Tools

Difficulty Levels

  • easy / no prior knowledge necessary
  • medium / easy to learn
  • hard / complex knowledge necessary

Android

Topic Link Difficulty Description
Anonymous Browsing OrBot + OrFox easy Proxy With Tor/Private Web Browser
Phone Calls, Chat Signal easy encrypted phone calls and messages; WhatsApp alternative
Wire easy encrypted phone calls, video chats and messages; WhatsApp alternative
Chat Conversations medium encrypted chat (jabber plus OTR & OMEMO)
Email OpenKeyChain/K9Mail hard encrypted e-mail
Passwords KeePassDroid medium password manager
Other Wi-Fi Privacy Police easy prevent leaking which WiFis you've been logged into before
F-Droid medium “App-Store” for free software
Transportr easy Map for Public Transport (formerly known as Liberario)
OSMAnd medium OpenStreetMap with offline maps and navigation

iOS

Topic Link Difficulty Description
Anonymous Browsing Onion Browser easy Proxy With Tor/Private Web Browser
Phone Calls, Chat Signal easy encrypted phone calls and messages; WhatsApp alternative
Wire easy encrypted phone calls, video chats and messages; WhatsApp alternative
Chat ChatSecure medium encrypted chat (with jabber plus OTR & OMEMO)
Password-Management MiniKeepass medium password management

Firefox/Chrome

Topic Link Difficulty Description
Adblocker uBlock Origin easy more than a multiple ad blocker
Privacy Badger easy self learning tracking blocker
uMatrix medium manage cookies, javascript, images, css, and media content
NoScript medium manage javascript, flash, anti-xss, java, anti-clickjacking
Cookie Management Self-Destructing Cookies medium auto delete for cookies without closing the browser
FingerprintBlocker CanvasBlocker easy Browser Add-on to change JS-API for modifying canvas to prevent Canvas-Fingerprinting
HTTPS HTTPS Everywhere easy switch to HTTPS version of websites automatically
CertificatePatrol medium shows updates of SSL certificates
Search Engine https://duckduckgo.com (Tor only) easy search engine respecting your privacy
https://searx.me easy
https://startpage.com/ easy
https://www.metager.de/en/ (Tor only) easy meta search engine
Video Chat talky.io easy WebRTC meeting rooms
meet.jit.si easy WebRTC meeting rooms
Spreed.me easy WebRTC meeting rooms
Cross Site Scripting RequestPolicy hard XSS prevention

Windows

Topic Link Difficulty Description
Anonymous Browsing Tor Browser easy anonymous browsing
Chat Tor Messenger medium instant messenger
Wire easy encrypted phone calls, video chats and messages; WhatsApp alternative
Cloud Nextcloud easy self hosting and contact/calendar synchronization (“cloud”)
Email gpg4win+Thunderbird+Enigmail hard email encryption: client (Thunderbird) & Enigmail (encryption)
Thunderbird+TorBirdy medium Email through Tor
File Sharing OnionShare easy secure and anonymous file sharing
File Encryption VeraCrypt medium continuation of TrueCrypt
Metadata MetaData Stripper easy remove metadata from photos
Passwords KeePassX easy password manager
Password Safe easy password manager

Linux

Topic Link Difficulty Description
Anonymous Browsing Tor Browser easy anonymous browsing
Chat Tor Messenger medium instant messenger
Wire easy Encrypted chats with other computers and with mobile phones. Video chats possible.
Cloud Nextcloud easy self hosting and contact/calendar synchronization (“cloud”)
Email Thunderbird+TorBirdy medium Email through Tor
gpg+Thunderbird+Enigmail hard gpg: already installed, during installation of package enigmail Thunderbird is installed as well
kmail+kleopatra hard gpg: already installed, parts of the KDE desktop
File Encryption VeraCrypt medium continuation of TrueCrypt
File Sharing OnionShare easy secure and anonymous file sharing; Ubuntu repository available
Harddrive Encryption ecryptfs during installation easy “encrypt home directory”
LUKS+dmcrypt hard package name: cryptsetup
Metadata Metadata Anonymisation Toolkit easy remove metadata from photos, text files, etc; package name:mat
Passwords KeepassX easy compilation recipe for keepassx

MacOSX

Topic Link Difficulty Description
Anonymous Browsing Tor Browser easy anonymous browsing
Chat Tor Messenger medium instant messenger
Cloud Nextcloud easy self hosting and contact/calendar synchronization (“cloud”)
Email gpgtools+Thunderbird+Enigmail hard email encryption: client (Thunderbird) & Enigmail (encryption)
gpgtools+Mail.app hard email encryption with Mail
Thunderbird+Tor Browser Bundle+TorBirdy medium Email through Tor
File Encryption VeraCrypt (requires FUSE for MacOS) medium continuation of TrueCrypt
File Sharing OnionShare easy secure and anonymous file sharing
Metadata MetaData Stripper easy remove metadata from photos
Passwords KeepassX easy password manager