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[–]HanakoIsBestGirl 26 insightful - 3 fun26 insightful - 2 fun27 insightful - 3 fun -  (11 children)

Youtube: peertube. Or for an alternate way of accessing youtube on android, check skytube, newpipe and youtube vanced

Dropbox or similar: Owncloud or syncthing

Google play store: F droid

Netflix: Plex or streama or emby

Windows: Linux

Outlook: Thunderbird

Chrome: firefox

Google: duckduckgo, startpage, searx, qwant

Photoshop: gimp or krita

Reddit: saidit (heh) or tildes is also cool.

Steam: gog, piracy

Bitlocker: veracrypt

Thats what I remember off the top of my head.

Check https://alternativeto.net/

E: most of these are services / software as well as sites... oops.

[–]Greedeater 9 insightful - 1 fun9 insightful - 0 fun10 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Alternative.to is a godsend for me for when I'm looking for things! Didn't know of Owncloud though, what makes it different to DropBox?

[–]HanakoIsBestGirl 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It can be self hosted. Meaning your files are stored on your own server, not someone elses.

It is also open source.

[–]ikidd 6 insightful - 2 fun6 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Nextcloud is way more developed than owncloud.

[–]Troll 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

tildes is run by a former reddit admin -- I'd avoid it.

Remember imzy though? LOL.

[–]Icalasari[S] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Damn, my only regret was forgetting to check in earlier today, good to see all these alternatives

EDIT: Might want to add FireAlpaca for Photoshop alternatives, it also works wonderfully

[–]whatyoucouldhavesaid 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

gmail: protonmail, tutanota youtube: bitchute, brighteon

I've also heard of affinity photo. Haven't really dove into any of the alternatives yet to see which suits me better

[–]AschTheConjurer 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Steam: gog, piracy

I lol'd

[–]RaymondTracer 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

If you want an alternative to Chrome but still have the ability to use Chrome extensions, use Opera.

[–]Thymos 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Also Vivaldi

[–]Arrr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Been using it for months. Their tab stacking is awesome.

[–]d3rr 7 insightful - 1 fun7 insightful - 0 fun8 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Twitter: Mastodon

[–]useless_aether 6 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 0 fun7 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

gmail: protonmail, tutanota
youtube: bitchute, brighteon

[–]friend 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

My focus besides just having another option, is censorship-resistance. These are still third parties, and their website could be taken down etc. But they seem to respect privacy and deserve trust:

Youtube alternatives:

d.tube - runs on top of steemit blockchain, content served over IPFS, storage paid for by part of steem rewards from upvotes
BitChute - Uses webtorrent to serve video content

Gmail alternatives

Protonmail - serious about privacy, integrated PGP is nice
Fastmail - serious about privacy, very flexible options if you own your own domain name

Chat programs

Keybase - not just secure chat, but file sharing, group chat, and lots more. Great user experience with PGP under the hood.

[–]Icalasari[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Censorship Resistance is especially needed for YouTube alternatives. We see what happens when such sites care more about advertisers than their content creators...

[–]Robin 2 insightful - 6 fun2 insightful - 5 fun3 insightful - 6 fun -  (0 children)

Almost forgot:

Internet: Real life :-)

[–]Greedeater 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Folk usually go to Movie review sites, channels in YouTube and such. For me, I go to www.TasteDive.com. put your movie in, folks give a yay or nay and also recommend similar movies through choice, not an algorithm. The sites been instrumental in me finding new horror movies similar to my tastes, also works for music too, and various other things.

Edited for link.

[–]Robin 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Wikipedia: wikispooks -Only 20,000 articles rather than howevermany millions, but as long as you're sceptical about corporate media, you're welcome to say you're piece

[–]Alpha 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

If you like the gun community on youtube (Forgotten Weapons, InrangeTV, Hickock, MAC, etc.) check out Full30. The censorship from YT has led them to start mirroring everything to this site. It has been running for a few years and is established. They are prepared for the day that YT goes too far and starts cutting out anything with firearms.

[–]BigSeksy 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

For Android I use YouTube vanced instead of normal YouTube. Vlc also has a nice music player. Just the basics though.

[–]Icalasari[S] 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Oh damn VLC is sexy as fuck. Added benefit - I'm able to watch Reddit's stupid video format on my phone (Seriously, how do you fuck up so hard on a video format? You can't properly link it, it won't even play on Android normally, and even on the computer it sometimes likes to break in browsers. It's actually fascinating how they fucked up something so simple and yet still managed to get it widely used when every other place got it right)

[–]Vulphere 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I can vouch for YouTube Vanced, its built-in adblock and background playing feature are awesome!