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Welcome to Monocles

Monocles is a project founded to move to a more secure, eco-friendly, privacy-respecting, fair and open-source technical and digital life for everyone. Monocles search is the most privacy-respecting, secure and ethical public search engine due to an open-source meta-search engine combined with open source peer-to-peer search engines, aggregating the results of other search engines while not storing information about its users.

But that's just one little function you can use. We try to offer complete independence from big companies while protecting your data and communications with decentralized and open source services and applications.

Monocles is not a closed platform like many others. It is your secure access to an independent worldwide network.

Read more about monocles here.



Knowledgebase and services walkthrough

You can find informations about our services here. All services can be accessed using monocles account.

  • Monocles websearch ― use the world's most privacy-respecting, secure and ethical public search engine based on a highly modified meta-search engine combined with two peer-to-peer search engines. No one will ever know what you search nor show you ads. Protect your privacy and never become tracked again.
  • Ocean ― get access to our cloud and collaborative productivity platform. Synchronize your calendar, contacts, notes or data and use it everywhere in a browser or end-to-end encrypted with apps on your devices.
  • E-mail ― use monocles e-mail. One of the most secure and the most ethical public e-mail server, to exchange your electronic letters with high-security standards on an encrypted mail server with additionally end-to-end encrypted mail storage.
  • Monocles chat ― use the most ethical chat, based on a secure, privacy-focused and open international standard (XMPP/Jabber) to quickly exchange with your family, friends and business contacts from any device with end-to-end encrypted messages. You can even make end-to-end encrypted audio/video calls if needed! Chat is using OMEMO encryption and synchronised on both platforms. The Webapp can also serve as social media.
  • Confer ― although videoconferencing consumes a lot of resources during the current situation you can use monocles videoconference to virtually meet your family, friends or colleagues through encrypted connections.
  • Monocles social ― get access to a privacy-friendly and fair social network with millions of users through the platform mastodon. Just register with your monocles mail.
  • Monocles live ― tracker free video platform based on invidious project; it is an open-source alternative front-end to YouTube.
  • PhoneSubscribe or pre-order to get an affordable privacy-focused mobile phone preinstalled with the monocles applications and some security and privacy setups. Or send us your android based smartphone (list of compatible phones) to convert it to more privacy and security respecting mobile phone.
  • English and German supportMail or XMPP

We need your help too

Monocles is completely privately funded and therefore unabated by companies or organizations. To pay our bills and keep our services available and protect the ecosystem and your digital life we also need your help.

We think it is much more important to take care of your privacy, security and the ecosystem than wasting money on entertainment or an unhealthy meal.

Invest your money more ethically and use open source services and applications.

Please donate a little to support this project or get a paid monocles account. Go open source!

Our Apps

Download the apps from F-droid repository.