How can I sync my Android without Google getting the data?

Episode 1067 (1:16:43)

Vlad from California
Samsung Galaxy S4

Vlad wants to know if there's anything he can do to get his data on his computer and print a hard copy of it. Leo says that Vlad should use Google to sync everything. That way he'll have a copy of it everywhere: on his phone, online, and on the desktop. Google will sync it seamlessly, and it's by far the easiest way to do it. But Vlad doesn't want to give Google all that information. Leo says that using the S4 gives Google everything anyway, as does Vlad's ISP, so it's a moot point.

Samsung has a program called "Keys," which would allow Vlad to bypass users, but then he's giving the "keys to the kingdom" to Samsung instead. So there's no difference, really. The chatroom says Companion Link is an option. It allows syncing from a wide variety of OS's, utilities, and platforms. Another one is AirDroid, but it won't really prevent Google from seeing it since it's from Google.