Privacy Focused Apps

Here are some alternatives to common privacy invading apps and services, and references as to why switching is a good idea.

The Friday Habit: Setting aside time to work ‘on’ your freelance business

If you set aside Fridays to work on developing your freelance business, what would you spend the time doing?

Plausible: Privacy focused, ethical alternative to Google Analytics

I’ve recently switched all my sites away from Google Analytics to Plausible – a privacy focused, ethical alternative.

Freelance roundup – Jan 2021

This month included claiming the SEISS grant for self employment support, deciding to rebrand the web design business and looking after my mental health. Click to read more.

MeWe – social networking without surveillance capitalism

I deleted my personal Facebook a few years back and stopped using Instagram, because those products exist to mine our personal information and sell it to their advertisers.  It was also wasting too much of my time and having a negative effect on my mental health constantly seeing peoples’ highlight reels and petty arguments. See […]

YearCompass – taking stock of 2020 and planning 2021

As 2020 drew to a close, I started thinking about what I’d achieved in what turned out to be a very strange year, and what I wanted to do in 2021. I used the free https://yearcompass.com/ booklet last year and found it very useful in guiding my thoughts. My key takeaway last year was that […]