"My Favs Apps!"

In this article, I share my favorite security apps that I've been using for years. I categorize these apps and provide a detailed explanation of each, including 1Password, Surfshark, Bitdefender, Authy, Standard Notes, Anonaddy, and Icedrive. I explain how each app contributes to my healthy and secure lifestyle, including password management, online privacy protection, antivirus and internet security, two-factor authentication, encrypted note-taking, and disposable email services. I also mention some of the alternative apps I've used in the past and explain why I prefer my current choices. If you're looking for reliable security apps to protect your online activities, this article can serve as a guide to help you make informed decisions.

Adil Murshid

2/9/20236 min read

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Okay, so I've been using a lot of apps for years. I've tried them personally and have used them for years so I've recently started to write and for now, I've so many topics to cover, and one of my newsletter will be covering My Favorite Apps.

Before starting I would love to categorize all apps that I use daily.

Okay so as my friends know that I'm a person who loves to maintain a healthy private lifestyle so I like to have some security apps that I use daily

I would like to add some of my favorite security apps

  1. Security Apps

  • 1Password

  • Surfshark

  • Bitdefender

  • Authy

  • Standard Notes

  • Anonaddy

  • Tutanota

  • Icedrive

Okay, these are my favorite apps that I use to maintain a healthy secured lifestyle

I've used a lot more as an alternative but after exploring and understanding these services I get to stick to them. I would love to mention some more apps that I've used in the past.

I used to keep bitwarden as my password manager before 1Password and I've recommended my family and friends too to use bitwarden but I will like to add one thing as of 2023 the User Interface look is not modern but hey we should not only care about the user interface because it has everything that password managers should have and more importantly it's open source.

Okay, so you all must be thinking about the use of these apps. Now I will try to explain them one by one.

  1. 1Password

1Password is a password manager app that helps users securely store and manage their passwords, payment information, and other sensitive data. The app uses encryption to protect the data and allows users to generate strong, unique passwords for each of their accounts. This makes it easier and more secure to log in to websites and applications, as users no longer have to remember multiple passwords or reuse the same password across multiple accounts. Additionally, 1Password can automatically fill in login information on websites, saving users time and reducing the risk of typing errors.

  1. Surfshark

Surfshark is a virtual private network (VPN) service that helps users protect their online privacy and security. The app allows users to connect to a remote server and route their internet traffic through that server, effectively hiding their IP address and encrypting their data. This helps protect users from online threats such as hackers, ISPs tracking their online activities, and governments monitoring their internet usage. Additionally, Surfshark enables users to access content that may be restricted in their geographical location by making it appear as if they are accessing the internet from a different location. This can be useful for accessing restricted websites, online services, and content such as streaming sites.

  1. Bitdefender

Bitdefender is an antivirus and internet security software for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android. It is designed to protect computers and mobile devices from malware, viruses, ransomware, spyware, and other cyber threats. The app uses various technologies such as real-time scanning, behavioral analysis, and signature detection to detect and eliminate threats before they can cause harm. Bitdefender also includes features such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention, anti-spam protection, parental controls, and more to provide comprehensive security for users' devices and networks. The app is designed to run in the background, using minimal system resources, while providing maximum protection to users' devices and data.

  1. Authy

Authy is a two-factor authentication (2FA) app that provides an extra layer of security for online accounts. Two-factor authentication requires a user to provide not just a password, but also a unique code generated by the Authy app. This code is typically sent to the user's phone via text message or generated by the app itself. When a user logs in to an account that requires 2FA, they will be prompted to enter both their password and the code generated by Authy. This helps to prevent unauthorized access, even if someone has obtained a user's password, as they would also need to have access to the user's device running the Authy app. Authy also provides features such as password management, secure backups, and easy account recovery, making it a convenient and secure way for users to manage their online accounts.

  1. Standard Notes

Standard Notes is a free, open-source, encrypted note-taking app that provides a secure and private way for users to store and organize their notes, thoughts, and ideas. The app features end-to-end encryption, which means that the user's data is encrypted on their device and stored securely on the server, protected by a user-defined password. This helps to ensure that only the user has access to their notes, even if the server is hacked or the device is lost or stolen. Standard Notes provides a simple, clean interface for users to create, edit, and organize their notes, as well as various extensions and themes to customize the experience. It is also available on multiple platforms, including Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android, making it a convenient and secure option for users who need to access their notes on multiple devices.

  1. Anonaddy

Anonaddy is a disposable email service that allows users to create temporary, anonymous email addresses. The service is designed to protect users' privacy by allowing them to receive emails at a temporary email address, which can be discarded or created again at any time. This can be useful for signing up for online services or making purchases online without revealing their real email address, reducing the risk of spam, unwanted email, or other privacy concerns. Anonaddy also provides features such as email forwarding, automatic deletion of old emails, and easy email address management, making it a convenient way for users to manage their anonymous email accounts.

  1. Tutanota

Tutanota is an encrypted email service that provides a secure and private way for users to send and receive emails. The service is designed to protect users' privacy by encrypting all of their emails end-to-end, meaning that the email contents, as well as the subject and sender information, are encrypted on the sender's device and can only be decrypted by the recipient. This helps to prevent unauthorized access, even if the email server is hacked or the device is lost or stolen. Tutanota also provides features such as encrypted calendars, contact lists, and storage, making it a comprehensive and secure email solution for individuals and businesses. The app is available on multiple platforms, including the web, iOS, and Android, making it a convenient and accessible option for users who need to send and receive encrypted emails on multiple devices.

  1. Icedrive

Icedrive is a cloud storage service that provides users with a secure and convenient way to store, access, and share their files and documents. The service offers a web-based interface and desktop and mobile apps for accessing and managing files, as well as advanced security features such as client-side encryption, two-factor authentication, and secure file-sharing options. This helps to ensure that user data is protected against unauthorized access, even if the server is hacked or the device is lost or stolen. Icedrive also provides features such as file versioning, automatic backups, and easy file collaboration, making it a useful and accessible tool for individuals, businesses, and teams who need to store and manage their files in the cloud.

Haha well, hopefully, this helped you all to understand the services that can be used to have a secure lifestyle well numerous things are harmful to us while we surf on the internet but having the right decision and using some of the services that can help us a little more I won't say you should use every app that I've mentioned but having a password manager and 2FA is must and I've tried to help my family and friends too.

So now as we move to the next category I like to add one more thing that learning things can help us a lot it's not necessarily we all need to do the same thing as others do but we can take inspiration and I've learned from someone too would like to mention him AllThingsSecured

I'll recommend it to you to watch his videos, Tap here to check out his YouTube Channel.

Okay so now here I would like to add some of my favs apps that I use to entertain myself and haha don't worry I won't explain a lot about those apps that are already so famous among the people but yes I'll add some words for the app that I use when I'm doing anything when I'm working, walking even sleeping hehe and that is Spotify okay so yes I love listening to songs and in an upcoming newsletter I'll write more about this, as I spoke of that I have a lot of topics to put down on newsletters also I'd like to mention Crunchyroll and yes I've started watching Anime newly

And I've had a really good experience with no doubt and more apps used by the majority of people, such as Netflix, Youtube, and more.

So that'll I use and consider my favs apps

Okay so I do use social media apps too haha and it's not like you all can't find me on the internet.

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