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== "App Stores" ==
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If you MUST have a smart phone, you might as well use it. Here's what we recommend for using on the Android system. Be sure to get an Alt-Rom first such as [[LineageOS]].
  
* [https://f-droid.org/ F-Droid (FOSS Repo)] — Also allows you to add other repository locations as well.
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=="App Stores"==
* [https://www.aptoide.com/ Aptoide] — An alternative, decentralized set of repos that inspired F-Droid, for those who still want mainstream apps and timely updates without having to sign in to Google or sideload apks repeatedly. It features [https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/74618/how-safe-is-it-to-use-aptoide malware] scanning and compares the app signature with that of the Google Play Store when available.
 
* You can also download APK files directly from Google Play with [https://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/ Evozi's APK Downloader] or [https://apk-dl.com/ APK Downloader], [https://m.apkpure.com/ APKPure] or [https://github.com/yeriomin/YalpStore Yalp Store]. Be wary of third party sources that claim to provide unmodified APKs from Google Play if an app signature, checksum or other means of verification is not available. Some may bundle in malware or adware.
 
* [https://github.com/JusticeRage/ApkTrack ApkTrack] — Well, it's not an app store, but it scrapes a couple of sites for updates for apps you have installed, and gives you the direct .apk download for them. Useful for people who use proprietary software (e.g. Nova Launcher, KLWP), but want to avoid using the Play Store. One could argue that it's useless when Aptoide (with its verification and whatnot) already exists, but it never hurts to have more alternatives.
 
  
== Web browsers ==
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*[https://f-droid.org/ F-Droid (FOSS Repo)] — Also allows you to add other repository locations as well.
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*[https://www.aptoide.com/ Aptoide] — An alternative, decentralized set of repos that inspired F-Droid, for those who still want mainstream apps and timely updates without having to sign in to Google or sideload apks repeatedly. It features [https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/74618/how-safe-is-it-to-use-aptoide malware] scanning and compares the app signature with that of the Google Play Store when available.
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*You can also download APK files directly from Google Play with [https://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/ Evozi's APK Downloader] or [https://apk-dl.com/ APK Downloader],[https://android-apk.org/ Android Apk],[https://aapks.com/ Aapks], [https://m.apkpure.com/ APKPure] or [https://github.com/yeriomin/YalpStore Yalp Store]. Be wary of third party sources that claim to provide unmodified APKs from Google Play if an app signature, checksum or other means of verification is not available. Some may bundle in malware or adware.
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*[https://github.com/JusticeRage/ApkTrack ApkTrack] — Well, it's not an app store, but it scrapes a couple of sites for updates for apps you have installed, and gives you the direct .apk download for them. Useful for people who use proprietary software (e.g. Nova Launcher, KLWP), but want to avoid using the Play Store. One could argue that it's useless when Aptoide (with its verification and whatnot) already exists, but it never hurts to have more alternatives.
  
* [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/mobile/ Firefox for Android]
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==Web browsers==
** Very similar to the desktop version in terms of its add-ons;
 
** FOSS and respects your [[freedom]]s;
 
** Syncs with the desktop version of Firefox, should you sign in (advised against)
 
* [http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/mobile/android.html Google Chrome for Android]
 
** Well integrated because it is made by the same people who made Android;
 
** Closed source, and receives many of the same privacy complaints the desktop version of Chrome does;
 
** Syncs with the desktop version of Chrome.
 
* [https://wiki.codeaurora.org/xwiki/bin/Chromium+for+Snapdragon/ Chromium] with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ branch patches (CAF based) that increases performance from 10 to 40%;
 
** Closed source, and receives many of the same privacy complaints the desktop version of Chrome does;
 
** Supports audio playback in the background;
 
** Built in hosts file based adblocker.
 
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=acr.browser.barebones Lightning]
 
** FOSS;
 
** Follows Google's UI pattern;
 
** Fast;
 
** Uses the Webview engine integrated with the Android system, so older versions of Android may have security issues with this browser;
 
** The Playstore has a paid "plus" version and a free version. Plus comes with integrated, optional adblocking and Free version is limited to 10 tabs open at a time;
 
** The version on F-Droid is identical to the Playstore's paid version, but free of charge.
 
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fevdev.nakedbrowser Naked Browser]
 
** Very minimalistic, barebones UI;
 
** Lists trust as the first feature in the description;
 
** Author is a confirmed /g/entooman.<sup>[[List_of_recommended_Android_software#References|1]]</sup>;
 
** Uses the Webview engine integrated with the Android system, so older versions of Android may have security issues with this browser.
 
  
== Imageboard browsers ==
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*[https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/mobile/ Firefox for Android]
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**Very similar to the desktop version in terms of its add-ons;
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**FOSS and respects your [[freedom]]s;
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**Syncs with the desktop version of Firefox, should you sign in (advised against)
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*[https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.gnu.icecat/ IceCatMobile]
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**Mobile version of the [[Free Software Foundation]] approved [[IceCat]] browser
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**Includes privacy add-ons
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*[https://www.bromite.org/ Bromite]
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**Based on Chromium, FOSS and respects your [[Freedom|freedoms]];
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**Baked-in adblock engine with filters from EasyList, EasyPrivacy and others
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**Removes click-tracking and AMP from search results
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brave.browser Brave for Android]
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**Based on Chromium. Open Source, developed by Brave Software, founded by former Mozilla exec Brendan Eich
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**Built-in AdBlock, tracking and security protection, and further speed optimizations.
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**Has an upcoming micropayment feature that is somewhat controversial
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=acr.browser.barebones Lightning]
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**FOSS;
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**Follows Google's UI pattern;
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**Fast;
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**Uses the Webview engine integrated with the Android system, so older versions of Android may have security issues with this browser;
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**The Playstore has a paid "plus" version and a free version. Plus comes with integrated, optional adblocking and Free version is limited to 10 tabs open at a time;
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**The version on F-Droid is identical to the Playstore's paid version, but free of charge.
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fevdev.nakedbrowser Naked Browser]
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**Very minimalistic, barebones UI;
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**Lists trust as the first feature in the description;
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**Author is a confirmed /g/entooman.<sup>[[List_of_recommended_Android_software#References|1]]</sup>;
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**Uses the Webview engine integrated with the Android system, so older versions of Android may have security issues with this browser.
  
