IceDrive Ready To Shake Up Cloud Storage Market

IceDrive is part of my intention to de-Google and de-Microsoft much of my online activities. Ignoring Google Drive is simplicity itself and while I have an Office 365 account which gives me 1TB of OneDrive storage, I wanted to choose a small, independent option with a good reputation for security. I looked at a number … Read more

Microsoft To Do A Shadow Of Its Wunderlist Forerunner

Microsoft To Do

Microsoft To Do is living proof that One Of The World’s largest software developers can take one of the best task managers and turn it into a pale shadow of its former self.  Wunderlist was one of the highest-rated to do task managers in the world. Then Microsoft bought it out and basically ruined it.  It is like taking a Ferrari and putting a 600cc toy car engine in it.

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Mailbird And Bitwarden Ring In The Changes

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Mailbird and Bitwarden are two major services that cropped up on my radar at the latter end of 2021.  To be fair, I have known about Mailbird for many years and was a regular user and championed it on my old Web2 And More blog. I transferred my fickle allegiances to Postbox until recently I discovered that it was hiccoughing on the Protonmail account.  Emails were not being sent and received emails that I found on the browser version were missing.

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CTemplar – Secure Email Protected From Prying Eyes

CTemplar Emails

CTemplar is a secure, encrypted email service that has stayed below my radar until very recently and in my first few days of testing it, stands up there with the likes of Protonmail and Tutanota.  Its first stand out plus point is that it is based in Iceland which has some of the strictest privacy laws in the world and cannot be seen by what CTemplar claims are the 14 Eyes nations. Iceland also has a no data retention policy so when you press ‘delete’ your data is deleted, unlike most countries that have data retention laws requiring at least six months before emails can be permanently deleted. When you hit “delete” it is gone for good.

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The Bat! Is A Highly Secure Email Client But Too Complex

The Bat! Email

The Bat! email client from Ritlabs has been around for years – 1998 to be precise – and is widely accepted as one of the best secure packages available. I was a registered user back when V4 was roaming the land, but for whatever reason gave up and pursued other avenues. I felt it was time to revisit.

The Bat! interface has not changed one iota over the years, but extra buttons have been created as functionality has increased and, if I am honest, it is not the most user-friendly front end. In fact, configuring The Bat! is, how can I put this nicely, a complete bastard!

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