Foreword

Copyright stifles culture and artistic expression. Enforcing copyright only protects corporations and publishers, not actual authors and artists. File sharing and the copying of digital files ("digital piracy") is not theft. Die mad if you disagree.

I try to only list things I've tried/am familiar with.

See also my creative resources page.

Other useful lists, repos, and sites

Browsers

unfortunately, there are no good choices here. there are only personal preferences and lesser evils.

that said, If you use Google Chrome you have brain damage. it's a massive piece of shit software that barely functions as a web browser and the only thing it's good at is collecting as much of your personal information as possible. This includes your search history, usernames and passwords (your fill-in login information is stored on their servers), mouse input, keystrokes (aka keylogging), and your FUCKING BANKING INFORMATION. It also listens and collects the information you say in real life. it's literally malware and I cannot believe it's so widely used.

Browser addons and customization

eBooks, academia, and manga

E-mail

Entertainment

File sharing, downloading, and management

Gaming, emulation, and ROMs

Messaging

Mobile apps and phone-related

Money

Music and audio

Networking

Open directories

Operating systems

Security and privacy

Social media

Subreddits

System tools

Text editors and office

Torrenting & trackers

Userscripts

Video

VPNs

Web design