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20 privacy respecting cloud services

Alternative cloud providers

Alternative providers

Framasoft Framasoft is a French non-profit, created in 2001. It promotes FOSS, offers various online services and recommends privacy-respecting software. Personal data collected by Framasoft is subject to French law, servers are located in Germany.

Disroot Disroot is a Dutch volunteer-run project, created in 2015. It offers various online services, most of which are free to use. Disroot claims to be GDPR compliant, servers are located in the Netherlands. Disroot's Android app provides mobile access to most of its services.

RiseUp RiseUp is a volunteer-run collective, based in Seattle. It was created in 1999 and provides various services and computer resources. RiseUp publishes a transparent privacy policy.

PrivacyTools PrivacyTools is a privacy-minded community created in 2015. It promotes the use of FOSS, offers various online services and recommends privacy-respecting software. PrivacyTools publishes a transparent privacy statement. Its servers are located in Europe and the US, and managed by a US company.

Systemausfall Systemausfall is a volunteer-run collective, based in Germany. It was created in 2003. It provides various services and computer resources. Systemausfall publishes a transparent privacy policy.

Colibris Colibris is a French non-profit, created in 2007. It promotes a more ecological and solidarity-based way of life. Colibris also offers various online services. Personal data collected by Colibri is subject to French law. Colibri's servers are located in Germany.

Office suite

Cloud service Providers
Online Text editor
Text editor
Replace Google Docs, Word365
Framapad,
powered by etherpad

Disroot pad,
powered by etherpad

Disroot cryptpad,
powered by cryptpad

Riseup pad,
powered by etherpad

Colibri pad,
powered by etherpad
Online Spreadsheet
Spreadsheet
Replace Google Spreadsheet, Excel365
Framacalc,
powered by ethercalc

Disroot calc,
powered by ethercalc

Disroot sheet,
powered by cryptpad
Online Slides
Slide
Replace Google Slides, Powerpoint365
Disroot slides,
powered by cryptpad
Online Calendar
Calendar
Replace Google Calendar, Outlook365
Framagenda

Cryptpad calendar
Meeting scheduling
Meeting scheduling
Replace Doodle
Framadate

Disroot poll,
powered by framadate

Colibris poll,
powered by framadate

File storage & sync

Cloud service Providers
Drive
Cloud drive
Replace Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, OneDrive
Disroot cloud,
powered by nextcloud

Disroot drive,
powered by cryptpad

Systemausfall drive,
powered by seafile
File sharing
File sharing
Replace WeTransfer
Disroot upload,
powered by lufi

Riseup share,
powered by up1

Systemausfall share,
powered by lufi
Peertube
Videos
Replace Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion
Peertube

Chats & forums

Cloud service Providers
Jitsi
Video chats
Replace Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom
Framatalk,
powered by jitsi meet

Disroot calls,
powered by jitsi meet

Colibris visio,
powered by jitsi meet
Web chats
Web chats
Replace Teams, Facebook Groups, Slack
Framateam,
powered by mattermost

Disroot web chat,
powered by xmpp

Privacytools chat,
powered by matrix

Riseup chat,
powered by xmpp

Systemausfall chat,
powered by matrix

Colibri chat,
powered by mattermost
Forums & mailing lists
Forums & mailing lists
Replace Google Groups
Framalistes

Riseup lists,
powered by sympa

Systemausfall lists,
powered by sympa

Social media

Cloud service Providers
Fediverse
Social networks
Replace Facebook
Minds

Diaspora
Mastodon
Microblogging
Replace Twitter
Mastodon
Lemmy
Discussion forums
Replace Reddit
Lemmy

Aether
Peertube
Video sharing
Replace Youtube
Peertube

Invidious

Dtube
Pixelfed
Photo sharing
Replace Instagram
Pixelfed

Karma

Bibliogram

                                                                                    

Other cloud services

Cloud service Providers
Online search
Search
Replace Google Search, Bing
SearX

Disroot search,
powered by SearX
Maps
Maps
Replace Google Maps
Framacarte,
powered by umap

Colibris maps,
powered by gogocarto

Openstreetmap
URL shorteners
URL shorteners
Replace Bit.ly, Goo.gl
Let's shorten that url

Colibris link,
powered by polr
Online payment
Online payment
Replace Paypal, Google Wallet, Apple Pay
Bitcoin
Email forwarding
Emails
Anonymous email forwarding
Anon Addy

Simple Login
Disposable emails
Emails
Disposable email addresses
Spam Gourmet

Guerrillamail

Anonbox.net

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