the web directory you´ll really want



Search Engines

  1. Qwant (European search engine based in France, select your country)
  2. Startpage (meta search engine, founded in the Netherlands, global company, select region/language)
  3. (Berlin/de, select region/language) - the search engine that plants trees
  4. Neeva (Californian search engine, US-CA)
  5. Fireball (Spinoff of the University of Berlin)
  6. US-based search engine, manually reviewed pages
  7. Google (used many), (scientific article search)
  8. more …
  1. Peekier (visual, non-intrusive search, servers in USA, select region; see also: duckduckgo)
  2. (servers in US)
  3. Lycos (language selection, US based search, spinoff from the Carnegie Mellon University)
  4. Moose (Austrian search engine)
  5. InfoTiger - German Startup, from Munich
  6. metaGer[.org], (non profit community search; foundation in Hannover/de, select your region/language)
  7. WebCrawler (by System1 like startpage)
  8. DogPile (US based search engine)
  9. Bing (by Microsoft)
  10. Mojeek (UK)
  11. Ask (US, Oakland based, Ask Media Group)
  12. EntireWeb (according to Facebook likely from Sweden, website IP: UK)
  13. 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.)
  14. Mavink - search by image
  15. Yandex (Russian search engine) , Baidu (Chinese)
  16. (open source meta search, not fully functional, language/time select, search instances in USA and Europe)
  17. Crawlson (no statement about country of origin; crawls from India, US, Germany, UK, Iran)
  18. Yahoo (US, California)
  19. (US-based search, San Francisco)
  20. GigaBlast (alternative search, servers in US)
  21. SwissCows (swiss search engine, with ads, language can be selected)
  22. MillionShort (US based search engine)
  23. Yacy (well-tried), Oasis-SE (in beta state): OSS/GPL - you need to install software and invest resources!
  24. cross reference: blog search engines📎

Map Services (Landkarten)🗺

  1., OpenStreetMap
  3. de/at:
  4. - estimate number of people
  5. World Atlas on the web
  6. TheTrueSize - compare the size of countries (on planar maps generally contorted by Mercator projection)
  7. internet map, submarine cable map
  8. 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. Kiddle - search engine and lexicon for kids
  4. Library of Congress, The British Library
  5. Katalog der Deutschen NationalBibliothek , Zeitschriften Datenbank
  6. 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 (English - German/Spanish/French/Russian, German - French/Spanish/Portuguese/Italian/Russian/Chinese)
  5. Pons Wordbook/Text Translation, conjugation (many languages)
  6. Cambridge Dictionary Wordbook (English - French/Portuguese/German)
  7. Linguee Wordbook, Text Translation (English2many)
  8. BeoLingus Wordbook (German - English/Spanish/Portuguese)
  9. - wordbook, many many languages ⇆ en,de
  10. online wordbook, conjugation and phrasebook
  11. Woxikon dictionaries, synonyms, rhymes, abbreviations, verbs
  12. Langenscheidt wordbooks: German to many languages
  13. offline wordbook howto for ding and

Single Language

  1. Cambridge Dictionary: words explained, different languages
  2. de: dwds: deutscher Wortschatz 1600-heute., WortWuchs, Duden, Langenscheidt Fremdwörterbuch, Trendwörter: Bedeutung Online
  3. online conjugation, phrasebook and wordbook
  4. LanguageTool: spell check, grammar & writing style, different languages
  5. DeepL Write - AI: fix mistakes, improve writing style (suggestions)
  6. Reverso: conjugation, spell check, context, synonyms, translation
  7. Wiktionary: words explained, Encyclopediae🌎
  8. WeboPedia: the online tech dictionary
  9. OpenThesaurus Deutsch(German): Synonyme, Bedeutungen
  10. Woxikon synonyms, rhymes, abbreviations, verbs, dictionaries
  11. Lingolia grammar and basic language skills for different languages
  12. porutuguese conjugation: Linux programs gui: gconjugue, cmd: conjugar, cmd: conjugue (package brazilian-conjugate) (packaged under Debian)
  13. de: Mundart, Dialekt: versch. Ausdrücke, Dialekte, Tirolerisch, PlattSatt
  14. Greek Alphabet , Cyrillic Alphabet

