These are Google services I currently use and what I believe may be their replacements:
- Gmail (Migadu)
- Google Analytics (Piwik)
- YouTube (Vimeo)
- Google Drive (NextCloud)
- Google Keep (There are hundreds of alternatives)
- Firebase (Now.sh)
- Google Maps & My Maps (Mapbox & Open Street Maps)
- Google Cloud Storage (Amazon S3)
- Google Calendar & Contacts (Radicale or SOGo)
- Google Docs (Etherpad Lite)
I plan to try them all as soon as possible and I hope to find a good enough replacement to stop using Google’s. Since I have started to use and promote Google back in 1999 and since I admired Google enough to say that was a kind of company I would work for without a pay, things have changed a lot. It has been more that five years now that I feel uncomfortable about what for and how they use my personal life facts.
Far away are the times when Gmail could stop working and even become unavailable for a whole day or two. Now I find new handy features in Gmail as well as in Drive so often that I startet to heavily rely on them. However, I strive not to rely on Google`s services for my personal life because I do not want Google to sell my data so that they can blow it in their new half-baked products.
Shall I manage? I will cetainly try.