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  • welcome to the
    internet toolbox
    of ~ comfy box ~
    This page aims to be a high quality resource for improving your experience on the modern day Internet. Here you can find, and add your own recommended websites, tools, scripts, knowledge, browsers, software, et cetera.

    • Web browsers:

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      Mozilla Firefox
      Fuck Google Chrome, stop using it. Firefox is the easiest browser for normal people besides Chrome, and it is much better for your privacy and cybersecurity. Firefox has built in protections against cross-site tracking, fingerprinting, cryptominers, and social media. You can customize it with themes and add-ons just like Chrome, and you can easily import all your bookmarks and shit too.

      I highly recommend you check out the Firefox Profilemaker in order to take advantage of Firefox's most advanced features and customizations without the hassle of editing about:config and user.js yourself. Advanced users should check out Arkenfox user.js.

      I don't fuck with having a Mozilla account and Firefox sync or any of that shit. You'll have to disable Mozilla's telemetry to preserve your privacy.

      Tor Browser
      I think its used for browsing something called the "dank net". Also something about onions, I don't really know, I don't use the internet



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      Librewolf

      Librewolf is essentially a hardened fork of Firefox, for end-users with privacy and security at the forefront of their minds. It cuts out all of Mozilla's propriety bullshit they've loaded up Firefox with, and as a result it's more secure. I've personally been using this browser for years now, and it has been nothing short of an incredible experience. I'll shill Librewolf til I die. Not convinced? Take a look at how it stacks up vs. other web browsers at privacytests.org (added by faen)


      Privacy and security add-ons:

      uBlock Origin
      The only ad blocker you will ever need. Easy enough to use for anyone, yet advanced enough for the most privacy conscious. Good enough for your grandma by default. You can pick from pre-defined filter lists, or define your own filters. You can point and click on any element to remove it if you want it gone. You can globally whitelist or blacklist scripts on a per-domain basis. It's so fucking good, I can't believe there is motherfuckers out there that still use shit like AdBlockPro or whatever the fuck.

      Cookie AutoDelete
      Easily control the cookies that websites store on your computer. Aside from the obvious feature, it works for automatically clearing most other types of website data including cached files, LocalStorage, IndexedDB and more. You can also whitelist/greylist cookies on a per-domain basis.


      ClearURLs
      A lightweight add-on that automatically removes tracking parameters from URLs. This means shit like ?utm_source=newsletter1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sale will be removed from URLs before you click on them. You can supposedly use uBlock to accomplish the same thing.


      LocalCDN
      LocalCDN is a web browser extension that emulates Content Delivery Networks to improve your online privacy. It intercepts traffic, finds supported resources locally, and injects them into the environment.


      Firefox Multi-Account Containers
      Extremely underrated add-on. Create isolated browsing environments to isolate cookies and other browsing data. Most commonly used to use more than one account at the same time on a website or service.


      Customization add-ons:

      Tree Style Tabs
      Display your browser tabs on the side of the screen and organize them efficiently.



      Stylus
      Redesign your most frequently used websites with thousands of custom user-made themes, and easily create your own if you know CSS.



      I don't care about cookies
      Hide cookie warnings and banners from websites. When websites require the user to accept cookies, it will accept all by default. The perfect companion for Cookie AutoDelete.



      Violentmonkey
      Violentmonkey is an open source userscript manager. Userscripts are custom JavaScript files used to add additional functionality to a website, or remove the annoying parts.
      Greasy Fork is an excellent source of high-quality userscripts for hundreds of different websites.


      Website specific add-ons:

      SponsorBlock
      Open-source crowdsourced browser extension and open API for skipping sponsors and other annoying segments in YouTube videos.



      Enhancer for YouTube
      Adds some advanced features to the YouTube player.



      Return Youtube Dislike
      It does what it says on the tin.



      Reddit Enhancement Suite
      Adds numerous convenient features to reddit.



