Best Productivity Tools

More privacy at work and at home

The best productivity tools and apps that will help you increase your productivity. These apps and tools can make life much easier, and that convenience need not come at the expense of your privacy.

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Create privacy-friendly notes

Anytype is a versatile app that describes itself as “The Everything App.” It is designed for people looking for a privacy-friendly alternative to Notion.

We had been looking for a suitable alternative to Notion for a while, and we think we have finally found one.

Team anytype and revenue model

Anytype is a project developed by a dedicated team of developers and technology enthusiasts. It an open-source initiative, meaning the community contributes to its development and improvement. The team behind Anytype is passionate about privacy, security and flexibility.

Anyone can get started with Anytype for free. If you host your data yourself, Anytype is and always will be free to use. Those using their backup services can use Anytype for free up to 1GB of storage.

In the future, Anytype may generate revenue with subscriptions. Membership brings benefits such as the ability to publish properties and spaces under a name of your choice, findability in the Any ecosystem and the right to share in the cooperative’s income based on your contributions.

Key features of Anytype:

Local-focused: Anytype works locally on your device, meaning your data does not rely on external servers. This ensures lightning-fast load times and gives you complete control over your information.
Peer-to-peer synchronization: Instead of using central servers, Anytype syncs directly between devices over local networks. This makes it safer and faster.
Secure and decentralized: Anytype encrypts your data end-to-end. You have full control over your information and can even access your account offline.
Flexible and customizable: Anytype is an object-based tool for notes and project management. You can create, edit and manage everything from daily notes to projects and knowledge bases.
Visual composing: The powerful, no-code editor lets you compose everything visually. Think databases, templates, widgets and graphical views.
Open-source: Anytype is built on open protocols, allowing developers to build freely without restrictions.

We rave about Anytype for its speed, safety and versatility. It is an alternative to other productivity and note-taking apps such as Evernote, Notion and Obsidian. If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution, Anytype is definitely worth a try!

For more information, visit the Anytype website.

Create privacy-friendly notes

Standard Notes is a simple and privacy-friendly note-taking app that makes your notes easily available anywhere. It features end-to-end encryption on every platform, and a powerful desktop experience with themes and custom editors. It has also been independently verified(PDF).

Jitsi meet

Microsoft Teams and Google Meet alternative

Jitsi is a privacy-friendly Microsoft Teams and Google Meet alternative. With Jitsi, users can easily and quickly host and participate in online meetings and webinars. Jitsi is 100% open source and freely available for use.

The easiest way is to start a meeting is to go to or download one of the mobile apps (Android or iOS).

You can also set up your own Jitsi Meet instance or integrate a room into your own website.

Open Source Grammarly Alternative

LanguageTool is a free and open-source grammar, style, and spell-checking program.

Send wetransfer alternatief

Open Source WeTransfer Alternative

Send lets you share files with end-to-end encryption and a link that expires automatically. That way you can keep what you share private and make sure your files don’t stay online forever.

Send was originally developed by Mozilla, but was discontinued. Tim Visée forked the project as a community effort to keep the project up-to-date and alive.