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=nya.miku.wishmaster Overchan] — Browse multiple imageboards.
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==Imageboard browsers==
* [https://github.com/Mishiranu/Dashchan Dashchan] — Powerful *chan browser, uses the extension apps for supporting particular imageboards.
 
  
=== 4chan ===
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=nya.miku.wishmaster Overchan] — Browse multiple imageboards.
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*[https://github.com/Mishiranu/Dashchan Dashchan] — Powerful *chan browser, uses the extension apps for supporting particular imageboards.
  
* [http://chant.dxh.me/ Chant] — Banned from the App store.
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===4chan===
* [https://github.com/grzegorznittner/chanu/blob/HEAD/README.md Chanu].
 
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.floens.chan Clover] on F-Droid — Can play webms.
 
  
=== 8chan ===
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*[http://chant.dxh.me/ Chant] — Banned from the App store.
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*[https://github.com/grzegorznittner/chanu/blob/HEAD/README.md Chanu].
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.floens.chan Clover] on F-Droid — Can play webms.
  
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.wingy.chan Exodus] — Fully featured 8chan browser based on [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.floens.chan Clover].
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===8chan===
  
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=blackman.matt.infinitebrowser Infinity] — Buggy unsupported 8chan browser. [https://github.com/mblackman/Infinity-Browser Github].
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.wingy.chan Exodus] — Fully featured 8chan browser based on [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.floens.chan Clover].
  
== Communications ==
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=blackman.matt.infinitebrowser Infinity] — Buggy unsupported 8chan browser. [https://github.com/mblackman/Infinity-Browser Github].
  
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.thoughtcrime.securesms Signal] — The successor of TextSecure and RedPhone. It provides end-to-end encrypted VoIP and IM over Wi-Fi or cellular internet using your existing phone number. It is recommended by both Snowden and Bruce Schneier. Requires Google Play Services.
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==Communications==
* [https://silence.im/ Silence] — Send encrypted SMS messages. Fork of TextSecure with only the SMS encryption and no internet messaging. Available in Google, Amazon and F-Droid App Store.
 
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xabber.android&hl=en Xabber (XMPP and <s>Facebook chat</s>, among other things)] — has OTR support.
 
* [https://conversations.im Conversations] God tier XMPP client supporting OMEMO, GPG, and OTR encryption.
 
* [https://chatsecure.org/blog/chatsecure-conversations-zom/ DEPRECATED], [https://zom.im Zom] is spirtual successor.<s>[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.guardianproject.otr.app.im&hl=en ChatSecure] — XMPP Client focused on Security and Privacy. Supports TOR (needs orbot) and OTR encryption.</s>
 
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=com.fsck.k9 K-9 Mail (Email)] — supports OpenPGP if APG is installed.
 
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.telegram.messenger Telegram (IM)] — a more secure WhatsApp/Viber replacement (please be aware that the server side is still proprietary, although you can still use "secret chats").
 
* [https://wiki.tox.chat/binaries#android_warningexperimental Antox] — Tox client for android. It is Skype minus the botnet. Still experimental, so expect it to be terrible.
 
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.moez.QKSMS&hl=en QKSMS] — If you don't care about security, this is a very nice one to use instead of Google Hangouts or your phone's preinstalled messaging app. It is open source also.
 
  
== Music ==
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*[https://www.signal.org/ Signal] — The successor of TextSecure and RedPhone. It provides end-to-end encrypted VoIP and IM over Wi-Fi or cellular internet using your existing phone number. It is recommended by both Snowden and Bruce Schneier. It <s>requires Google Play Services, but you could use microG to work around that</s> previously required Google Play, but has since removed that dependency. You can download the APK from the website directly. Signal only works if both parties have it, otherwise it simply is a fancy replacement for the messages app.
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=com.andrew.apollo Apollo] — FOSS, port of Cyanogenmod's default music player for other ROMs.
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*[https://silence.im/ Silence] — Send encrypted SMS messages. Fork of TextSecure with only the SMS encryption and no internet messaging. Available in Google, Amazon and F-Droid App Store.
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.music&hl=en Google Play Music] — Your music from the Google Botnet!
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*[https://jami.net/ GNU Jami] Serverless, DHT-based messenger, a GNU project of the Free Software Foundation.
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kodarkooperativet.blackplayerfree&hl=enBlackPlayer BlackPlayer] — A favorite among many /g/entoomen, it is a player light on resources, light on the eyes, but not light on functionality!
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xabber.android&hl=en Xabber (XMPP and <s>Facebook chat</s>, among other things)] — has OTR support.
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone&hl=en Phonograph] — A music player with customization capabilites for appearance.  
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*[https://conversations.im Conversations] God tier XMPP client supporting [[OMEMO]], [[PGP|GPG]], and [[OTR]] encryption.
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.maxmpz.audioplayer PowerAMP] — Trial version, but may be worth the money for the extra features.
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*[https://chatsecure.org/blog/chatsecure-conversations-zom/ DEPRECATED], [https://zom.im Zom] is spirtual successor.<s>[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.guardianproject.otr.app.im&hl=en ChatSecure] — XMPP Client focused on Security and Privacy. Supports TOR (needs orbot) and OTR encryption.</s>
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gonemad.gmmp GoneMAD Music Player] — Know the recently released Foobar2000 for Android? This app more or less is what its' devs are trying to recreate - and they can't do it, despite the fact that it was in development for years. Supports a shitload of formats including .opus(!!), and it has a decent UI, which is reminiscent of Vanilla Player and Rocket Player combined. Good, robust app. It's paid, though - the free version is a 14 day trial.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=com.fsck.k9 K-9 Mail (Email)] — supports OpenPGP if APG is installed.
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=another.music.player Shuttle] — Free version has ads, but apks without exist.
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*[https://github.com/M66B/open-source-email FairEmail] — Open source, privacy friendly email app
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=ch.blinkenlights.android.vanilla Vanilla Music] — A FOSS music player, for those with tinfoil wrapped phones.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.telegram.messenger Telegram (IM)] — a more secure WhatsApp/Viber replacement (please be aware that the server side is still proprietary, although you can still use "secret chats").
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=naman14.timber&hl=en Timber] (Currently in beta, so it may have bugs!) Another open-source player with modern, material inspired design. Comparable to Phonograph in terms of settings.
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*[https://wiki.tox.chat/binaries#android_warningexperimental Antox] — [[Tox]] client for android. It is Skype minus the botnet. Still experimental, so expect it to be terrible.
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.moez.QKSMS&hl=en QKSMS] — If you don't care about security, this is a very nice one to use instead of Google Hangouts or your phone's preinstalled messaging app. It is open source also.
  