      4chan X
      4chan X is a userscript for 4chan and most Tinyboard/vichan based imageboards. Adds a ton of features such as keyboard shortcuts, advanced filtering, image gallery, auto-redirect to archives, desktop notifications and more.


      ~ comfy box ~ recommended add-ons:

      SingleFile
      Instantly create an easily-sharable offline copy of any single webpage. Stores all images (via base64 encoding) and stylesheets in a single convenient HTML file. Easily save all open tabs, or let it automatically save every page you open when you tell it to. Allows you to add annotations and metadata also remove elements before saving.


      Flagfox
      Instantly view basic information about a website. IP address, geolocation, ISP, Whois, DNS lookups and more.



      Link Gopher
      Extract all URLs from a single webpage.



      Search by Image
      Right click on an image or insert a URL to instantly reverse-search on one of 30 supported search engines, including Google, Bing, Yandex, trace.moe, SauceNAO, IQDB, TinEye, Getty Images, Pinterest, Adobe Stock, Alamy, and much more.


      Web Archives
      Instantly search for a URL in various web archives and caches, including Wayback Machine, Google cache, Archive.is, Bing cache, Yandex cache, and more.



      DownThemAll!
      Download all links and/or images on a webpage.



      Video DownloadHelper
      Painlessly download nearly any video from nearly any website. For quick, one-off downloading of single videos, this is the best tool out there.



      Easy Screenshot
      Take a screenshot of an entire webpage, from top to bottom.




    • General privacy and security:

      KeePassXC
      Fully featured cross-platform password manager that stores your information locally in an encrypted database file.
      Supports 2FA, has browser extensions and auto-type for quick logins, a secure password generator, and allows you to store files in your database.



      VeraCrypt
      Easily create virtual encrypted storage volumes, or encrypt entire storage devices or OS partitions.
      Create hidden decoy volumes for plausible deniability when the police come to your door.


      Mullvad VPN
      Unlimited bandwidth VPN for €5 (EUR) a month. Lets you pay fully anonymously, even accepting cash mailed to them in an envelope.
      Account creation and payment requires no personal information whatsoever. This is the only VPN I would ever recommend to anyone.


      Have I Been Pwned?
      Check if your account credentials appear in any database breaches or leaks. Contains 11,838,500,639 account credentials in total.



      Adguard DNS
      Ad-blocking at the DNS level. Easy to set up on any device, including your router.
      Alternatively, you can check out NextDNS, a paid service with more customizability.


      Onionshare
      Instantly set up a Tor Hidden Service to share files, host a website, and chat with your friends securely and anonymously.



      Privacy checkup:

      Redact
      Free tool to automatically wipe your posts and content from sites like Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Discord and more.
      Choose the types of content to delete, filter by date, keyword, and more. Or, you can easily nuke everything.


      Personal Security Checklist
      A curated checklist of tips to protect your digital security and privacy. Suitable for beginners and technical users alike.

      IDCrawl
      Search a username, or real name, and find associated social media accounts, e-mails, news articles, public records and more.

      Sherlock
      Instantly check for the presence of a username across hundreds of different websites and services.

      WhatsMyName
      Basically an online version of Sherlock.

      Browser privacy tests:
      Alternative frontends and services:

      YoutubeInvidious, Piped
      TwitterNitter
      RedditLibreddit, Teddit
      InstagramBibliogram
      TiktokProxitok
      Google, Bing, other search enginesSearx, Whoogle
      Twitch and most other video streaming sitesStreamlink
      Google MapsOpenStreetMap

      The Privacy Redirect browser addon automatically redirects Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram links to Nitter, Invidious, and Bibliogram, respectively.

      Windows tools:

      Privatezilla
      Easy to use tool for disabling the most commonly unwanted features and telemetry of Windows 10.
      An alternative "community package" adds support for more advanced modifications.



      Privacy.sexy
      An online tool for Windows and MacOS which lets you choose the exact modifications you want, and automatically generates a script for you based on the options you selected.
      The tool generates the script in real-time, so you can always see exactly which changes you are making to your system.

      simplewall
      A GUI frontend for Windows Filtering Platform (WFP). Commonly mistaken to be an alternative frontend for the default Windows Defender Firewall, which is untrue.
      However it is much more lightweight and allows for more customization.


