Joplin – The Self-hosted OneNote Alternative

When I made the decision to ditch giant tech companies, the only application I was tempted to preserve was Microsoft’s OneNote. If you’ve never used it before, it works as a digital notebook. You can create multiple notebooks with different sections and subsections and pages, you can embed audio, video, images, and files. You can make tables. I began using it right after I graduated from college and for years it organized my life.… Read more

LibreOffice – A (Very Brief) Review

If you use Microsoft office or the Google document equivalents, one of the easiest ways to pull Big Tech claws out of your digital life is to switch over to LibreOffice. If you’ve ever used OpenOffice, you’ll be right at home. LibreOffice was developed as the successor to OpenOffice almost a decade ago. It’s compatible with all of the file formats in Microsoft Office, so your documents should load and save interchangeably between either of the office suites.… Read more