== Video players ==  
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==Music==  
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mxtech.videoplayer.ad&hl=en MX Player] — A solid player. Will play nearly everything (some formats will require a custom codec), really good subtitle support. Proprietary and ad-supported.
 
* [https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-android.html VLC] — Android version of the vastly popular VLC client. Plays everything.
 
* [https://github.com/mpv-android/mpv-android/releases MPV] — An unofficial experimental build of /g/'s favorite player, mpv. Suggested for those who want a FOSS video player, but don't like VLC. Remember, these builds are experimental and might not work well.
 
  
=== YouTube ===
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=com.andrew.apollo Apollo] — FOSS, port of Cyanogenmod's default music player for other ROMs.
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.schabi.newpipe NewPipe] — A lightweight YouTube front end without the botnet. Can download videos for offline viewing, play audio in background, play videos in a small window while using other apps, but cannot view comments. It is under heavy development.
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kodarkooperativet.blackplayerfree&hl=enBlackPlayer BlackPlayer] — A favorite among many /g/entoomen, it is a player light on resources, light on the eyes, but not light on functionality!
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=free.rm.skytube.oss Skytube] — YouTube client with hardware acceleration, it can subscribe you to channels without an account.
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kabouzeid.gramophone&hl=en Phonograph] — A music player with customization capabilites for appearance with some paid features.
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.maxmpz.audioplayer PowerAMP] — Trial version, but may be worth the money for the extra features.
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gonemad.gmmp GoneMAD Music Player] — Know the recently released Foobar2000 for Android? This app more or less is what its' devs are trying to recreate - and they can't do it, despite the fact that it was in development for years. Supports a shitload of formats including .opus(!!), and it has a decent UI, which is reminiscent of Vanilla Player and Rocket Player combined. Good, robust app. It's paid, though - the free version is a 14 day trial.
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=another.music.player Shuttle] — Free version has ads, but apks without exist.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=ch.blinkenlights.android.vanilla Vanilla Music] — A FOSS music player, for those with tinfoil wrapped phones.
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*[https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.poupa.vinylmusicplayer Vinyl Music Player] — Phonograph fork that enables all the Pro features for free.
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=naman14.timber&hl=en Timber] (Currently in beta, so it may have bugs!) Another open-source player with modern, material inspired design. Comparable to Phonograph in terms of settings.
  
== Privacy and Security ==
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==Video players==  
  
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=afwall%2B&fdid=dev.ukanth.ufirewall AFWall+] Easy to use firewall (requires root).
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mxtech.videoplayer.ad&hl=en MX Player] — A solid player. Will play nearly everything (some formats will require a custom codec), really good subtitle support. Proprietary and ad-supported.
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oasisfeng.greenify&hl=en Greenify] — Hibernates bloated botnet apps (Skype, Messenger, Facebook) that attempt to continually run in the background.
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*[https://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-android.html VLC] — Android version of the vastly popular VLC client. Plays everything.
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=keepass&fdid=com.android.keepass KeePassDroid] — KeePass/KeePassX compatible password manager.
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*[https://github.com/mpv-android/mpv-android/releases MPV] — An unofficial experimental build of /g/'s favorite player, mpv. Suggested for those who want a FOSS video player, but don't like VLC. Remember, these builds are experimental and might not work well.
* [https://keepass2android.codeplex.com/KeePassDroid Keepass2Android] — a modern version of KeePass for Android. Has an integrated keyboard (to avoid other apps from logging your password in your clipboard), and fingerprint unlocking. Not on F-Droid, but it's open source.
 
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=locker&fdid=net.zygotelabs.locker Locker] Factory resets your device after a customisable number of login failures (requires root).
 
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.sufficientlysecure.keychain OpenKeychain] [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.thialfihar.android.apg APG (OpenPGP)].
 
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.torproject.android Orbot] — TOR client for Android.
 
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=be.uhasselt.privacypolice Wi-Fi Privacy Police] — Defeat certain methods of Wi-Fi location tracking.
 
* [http://repo.xposed.info/module/biz.bokhorst.xprivacy XPrivacy] — Requires xposed. Allows you to restrict app permissions.
 
**[https://github.com/cernekee/WinXP I wouldn't really trust it. ]
 
  
== Ad-blockers ==
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===YouTube===
  
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.adaway AdAway] — Blocks ads by editing host files - requires root.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.schabi.newpipe NewPipe] — A lightweight YouTube front end without the botnet. Can download videos for offline viewing, play audio in background, play videos in a small window while using other apps, but cannot view comments. It is under heavy development.
* [https://adblockplus.org/en/android-install AdBlock Plus] — Works as a proxy, battery hungry.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=free.rm.skytube.oss Skytube] — YouTube client with hardware acceleration, it can subscribe you to channels without an account.
* [https://adguard.com/en/adguard-android/overview.html Adguard] — Works as a local VPN.  Also battery hungry, but lets you use a firewall even if you don't have root, and can filter mobile traffic.
 
