If you’ve been around here some time, it shouldn’t be a surprise I’m a big fan of privacy-friendly services. However, in this pursuit, I have often found that there’s far too much effort involved - to the point where it hurts your productivity and calm of mind.
I was using containers extensively on my Firefox. Facing issues with bank redirects and OAuth logins often meant I would open up the BitWarden AppImage , a private Firefox window, and repeat everything. This is in addition to a small lag while opening and closing container tabs.
I now use Multi-Account Containers very minimally - only to containerize Facebook and Instagram, and a spare Personal container in addition to the non-contained browser mode.
Similarly, as a user of Cookie AutoDelete, I adjusted and increased the time cookies and localstorage are retained from 15 seconds to 30 seconds to help with opening recently closed tabs as well as OAuth logins that happen to take longer sometimes.
I also found myself to be a lot more productive with Notion than I have ever with Standard Notes. However, I still use SN as my primary note taking app and trust it far more than I ever will Notion. Remember Evernote?
My conclusion: everyone needs to draw their own lines as to how far they are willing to compromise their speed, productivity and, peace of mind for privacy. Realize that anyone shouting down at you for not being an absolute privacy tank is coming from an extreme and, in certain cases, unhealthy position. Everyone’s threat model and motivation is unique.