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  • Skimmer
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    10 months ago

    Their extension isn’t open source anymore, see here, so I don’t recommend it personally, especially with how sensitive the data it collects is, its basically a keylogger, so trust is super important imo.

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        10 months ago

        While I appreciate the sentiment, isn’t that effectively the same as “if the restaurant won’t give you the complete recipe for their pizza sauce, how do you know they’re not trying to poison you?”

        Only a Sith deals in absolutes.

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          At least restaurants are subjected to health and safety inspection. Software never have, and right now opening their code is the only way to ensure that.

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          10 months ago

          Except a restaurant is not asking to log every word of yours in exchange for pizza.

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      10 months ago

      Thanks for pointing out! This tool seems to look and work awesome, but non-foss browser extension is an instant ‘NO’…

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      10 months ago

      By extension do you mean the browser extensions only or also the add-on for word processor ?

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      Note about deepl: according to their EULA they collect all what you type there and use it for training their algorithm. They are much smaller that Google and co, what makes me thinking that your data could be more “visible” in the training results.

      The service as such is good, though.

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        10 months ago

        I think this is only the case with the free version. Source: I worked with some big German companies which wanted to have an autotranslate function for their software. DeepL was the top choice, because the quality is very good and the data protection agreements for the paid service left no questions.

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          10 months ago

          Most probably this is correct. One can say the same about most enterprise targeting offers, for example by Microsoft.

          People who consider it for private usage should make decisions knowing such details.

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        EULA they collect all what you type there and use it for training their algorithm

        This isn’t the case for some specific corporate contract for the pro version. But, it’s not publicly available.

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          Disclaimer: this is a personal impression/thoughts, I could be dramatically wrong here.

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      They have total different use cases. DeepL is a translator, language tool checks for style and grammar.

      I use both frequently and both do a very good job. I have a prime membership of language tool and I like it. Both are German companies and operate under GDPR.

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      It’s not bad at all, and multilingual. I like it as I can write in multiple language making less mistakes.

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      10 months ago

      off topic: is deepl down or something ? thing doesn’t respond :/

      edit: now works

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    10 months ago

    Just wish there was a language tool keyboard for android

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      10 months ago

      You can use it in Firefox/Fennec/other forks on Android. It’s better than nothing.

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        10 months ago

        I am but it would be nice to have it in other apps on my phone

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    Interestingly I knew about Languagetool long before I got to constantly see Grammarly ads. With the right tools it’s useful for checking latex etc.

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    I use this often when I’m writing articles, it’s incredibly easy to use and I’ve yet to have any issues with it.

    I use it on Waterfox, for what it’s worth. Absolutely recommend.

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        When I switched from FF to WF it was lighter on system resources, faster and cut out a lot of the telemetry included in FF.

        I’ve not used Firefox for well over a year now, so I can’t speak to that still being the case, but those were the main draws for me.

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          I switched off of waterfox and back to firefox with arkenfox user.js when I noticed they were behind on a security update.

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    It’s working pretty well for me with integration into Firefox, (libre)office and you can decide if you want to run your own server locally, or rely on their server as a premium subscription.