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.jak_linux.dns66 DNS66] — Blocking host names through DNS. Can be used for ad-blocking. Best part is that it doesn't require root, or fucking around with proxy settings like in AdBlock Plus. Worst part is that it's got a couple of [https://github.com/julian-klode/dns66#using-it issues]. Be a good /g/entoomen and help the dev find and squash bugs, or suggest features.  
 
== File Managers ==
 
  
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=com.cyanogenmod.filemanager.ics File Manager] — Comes preinstalled on CyanogenMod.
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==Privacy and Security==
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=com.ghostsq.commander Ghost Commander] — Gives access to all files on the device. Requires root.
 
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=amaze&fdid=com.amaze.filemanager Amaze] — Available on F-Droid, features material design, and has root options.
 
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobisystems.fileman&hl=en File Commander] — Light version, needs a premium key to get way more features, but APKs exist.
 
* [http://neatbytes.com/solidexplorer/ Solid Explorer] — Free trial for 2 weeks pay required later, but APKs exist. Payment also doesn't work for everyone.
 
  
== Games ==  
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=afwall%2B&fdid=dev.ukanth.ufirewall AFWall+] Easy to use firewall (requires root).
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oasisfeng.greenify&hl=en Greenify] — Hibernates bloated botnet apps (Skype, Messenger, Facebook) that attempt to continually run in the background.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=keepass&fdid=com.android.keepass KeePassDroid] — KeePass/KeePassX compatible password manager.
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*[https://keepass2android.codeplex.com/KeePassDroid Keepass2Android] — a modern version of KeePass for Android. Has an integrated keyboard (to avoid other apps from logging your password in your clipboard), and fingerprint unlocking. Not on F-Droid, but it's open source.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=locker&fdid=net.zygotelabs.locker Locker] Factory resets your device after a customisable number of login failures (requires root).
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*[https://f-droid.org/en/packages/eu.faircode.netguard NetGuard] — Firewall that works as a local VPN. It doesn't require root.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.sufficientlysecure.keychain OpenKeychain] [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.thialfihar.android.apg APG (OpenPGP)].
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.torproject.android Orbot] — Official [[Tor]] client for Android, made by The Guardian Project
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*[https://f-droid.org/en/packages/net.typeblog.shelter Shelter] — Uses the work profile feature to isolate apps from having access to files, contacts, apps, etc., from the main profile. The isolated apps can also be freezed, much like Greenify.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=be.uhasselt.privacypolice Wi-Fi Privacy Police] — Defeat certain methods of Wi-Fi location tracking.
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*[https://f-droid.org/en/packages/eu.faircode.xlua XPrivacyLua] — Successor to XPrivacy that doesn't seem to suffer from the same problems as the old version. Made by the same author as the original XPrivacy. Requires Xposed and Android 6.0+.
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*[http://repo.xposed.info/module/biz.bokhorst.xprivacy XPrivacy] — Requires Xposed. Allows you to restrict app permissions.
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==Ad-blockers==
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.adaway AdAway] — Blocks ads by editing host files - requires root.
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*[https://adblockplus.org/en/android-install AdBlock Plus] — Works as a proxy, battery hungry.
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*[https://adguard.com/en/adguard-android/overview.html Adguard] — Works as a local VPN.  Also battery hungry, but lets you use a firewall even if you don't have root, and can filter mobile traffic.
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*[https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.blokada.alarm Blokada] — Ad-block that works a local VPN and doesn't require root. Can use multiples lists for rules, e.g. AdAway.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.jak_linux.dns66 DNS66] — Blocking host names through DNS. Can be used for ad-blocking. Best part is that it doesn't require root, or fucking around with proxy settings like in AdBlock Plus. Worst part is that it's got a couple of [https://github.com/julian-klode/dns66#using-it issues]. Be a good /g/entoomen and help the dev find and squash bugs, or suggest features.
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==File Managers==
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=com.cyanogenmod.filemanager.ics File Manager] — Comes preinstalled on CyanogenMod.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=com.ghostsq.commander Ghost Commander] — Another Norton Commander clone. Gives access to all files on the device. Requires root.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=amaze&fdid=com.amaze.filemanager Amaze] — Available on F-Droid, features material design, and has root options.
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobisystems.fileman&hl=en File Commander] — Light version, needs a premium key to get way more features, but APKs exist.
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*[http://neatbytes.com/solidexplorer/ Solid Explorer] — Free trial for 2 weeks pay required later, but APKs exist. Payment also doesn't work for everyone.
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.fx FX File Explorer] — File manager with archive creator and extractor, media player, image viewer, binary (hex) viewer and text editor. Root capabilities possible with free [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.fx.rr add-on app]. Premium add-on enables access to cloud services, SMB, WebDAV, FTP, sending files directly to another instance on another device through NFC and/or Wi-Fi as well as accessing files from the browser. APKs exist.
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==Games==  
  
 
Before you install any games from the Play Store, '''read over their permissions!''' A lot of free to play games will run in the background, feed you ads, and data mine the shit out of you. If you have the right security on your phone, you can easily block snoopy permissions and enjoy the terrible free to play game.  
 
Before you install any games from the Play Store, '''read over their permissions!''' A lot of free to play games will run in the background, feed you ads, and data mine the shit out of you. If you have the right security on your phone, you can easily block snoopy permissions and enjoy the terrible free to play game.  
  
