Privacy is a right. Data ownership should be normal.
The future is privacy-first. You've come to the right place to discover all sorts of productivity tools that respect their user's privacy, are open-source, or feature end-to-end encryption. ProductivePrivacy helps you find the right tools without compromising privacy or security.
Privacy is a fundamental human right, and it is essential for individuals to have control over their personal data. With the proliferation of technology, data privacy has become an increasingly pressing issue, and individuals have a right to know how their data is collected, used, and shared.
Hi, I'm Philipp, a Product Designer, Writer, and the creator of this directory website. I am a privacy advocate and in my weekly newsletter Creativerly, I love to share, highlight, and write about privacy-focused, open-source, or end-to-end encrypted apps and tools.
Data privacy is a fundamental right, and we should all take it seriously. Many apps and tools collect data beyond their main functions, selling it to third parties. This can lead to identity theft, fraud and other malicious activities. There is no reason for note-taking, project management, task management, or any other productivity tool to access your notes, projects, tasks, and other personal information. Respect and care for privacy is essential for individual autonomy, freedom of expression and trust in relationships.
I often wondered why people opt for big tech companies like Google and Microsoft over the more privacy-focused and secure open-source, end-to-end encrypted apps. I came to the conclusion that most people do so due to their familiarity with the services, in addition to convenience. Setting up a Gmail account, composing a Google Doc and sharing it, as well as searching for something on Google are all straightforward and require minimal effort. Furthermore, Google is often integrated with other services, increasing its convenience even more. Additionally, Google has almost a monopoly with apps like Chrome being the default browser on many devices and Google Search being the default search engine in many alternative browsers.
There are many tools that take user privacy and data seriously, are open source, and/or use end-to-end encryption. To increase the visibility of these hidden gems, I created a directory website to showcase them. The result is ProductivePrivacy.
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