the web directory you´ll really want



Search Engines

  1. (Berlin/de, select region/language) - the search engine that plants trees
  2. Startpage (meta search engine, founded in the Netherlands, global company, select region/language)
  3. metaGer[.org], (non profit community search; foundation in Hannover/de, select your region/language)
  4. Qwant (European search engine based in France)
  5. Fireball (Spinoff of the University of Berlin)
  6. Good-Search, the search engine for a better world
  7. Google (used many)
  1. Mavink - visual search/ search by image
  2. Lycos (language selection, US based search, spinoff from the Carnegie Mellon University)
  3. Ask (US, Oakland based, Ask Media Group)
  4. Moose (Austrian search engine)
  5. Exalead (European engine, limited index)
  6. US-based search engine, manually reviewed pages
  7. Bing (by Microsoft)
  8. (servers in US)
  9. Kagi (closed, formerly Peekier, it was a visual, non-intrusive search, servers in USA, select region)
  10. Snowflake, sf-docs (closed, US/California, data cloud platform that acquired the Neeva search engine)
  11. MillionShort (US based search engine)
  12. FastBot search: Wikipedia, Wiktionary & more, translation, alphabetical index
  13. InfoTiger - German Startup, from Munich
  14. Mojeek (UK)
  15. WebCrawler (by System1 like startpage)
  16. DogPile (US based search engine)
  17. ZapMeta (from the Netherlands, company:Visymo, collects your IP)
  18. EntireWeb (according to Facebook likely from Sweden, website IP: UK)
  19. DuckDuckGo (US based search, Pennsylvania, which is oblidged due to the Patriot Act to disclose all your information to US-based secret services. Duckduckgo may not store your data but that does not help since the secret services read all along at their internet access point.)
  20. Yandex (Russian search engine) , Baidu (Chinese)
  21. (open source meta search, not fully functional, language/time select, search instances in USA and Europe)
  22. Crawlson (no statement about country of origin; crawls from India, US, Germany, UK, Iran)
  23. Yahoo (US, California)
  24. (US-based search, San Francisco)
  25. GigaBlast (alternative search, servers in US)
  26. SwissCows (swiss search engine, with ads, language can be selected)
  27. Yacy (well-tried), Oasis-SE (in beta state): OSS/GPL - you need to install software and invest resources!
  28. cross reference: academic search engines🧪
  29. cross reference: blog search engines📎

Map Services (Landkarten)🗺

  1., OpenStreetMap
  2.,, de/at:
  3. free Wifis: wiman, wifimap, wifispc, USA: OpenWifiSpots, WifiFreeSpot de/at: FreiFunk (OpenWifiMap),
  4. World Atlas on the web, Sygic: travel attractions, - estimate number of people,
  5. TheTrueSize - compare the size of countries (on planar maps generally contorted by Mercator projection)
  6. internet map, submarine cable map
  7. satellite maps, globe: Google Earth Web (historic: experimental), app/download: Marble (with OpenStreetMap)

Weather & Time🌦🕑

  1. WunderGround (remembers settings, click on the wheel at the top-right to switch between °C and °F)
  2. worldwide: (English), (Español)
  3. AccuWeather (remembers), DarkSky,
  4. future/past, sunset/rise, moon, night sky, meteor showers, world/local, TimeZone/DST
  5. world clock, calendar (, daylight earth map
  6., whatis dBZ, Wikipedia, satellite images:
  7. Italy: 3bmeteo (+mare), ilmeteo, Austria:,
  8. world: (remembers, no ads, future +for some loc. past)

News & Journals, English🗞

News & Journals, German🗞

Blogs, Recipes & NGOs📎 (cooking🍴, environment🌲, etc.)


Encyclopediae, Lexica, Libraries🌎

  1. Encyclopedia Britannica (search, browse)
  2. Wikipedia (free, open encyclopedia)
  3., Wahrig online
  4. search & lexica, kids: Kiddle, de/tr: HellesKöpchen, FragFinn, BlindeKuh (tr)
  5. Atlas Obscura: guidebook & tour-guide to the world´s most wondrous places
  1. Library of Congress, The British Library
  2. Katalog der Deutschen NationalBibliothek , Zeitschriften Datenbank
  3. Verbundkatalog österr. Hochschulen, österreichische Nati.Bib.