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdcategory=Games&fdid=com.uberspot.a2048 2048] — A simple puzzle game where you merge matching numbers.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdcategory=Games&fdid=com.uberspot.a2048 2048] — A simple puzzle game where you merge matching numbers.
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=pixel&fdid=com.watabou.pixeldungeon Pixel Dungeon] — An excellent open source traditional roguelike with pixel-art graphics.  
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=pixel&fdid=com.watabou.pixeldungeon Pixel Dungeon] — An excellent open source traditional roguelike with pixel-art graphics.
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=scummvm&fdid=org.scummvm.scummvm ScummVM] — Open source engine for running old Point and Click Adventures like King's Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Full Throttle, etc. Requires original commercial games to play (which are easily found).
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=scummvm&fdid=org.scummvm.scummvm ScummVM] — Open source engine for running old Point and Click Adventures like King's Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Full Throttle, etc. Requires original commercial games to play (which are easily found).
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=pixel&fdid=com.shatteredpixel.shatteredpixeldungeon Shattered Pixel Dungeon] — A fork of the original with new features.  
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=pixel&fdid=com.shatteredpixel.shatteredpixeldungeon Shattered Pixel Dungeon] — A fork of the original with new features.
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=sudoku&fdid=de.sudoq SudoQ] — Sudoku without permissions.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=sudoku&fdid=de.sudoq SudoQ] — Sudoku without permissions.
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==Navigation==
  
== Navigation ==
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*[http://maps.me MAPS.ME] — OpenStreetMap based offline map and turn by turn navigation.
 +
*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=net.osmand.plus OsmAnd] — OpenStreetMap based mapping.  Allows you to store detailed mapping info locally for offline access.
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.waze Waze] — Croudsourced navigation app that allows you to view and report accidents, traffic jams, speed and police traps, and from the online map editor, can update roads, etc.
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*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.here.app.maps HERE WeGo] — Based on Nokia's navigation app. Comes with light-triggered night mode and works in offline mode if need be.
  
* [http://maps.me MAPS.ME] — OpenStreetMap based offline map and turn by turn navigation.
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==Photography==
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=net.osmand.plus OsmAnd] — OpenStreetMap based mapping.  Allows you to store detailed mapping info locally for offline access.
 
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.waze Waze] — Croudsourced navigation app that allows you to view and report accidents, traffic jams, speed and police traps, and from the online map editor, can update roads, etc.
 
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.here.app.maps HERE WeGo] — Based on Nokia's navigation app. Comes with light-triggered night mode and works in offline mode if need be.
 
  
== Photography ==
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*[http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2055140 Snap Camera] — Full featured camera application for Android.
* [http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2055140 Snap Camera] — Full featured camera application for Android.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=net.sourceforge.opencamera Open Camera] — Feature-rich open-source camera app. CM turned your camera to shit and the stock camera app blows? Use this.
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=net.sourceforge.opencamera Open Camera] — Feature-rich open-source camera app. CM turned your camera to shit and the stock camera app blows? Use this.
 
 
*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iudesk.android.photo.editor Photo Editor] — The only real photo editing software for Android.
 
*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.iudesk.android.photo.editor Photo Editor] — The only real photo editing software for Android.
 
*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.horaapps.leafpic LeafPic] — Alternative Image Gallery, Material Design and FOSS.
 
*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.horaapps.leafpic LeafPic] — Alternative Image Gallery, Material Design and FOSS.
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*[https://f-droid.org/packages/com.simplemobiletools.gallery.pro Simple Gallery] — FOSS gallery part of a series of FOSS apps made by the same developer.
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*[https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.witness.sscphase1 Obscuracam] - FLOSS camera app made by The Guardian Project to obscure faces in photographs.
  
== Torrents ==
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==Torrents==
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.proninyaroslav.libretorrent LibreTorrent] — Free and open source torrent client, very similar to Flud but without the ads.
 
