Monthly Archives: January 2019

Everything guide for the privacy conscious

In 2019 most people’s data is held across cloud providers, free to be sold or subpoenaed at any time.

Here are my personal choices to limit this, be it in vain or not it helps me sleep better at night.


Use Proton Mail, emails are decrypted in the browser using your key (password). iOS & Android apps.

Downsides: Limited features, apps only allow single user login at once.

File syncing

Use Tresorit, end-to-end encrypted. Unlike similar services this one has a decent mobile app for iOS and Android devices so you can sync & backup your Photos automatically.

Calendar syncing

Use a self-hosted Next Cloud running with the Calendar app enabled. This will give you a CalDAV server which most Calendar applications can sync with.

Note taking

Use Standard Notes, end-to-end encrypted syncing with apps for Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android.


If you don’t want to host your own VPN then use iPredator. Founded by Peter Sunde this is the only provider I would consider trusting.

If you’d like to host your own, use Algo.

Password management

Use LastPass, end-to-end encrypted with plugins for Firefox, Chrome & Android.

Instant messaging

Use Signal, end-to-end encrypted by default, unlike other services.

Do you have any better suggestions for the above? Comment below!