Last week, David Petherick addressed the first part of this unimaginative occurrence in “Imagine There’s No Google Part 1”. There he listed virtually every single Google service, the majority of which are completely free – the list is endless.
In this piece I had the pleasure of scouring the web for the best alternatives to each of Google Services, no easy task, however I was pleasantly surprised to find (nearly) ever offering had a close substitute.
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Undoubtedly I will have missed a few and therefore will need your help, so please just leave any other alternative services you may think of in the comments and I’ll ensure I add them to the relevant section.
Yahoo Mail, Zimbra, Hotmail, zenbe, Mobileme,
Backpack, Deadline, Mobileme, Toodledo, Yahoo Calendar, Zimbra, Tungle, presdo, jiffle, diarised
Zoho , Acrobat, thinkfree
fav.or.it, friendfeed, streamy, bloglines, newsgator
Google Friend Connect
Facebook Connect (or TwitterRemote? ;-)
AdBrite, Clicksor, Bidvertiser, Chitika, AdToll, Exit Junction, Yahoo Publisher Network, Target Point, Fastclick, ClickThruTraffic
Wikipedia, Answerbag, Mahalo
Backtype, Yotify, Trackle
BBC, Yahoo News, NewsNow
Skype, aim, msn
Live Search Maps
Digital River, 2Checkout, Alertpay, Trialpay, Paypal,
Google Blog Search
trendpedia, feedster, icerocket, sphere,
Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera,
Yahoo Finance, bloomberg,
Yahoo Groups, onehub, Tangler
Babel Fish, Nice Translator, Frengly, Jollo, Lingoz,
Google App Engine
Microsoft Azure, Mosso, Cohesiveft
Vimeo, Viddler, Metacafe, Yahoo Video, Revver,
chacha, faroo, kosmix, quintura, yahoo search, live search, twitter search, dogpile, cuil, Duck Duck Go
Giving Google a bit of Latitude