  
== Miscellaneous ==
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.proninyaroslav.libretorrent LibreTorrent] — Free and open source torrent client, very similar to Flud but without the ads.
*[https://routerkeygen.github.io/ Router Keygen] - a free WPA/WEP key generator, can get you access to the internet if you're lucky. Supports [https://github.com/routerkeygen/routerkeygenAndroid/blob/master/README.md a variety of routers].
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* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=antenna&fdid=de.danoeh.antennapod AntennaPod] — An Excellent podcast manager that is available on F-Droid.
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==Miscellaneous==
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.ligi.materialteatimer Material Tea Timer] — A fucking ''material'' tea-timer so you can have your tea tasting just right, ensuring peak coziness in the cold during months. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSQZ-McBd9k&list=PLQPxKaYFi-Ojn56ywFtwgBTTzQp-9mVGb Cafe de Touhou] is also recommended playing in the background.  
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* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digipom.easyvoicerecorder.pro Easy Voice Recorder Pro] — The paid version of a great sound recording app.
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*[https://routerkeygen.github.io/ Router Keygen] a free WPA/WEP key generator, can get you access to the internet if you're lucky. Supports [https://github.com/routerkeygen/routerkeygenAndroid/blob/master/README.md a variety of routers].
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=cz.martykan.forecastie Forecastie] — Get the weather forecast for anywhere in the world, cached for offline use.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=antenna&fdid=de.danoeh.antennapod AntennaPod] — An Excellent podcast manager that is available on F-Droid.
* [http://www.kiwix.org/wiki/Software Kiwix] — A web reader for offline content, notably Wikipedia.
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*[https://f-droid.org/en/packages/net.programmierecke.radiodroid2/ RadioDroid] — A wiki-based, open source streaming radio player.
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=lesser+pad&fdid=org.pulpdust.lesserpad Lesser Pad] — A simple text editor that saves documents in plain-text format.
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*[https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.y20k.transistor/ Transistor] — A bare bones app for listening to radio programs over the internet.
* [http://piratebox.cc/android PirateBox] — Run a fileshare/chat wireless hotspot. Requires root.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.ligi.materialteatimer Material Tea Timer] — A fucking ''material'' tea-timer so you can have your tea tasting just right, ensuring peak coziness in the cold during months. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSQZ-McBd9k&list=PLQPxKaYFi-Ojn56ywFtwgBTTzQp-9mVGb Cafe de Touhou] is also recommended playing in the background.
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=net.etuldan.sparss.floss spaRSS] — Auto-updating RSS feed reader with full text extraction (no more truncated feeds).
+
*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.digipom.easyvoicerecorder.pro Easy Voice Recorder Pro] — The paid version of a great sound recording app.
* [https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.ligi.survivalmanual Survival Manual] — Learn how to survive innawoods. А great companion for both veterans and newbies alike. Hell, it's a good read even if you're not going anywhere. Guide is based on the (public domain) US Army Survival Field-Manual FM 21-76, and is fully working offline. Even has illustrations.
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=cz.martykan.forecastie Forecastie] — Get the weather forecast for anywhere in the world, cached for offline use.
* [https://microg.org/ microG] — FOSS re-implementation of Google’s proprietary Android user space apps and libraries. Great for those who desire a bit more privacy, but still want to continue using Google's services. When used on older phone, it can even better your battery life. (Your ROM needs to support signature spoofing - Omni 5 and 6 have it in out of the box, but other ROMs require a [http://repo.xposed.info/module/com.thermatk.android.xf.fakegapps patch]. If you're not comfortable with running xposed, or just want to avoid it for some reason, you can use [https://github.com/moosd/Needle Needle by moosd]). Implementation status can be viewed [https://github.com/microg/android_packages_apps_GmsCore/wiki/Implementation-Status here].
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*[http://www.kiwix.org/wiki/Software Kiwix] — A web reader for offline content, notably Wikipedia.
*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grarak.kerneladiutor Kernel Adiutor] - Manage your kernel's parameters (e.g. you can fuck around with overclocking and/or undervolting - as long as your kernel supports that, and I/O schedulers).
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*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdfilter=lesser+pad&fdid=org.pulpdust.lesserpad Lesser Pad] — A simple text editor that saves documents in plain-text format.
*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=com.artifex.mupdfdemo MuPDF] - The Android port of a well known and efficient PDF reader
+
*[http://piratebox.cc/android PirateBox] — Run a fileshare/chat wireless hotspot. Requires root.
 +
*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=net.etuldan.sparss.floss spaRSS] — Auto-updating RSS feed reader with full text extraction (no more truncated feeds).
 +
*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=org.ligi.survivalmanual Survival Manual] — Learn how to survive innawoods. great companion for both veterans and newbies alike. Hell, it's a good read even if you're not going anywhere. Guide is based on the (public domain) US Army Survival Field-Manual FM 21-76, and is fully working offline. Even has illustrations.
 +
*[https://microg.org/ microG] — FOSS re-implementation of Google's proprietary Android user space apps and libraries. Great for those who desire a bit more privacy, but still want to continue using Google's services. When used on older phone, it can even better your battery life. (Your ROM needs to support signature spoofing - Omni 5 and 6 have it in out of the box, but other ROMs require a [http://repo.xposed.info/module/com.thermatk.android.xf.fakegapps patch]. If you're not comfortable with running xposed, or just want to avoid it for some reason, you can use [https://github.com/moosd/Needle Needle by moosd]). Implementation status can be viewed [https://github.com/microg/android_packages_apps_GmsCore/wiki/Implementation-Status here].
 +
*[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grarak.kerneladiutor Kernel Adiutor] Manage your kernel's parameters (e.g. you can fuck around with overclocking and/or undervolting - as long as your kernel supports that, and I/O schedulers).
 +
*[https://f-droid.org/repository/browse/?fdid=com.artifex.mupdfdemo MuPDF] The Android port of a well known and efficient PDF reader
 +
*[https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.sufficientlysecure.viewer/ Document Viewer] — Basically MuPDF (literally) but better. Supports many common file formats (except .doc and .docx, but you should be exporting to .pdf like an adult). Respects your privacy together with a good balance of being feature-rich, yet simple to use. Comes with sane defaults but offers extensive customization. Since it's built on MuPDF for document rendering it looks great, while the bookshelf view is also very nice to look at. Overall a great app for reading.
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*[https://github.com/inorichi/tachiyomi Tachiyomi] — Free and open source manga reader for Android
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[https://prism-break.org/en/categories/android/ Prism Break] — Lists software that respect your freedom and privacy (and points out those which do not).
 
*[https://prism-break.org/en/categories/android/ Prism Break] — Lists software that respect your freedom and privacy (and points out those which do not).
 
*[https://droid-break.info Droid Break] — Lists notable free and open source software.
 
*[https://droid-break.info Droid Break] — Lists notable free and open source software.
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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*[[List of recommended Windows software]]
 
*[[List of recommended Windows software]]
 
*[[List of recommended GNU/Linux software]]
 
*[[List of recommended GNU/Linux software]]

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If you MUST have a smart phone, you might as well use it. Here's what we recommend for using on the Android system. Be sure to get an Alt-Rom first such as LineageOS.

"App Stores"

  • F-Droid (FOSS Repo) — Also allows you to add other repository locations as well.
  • Aptoide — An alternative, decentralized set of repos that inspired F-Droid, for those who still want mainstream apps and timely updates without having to sign in to Google or sideload apks repeatedly. It features malware scanning and compares the app signature with that of the Google Play Store when available.
  • You can also download APK files directly from Google Play with Evozi's APK Downloader or APK Downloader,Android Apk,Aapks, APKPure or Yalp Store. Be wary of third party sources that claim to provide unmodified APKs from Google Play if an app signature, checksum or other means of verification is not available. Some may bundle in malware or adware.
  • ApkTrack — Well, it's not an app store, but it scrapes a couple of sites for updates for apps you have installed, and gives you the direct .apk download for them. Useful for people who use proprietary software (e.g. Nova Launcher, KLWP), but want to avoid using the Play Store. One could argue that it's useless when Aptoide (with its verification and whatnot) already exists, but it never hurts to have more alternatives.

