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I started using two browsers + search engines:

1 - I use Chrome + Google for work stuff 2 - I use Firefox + DuckDuckGo for personal stuff

I sync my passwords with Bitwarden.






I use Firefox + DuckDuckGo for personal stuff

I sync my passwords with Bitwarden.

I have started doing this as well, except I'm using KeePassXC and using Dropbox to distribute the file everywhere. Would Bitwarden work behind a company firewall at a company that doesn't allow Dropbox?


I'm the same with KeePassXC but use Resilio Sync for redundancy between devices. There's also SyncThing for a free solution to Resilio Sync but haven't dived too much.

Bitwarden is pretty nice, using it at work. I do still like my control that KeePass gives, though.


I have Chrome for one purpose, and one purpose only: vSphere installations that have yet to be upgraded to include the HTML5 version. Chrome is the "Flash browser".

Over the last few years DuckDuckGo have become so good at handling my queries that I only occasionally use Google. That typically happens when DuckDuckGo doesn't find what I expect, but it always turns out that neither does Google.


wow, this is totally different than my experience. i'm a privacy advocate who defaults to DDG, but I find myself forced to use Google for many technical queries because DDG rarely handles anything except obviously answered searches. side by side comparisons with Google have been devastating, so i switch back and forth depending on technical workload and privacy-interestedness

@wintorez, I started using Brave browser[1] and DuckDuckGo for work and personal. It's based on Chrome but with privacy in mind.

Also, I currently use 1Password, but have been thinking about using Enpass[2] because you can sync with any cloud drive. I like the idea of syncing to a third party cloud drive in case my password service is compromised.

[1]: https://brave.com [2]: https://www.enpass.io/


My concern with Brave is them being beholden to the direction of Chromium - I am wrong about that?

I used Brave for awhile then switched to Firefox+uBlock Origin, hoping to do my teensy part in decreasing the market share of Chromium-based browsers while still being privacy-focused.


At the same time, having the same base as Chrome means you won't be left behind when people start only developing for Chrome (which is a problem right now).

Brave is pretty terrible about security patching.

Often vulnerabilities go unpatched for days, which is pretty bad when the exact vulnerability exploit code is already visible in the chromium bug tracker!


Heard good things about brave. I like to experience the web though more than one browser, just to see if there are any discrepancies that I'm not aware of.

Curious — why not Firefox and Startpage for work stuff or Firefox and DDG for work stuff? You can always resort to bang commands if DDG results aren’t great for particular searches. You can use the Multi-Account Containers extension (and related container extensions) to have Firefox work for multiple “profiles” of usage.

Or you could even use Chrome and DDG or Chrome and Startpage for work.

Anything where Chrome and/or Google are avoided is a good thing, IMO.


I'm ashamed to say that I prefer Chrome's dev tools. Also, Google is better for searching obscure error messages.

In that case you can probably at least use Chrome and Startpage at work. Startpage.com pays Google for the right to use their search results, so you'll still find your pages about obscure error messages, and Startpage doesn't track you.

I started doing the same. Bitwarden is the best! I urge HN users who haven't checked it out to give it a try and please support the project so it lives on.

I agree. Bitwarden is awesome and deserves our support. I'm a subscribed user, eventhough I didn't need their subscription-only features.

Does anyone know anything about the company (8bit Solutions, LLC) or people behind it?

Initially I was doing the same, but then switched to using Firefox profiles - 1 for work + google search; and 2 for personal with DDG and ublock origin.

Also slowly migrating to Bitwarden.


Try the Multi-Account Containers extension on Firefox. It helps isolate sites across tabs and helps avoid the normal need to create multiple profiles. There are several other container extensions (the first and most famous one being Facebook container).



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