Online Learning, Translation

  1. Duolingo, Babbel, Busuu: learn a new language online via app/evtl. courses
  2. GrammarHow - improve your English
  3. 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. Lingoda (online courses, to pay), (app, to pay, formerly livemocha)
  7., paid translations
  8. free beginner´s guide to Spanish, level assessment
  9. - academia de idiomas
  10. wals - scientific: world atlas of language structures
  11. crossref: open source software for translators🖫
  12. veintemundos: abandoned free online magazine for learning Spanish
  13. 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
  9. info: The Travel Reporter (en), ReiseReporter (de), WikiVoyage, TravelBook (de), ThriftyWithACompass (en), Alpe Adria Magazin (at)
  10. planning, travel buddies🙋, equipment, blogs
  11. Academic-Travel, Geo-Reisen, Anabasis (at), Schlosszimmer/Castle Rooms (de/en), WithLocals: avoid the crowds # Food/Essen&Trinken🍴, motor sports holidays🏎
  12. de: holidaycheck, 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. vacationexpress (travels,etc.), 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. de/at: Alpenverein (de), Naturfreunde (at, ch), Nabu/
  4. (en, etc.), Graz (it, en), Klagenfurt (en, en, it, sl), Ljubljana/en (sl, de, it, fr)
  5. 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),
  2. travelling:,,
  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 (short-medium length videos of different type, link2it)
  2. Pinterest (recipes, home ideas, style inspiration - see it, make it, try it out)
  3. Medium - platform for news & contributions by individuals
  4. music platforms: SoundCloud, Jamendo (free/open), FunkWhale (social), Spotify (music)
  5. 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)
  6. PearlTrees: share web pages, images, notes, files and get recommendations
  7. BookWyrm (flagship instance, about) - share what you read, blog platforms📎
  8. (fr, de, es, pt) share presentations exported as .pptx or MS Office
  9., ~ Office Suite, end-to-end encrypted, collaborative
  10. Flickr (browser&upload fotos, very short videos, link2it)
  11.,,, (share photos/evtl. movies)

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,
    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


Free Email, Chat & 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. Protonmail (secure emailing, free plan has no IMAP), disroot, some hosters🖌
  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
  8. IRC: channel search, f.i. #worldchat,,, IRC-howto; libera/list, paste
  9. ask/search a question: StackXchg forums, Quora, Open Source Software forums🐧
  10. Jabber/XMPP, open account:,,
  11. open chat services: Telegram, Jabber/XMPP, IRC, Signal: popular OSS Software🖫, opaque, closed & owned by Facebook: WhatsApp, FB Messenger

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. Online Virus Scanners: MetaDefense, Kaspersky Online Scan, VirusTotal,, (unknown viruses often not found, MetaDefense may be best bet)
  2. CuckooSanbox (Open Source Automated Malware Detection, needs download now)
  3. Debian Security Mailing List
  4. debcheckroot check a Debian/Ubuntu installation against unknown rootkits (Linux: for known rootkits use rkhunter or chkrootkit, for viruses clamav)
  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 maximum security: 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. encrypt/decrypt/sign with GNUPG on the command line (de) - this is PGP for Linux/BSD
  11., Prism↯Break (many langs), howsmyssl, ssl-site-test,
  12. DANE test sites

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

Creativity: Photos, Publishing & Hosting🖌

Mathematics & Nature Sciences 🧪

Software Development💻


Miscellaneous Content🛠

  1., sci. calc.: business, scientific and fraction calculator
  2. onda - currency converter, EURIBOR
  3. iban converter: IBAN/BIC conversion, account & bank number → IBAN
  4. de: inflation, finance calculators
  5. convert temperature, length from meter ⇆ inch, etc.
  6. abcd: NATO phonetic alphabet, morse codes
  7. telephone country codes, country area, population, iso code, language codes, US federal states
  8. world postal codes (ZIP, PLZ, CP, CAP), de: DasÖrtliche
  9. crossref: Yellow/White Pages🛒📞: Business & Phone Listings
  10. FlagPedia, Wikipedia: ccTLD, gTLD what domains stand for, who powers them (cc ~ country code, g ~ generic)
  11., Linux: various tools, updown: site is down?
  12. online IP Geolocation, alt. site, Linux: geoiplookup
  13. online whois database, Linux: whois
  14. Wayback Machine: view web pages as they were in the past
  15. | quickly view major topics of a website
  16. ManualsLib (6.000.000), (800.000), ManualsCat (300.000), Safe-M. (880.000), M.Base


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