Web browsers

  • Firefox for Android
    • Very similar to the desktop version in terms of its add-ons;
    • FOSS and respects your freedoms;
    • Syncs with the desktop version of Firefox, should you sign in (advised against)
  • IceCatMobile
  • Bromite
    • Based on Chromium, FOSS and respects your freedoms;
    • Baked-in adblock engine with filters from EasyList, EasyPrivacy and others
    • Removes click-tracking and AMP from search results
  • Brave for Android
    • Based on Chromium. Open Source, developed by Brave Software, founded by former Mozilla exec Brendan Eich
    • Built-in AdBlock, tracking and security protection, and further speed optimizations.
    • Has an upcoming micropayment feature that is somewhat controversial
  • Lightning
    • FOSS;
    • Follows Google's UI pattern;
    • Fast;
    • Uses the Webview engine integrated with the Android system, so older versions of Android may have security issues with this browser;
    • The Playstore has a paid "plus" version and a free version. Plus comes with integrated, optional adblocking and Free version is limited to 10 tabs open at a time;
    • The version on F-Droid is identical to the Playstore's paid version, but free of charge.
  • Naked Browser
    • Very minimalistic, barebones UI;
    • Lists trust as the first feature in the description;
    • Author is a confirmed /g/entooman.1;
    • Uses the Webview engine integrated with the Android system, so older versions of Android may have security issues with this browser.

Imageboard browsers

  • Overchan — Browse multiple imageboards.
  • Dashchan — Powerful *chan browser, uses the extension apps for supporting particular imageboards.

4chan

  • Chant — Banned from the App store.
  • Chanu.
  • Clover on F-Droid — Can play webms.

8chan

Communications

  • Signal — The successor of TextSecure and RedPhone. It provides end-to-end encrypted VoIP and IM over Wi-Fi or cellular internet using your existing phone number. It is recommended by both Snowden and Bruce Schneier. It requires Google Play Services, but you could use microG to work around that previously required Google Play, but has since removed that dependency. You can download the APK from the website directly. Signal only works if both parties have it, otherwise it simply is a fancy replacement for the messages app.
  • Silence — Send encrypted SMS messages. Fork of TextSecure with only the SMS encryption and no internet messaging. Available in Google, Amazon and F-Droid App Store.
  • GNU Jami Serverless, DHT-based messenger, a GNU project of the Free Software Foundation.
  • Xabber (XMPP and Facebook chat, among other things) — has OTR support.
  • Conversations God tier XMPP client supporting OMEMO, GPG, and OTR encryption.
  • DEPRECATED, Zom is spirtual successor.ChatSecure — XMPP Client focused on Security and Privacy. Supports TOR (needs orbot) and OTR encryption.
  • K-9 Mail (Email) — supports OpenPGP if APG is installed.
  • FairEmail — Open source, privacy friendly email app
  • Telegram (IM) — a more secure WhatsApp/Viber replacement (please be aware that the server side is still proprietary, although you can still use "secret chats").
  • AntoxTox client for android. It is Skype minus the botnet. Still experimental, so expect it to be terrible.
  • QKSMS — If you don't care about security, this is a very nice one to use instead of Google Hangouts or your phone's preinstalled messaging app. It is open source also.

Music

  • Apollo — FOSS, port of Cyanogenmod's default music player for other ROMs.
  • BlackPlayer — A favorite among many /g/entoomen, it is a player light on resources, light on the eyes, but not light on functionality!
  • Phonograph — A music player with customization capabilites for appearance with some paid features.
  • PowerAMP — Trial version, but may be worth the money for the extra features.
  • GoneMAD Music Player — Know the recently released Foobar2000 for Android? This app more or less is what its' devs are trying to recreate - and they can't do it, despite the fact that it was in development for years. Supports a shitload of formats including .opus(!!), and it has a decent UI, which is reminiscent of Vanilla Player and Rocket Player combined. Good, robust app. It's paid, though - the free version is a 14 day trial.
  • Shuttle — Free version has ads, but apks without exist.
  • Vanilla Music — A FOSS music player, for those with tinfoil wrapped phones.
  • Vinyl Music Player — Phonograph fork that enables all the Pro features for free.
  • Timber (Currently in beta, so it may have bugs!) — Another open-source player with modern, material inspired design. Comparable to Phonograph in terms of settings.

Video players

  • MX Player — A solid player. Will play nearly everything (some formats will require a custom codec), really good subtitle support. Proprietary and ad-supported.
  • VLC — Android version of the vastly popular VLC client. Plays everything.
  • MPV — An unofficial experimental build of /g/'s favorite player, mpv. Suggested for those who want a FOSS video player, but don't like VLC. Remember, these builds are experimental and might not work well.

YouTube

  • NewPipe — A lightweight YouTube front end without the botnet. Can download videos for offline viewing, play audio in background, play videos in a small window while using other apps, but cannot view comments. It is under heavy development.
  • Skytube — YouTube client with hardware acceleration, it can subscribe you to channels without an account.

Privacy and Security

  • AFWall+ Easy to use firewall (requires root).
  • Greenify — Hibernates bloated botnet apps (Skype, Messenger, Facebook) that attempt to continually run in the background.
  • KeePassDroid — KeePass/KeePassX compatible password manager.
  • Keepass2Android — a modern version of KeePass for Android. Has an integrated keyboard (to avoid other apps from logging your password in your clipboard), and fingerprint unlocking. Not on F-Droid, but it's open source.
  • Locker Factory resets your device after a customisable number of login failures (requires root).
  • NetGuard — Firewall that works as a local VPN. It doesn't require root.
  • OpenKeychain APG (OpenPGP).
  • Orbot — Official Tor client for Android, made by The Guardian Project
  • Shelter — Uses the work profile feature to isolate apps from having access to files, contacts, apps, etc., from the main profile. The isolated apps can also be freezed, much like Greenify.
  • Wi-Fi Privacy Police — Defeat certain methods of Wi-Fi location tracking.
  • XPrivacyLua — Successor to XPrivacy that doesn't seem to suffer from the same problems as the old version. Made by the same author as the original XPrivacy. Requires Xposed and Android 6.0+.
  • XPrivacy — Requires Xposed. Allows you to restrict app permissions.

