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It's open source, easy to use, privacy-friendly, and cross-platform.

A while ago, I wrote a post about what I believed was the best open-source two-factor authentication application on the market: Ente Auth. And though I still love and use Auth, what I didn't know was that there was already an older kid on the block. Enter 2FAS, another free software 2FA option you should consider.


If you regularly watch video content on your Android device, you need to give Grayjay a shot.

I, like many of you, watch a fair bit of video content online. Whether it be YouTube, Odysee, or PeerTube, I engage with this form of media on a nigh daily basis.

Typically, that means going to each website or opening different apps to watch videos from various creators on each platform. That was until I stumbled upon a little Android app called Grayjay.


Accrescent is a highly focused, highly accessible app store with privacy and security in mind. But what's the catch?

Unlike iOS, there is no shortage of third-party app stores on Android. From the Amazon App Store to Aptoide, we have a plethora of options to choose from.

In my opinion, F-Droid is easily the best of them, since it's filled with only free and open-source software and is FOSS in itself. But what if I told you there is a new FOSS android app store available, and this one focuses on privacy and security?

Well that's exactly what Accrescent is, but unfortunately, it comes with a few caveats.


It's affordable and easy to use, but is Incogni's data removal service right for you?

In 2023, protecting your digital privacy is more crucial than ever. But protecting that privacy is not easy. In fact, it feels like every day it gets harder and harder to do so. Data brokers and criminals all over the world constantly purchase and redistribute your information in an effort to make money, and they often do so without you knowing.

There are ways to remove a lot of this data manually, but with hundreds of data brokers and thousands of places your data could be, doing so is quite labor-intensive. Plus, this isn't a one and done sort of thing. Removing your private data manually is something you will need to do at least one or two times a year to assure none of your information leaks back out there. That is where a solution like Incogni comes in.


If you're looking for a secure and privacy-friendly alternative to Google Photos, let me introduce you to your next favorite app: Ente Photos.

About eight years ago, Google released what I believe to be one of their best products to date – Google Photos. I admit that though I cared about my digital privacy at the time, it wasn't enough to avoid the pull. Among other things, I got sucked in by unlimited photo backups, advanced photo recognition features, easy photo album collaboration, and access to ALL of my photos on ALL of my devices.

Only long after Google Photos became ingrained into my workflow over the course of four or five years was it that I finally sought something better. But it wasn't until May 2022 that I eventually found a genuine Google Photos alternative. It's called Ente Photos, and I doubt I'll be switching from it anytime soon.


Move over, Authy. There's a new kid on the block. Say hello to Ente Auth.

There is no short supply of two-factor authentication (2FA) apps out there. From Google Authenticator to Authy to andOTP, we have a plethora of options. Heck, even some password managers like Bitwarden feature 2FA functionality. But what we don't have yet is a standalone open-source solution that touts a modern UI, encryption, and cloud syncing all built right in. That is, until now. Say hello to your next 2FA app: Ente Auth.