Top-tier FOSS android apps you use

| >NewPipe
Youtube client, lets you download, listen in background, and is very lightweight
Facebook client with video downloader and other useful tools, also lightweight
>Kiwi browser
Best chrome replacement so far, since Bromite crashes on my phone

| >Dashchan
A chan browser that also supports danger/u/

| gotify, syncthing, syncorg

| ios

| NewPipe is OP. Basically reverts all the soykaf changes YouTube's been making these past few years (such as audio stopping when you lock your phone), and adds it's own super handy features like playing on repeat. If you have an Android, you should have NewPipe. Find it on the F-Droid store, g/u/rls.

| >Tachiyomi
An awesome app for reading, finding and downloading comics and manga
Self explanatory
Like newpipe but only fetches the sound. Useful for saving bandwidth.
Sweet terminal emulator

| >Intra
to customise your DNS provider

| >>648801
i used newpipe a couple years ago but ended up sick of it because it was broken most of the time. now i use termux + youtube-dl + termux-url-opener script and its very nice

| >>651698
>a couple years ago
I used to feel the same way, but now things are fixed for the most part.
They got lots of improvement, too.

| >>651718
idk, it was shilled pretty hard on /g/. there was also mintube which featured the floating video screen before Google™ introduced it with youtube premium

| >>651862 that's still there. And you can also turn your phone off and have music still play in the background. It's kinda like YouTube before it was soykaf.

| >>648902 just wanted to say newpipe also does the audio only thing, and if it's broken you can side load beta builds from the GitHub faster than fdroid updates

| >>648902 holy shit tachiyomi is based and op as fuck

| >>653499
Tachiyomi has basically single-handedly got me back into reading Manga
I don't have the time to sit at my desk and read the websites for hours at a time anymore, and I've not got enough mobile data to check the sites on the go - but with Tachiyomi I can just download every chapter I want and read it during my commute, or during my lunch break at work; it is so fucking based

| >Vanilla Music
Started using this back in the Oreo days when Poweramp was basically abandoned.
It's a minimalist music player with cover and metadata fetch, also tag editor plugin.

| >andOTP
I dislike the monopoly Googs has with their Authenticator app. Your 2FA codes are encrypted at rest, easy to import/export.

>Scrambled Exif
It just strips your photos/videos of all its metadata to help preserve your privacy.

The best FOSS email client I've ever used. There's a paid tier for a few extra niceties, and tbh when you see how frequently the solo dev works on this bad boi, you'll want him to take your money. Integrates well with OpenKeychain too.

| I'm surprised that no one has said anything about https://vanced.app/

YouTube ads is bads

| prism-break.org and privacytools.io have some interesting FOSS addons and apps.

| >>673327
Because Vanced isn't FOSS. It's a modification of the YouTube app.

| Use newpipe instead actually Foss

| >>673327
Because it's not FOSS and NewPipe is better.

| I'm a fan of firefox for android and k-9 mail. Tried the Slide reddit client today, and it seems nice enough.

| kuroba is nice

| icecat mobile

| >>675944 I've found that k-9 mail sends all of my autosaved drafts drafts to people, which since i overthink things meant that people would get like 20 slightly different versions of an email. I worked around it for a while by not entering the recipients until i was done but watch out

| I've been using OpenBoard and FOSS Browser, both are on F-Droid.

| Invidious isn't an app, but can be added to you launcher like an app. It's a better alternative to YouTube than NewPipe. Also, TuxCart.

| Any map/gps? Can be offline but can be online

| >>681626
Based. Currently using it since NewPipe broke again.

| >>683410
OsmAnd, based on open street maps.

| Bitwarden- password manager
Aurora droid- fdroid client
Trying out joplin, don't know how to set up webdav for mega though
Webapps- use for instagram, reddit, and porn
Signal- currently no contacts, but using as sms app, wish they'd add more features wrt sms

| > Foxy Droid
An F-Droid client that's got little fuss and whistles. It's a straightforward package manager. Recommended if you think the original F-Droid client is bloated.

| AdAway for blocker ads
Bromite for Chrome-base browser
Termux for powerful terminal
FBReader for reading e-books in many formats
Minimal for very simple todo list

| I like AAT for tracking my physical activities, namely biking. Cool shit.

| I don't actually use it, but Offline Survival Manual for Android is tiny and could be useful at some point, as it includes instructions for making a 5v power supply out of aluminum, copper, and seawater.

| >>692128
What, this sounds awesome. Gonna download it straight away!

