Helpful tools

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Free avatar maker

Make your own avatar for free! No sign up required. If you want to have privacy but still look professional, a cartoon avatar that looks like you is the perfect solution. So if you don't want to use a photo of yourself on social media profiles, just get an image from this free avatar maker. It produces good pictures that can be used anywhere.

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Diaspora - a privacy-oriented social media

Do you like social media but don't want to give up your privacy? Diaspora is a privacy-oriented social media that is available in almost all languages. Its language selector is at the bottom right of their website, so if it's not already in your preferred language, just scroll down to change it.

pCloud - free safe file storage

I use pCloud to transfer files between my phone and computer. It's available in your choice of language. Besides transferring files, it's also great for file storage in general, to have another place to back up files that you don't want to lose. pCloud is free to start, no credit card required. If you want more storage you'll have to pay a monthly fee. But the free plan is a great place to start, and you can upgrade later if you need to.

Another helpful feature of pCloud is the ability to share a link to a specific file or folder if you wish. This is wonderful if you would like to grant friends and family the ability to view a particular folder or photo, for example a bunch of photos from a party. This has been a big help for me, because if I have a lot of photos from an even I don't want to send them via text message (too intrusive) or by email (takes up too much space in inbox). So pCloud is a handy solution. The phone app for pCloud is very easy to use, so if you're constantly running out of space on your phone with too many photos on your phone, simply upload your pictures to pCloud where they will stay safe, and then delete them from your phone gallery.

This page was last updated on January 8, 2022