms, such as Smart TVs and other IoT devices, as no client-side software is needed.

  44. AdGuard Home icon

    AdGuard Home is a network-wide software for blocking ads & tracking. After you set it up, it'll cover ALL your home devices, and you don't need any client-side software for that.

    • Ad Blocker
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • FreeBSD
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Cloudron
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  45. Pi-hole icon

    Block ads for all your devices without the need to install client-side software. The Pi-hole blocks ads at the DNS-level, so all your devices are protected.

    • Ad Blocker
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • CentOS
    • Fedora
    • Ubuntu
    • Debian
    • Raspbian
    • Raspberry Pi
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    The Web interface shows how many ads were blocked, a query log, and more.
  46. Email

    Email is practically a necessity for using any online service, however we do not recommend it for person-to-person conversations. Rather than using email to contact other people, consider using an instant messaging medium that supports forward secrecy.

  47. Proton Mail icon

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

    • WebMail Provider
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Tor
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    Proton Mail screenshot 1
  48. Mailbox.org icon

    Mailbox.org offers a secure e-mail account for home and business use. The domain name, me@mailbox.org, is easy to remember and can be understood anywhere in the world. They have been operating e-mail accounts for more than 20 years and are a highly reliable service provider.

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    Dashboard online office. Powered by Open-Xchange
  49. StartMail icon

    Take back your email privacy today with StartMail, encrypted email made easy. Secure email service protected by Dutch privacy laws to keep your data safe.

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  50. Email Aliasing Services

    An email aliasing service allows you to easily generate a new email address for every website you register for. The email aliases you generate are then forwarded to an email address of your choosing, hiding both your "main" email address and the identity of your email provider.

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This list was created by candroid_man Jul 1, 2022 and was last updated Jul 1, 2022. The list has 117 apps.

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