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Since Google turned overtly evil, I've been trying to move away from their services as much as possible. Unfortunately, I cannot yet replace Google Voice or Gmail in their entirety. I actually host my own mail server, but the Gmail one is for large files and high spam-risk, and I'm trying to slowly stop using it.

Google Voice is the tough one, as I don't currently have the means of paying for a similar service.

I have been able to switch out the following, however:

  • Google Search -> DuckDuckGo
  • Google Drive -> Nextcloud
  • Google Calendar -> Nextcloud or local (GNOME Calendar/GNOME Todo)
  • Google Maps -> Open Street Map (usually)
  • Google Hangouts -> meet.jit.si
  • Google Plus -> Nothing (who used that anyway?)

I'm still in the process of transitioning the following, and suspect it will take some time.

  • Gmail -> Personal mail servers (see above)
  • Google Contacts -> Local (GNOME)
  • YouTube -> ???
  • Google Voice -> ???
 

It's a real battle actually, How to shift. That's why I'm working on an open source project called "Nomoogle".

sarthology / nomoogle

🐻 Chromium extension to get rid of Google addiction

Nomoogle

A simple Chrome extension that can help you get rid of Google addiction.

For firefox extension check this repo : nomoogle-firefox

Installation

  1. Clone or Download the repo.
  2. Go to Extension settings
  3. Enable Developers Mode
  4. Click on "Load Unpackaged" and add the folder you downloaded.

Features

  1. Get google alternatives in one click
  1. Get popup Reminder, Everytime you use a google product
  1. With two special modes

Strict Mode: Block the entire webpage completly, doesn't allow you to move forward.

Redirects: Automatically redirects the page to popular alternative.

Thanks to

❤️ Special thanks to @levelsio. 🙅‍♀️ Nomoregoogle was an inspiration for this.

License

MIT License


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