I admit it. I love several of Google’s products. They tend to work well, are reliable, and most of them are available free of charge. What’s not to like?
Well, for one thing I don’t like Google’s invasion of my privacy. Google has “software robots” that monitor almost everything I do, read, or write when using any of the Google products. The results of all this spying are stored, analyzed, filtered, and otherwise folded, spindled, and mutilated. All of this contributes to what is probably the second-biggest spy machine in the universe. (Facebook appears to be the biggest.)
Luckily, there are numerous free and/or very low-cost programs that do not spy on you, do not display advertisements as you travel around the Web, and do not invade your privacy.
Sven Taylor has compiled a rather lengthy list of various programs that will replace Google’s privacy-invasive apps. Not all of them are exact one-for-one replacements; the specifications and intended uses may vary a bit. However, for anyone who is the least bit concerned about personal privacy, this is a great list of products to check out. You may find you prefer some of these products in place of Google’s privacy-invasive applications!
You can check out Sven Taylor’s Complete List of Alternatives to All Google Products in the TechSpot web site at: https://www.techspot.com/news/80729-complete-list-alternatives-all-google-products.html.