De-googling my life - update for April

Apr 21, 2024 | 2 minutes to read

I posted a couple of months ago about my desire to remove Google from my life as much as I could. I’ve made some progress and so here is an update.

Android Autotbd Avoid using it. Scary set of data being stored.
Android OStbdNeed a new non-Android phone. No update on this.
CalendarTutaSwitched off my Google calendar and using my Tuta account only now.
ContactsTutaUsing Tuta only for this too
DocsPaperlessNeed to migrate my docs and then stop using it 
DriveFile BrowserI installed FileBrowser and I’m very happy with it.
GmailTutaI am committed to using Tuta for email and calendar for the next year. So far? So great!
Google MapstbdOpenStreetMap and others are OK but don’t have the business data. This is going to be the hardest thing to give up. No update here yet.
Google PhotosImmichAlready using Immich. Love it. Self-Hosting, baby!
Google PlayF-DroidAlready stopped pulling apps from their store.
TranslateDeepLDitched Google Translate and happy about that.
YouTubePeerTube, InvidiousI am using those other services when I can, but I still need to cut myself off entirely next.
YouTube MusicSpotify / local musicLocal music collection for the win. Using Navidrome to play form it, but I need to find an alternative which supports folders still next since not all of my 50GB collection is tagged correctly.
PodcastsAudioBookshelfAudioBookshelf rules for this. Self-hosting and loving it.

I still need to find a way to have a mobile phone without Google but that seems like the most difficult step. Anyone reading this with ideas, please let me know!

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