Google services alternatives

ovqjlNovember 2, 2023

This article aims to delve into the world of Google service alternatives, providing an overview of viable options and the potential benefits of diversifying your digital ecosystem. Whether you’re looking to regain control over your data, explore more privacy-focused alternatives, or simply want to try new tools and platforms, this exploration will guide you through the exciting world of alternative services that can help you break free from the Google ecosystem without sacrificing functionality and usability.

YouTube 

  • Bitchute – Aims to put creators first and provide them with a service that they can use to flourish and express their ideas freely.
  • Bit.tube – Take back control of your content. Create it. Link it. Monetize it, it’s a similar service like D.Tube.
  • Documentary Addict – A website which scrapes YouTube for documentaries.
  • Dailymotion
  • DTube – D.Tube aims to become an alternative to YouTube that allows you to watch or upload videos on IPFS and share or comment about it on STEEM.
  • Hooktube – Similar to invidio.us.
  • Minds – Minds is a open source and decentralized platform for Internet freedom.
  • INVIDIOUS – Open source alternative to YouTube.
  • PeerTube – A decentralized video hosting network, based on free/libre software.
  • Vimeo – Alternative platform to YouTube.
  • YouTube MP3 Rip – Download YouTube music & videos as .MP3 files without registration.

Google Translate

 

  • DeepL – A privacy friendly alternative to Google’s translation engine.
  • PROMPT Online – Pretty new service, but aims to provide a privacy friendly translation engine.

Google reCAPTCHA

  • HCaptcha.com – Yet another alternative to Google’s reCAPTCHA system.
  • TextCaptcha – A privacy respecting reCAPTCHA alternative.
  • SecureImage – Yet another alternative to Google’s reCAPTCHA system which is open source.
  • PrivacyPass – A privacy-preserving and frustration-reducing alternative to CAPTCHAs which uses Trust API – principles. A standalone API is planned.

Google Analytics *

  • Plausible – Simple and privacy-friendly alternative to Google Analytics.
  • Mamoto – Open source alternative to Google’s Analytics.
  • Open Web Analytics – Yet another open alternative to Google’s analytics.
  • Go Access – Yet another open source alternative.

Google form builder 

  • JotForm – JotForm is a free online form builder.

Google Docs + Sheets + Slides 

  • CryptPad – Currently does not support 2FA, besides that it’s cool’io!
  • Cryptee – Team Collaboration is coming soon.
  • OnlyOffice – Tries to replace OneNote and MS office.
  • Collabora + Nextcloud – A self-hosted Google Docs alternative.
  • Framacalc – Pretty new, but does it’s job Sheets alternative.
  • EtherPad – Fully open source and reliable, provides many services e.g. EtherCalc

Google Calendar 

  • Radicale – Open source alternative to Google’s Calendar.
  • Baikal – Similar like Posteo, open source and provides calendar functions.

Google Maps 

  • Maps Metagear – MetaGear also offers a maps service. Fully transparent and foss.
  • OpenStreetMap – One of the biggest and well-known maps provider, maintained by a large community.
  • OSMAnd – For Android, iOS and basically all platforms. Provides free maps maintained by the community.
  • Maps – An Android app, which is open source and maintained by the community.

Google (Web)Fonts

  • Google WebFont Helper – Allows you to download Google fonts, which then could be integrated via CSS into your website.
  • Font Squirrel – Yet another alternative, fully transparent to integrate webfonts into your website.

Google Earth 

  • ArcGIS – A privacy friendly alternative to Google’s Eath Service.

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