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- [PeerTube](https://joinpeertube.org/instances) - *Alternative to YouTube* — PeerTube is a free and open-source, [decentralized](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decentralization), federated video platform, powered by [ActivityPub](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActivityPub) and [WebTorrent](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebTorrent).
- [Diaspora](https://the-federation.info/diaspora) - *Alternative to Facebook* — Diaspora (stylized as diaspora*) is a nonprofit, user-owned, [distributed social network](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distributed_social_network). It consists of a group of independently owned nodes (called [pods](https://podupti.me)) which interoperate to form the network. The social network is not owned by any one person or entity, keeping it from being subject to corporate take-overs or advertising. According to its developer, "our distributed design means no big corporation will ever control Diaspora."
- [Mastodon](https://joinmastodon.org) - *Alternative to Twitter* — Mastodon is a free and open-source self-hosted social networking service. It allows anyone to host their own server node in the network, and its various separately operated user bases are federated across many different servers.
- [Misskey](https://misskey-hub.net) - *Alternative to Twitter* — Misskey is an interplanetary microblogging platform in the Fediverse. It has a wide variety of unique features which is both easy to understand for beginners and has powerful features for advanced users. Make Misskey yours! With themes, widgets, layouts, and more, you make make Misskey just the way you like it.
- [Lemmy](https://lemmy.ml/) - *Alternative to Reddit* — Lemmy is similar to sites like Reddit, Lobste.rs, Raddle, or Hacker News: you subscribe to forums you're interested in, post links and discussions, then vote, and comment on them. Behind the scenes, it is very different; anyone can easily run a server, and all these servers are federated (think email), and connected to the same universe, called the Fediverse.
- [Pixelfed](https://pixelfed.social/) - *Alternative to Instagram* — A free and ethical photo sharing platform, powered by ActivityPub federation.
- [Friendica](https://friendi.ca/) - *Alternative to Facebook* — Friendica is an open, free, distributed social network. It forms one part of the Fediverse, an interconnected and decentralized network of independently operated servers.
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- [Threema](https://threema.ch/en/) - *Alternative to WhatsApp* — The messenger that puts security and privacy first. Pay once, chat forever. No collection of user data. Open Source.
- [Signal](https://signal.org/en/) **Requires a phone number.** - *Alternative to WhatsApp/SMS* — Signal is a cross-platform encrypted messaging service developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC. It uses the Internet to send one-to-one and group messages, which can include files, voice notes, images and videos. Its mobile apps can also make one-to-one voice and video calls
- [Session](https://getsession.org/) - *Alternative to WhatsApp* — Session masters the usual chat functions. There are voice messages, a GIF search (with privacy warning), file sharing and group chats. You can add new contacts by scanning a QR code or exchanging the session ID. You can share your groups via a link. Another advantage over Signal or Telegram is end-to-end encrypted group chats. Up to ten people can network fully anonymously via session. Yes, WhatsApp also has encrypted group chats. But your metadata, phone numbers, and IP addresses remain visible to Facebook. Session is completely unsuspecting.
- [Snikket] - *Alternative to WhatsApp* — Snikket is an open-source easy-to-use decentralized messaging app. It supports encrypted chats, voice and video calls and group messaging. It does not require a phone number, and allows you to add multiple devices on the same account. Once you create your private Snikket instance (either hosted or self-hosted), you can invite your family and friends to join you by sharing a simple link. Snikket is part of an open network based on the standard messaging protocol XMPP, so you can also communicate with people on other Snikket instances and compatible messaging services.
- [Snikket](https://snikket.org/) - *Alternative to WhatsApp* — Snikket is an open-source easy-to-use decentralized messaging app. It supports encrypted chats, voice and video calls and group messaging. It does not require a phone number, and allows you to add multiple devices on the same account. Once you create your private Snikket instance (either hosted or self-hosted), you can invite your family and friends to join you by sharing a simple link. Snikket is part of an open network based on the standard messaging protocol XMPP, so you can also communicate with people on other Snikket instances and compatible messaging services.
- [Briar](https://code.briarproject.org/briar/briar) - *Alternative to WhatsApp* — Briar is an open-source software communication technology, intended to provide secure and resilient peer-to-peer communications with no centralized servers and minimal reliance on external infrastructure. Connections are made through bluetooth, WiFi, or over the internet via Tor and all private communication is end-to-end encrypted.
- [Delta Chat](https://delta.chat/en/) - *Alternative to WhatsApp* — Delta Chat doesn’t have their own servers but uses the most massive and diverse open messaging system ever: the existing e-mail server network. Chat with anyone if you know their e-mail address, no need for them to install DeltaChat! All you need is a standard e-mail account.
- [Jitsi](https://jitsi.org) - *Alternative to Zoom* — Jitsi is a collection of free and open-source multiplatform voice (VoIP), videoconferencing and instant messaging applications for the web platform, Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS and Android.
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- [Darktable](https://www.darktable.org/) - *Alternative to Adobe Lightroom* — darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.
- [GIMP](https://www.gimp.org/) - *Alternative to Photoshop* — GIMP: GNU Image Manipulation Program is a free and open-source raster graphics editor used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, converting between different image formats, and more specialized tasks.
- [Krita](https://krita.org/en/) - *Alternative to Photoshop* — Krita is a free and open-source raster graphics editor designed primarily for digital painting and 2D animation. It features an OpenGL-accelerated canvas, colour management support, an advanced brush engine, non-destructive layers and masks (similar to Adobe Photoshop), group-based layer management, vector artwork support and switchable customisation profiles.
- [Inkscape](https://inkscape.org/) - *Alternatives to Adobe Illiustrator* — Inkscape is a free and open-source vector graphics editor. Inkscape's primary vector graphics format is Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG); other formats can be imported and exported.
- [Inkscape](https://inkscape.org/) - *Alternative to Adobe Illustrator* — Inkscape is a free and open-source vector graphics editor. Inkscape's primary vector graphics format is Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG); other formats can be imported and exported.
## Media Players
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- [Nitter](https://nitter.net/) - A free and open source alternative Twitter front-end focused on privacy, inspired by the Invidious project.[GitHub](https://github.com/zedeus/nitter) <br>
Addons: [FireFox](https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/nitter-redirect/) | [Chrome(ium)](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/nitter-redirect/mohaicophfnifehkkkdbcejkflmgfkof)
- [Teddit](https://teddit.net/) - Teddit is a free and open source alternative Reddit front-end focused on privacy. Teddit doesn't require you to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. The source is available on [Codeberg](https://codeberg.org/teddit/teddit).
-[LibReddit](https://libredd.it/) - Private front-end for Reddit written in Rust. [GitHub](https://github.com/spikecodes/libreddit#how-does-it-compare-to-teddit)
- [LibReddit](https://libredd.it/) - Private front-end for Reddit written in Rust. [GitHub](https://github.com/spikecodes/libreddit#how-does-it-compare-to-teddit)
- [Cusdis](https://cusdis.com/) - Cusdis is an open-source, lightweight (~5kb gzip), privacy-friendly alternative to Disqus. [GithHub](https://github.com/djyde/cusdis)
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