F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository
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F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.

I can’t use F-Droid without the Play Store but I tend to check there first to see if there is something available there before installing something from the Play Store.

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You should check out aurora store on f-droid if you haven’t already, its basically an alternative front end for the play store, which means you can remove your google account from your phone (if you want to)

Love F droid ! It’s great

F droid is EXCELLENT

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cromite, bromite is dead.

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Ok

I made a website to help finding well-maintained F-Droid apps through Github/Gitlab metrics here: https://dbeley.github.io/fdroid-insights/

I use Nebulo for DNS over HTTPS, it works well. F-Droid repo for Nebulo: https://fdroid.frostnerd.com/

The Nebulo version on the Play store is years behind the F-Droid version.

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You also can use androids built in encrypted DNS. I think its DNS over TLS though

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I have never found anything useful in it. And god I have tried. I end up uninstalling it every time.

Here’s mine:

  • AnkiDroid - mobile version of popular desktop flashcards software Anki
  • Bitwarden (don’t remember if this needed a repo) - favourite password manager
  • Catima - holds loyalty cards
  • Fennec F-Droid - Build of Firefox without ads and that supports more extensions
  • DiskUsage - see what’s taking up your disk
  • GadgetBridge - FOSS app for smart watches, Mi bands etc.
  • Lawnchair - Home screen replacement that’s visually identical to the default one but allows me to double tap to lock
  • Material Files - file manager
  • Loop - Habit tracker
  • p!n - Pin reminders to notifications
  • muPDF Reader - fast PDF reader that doesn’t crap out when I zoom in and out unlike Google Drive
  • Simple Gallery - lightweight gallery app
  • NextCloud and NextCloud Notes - Access NextCloud
  • Scrambled EXIF - Share pictures without giving away EXIF data
  • Tusky - nice Mastodon client
  • Shattered Pixel Dungeon - a game way too addictive to be safe to install
  • NewPipe - FOSS frontend with AdBlock and downloader for YouTube, SoundCloud, Bandcamp and others
  • Librera - read EPUBs
  • Lemoroid - Nice libretro client to play video games
  • Infinity - Reddit client that still works. I believe they did something hacky with the API key to get around the block.
  • Migraine Log - Nice app for migraine sufferers to log their attacks
  • Scarlet - Beautiful notes app

Thanks for the mentioning GadgetBridge. Just revived an Amazefit Smartwatch that I wasn’t using because of the default app!

And the stuff you do want to use is often best installed from the Dev’s repo because fdroid takes forever to update theirs.

And last time I checked they still hadn’t implemented the now years old APIs that would let them to silently update apps, so unless the phone is rooted you need to click for every update…

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Try f-droid basic, it lets you update automatically

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Mull browser, termux, nextcloud, Jerboa, Infinity reddit, organic maps, and espeak just to name a few

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Ok, yeah, I use termux on my android tablet, and it’s awesome. But other than that, I don’t find any other app interesting. Who knows, maybe with time.

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I know this thread is already a little old, but here is the list of my favorite apps from F-Droid/Izzy. I use a lot of these almost daily and just thought I would share these in case someone might find a new app they find useful

  • Eternity (Infinity for Lemmy)
  • Buckwheat (Budgeting)
  • Aegis (Authentication)
  • Lawnchair (Pixel-like launcher)
  • Quillnotes (Markdown notes app)
  • Forkyz (Crosswords)
  • Geometric Weather
  • Imagepipe (Removes exif data and reduces pics)
  • AntennaPod (Podcast app)
  • Olauncher (Beautiful and minimal text based launcher)
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Geometric Weather has a more active fork called Breezy Weather.
Quillnote has a more active fork called Quillpad

Breezy however is not and (according to author of that fork) will not be in F-Droid repo. You can download it form IzzyOnDroid or wait for their own F-Droid repository.

Thank you

Sexy weather app. Thanks for the follow up comment. No more ads when I want to check the weather.