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Telling someone who's considering buying something that there's a free alternative elsewhere is direct action

Businesses with easily accessible free alternatives should not exist, and it's a failure in messaging that they're able to not only stay afloat but buy sponsorships for every fucking youtube video ever

I mean, Dashlane is a fucking password manager. A password manager! Those have been free for decades!

Spread the word about free information and free software and stop letting companies rip people off

I'd love for @switchingsocial to start producing sticker/flyer designs for people to hang up to start bridging the gap caused by advertising. Because the only reason people still pay for services that are available for free is because free services can't afford to advertise

By the way this thread turned into software really quick but the original sentiment also applies to real life goods. If y'all have food shares, free stores, free skools, time banking, makerspaces, tool libraries, seed libraries, book... libraries, repair cafes, bike repairs, brake light repairs, community gardens, free clinics, meshnets, etc. in your communities, find them and tell your friends about them

@socalledunitedstates ok but enpass is worth it. it's free on desktops (native windows/mac/linux clients) + a one-time payment for mobile only (20 passwords free) and does everything you could ever want (TOTP, multiple vaults, pronouncable passwords, etc etc), and it runs locally with optional backups to whatever cloud storage of your choice. i personally prefer it over keepassxc. but yeah dashlane and lastpass and 1password can suck it.

@trwnh @socalledunitedstates
keepass is FLOSS and on F-Droid
desktop clients and all features will always be free for it....

@coy @socalledunitedstates sadly syncing is a pain and the app is pretty ugly and also doesn't do TOTP natively and doesn't have browser extensions to autofill passwords+totp in one click.

@trwnh @socalledunitedstates
It's a pain? It has to be done with another program, I have nextcloud automatically sync my keepass folder. Idk about ugly, it gets the job done..
also, I don't trust autofill, or browser extensions in this context, because I don't trust any browser anyway. :blobshrug:

@coy yeah idk i don't have any syncing apps installed bc i'm always limited on space. so if a program doesn't have its own syncing protocol, i can't easily sync data. it's not too much to ask for webdav at minimum, is it? onedrive/gdrive/dropbox/icloud is also convenient for mobile syncing. i won't deny that keepass gets the job done, but it's certainly not frictionless. as far as the browser autofill extensions go, i don't see why not to trust. you're going to have to type that info in somehow.

@trwnh
spycloud sync built into keepass? I hope not. it's just better to sync externally IMO

ahh maybe, but the browser won't have access to the encryption password and all the passwords contained within in any capacity (firejail)

@coy the browser doesn't have access to anything, you auth with the native app and then the native app sends the pass+totp to be autofilled by the extension (like roboform). the encryption password is only typed into the native app. also i don't really see why the choice of cloud backend matters, it's an encrypted db so i treat it as if it was public. also it's more convenient for mobile users on android/ios who can't necessarily use a separate sync app to easily backup the appdata folder.

@coy ideally enpass would be floss but it's undeniably the superior option, even compared to all commercial options. i'd maybe say bitwarden would work better for a multi-user enviornment, but not through the default service -- bitwarden_rs is a must.

@trwnh
I simply do not trust google to honor jack in regards to my privacy or their implementations, sorry, nor firefox, nor opera, nor anything else.

also, a separate application allows someone to *choose* one of the more important aspects of foss.

@socalledunitedstates just reading through these options felts like more of an information intake than almost any for-profit article, and I felt good about it.

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