I’m very eager to leave Google behind and depend on other services, but in my professional life I am constantly required to collaborate on documents, calendars, hangouts, sites etc – almost exclusively within the Google ecosystem. I can’t see any way around this – except to refuse all projects using Google, which would leave me in massive debt and without any income.
Do you have a separate account on Google for certain activities? Do you use some other workaround / way of minimising the invasion of privacy etc? I’d love to read any tips you might have / experiences you would be happy to share.