This is a list of websites, tools, programs and other things I personally use and like, and are probably not that popular. Note this is a personal list, and no links are sponsored. Sites can be added or removed from the list at any moment without notice.
You won’t find me on facebook and I’m working on getting rid of its tentacles WhatsApp and Instagram too.
Public Money, Public Code. Software created with taxpayers’ money should be released as Free Software for everyone to use, study and redistribute how they will.
- The GNU operating system. The popular operating system from the Free Software Foundation, used mostly along with the Linux kernel.
- Qtile. A full-featured tiling window manager built with Python. Highly customizable, active community and free-as-in-freedom.
- LibreOffice. Forked from OpenOffice in 2010, LibreOffice is a program for processing rich text, spreadsheets, slideshows and diagrams; available in 115 languages. Apart from being free and open-source, it’s also compatible with MS Office file formats.
Web browsing and communication
- Mozilla Firefox. One of the most popular web browsers, with privacy protections, bookmark syncronization, DNS over HTTPS, native picture-in-picture and maintained by a non-profit.
- GnuPG. If you need to communicate privately (which you should), GnuPG is a Free implementation of the OpenPGP protocol to sign and encrypt messages.
- Matrix. An open and federated network for communication. You can run your own server and federate with others, or just use a public one like Element.
- Thunderbird. Everybody uses email nowadays. Instead of managing multiple accounts and browser sessions for different email accounts, just handle all your emails from the same place. Also, it has support for RSS, calendars and IRC.
- Git. Probably the most popular version control system, created by Linus Torvalds and released under GPLv2. It’s usually used along with remote servers for team collaboration.
- Vim. If you’ve ever managed a Linux-based server, you probably have used Vim. Famous for being impossible to exit (just use :wq!), it’s one of the best editors out there, with many plugins and colorschemes available.