Word Books / Automatic Text Translation

  1. DeepL Translator: deep learning translator (artificial intelligence)
  2. Reverso: text translation, synonyms, spell check (many languages)
  3. Google Translation Service text translation (many languages)
  4. Leo wordbook (en–de/es/fr/ru, de–fr/es/pt/it/ru/zh, es–pt)
  5. Tureng wordbook (en–de/es/fr/tr, en-synonyms)
  6. Cambridge, Oxford dictionaries (en–*, en–de)
  7. Pons wordbook/text translation, conjugation (*–*)
  8. BeoLingus wordbook (de–en/es/pt)
  9. - wordbook, many many languages * ⇆ en,de
  10. online wordbook (en–es/pl/ru/vi, *–*), conjugation and phrasebook
  11. Woxikon dictionaries (en–*), synonyms, rhymes, abbreviations, verbs
  12. Langenscheidt wordbooks: de–*
  13. online latin (lat–en/fr/it, agr-it), frag Caesar (lat–de); inflections - first: search, second: +view (declension/conjugation), de: also see pons, langenscheidt
  14. offline wordbook howto for ding and

Single Language

  1. en: Cambridge, Oxford Dictionaries: words explained, different languages
  2. de: ZDL (dwds) deutscher Wortschatz 1600-heute., Duden, Langenscheidt Fremdwörterbuch, WortWuchs, Trendwörter: Bedeutung Online
  3. fr: lintern@ute, L'Académie Française, * Larousse, LengueFRDéf., Étym., Phon., etc.
  4. pt: Priberam - Dicionário Online de Português Contemporâneo
  5. es: Real Academia Española - Edición del Tricentenario
  6. online conjugation, phrasebook and wordbook
  7. LanguageTool: spell check, grammar & writing style, different languages
  8. DeepL Write - AI: fix mistakes, improve writing style (suggestions)
  9. Reverso: conjugation, spell check, context, synonyms, translation
  10. Wiktionary: words explained, Encyclopediae🌎
  11. WeboPedia: the online tech dictionary
  12. WordSense: Friulian, Venetian, etc. (meaning, pronunciation, spelling and etymology)
  13. OpenThesaurus (de): Synonyme, Bedeutungen
  14. Woxikon synonyms, rhymes, abbreviations, verbs, dictionaries
  15. Lingolia grammar and basic language skills for different languages
  16. porutuguese conjugation: Linux programs gui: gconjugue, cmd: conjugar, cmd: conjugue (package brazilian-conjugate) (packaged under Debian)
  17. slang: A, B, de: Mundart, Dialekt: versch. Ausdrücke, Dialekte, Tirolerisch, PlattSatt
  18. Greek Alphabet , Cyrillic Alphabet

Online Learning, Translation

  1. Duolingo, Babbel, Mondly (4kids), Busuu: learn a new language online via app/evtl. courses
  2. GrammarHow - improve your English
  3. HiNative/lang-8: Let our community of native speakers support your language learning.
  4. Wikibooks for more seldom languages, Guaraníme - podcast-blog
  5. exotic languages, technical terms, dialect (fr, de)
  6., paid translations
  7. unispain, conjuga: free beginner´s guide to Spanish, level assessment
  8. blog: de:Online-Sprachen-Lernen, LingoDeer, LinguaTics
  9. LingQ, SpanishPod, - academia de idiomas
  10. Lingoda (online courses, to pay), (app, to pay, formerly livemocha)
  11. EnglishLive (f. ETown), Yabla (tv, interviews, etc.), Preply, Sofatutor, de:Scoyo, Papagei
  12. wals - scientific: world atlas of language structures
  13. Vokabeltrainer en➛de, crossref: open source software for translators & llearn.🖫
  14. veintemundos: abandoned free online magazine for learning Spanish
  15. StackXchg forums: also some languages, ask questions

Online Shopping & Food🛒🍴 ← click here!



  1. Tripadvisor accomodation, restaurants, things to do, travel forums, flights, cruises
  2. accomodation, flights, cars
  3. flights, hotels, train tickets; FlixBus/d.; see also: Tours
  4. stays/hotels # (fr, de, es, pt, it, nl, cz, hu)
  5. AirBnB bad and breakfast, rental # co-living: CoTown (students, professionals, digital nomads), Shop Photo/House🏠
  6.,, German/Austrian last minute travels
  7. flights, hotels, cars # SunnyCars #, NextDayHotels
  8. WeGo flights, hotels, activities, blog # Sygic: map with attractions near you
  9. info: WikiVoyage, FunLifeCrisis (en), ThriftyWithACompass (en), TravelBook (de), ReiseReporter (de), Alpe Adria Magazin (at), The Travel Reporter (en), DumontReise (de), Sonne-Wolken (de) # 50 travel blogs, travel news sites
  10. TravelPlanBooker, JoinMyTrip, buddies🙋 # Work Away, TravelFriends (de), WithLocals: avoid the crowds
  11. Academic-Travel, Geo-Reisen, Anabasis (at), Schlosszimmer/Castle Rooms (de/en) # Food/Essen&Trinken🍴, motor sports holidays🏎
  12. de: HolidayCheck, ReiseUhu (+R.magazin), Swoodoo (2021 Testsieger), (2018 Testsieger), Pauschalreisen, Flüge, Hotels, Mietwagen, Camper, Aktivitäten
  13. TUI (travel agency) #,, a.i.d.U (de/at/ch)
  14. Rome2Rio, ~ (flights, stays-cruises)
  15. Intrepid (people&planet-friendly adventures)
  16. flight booking platforms: SkyScanner,,,
  17. air lines: Air France, KLM, Iberia, Alitalia, Delta, Lufthansa, Austrian, FlyOne, EuroWings, Condor, Ryanair, TradeAir, TransAvia, WizzAir.
  18. EasyJet flights, holidays, cars (also an air line)

