Reviewed and Recommended Tools or Products

Here is a compilation of tools and products I use myself or find useful. Preferably, these are Open Source tools and solutions that enable you to handle your own or your business’ matters yourself and in a decentralized way. My focus is to keep your matters in my own hands and under my own control, not to push them to the cloud or put them at the mercy of any third parties (that always have their own interests in mind, never yours)!

So if you like what you see in this list, give them a try. Do note that most of these links are affiliate links and will result in a commissions payment if a purchase is made through them. By using them, you support this website and help generating better content of the type you came here for.

Entries in the list below are grouped by subject, and alphabetically within topic paragraphs.


Stock Photos and Videos, Stock Image Agencies

A professional and high-quality video marektplace and showcase platform:

Dreamstime — click to see my photo and video clip portfolio or check out Dreamstime’s total selection of images

Shutterstock — stock image agency, click to see my portfolio or Shutterstock’s huge selection of media files

A highly innovative Frontend: Wirestock


Business Tools and Extra Features for Your Video Hosting

Feature-rich video hosting with Vimeo with better business tools for your content.


Photo and Video Optimization Book, Top-5 Expert Measures for Ranking Your Microstock Photos and Videos Inside Microstock Agencies and for Internet Search. Click here for UK availability, or here for rest of Europe.


Web Hosting, Domain Names , Cloud Storage, Other “Utilities

Linode, extremely affordable webserver hosting, starting at just $5.00 monthly with full VPS, admin or Root access and all the features you want!

myDomain, .com, .net., or .org domain names from $.8.99 annually, all other TLDs you could dream of available too.


All other / Useful Web Platforms

Webtalk, a new-generation social media platform that pays its users