my favorite sms app hands down

| >KDE Connect
Awesome app to make my android phone and my linux laptop work as one complete ecosystem. Phone notifications on my laptop screen, run linux command on my laptop via phone, use phone as a touchpad and even more! And that's not counting plasma integration (i use XFCE).
Probably one of the most beneficial apps i used

| >>696229
note that if you use any app like signal, when it updates private notifications (when you authenticate into the app, if you have that enabled) it pushes all of the private notifications to your PC too

found that out when I was in a signal groupchat a while back, less than ideal imo

| >NCalcLibre
NCalc+ sans GP services (IzzyOnDroid repo)
Keyboard w/o Internet access (using with Mozc for Japanese input)
pixiv ad-free frontend (not on F-Droid because Google Analytics)
>KISS launcher
Lightweight search based launcher

| >>648802 How do I set up dashchan?

| >>698356
Download and install the apks of client, then webm extension, then board extensions of your choice (4chan, dangeru, etc).
All of them available on their github.

| FastHub Libre: almost always the best way to browse GitHub on mobile.
I'm hoping they add GitLab support in future!

| >>700286
Dangeru's board list doesn't populate anything past /search/, which isn't a valid board...

| >>176273 Nevermind, looks like it's been broken for a long time.

| >Telegram foss
Foss version on F-droid. Reeplaces whatsapp.
>Computational demonology
Cast, summon, make spiritual barriers using mathematical algoritms.
>Tri Rose
A simple app to draw Rhodonea curves.

| Hendroid for hentai (this one is turbobasil)
Tachiyomi for reading manga
Vinyl for playing music
Book Reader for reading books(wow)

| Freezer for music

| >>696229 you're not fanboying over the shared clipboard?

nice keepass frontend for android, has otp support and fingerprint lock, if you're into that

| >>671196 imagepipe also seems good!

| VLC because VLC, Fennic, Element, Signal

| >>705711
>Computational demonology

Haha, this is cool.

| C:geo for geocaches.

| >>745888
is not open source, sorry.

| Why does signal require phone nr? :trollface:

| I'm on rooted degoogled phone. Adaway adblocker. Fennec browser. Librera reader. VLC. Shelter to create a work profile, and Aurora store installed within shelter to install Google apps.

| >>7cc284 >>648902 What's the interest to use openvpn compared to simply subscribe to a VPN service like Vypr? Is it cheaper?

| KOreader is kinda nice, even though it was originally made to work with jailbroken Kobo e-readers. Having a monochrome reading space with no distractions is so satisfying!

| Taskbar is a neat app I found recently. It let's you have a taskbar like on Windows.

Langis is a fork of Signal that gets rid of the google shit.

Session is a fork of Signal that doesn't need a phone number.

Bitwarden allows you to save passwords and has autofill.

Joplin is a encrypted notes app

PixEZ for Pixiv

Saucenao app for quick finding of sauces.

Smartcookieweb preview is the web browser I use on my android

| lmaoooo

| imgops is far superior for finding sauce. Aggregated reverse-image searching on dozens of platforms.

| Never heard of imgops before. Does it have an app? Searching in F-Droid turned up nothing.

| >>749939
What about Element, also Youtube-dl is now unable to download age restricted stuff, I've heard it's a EU only thing and info?

| Small list of apps of some apps I use.
NewPipe, PDF Viewer Plus, Privacy Browser, Dimmer, F-Droid, VLC.

My main thoughts are minimal amount of permissions for app operation.

| Google is the only service ever that asked for my credit card to verify my age.
(We'll enhance your experience)

| FOSS is boss
Fossin like flossin on fortnite

| I wanted to list some good f-droid apps when I read the question but I just noticed that they are all from f-doid and tbh f-droid is my most used and most useful app I have.

| >>fe4fa0 true that

| >>744101
It's a LARP

| >>648801
spware according to one report

| > Infinity
for gayddit

> Fennec
Un-mozillad Firefox

| >NewPipe
YouTube, but FOSS and better

Newpipe, but for twitter

E2E encrypted messaging

| Most of the ones I use have been mentioned apart from RedReader, nice clean Reddit client.

| >>705333
> Dangeru's board list doesn't populate anything past /search/, which isn't a valid board...
just post "tech" on top

| How about Suntimes? Lets you see sunrise/set and moonrise/set times along with optional widgets and notifications.

My favorite is the golden hour notifications! Everything is so magical at that time with all the gold light and shadows. Its always been my favorite time of day and now I can savor it since I get notified when it starts.

| >>776787 Signal is crap though

| >>787983 signal is FUNCTIONAL

| >Organic Maps
Better fork of Maps.me

| >>788846 Signal is made by a shit dev and I wouldn't trust them with anything. The reason signal isn't on fdroid is because the dev cannot track users as much as he wants on fdroid, for example.

| >TachiyomiSY
A fork of Tachiyomi that feels a bit more modern; and has better support for ExHentai. It used to have direct integration with MangaDex; but supposedly that is being added back later.

One of my favorite video players. Quick and touch friendly.