Tours, Outdoor Activities

  1. bergfex: at, ch, de, fr, es, nl: maps, tours, lake temperatures, webcams & more
  2. OutdoorActive: maps, tours, hiking, biking; Langlaufen AT-Kärnten: Klu, FB
  3. Komoot: outdoor tours with tips & social annotation
  4. de/at: Alpenverein (de), Naturfreunde (at, ch), Nabu/
  5. (en, etc.), Graz (it, en), Kärnten; Klagenfurt (en, it, sl), Ljubljana/en (sl, de, it, fr)
  6. Berlin: Tourm.,, Frankfurt: Tourm./Stadt-Info, München: mü, .travel, 3
  2. FlixBus (de, at, ch, uk, es, pl, cz, hu, etc.)
  3. de: DB, Bus-Bahn, Meldg., Berlin: S-Bahn (en), BVG, VBB, Frankfurt: RMV, München: MVV, Auskunft
  4. at: ÖBB Scotty (at), Wiener Linien (Vienna), Salzburg (en), Innsbruck (en), Graz (en), Linz (en), Klagenfurt, Bregenz
  5. Uber, Taxi: eu, de-nr/web, at, ch[1,2,3], fr, es-nr/mitaxi, pt/lsb, it-nr[1]/it-nr[2]

Find Partner, Dating, Events♡🙋

  1. Tinder, ParShip,, okcupid,, Hinge-doc, ElitePartner (en, fr, es, ru, de, at),, DateMyAge
  2. travelling: JoinMyTrip (de), WorkAway (fr, de, es, pt), GoGaffl, TripGiraffe, de:,, TravelFriends
  3. misc:, (Reise +verschiedene Kontaktanzeigen)
  4. dancing: (UK), (many countries), (English speaking c., USA, +registration), (de,at,ch)
  5. (worldwide), (de), (de), (at), (Personen/Telefon finden)


Internet & Sharing Platforms🎎♫📷

  1. YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion (news)
  2. Pinterest (recipes, home ideas, style inspiration - see it, make it, try it out)
  3. music platforms: SoundCloud, Jamendo (free/open), FunkWhale (social), Spotify (music), (focus, relax, sleep: 3-day trial)
  4. find song, trending music: midomi (+trending), aha-music (+file upload), app: Shazam: recognize sung song, nachsingen, search lyrics/song texts: AZLyrics, SongLyrics, Lyrics, SongMeanings, LyricsTranslate, de: SongTexte, MusikGuru (trending)
  5. PearlTrees: share web pages, images, notes, files and get recommendations
  6. BookWyrm (flagship instance, about) - share what you read, blog platforms📎
  7. Flickr (browser&upload fotos, very short videos, link2it)
  8.,,, (share photos/evtl. movies)
  9. crossref: Tools🛠 (slide & office sharing)

Social Networks 🐦

  1. Facebook (friends based, message groups)
  2. Twitter (subscribe to anyone)
  3. Instagram (image, video & more visually driven)
  4. Mastodon, Friendica: free, open source social networks, not for profit, see also: Swedish blog post
  5. TikTok: Chinese Platform
  6. Discord: topic-based group channels, SnapChat (Chrome browser only) [group] chat, own story posts visible for timespan,
    Jodel, BeReal: share photos from you every day at a different time, Fun Page,, Find Partner♡🙋

Work & Employment💵

  1. LinkedIn, Xing - profession related social networks
  2. Glassdoor search & rate companies, Kununu (de): Gehaltscheck, Blog, young-professionals (uk)
  3. de: Arbeits-ABC, Karriere Magazin, KarriereBibel
  4. - professional grade curriculum vitae, also and especially for freelancers
  5. many countries: Jobsora, Jooble, indeed, themuse, comparably select country/bottom & find company
  6. worldwide: fairygodboss, teamblind question forum, GreatPlaceToWork employer review
  7. USA: BuiltIn search by industry, spec. experience, find company, browse by section, jobcase job postings, careerbliss job postings
  8. USA misc: inhersight for women, ratemyinternships internship review platform
  9. by country: Canada, Australia, thejobcrowd UK,, StellenAnzeigen.DE, AT, CH, WillstDuKannstDu (at),, Monster (de), Linux/de