      Advanced windows tools:

      Optimize-Offline
      Collection of Powershell scripts for removing components from a Windows ISO before installation. If you don't know what you are doing you will fuck shit up.

      MSMG Toolkit
      An alternative to Optimize-Offline which is much more user friendly, but still entirely possible to break shit.
      Video tutorial

      Win Toolkit
      A GUI alternative to MSMG Toolkit. Again, it is still entirely possible to break shit.
      Video tutorial

      Also see:

    • General purpose:

      Wayback Machine
      Everyone knows this one, hopefully. You give it a URL and then pray to god that your URL has been captured before. Alternatively, you give it a URL to save, and pray to god that it hasn't been banned from being saved. Although it is the most reliable, and really one of the only web archives, they are extremely prone to removing content for being offensive or at the request of website or content owners, without doing too much verification before they nuke shit.

      Archive Today / archive.is
      Popular alternative to the Wayback Machine. Much slower than the Wayback Machine. Allows visitors to download copies of captured webpages in zip files. Censored in some countries likely due to the content in some of it's saved pages. Does not block domains from being archived, I think? Some consider Archive.today to be untrustworthy. Privately funded, and could go down forever at any future moment in time.

      GNU Wget
      Plain and simple command-line downloading utility. Download single URLs, a list of URLs, an entire directory or a whole website. Creating full mirrors won't work well on javascript-heavy sites, especially if the entire page content is dependent on JS. Great for downloading open directories.

      Many other tools similar to wget exist and are worth checking out: wget2, httpie, wpull, you-get, aria2


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      qBittorrent
      The only good torrent client. Has some weird features like a built-in search engine. Please do not use µTorrent or Vuze or any other shit.
      If you've got a server you want to remotely download torrents to, you should check out ruTorrent or Deluge.


      Specialized tools:

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      DiscordChatExporter
      Download all messages and files from DMs or servers that you are a member of. Supports multiple different export formats. Has a CLI and GUI. Might get your Discord account terminated.

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      JDownloader2
      General-purpose download manager. It is in the "Specialized Tools" section because in my opinion, the only thing it is good for is mass-downloading from cloud services and DDL sites (shit like Rapidgator and 1fichier using services like Real-Debrid or Premiumize). Somehow, it can bypass transfer quotas on Google Drive and MEGA. I fucking hate this thing, its buggy, the devs are sketchy, they used to bundle adware, and it behaves in various unexpected ways by default.

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      Internet Archive CLI
      Command-line tool for retreiving and uploading data from the Internet Archive. Great for downloading or uploading mass amounts of shit and making bulk edits to metadata.


      YouTube-DL
      A command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other video sites. There's plenty of forks with added functionality, yt-dlp for example, but this is the originator. If you're too lazy to deal with the command line there's a GUI frontend.

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      yt-dlp
      Youtube-DL is no longer frequently updated, gets throttled by Google all the fucking time, has more, way crazier features, and supports more streaming services.
      I'm sure there is GUIs for it, but I wouldn't even bother, because you'll be entering command-line arguments to get the most out of this thing.
      This shit is the gold standard of video downloaders.

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      Grabber
      Imageboard/booru downloader which can download thousands of images from multiple boorus very easily. Allows you to easily organize the images you download based on tag, artist, date, rating, and more. Also saves image metadata if desired.

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      Telegram
      Telegram has chat exports built into the desktop version. I don't think this feature has been updated since it released, but it mostly works. You can choose a date range, the type of files you want to download, a max file size limit, and JSON or HTML file format. You can export any private chat, group chat, or channel... almost. In 2021 Telegram allowed users to disable forwarding and exporting on channels that they own. Theres a pretty cool 3rd party tool that uses the Telegram API and looks a lot better than the default Telegram archiver.

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