I am actually searching for open-source alternatives for the proprietary services that I often use. After brainstorming that's my non-exhaustive list (many of them come from the comments) :
Google Analytics ➡️
Google Keep, Evernote ➡️
Visual Studio Code
Alexa/Google Home ➡️
Please give yours :)
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Nice list! About two years ago I swapped out LastPass for BitWarden and highly recommend it.
I've been using BitWarden for 2 years since then and it is amazing.
Keepass for offline use is amazing aswell.
I didn't know this one and I need a password manager right now, thanks for the recommendation ^
I would also suggest buttercup.pw/ Seems like is a new player in the field, but showcase as a very solid solution!
Feels like the 1Password of Open Source password managers!
Nice one :)
I hope eventually we can say Facebook too
No you don't.
We could add:
Photoshop -> Krita and
Illustrator -> Inkscape
I agree that not everything is the same between Photoshop and Krita, but as SVG goes, Inkscape is as good as Illustrator IMO.
Nice for designers, I'll add it 🙃
We should definitely add Photoshop > Gimp
I don't think gimp is a better replacement for photoshop. Sure it's a great piece of software but for someone that is used to photoshop krita is more alike. I think Gimp is more a replacement for paint.net.
The Free Software Foundation has a huge directory of software that complies with their definition of free. This collection in particular might be useful! It was made in response to the report on the US's PRISM program. There you will find alternative software for eedia publishing, remote storage, instant messaging, and more.
Do check out their other collections based on use or compatibility with certain file formats!
Thanks that's exactly what I was searching for :)
you are of course correct that Webstorm itself is neither open-source nor free.
But if you like this family of IDEs, it worth nothing built on top of the IntelliJ Platofrm which is fully open-source.
On top of the same platform, you can get the IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition for free. It is enough for lots of things, for example to do Kotlin.
Kotlin itself is also an open-source project from JetBrains.
JetBrains also gives away licenses for IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate edition for open-source maintainers
They also give it away for free to students
I didn't know that, thank you thats a good thing to know !
I've been using and adding patches to Godot for some time, I like to read the code if I'm ever confused about something, which I can't do with Unity.
Unity ➡️ Godot ✅
Bonus: It's open source
Let's add it to the list ;)
This kinda support will make open source community great again!
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I like to think of the proprietary options as alternatives :P
Also, there's software that exists which is both proprietary and open source, so I think that distinction is a little confusing here (e.g. getkirby.com/license)
A friendly alternative to many credentials manager: KeePassXC :)
Team Chat Platforms (Discord, Slack) -> Riot.im (Matrix), Rocket.chat, keybase
File sharing -> Firefox Send
File Sync -> Syncthing (already mentioned in here), SparkleShare, git-annex
Password Manager -> Lesspass
Note taking -> Standard Notes, Joplin, Paperwork
Collaborative editing (Google Doc) -> Etherpad
Medium -> Ghost
Forum software -> Discourse
Project management -> taiga.io
Database design dbdesigner.id to create Entity Relationship Diagram 😎😎😎.This can help you to collaborate with your team on web and cut off your step in generate SQL Create database.
Looks great, I prefer dia, but is more general and DB diagrams are very basic.
Grenat tool, thanks 👌
You must try this tools. 👍👍👍
Alternatively to Nextcloud for Dropbox: Syncthing.
Slightly different design goals, but still covers one of the common use cases for Dropbox.
Looks good 🙃
I'll add it to the list
I didn't know Syncthing. Thanks you made me discover it 🙏
Always glad to spread the word about good FOSS options 😄
I've recently been experimenting with Joplin as an alternative to Evernote.
I didn't know Joplin, seems to be a good alternative !
The pluses are:
Downsides I've found (so far) are:
Now, I have to test this ! Thanks for the feedback about it 👌
Gitea is great
I totally agree it's a great self-hosted git server.
for any for saml/oauth2/openid-provider authentification solution, i switched to ==> fusionauth
New discovery for me 👌 thank you