How to Stop Using Google

It took a while to transfer services from Google to other, more privacy based services. I used to be fairly integrated with Google – DNS, domain registration, phone services, and storage. Fully de-Googling takes approximately $100 a month. This number is a pretty high sticker shock, but I’ll explain. If you want to get right to the services I use, visit to view my Neeva Space.

One of the primary services I use to de-Google is Nextcloud. It is a sort of groupware, with the primary function of file storage. Nextcloud is a hosted/self-hosted open-source software that includes features like calendar, contacts, file storage, notes, and other functions. I also use NextDNS to filter out web trackers, ads, and other alternative traffic that has no purpose other than to monetize your behavior.