Sustainable Tech
Sustainable Tech

Sustainable Tech

All about my favorite apps for multiple software categories. None of them is owned by "Big Tech" (big corporations like Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Twitter, Zoom, etc.). It is (to me) not sustainable to feed billion/trillion-dollar companies whenever there are effective, more ethical (right to privacy and to freedom of expression) and less wealthy firms in the market. Empowering monopolies increases social inequalities and abuses of power.

Signal's new features

18 Aug 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Cathy J

  This article showcases interesting new features on the Signal app. Its subjected to updates from time to time.   Groups Invitation links and other settings   Audio Speed   For all those who wanna get in touch on Signal, either to chat or try the...

AI-powered online translations

27 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Cathy J

  👉🏻   Made in Cologne, Germany Launched in 2017 26 languages Unlimited free text translations powered by Artificial Intelligence (Neural Networks) Choose how words or phrases are translated by creating your own glossa...

Secure & private email service from Belgium

26 Jul 2021 1 minute read 8 comments Cathy J

💯   Ads-free We have never and will never commercialize our databases or share data with any third-party for targeted advertising or any other purpose, Mailfence team End-to-End encryption (OpenPGP) available for free – when used...

Ecosia – the search engine that fights climate change 🌳

24 Jul 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Cathy J

  👉🏻   Ecosia GmbH, Berlin (Germany) Born in 2009 Search results based on Microsoft's Bing search engine Financial reports for the trees they have been planting worldwide On average, 45 web searches per user lead to the planting...

Free ebooks and research papers

24 Jul 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Cathy J

  📖 The ultimate goal of the Open Library is to make all the published works of humankind available to everyone in the world. Interesting features: A project by Internet Archive Read / Download ebooks available books will have an...

👌🏿 👌🏽 👌🏻 Interactive presentations

23 Jul 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Cathy J

👉🏻   Owned by Mentimeter AB, Stockholm (Sweden) Interactive presentations with polls, quizz competition, word clouds, Q&A, etc, to get real-time feedback from your audience Unlimited presentations and audience (free plan) Anon...

Learn Spanish | Aprende Inglés

23 Jul 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Cathy J

  La basis de todo lo que sé del idioma Español ha resultado de mis experiencias de vida y profesionales en Latinoamerica y España. En Portugal lo sigo aprendiendo y practicando cuando escucho pelis/musica o leo/escribo en línea, utilizando las sigui...

Storage clouds made in Europe

22 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Cathy J

  👉🏻   ID Cloud Services LTD, Wales (UK) Web / Mobile / Desktop (as virtual hard drive) apps 10 GB (free plan)   Take back control of your data with the strongest encrypted cloud storage in the world, Icedrive team Twofish Enc...

Safer video calls without signups

21 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Cathy J

👉🏻     Interesting features   owned by 8x8 open-source (used by Brave Software on Brave Talk) web-based free up to 100 participants at a time no account needed screen sharing meeting recording end-to-end encryption (sti...

Video hosting made easy

10 Jul 2021 1 minute read 3 comments Cathy J

👉🏻   Streamable Inc, located in Wilmington, Delaware (USA), has been recently acquired by Hopin Ltd, a London-based internet firm founded in 2019 (ref).   App features   Upload (file or URL) and share your videos instantly. No nee...