Chat, Communication 🕻🗪

  1. chat: Slack, ChatWork, Discord (dld & info), Line (Japanese chat+), Viber (Isreali)
    WhatsApp & FB Messenger (owned by Meta), Skype (dld, owned by MS), WeChat (dld, Chinese!)
  2. open chat & VoIP services: Signal (aapp), Jabber/XMPP (aapp), SIP (aapp), IRC, Telegram: popular OSS Software🖫
  3. IRC: channel search, f.i. #worldchat,,, IRC-howto; libera/list, how to paste
  4. Jabber/XMPP, open account:,,
  5. ask/search a question: StackXchg forums, Quora, Open Source Software forums🐧

Free Email & Mailing Lists 📨

  1. Google Mail, Cfg (largest postbox, largest emails, Google OAuth IMAP + SMTP, cellular registration required)
  2. Zoho Mail, Zoho Login, Cfg (large postbox, large emails, IMAP + SMTP, own serial letter filtering for Inbox, cellular registration required, option in settings to activate IMAP is well hidden)
  3. GMX Mail, Cfg (ads, cellular number required but no verification process)
  4. Disroot (Cfg, m.), Tutanotaapps available,
    but no IMAP
    , Protonmailfree plan has no IMAP, secure emailing overview // some hosters🖌, (kb)
  5. popular IMAP, POP & SMTP configurations, web: yahoo, hotmail, pepipost, ru: yandex, cn: QQ; sohu; 163
  6. One Time Emails: guerrillamail, 10minute-mail, tempmail, email-on-deck (shall be secure)
  7., create a mailing list, for social change, VPN, email on invitation

VPN & Proxy: Virtual Private Networks🛰

  1. OpenVPN: with registration, gratis (nl,jp,us): ProtonVPN (login): openvpn xy.ovpn - select Android for Linux, supposed to be an anonymous VPN; also: use protonvpn GPL OSS
  2. more OpenVPNs, free: VPNgate-extract: different countries, see the internet as from out of another country, not a security feature
  3. download OpenVPN, Python: /oss/pop/🖫 - check your firewall if it should not work
  4. free web proxy: (US, UK, FR, CA), no security feature
  5. more VPNs: leap VPN derivatives: riseup shall be anonymous, all can be used to secure an open/unencrypted wifi, own software
  6. member area, signup - Malaysian VPN provider, no logging, free plan with sw-install, ovpn files at pay (fr, es, de, nl, sg, us, ca, uk)
  7. VPN via ssh: sshuttle (Linux, MacOS), Windows: ProxyCAP socks5 proxy on port 8000 + Cygwin: ssh -D 8000 -N (Linux, also: tsocks instead of ProxyCAP)
  8. IPv6 Tunnel Broker, Hurrican Electric: get IPv6 on an IPv4 only network


  1. Password Generator (Linux: do that offline with pwgen)
  2. online virus scanners: MetaDefense, Kaspersky Online Scan, VirusTotal,, (unknown viruses often not found, MetaDefense may be best bet)
    Linux offline virus scanner: clamav (open source and free) # win: PC Manager → free sw🖫
    CuckooSanbox (open source automated malware detection, needs download now)
  3. Debian Security Mailing List, visit
  4. rootkits: debcheckroot check Debian/Ubuntu also against unknown rootkits # popular and useful as well: chkrootkit, rkhunter, chkboot
  5. web page to jpeg-image: w2p, with browsing: websiteplanet
  6. pdf file to jpeg-image: Adobe pdf converter
  7. anonymous browsing with Tor: Tails (dld iso + key), for max. security: Kicksecure, Whonix, lighter anonymity; see also: VPNs🛰
  8. about DRM: Issues with Digital Rights Managament (with support of the FSF)
  9. Linux security distros: Kali (Debian), ParrotLinux (Debian), BackBox (Ubuntu based), Caine (Live Ubuntu), BlackArch, Pentoo (Live Gentoo), other Linux distros🐧
  10. eSecurityPlanet: security news & hints // DANE test sites
  11. encrypt/decrypt/sign with GNUPG on the command line (de) - this is PGP for Linux/BSD
  12., Prism↯Break (many langs), howsmyssl, ssl-site-test,


OSS, Linux, Virtualization, Operating Systems🐧 +open source and free software🖫

Creativity: Photos, Publishing & Hosting🖌

Mathematics & Nature Sciences 🧪

Software Development💻

Tools & Miscellaneous Resources🛠


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