Sandbox or "Work Mode" management. Allows me to freeze apps when not using them with ease.

>Retroarch Nightly
All sorts of emulation.
Better core support then GooglePlay version, with more frequent updates.

| do any of you have any gallery app replacements? im using an lg velvet and i have never hated a gallery app until witnessing their default one. it can't even crop sensibly.

| >Feeel
Nice app to workout at home

| >>789559 I use Simple Gallery. Link:https://github.com/SimpleMobileTools/Simple-Gallery

Its on F-droid and Google App Store if you use those.

| mangazone for manga

| mirdori light to browse the web
newpipe sponsorblock fork to watch youtube
and fluffychat as my matrix client
and termux as my terminal client

| >>b261a5
just to tell you there is this playstore client called aurora store

| >>807014 I hope Midori Light has the dark theme by default

| >>d07a56 It doesn't precisely use trackers but it did use Google Services Framework for use with notifications and all, it is a proprietary dependency and lack of GSF just asks to run in the background to fetch notifications. It probably isn't in fdroid because newer versions aren't really updated in source code, there is however a fdroid signal alternative that doesn't use GSF and lets you lock and encrypt the app and its https://molly.im but you have to add the repo link.

| That being said above, I use Newpipe x Sponsorblocker fork(from IzzyOnDroid repo), AdAway for adblock(Both root and non-rooted), Feeder for RSS, KeePassDX, Imagepipe, Organic Maps, Syncthing(Sync files on PC and back).

Excluded are ACCa(front-end for Advanced Charging Controller), Bromite system webview, and microG since their methods are not normally achievable like root or custom roms.

| Anybody have a good replacement for Firefox Klar? Lightweight, blocks trackers, only intended for brief disposable sessions. I use DDG, but I want an isolated container primarily for opening links.

| As per above,Replacement for Signal or Session There is also An open network for secure, decentralized communication.

| >>700895 Check out LabCoat. Pretty nice open source GitLab app.

| I don't get the fanboying over Tachiyomi. Open Manga is plain better in every way. It's Foss,too.

| >>825549
Seriously? Open Manga hasn't been updated since 2019 and lacks a lot of really useful features that Tachiyomi have.

Admit that you just wants to be contrarian lol

| >>825918 the updooter

| the fuck is an open mango

it would be rotten by now if it was opened in 2019.

| >>650454
nebulo is much better

| sentinel vpn

| >>648801
Okay thank you <3. Just recently got my hands on Androids and this is so nice to have for music.

| recently I used an app that supposedly I could watch movies and series for free because I'm looking for other alternatives to netflix or amazon prime, the problem was that I had a lot of advertising and it was quite annoying, if any of you could recommend me an app where I can watch series without having to see so much advertising I would be grateful

| >>854043 arrrg / buy the Blu-ray and put it on a jellyfin server

| > Animeyomi
Fork of Tackiyomi with anime support added

> Binary Eye
Scan and generate any type of barcode or QR code, with history

> Catima
Loyalty card and ticket manager

> FlorisBoard
Looks really promising, but still in β and w/o word suggestions. Until it's ready I'll use OpenBoard

> Pocket paint
Graphical editor to draw, resize and combinate images


| Hi all, I also decided to write about a couple of interesting applications from f-droid
1-florisboard (probably the best keyboard I've found)
2-FOSS browser (if you look into it a very good browser)
3-radiodroid (well, just internet radio, it does not require much more)
4-infinity (very good client for redit)
5-carnet (for notes)
6-feeder (for news)
8-material files(best file explorer)
9-maneywallet(for money control)
10-qksms(for sms)
11-tasks(to-do list

| >>879043
What does infinity do better than the standard Reddit client?

| Well in my humble opinion infinity is better because
1. a nicer interface with more or less flexible customization
2-and actually a deeper customization of the client in terms of everything
This is good enough for me to love this application

| >>879043
Might try infinity for a spin.

| >>854607
Or just use duckduckgo and search for free movies online for a few minutes until you find a site that has what you want

| No

| >>900262 That is why your mother doesn't love you

| vlc is hands down the best music player for android period. Nothing can compete with it.

Load that puppy up with some flacs/oggs and you'll have a good time

| >>931473 I prefer to use jellyfin with one of it's music player apps but I don't listen to music that often anyway

| >>931474 fair enough

I like vlc for offline stuff anyway. Jellyfin is pretty much for anything else though.

| Termux rules

| >>931473
did they add gapless playback yet? this used to bother me a lot with Disco 2 by the Pet Shop Boys. I know it's a sin but I use poweramp now (non-free, bought it eons ago).

Altough, I still think VLC is the best all around solution for video/audio on android.