Ad-blockers

  • AdAway — Blocks ads by editing host files - requires root.
  • AdBlock Plus — Works as a proxy, battery hungry.
  • Adguard — Works as a local VPN. Also battery hungry, but lets you use a firewall even if you don't have root, and can filter mobile traffic.
  • Blokada — Ad-block that works a local VPN and doesn't require root. Can use multiples lists for rules, e.g. AdAway.
  • DNS66 — Blocking host names through DNS. Can be used for ad-blocking. Best part is that it doesn't require root, or fucking around with proxy settings like in AdBlock Plus. Worst part is that it's got a couple of issues. Be a good /g/entoomen and help the dev find and squash bugs, or suggest features.

File Managers

  • File Manager — Comes preinstalled on CyanogenMod.
  • Ghost Commander — Another Norton Commander clone. Gives access to all files on the device. Requires root.
  • Amaze — Available on F-Droid, features material design, and has root options.
  • File Commander — Light version, needs a premium key to get way more features, but APKs exist.
  • Solid Explorer — Free trial for 2 weeks pay required later, but APKs exist. Payment also doesn't work for everyone.
  • FX File Explorer — File manager with archive creator and extractor, media player, image viewer, binary (hex) viewer and text editor. Root capabilities possible with free add-on app. Premium add-on enables access to cloud services, SMB, WebDAV, FTP, sending files directly to another instance on another device through NFC and/or Wi-Fi as well as accessing files from the browser. APKs exist.

Games

Before you install any games from the Play Store, read over their permissions! A lot of free to play games will run in the background, feed you ads, and data mine the shit out of you. If you have the right security on your phone, you can easily block snoopy permissions and enjoy the terrible free to play game.

  • 2048 — A simple puzzle game where you merge matching numbers.
  • Pixel Dungeon — An excellent open source traditional roguelike with pixel-art graphics.
  • ScummVM — Open source engine for running old Point and Click Adventures like King's Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, Full Throttle, etc. Requires original commercial games to play (which are easily found).
  • Shattered Pixel Dungeon — A fork of the original with new features.
  • SudoQ — Sudoku without permissions.

Navigation

  • MAPS.ME — OpenStreetMap based offline map and turn by turn navigation.
  • OsmAnd — OpenStreetMap based mapping. Allows you to store detailed mapping info locally for offline access.
  • Waze — Croudsourced navigation app that allows you to view and report accidents, traffic jams, speed and police traps, and from the online map editor, can update roads, etc.
  • HERE WeGo — Based on Nokia's navigation app. Comes with light-triggered night mode and works in offline mode if need be.

Photography

  • Snap Camera — Full featured camera application for Android.
  • Open Camera — Feature-rich open-source camera app. CM turned your camera to shit and the stock camera app blows? Use this.
  • Photo Editor — The only real photo editing software for Android.
  • LeafPic — Alternative Image Gallery, Material Design and FOSS.
  • Simple Gallery — FOSS gallery part of a series of FOSS apps made by the same developer.
  • Obscuracam - FLOSS camera app made by The Guardian Project to obscure faces in photographs.

Torrents

  • LibreTorrent — Free and open source torrent client, very similar to Flud but without the ads.

Miscellaneous

  • Router Keygen — a free WPA/WEP key generator, can get you access to the internet if you're lucky. Supports a variety of routers.
  • AntennaPod — An Excellent podcast manager that is available on F-Droid.
  • RadioDroid — A wiki-based, open source streaming radio player.
  • Transistor — A bare bones app for listening to radio programs over the internet.
  • Material Tea Timer — A fucking material tea-timer so you can have your tea tasting just right, ensuring peak coziness in the cold during months. Cafe de Touhou is also recommended playing in the background.
  • Easy Voice Recorder Pro — The paid version of a great sound recording app.
  • Forecastie — Get the weather forecast for anywhere in the world, cached for offline use.
  • Kiwix — A web reader for offline content, notably Wikipedia.
  • Lesser Pad — A simple text editor that saves documents in plain-text format.
  • PirateBox — Run a fileshare/chat wireless hotspot. Requires root.
  • spaRSS — Auto-updating RSS feed reader with full text extraction (no more truncated feeds).
  • Survival Manual — Learn how to survive innawoods. A great companion for both veterans and newbies alike. Hell, it's a good read even if you're not going anywhere. Guide is based on the (public domain) US Army Survival Field-Manual FM 21-76, and is fully working offline. Even has illustrations.
  • microG — FOSS re-implementation of Google's proprietary Android user space apps and libraries. Great for those who desire a bit more privacy, but still want to continue using Google's services. When used on older phone, it can even better your battery life. (Your ROM needs to support signature spoofing - Omni 5 and 6 have it in out of the box, but other ROMs require a patch. If you're not comfortable with running xposed, or just want to avoid it for some reason, you can use Needle by moosd). Implementation status can be viewed here.
  • Kernel Adiutor — Manage your kernel's parameters (e.g. you can fuck around with overclocking and/or undervolting - as long as your kernel supports that, and I/O schedulers).
  • MuPDF — The Android port of a well known and efficient PDF reader
  • Document Viewer — Basically MuPDF (literally) but better. Supports many common file formats (except .doc and .docx, but you should be exporting to .pdf like an adult). Respects your privacy together with a good balance of being feature-rich, yet simple to use. Comes with sane defaults but offers extensive customization. Since it's built on MuPDF for document rendering it looks great, while the bookshelf view is also very nice to look at. Overall a great app for reading.
  • Tachiyomi — Free and open source manga reader for Android

References

1 Has a bookmark of /g/ in one of the demo screenshots.

External links

  • Prism Break — Lists software that respect your freedom and privacy (and points out those which do not).
  • Droid Break — Lists notable free and open source software.

See also