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Android FOSS I daily use

My small collection of Android FOSS applications I use on my daily Android GSI smartphone. Keep in mind that some apps are listed as alternatives, which I may have disabled or are simply inactive for whatever reason. The list was mainly created because people constantly wanted to know what I use.

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My goal is to provide a small, but usable app list of that you actually can use in the real-world as daily runners.


History

  • v1.8 - 02.08.2022 - Threema replaced with Threema Libre, R.I.P. Dino
  • v1.7 - 27.07.2022 - Switched to Howl Offline Music Player.
  • v1.6 - 10.07.2022 - Data Wiping section added. Vinyl Music Player replaced with APlayer. Barinsta removed, as the project got archived.
  • v1.5 - 13.02.2022 - Replaced Monocles with Dino as it supports fully OMEMO with Audio and Video. Omega launcher replaced with Discreet Launcher.
  • v1.4 - 11.11.2021 - Zettel Notes under Markdown added
  • v1.3 - 07.11.2021 - RSS section added
  • v1.2 - 04.11.2021 - Small changes
  • v1.1 - 25.10.2021 - Public Release
  • v1.0 - 13.10.2021 - First Draft

To-Do list

  • [ ] Keep maintaining this list and update it whenever I change something.
  • [ ] Better sorting, maybe.
  • [x] Add headings to the categories, so that you can link it.
  • [x] I need to sort the categories and maybe add links, or you just open Aurora Store and type it in manually.

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App Stores

Anime & Manga

I usually read PDFs on a tablet, however Mangas are more the rare exceptions these days. But the following apps can be used universally to read Mangas, PDFs etc.

Automation

ToDo Lists

Browser

Calculator

Calendar

Call Blocker and Spam Filter

  • At home you can block unknown callers, international or spam numbers with your Fritz Box with some clicks.
  • NoPhoneSpam

For when I am in some public locations

  • PilferShush Jammer - To block microphone access, but if possible I do not even take my smartphone with me.

Camera

I have all 4 installed, dunno why.

Clock & Time

Reddit and other community clients

Contacts

Dialer

Flashlight

Keyboard

Markdown

  • Zettel Notes is a cool app for Markdown with GPG encryption and even webdav sync support.

Matrix Client

  • Nheko – Desktop client for Matrix using Qt and C++17.

PC connection

  • KDE Connect for computer-from/to-phone internet file sharing. It even comes preinstalled on some Linux Distros.

File-Sharing

Maps & Navigation

Media Streaming

Streaming

Podcast & Audio Book Player

Office

Messaging

TV Tracker

eMail

Firewall and DNS

YouTube

File-Synchronization

QR-Code Reader

  • obsqr – Fastest and most lightweight qr code reader, afaik the best one with the most features and regularly gets updated.

RSS

SMS

The last time I used SMS was years ago, so it does not play much of a role for me. I only have some leftover apps installed.

App isolation

Drawing

I never used the app but have it installed, weird...

Download Manager

App freezing

I rarely use it but sometimes it can be useful for eg. testing.

PDF Reading

Document Scanner

  • ImgurViewer for opening reddit/imgur/other image links without invasive tracking

Homescreen Launcher

rclone

Bluetooth and WiFi

File Manager

  • Amaze - I use this one right-now.
  • MiXplorer - Not FOSS but there is no real alternative, feature wise.

Image sharing

Exif meta-data cleaning

I do not need it since I only share pictures in .png who do not contain any metadata except time.

But if you do share stuff with Geo-Location in it, use Scrambler or ExifEreaser remover.

Note-Taking

Music Player

Video Player

Managing permissions

Sports tracking

Weather

Wiping

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