MPV is quite good too because you can tweak subtitles a lot using the mpv.conf file, making them very small or placing them at the bottom of the frame so they don't obscure the picture.

| I have a tablet stuck on Android 5 Lollipop and finding a manga reader that still supports it was not easy. There are two that do: Kotatsu and TachiyomiAZ. I've always liked legacy software for its backwards and forwards compatibility.

I know this thread is about Android, but iOS actually has credible manga readers now.

| I have a question, i wonder if such FOSS application exists.

So i always have a habit to keep notes on notepad++, basically all of my notes are in several txt. I wonder if there is a FOSS notes application that able to save notes with title, best if there's sync feature (if it doesn't have one, it's ok).

So basically something like Google Keep, i wonder if such thing exists, thankyou.

| I think next cloud has a notes app

| >>941341 what about mobile Linux

| >>941405
I like the idea. I could probably live with having something with hardware switches like the pinephone.

| >>854043
Something like cloudstream or stremio might be it

| >Shattered Pixel Dungeon
It's an open source roguelike for Android. It's pretty fun

| >Shattered Pixel Dungeon
It's an open source roguelike for Android. It's pretty fun

| Silence for end to end SMS encryption.

| sa

| >Aniyomi
Best app for watching anime/reading manga
>RiseUp VPN
Youtube client that's better than NewPipe only because it allows watching videos through Piped.
>K-9 Mail
Very handy email app.
>Music Player GO
Best F-Droid client
Good FOSS app for reading e-books.
>Replacements for stock apps like Open Camera, Simple Mobile Tools etc.

| >Quillnote
An excellent note-taking application. Supports some markdown stuff.

| >youtube
to play games

| iToddler gang in dis bish

| >>950486 What sort of camera replacement app do you use? I've tried many but none can compare to my default samscum camera app, Its not just the overexposure either, the picture quality definitely decreases

| I use FreeDCam, but I'm not much of a photographer. Allegedly the stock camera app might be unbeatable depending on your phone, because of some private API and privileged hardware access, yet I can't remember where I read this.

| Saikou

| Saikou

| https://github.com/saikou-app/saikou
An Android Anilist client, which lets you stream & download Anime & Manga.

GPL-3.0 license
4.2k stars 292 forks

| https://github.com/uazo/cromite

Cromite a Bromite fork with ad blocking and privacy enhancements; take back your browser!

GPL-3.0 license
589 stars 302 forks

| >>865be3 unfortunately, some manufacturers build the default camera app with proprietary code to enhance the image that is based on the camera's hardware. If that's your case, you don't really have much choice.

| >>879043 >>882120 There's als infinity for lemmy, if you want to experiment an open source alternative to reddit, based on the fediverse.

| >Gadgetbridge
Reimplementation of apps for various bluetooth accessories. Primarily smart watches and earbuds. You can get good stuff used and you don't need to DL the spyware they make you use.
Mod for the old Java-based Discord app. Disables tracking, allows theming, etc, plus you don't have to use the new react native shitware.

| >tachiyomi
i use it not only for manga, but things like awkward zombie and gone with the blastwave as well, super convenient and customizable
because even with premium, the youtube app is inferior
>quickpic (neutered of course)
i love having a file explorer built in to my gallery and could never find an alternative that worked as well for me as this

| YouTube ReVanced. Changed my life.

| >Editor
nice lightweight plaintext editor
>Xmp Mod Player
mod tracker player. has a bunch of views. older versions work on android 1.6 which is pretty cool i guess. if 4.12.0 doesn't work try version 3.10.0
both are available on f-droid

| >>991522
Yeah, https://revanced.app just keeps getting better! It's not just Youtube they support anymore. Some of the mods they support include Spotify, Tiktok, Twitter, and tumblr!

I use Aegis Authenticator and keepassDX for passwords and 2fa

Mull browser is Firefox without most of the telemetry and bloat, but it still has firefox sync and stuff. It's a great middle ground! You can install desktop extensions on it too!

home-assistant.io because it can do more than Google home

| >Daily You
Nice daily log diary with Markdown support. I use it with Syncthing to backup it

Nice Anilist client

"Firefox-Updater" is the app to keep some nice browsers updated

pub-sub notification service. I use it for many things. The most simple and common: I can finally get notification whenever >10GB anime torrent downloaded

Finally easy way of installing and updating apps directly from GitHub, Codeberg, SourceForge and etc

| >Daily You
Nice daily log diary with Markdown support. I use it with Syncthing to backup it

Nice Anilist client

"Firefox-Updater" is the app to keep some nice browsers updated

pub-sub notification service. I use it for many things. The most simple and common: I can finally get notification whenever >10GB anime torrent downloaded

Finally easy way of installing and updating apps directly from GitHub, Codeberg, SourceForge and etc

| .. wtf, my browser needed to do/u/ble fking post

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