the web directory you´ll really want



Search Engines

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

Map Services (Landkarten)🗺

  1., OpenStreetMap
  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. satellite maps, globe: Google Earth Web, 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, Blogs & more

popular news🗞

  1. Guardian (British, with own climate and environmental reporting)
  2. New York Times, Washington Post
  3. The New Yorker, The Atlantic
  4. BBC, CNN, Euronews, CNBC
  5. (30 languages)
  6. Wired: technology & science

more comprehensive News & Journal Index, English🗞

News & Journals in 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. Reverso Text Translation, Synonyms, Spell Check (many languages)
  2. Google Translation Service Text Translation (many Languages)
  3. Leo Wordbook (English - German/Spanish/French/Russian, German - French/Spanish/Portuguese/Italian/Russian/Chinese)
  4. Pons Wordbook/Text Translation, conjugation (many languages)
  5. Cambridge Dictionary Wordbook (English - French/Portuguese/German)
  6. Linguee Wordbook, Text Translation (English2many)
  7. BeoLingus Wordbook (German - English/Spanish/Portuguese)
  8. - wordbook, many many languages ⇆ en,de
  9. online wordbook, conjugation and phrasebook
  10. Woxikon dictionaries, synonyms, rhymes, abbreviations, verbs
  11. Langenscheidt wordbooks: German to many languages
  12. offline wordbook howto for ding and

Single Language

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

Online Learning, Translation

  1. Duolingo, Babbel, Busuu: learn a new language online via app/evtl. courses
  2. lang-8: Let our community of native speakers support your language learning.
  3. Wikibooks for more seldom languages, Guaraníme - podcast-blog
  4. Lingoda (online courses, to pay), (app, to pay, formerly livemocha)
  5., paid translations
  6. free beginner´s guide to Spanish, level assessment
  7. veintemundos: abandoned free online magazine for learning Spanish

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. (fr, de, es, pt, it, nl, cz, hu)
  5. stays/hotels # AirBNB bad and breakfast, accomodation rental
  6.,, German/Austrian last minute travels
  7. flights, hotels, cars # SunnyCars
  8. WeGo flights, hotels, activities, blog # WikiVoyage, TravelBook (de): Reiseinfo
  9. planning, travel buddies🙋, equipment, blogs
  10. Academic-Travel, Geo-Reisen, Anabasis (at), Schlosszimmer/Castle Rooms (de/en), WithLocals: avoid the crowds # Food/Essen&Trinken🍴
  11. de: holidaycheck, Swoodoo (2021 Testsieger), (2018 Testsieger), Pauschalreisen, Flüge, Hotels, Mietwagen, Camper, Aktivitäten
  12. TUI (travel agency) #,, a.i.d.U (de/at/ch)
  13. Rome2Rio, ~ (flights, stays-cruises)
  14. vacationexpress (travels,etc.), Intrepid (people&planet-friendly adventures)
  15. flight booking platforms: SkyScanner,,,
  16. air lines: Air France, KLM, Iberia, Alitalia, Delta, Lufthansa, Austrian, FlyOne, EuroWings, Condor, Ryanair, TradeAir, TransAvia, WizzAir.
  17. 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
  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,,
  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: Jamendo (free/open), Spotify (¡requires DRM!, select the right audio output sink.)
  5. PearlTrees share web pages, images, notes, files and get recommendations
  6. (fr, de, es, pt) share presentations exported as .pptx or MS Office
  7., ~ Office Suite, end-to-end encrypted, collaborative
  8. Flickr (browser&upload fotos, very short videos, link2it)
  9.,,, (share photos/evtl. movies)

Social Networks, Group Chat🐦

  1. Facebook (top dog)
  2. Twitter
  3. Instagram
  4. Mastodon, Friendica: free, open source social networks, not for profit, see also: Swedish blog post
  5. TikTok Chinese Platform

Work & Employment💵

  1. LinkedIn, Xing - profession related social networks
  2. Glassdoor search & rate companies, Kununu (de): Gehaltscheck, Blog
  3. worldwide: indeed, themuse, comparably select country/bottom & find company
  4. worldwide: fairygodboss, teamblind question forum, GreatPlaceToWork employer review
  5. USA: BuiltIn search by industry, spec. experience, find company, browse by section, jobcase job postings, careerbliss job postings
  6. USA misc: inhersight for women, ratemyinternships internship review platform
  7. by country: Canada, Australia, thejobcrowd UK, StellenAnzeigen.DE, AT, CH, WillstDuKannstDu (at),, 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. Jabber/XMPP, open account:,,
  10. 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, 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. business, scientific and fraction calculator
  2. onda - currency converter
  3. iban converter: IBAN/BIC conversion, account & bank number → IBAN
  4. convert temperature, length from meter ⇆ inch, etc.
  5. abcd: NATO phonetic alphabet, morse codes
  6. telephone country codes, country area, population, iso code, language codes, US federal states
  7. world postal codes (ZIP, PLZ, CP, CAP), de: DasÖrtliche
  8. crossref: Yellow/White Pages🛒📞: Business & Phone Listings
  9. FlagPedia, Wikipedia: ccTLD, gTLD what domains stand for, who powers them (cc ~ country code, g ~ generic)
  10., Linux: various tools
  11. online IP Geolocation, alt. site, Linux: geoiplookup
  12. online whois database, Linux: whois
  13. Wayback Machine: view web pages as they were in the past
  14. | quickly view major topics of a website


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