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Apps with 'No Root Required' feature

  1. Powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.

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  2. Blokada is the popular ad blocker and privacy app for Android and iOS. It's being supported and actively developed by the amazing open source community.

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  3. Aptoide is a distributed marketplace for mobile applications which runs on the Android operating system. In Aptoide, unlike the default Google Play Store, there is not a unique and centralized store but each user manages their own store.

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  4. Lawnchair is a free, open-source home app for Android. Taking Launcher3 — Android’s default home app — as a starting point, it ports Pixel Launcher features and introduces rich options for customization.

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  5. TrackerControl allows users to monitor and control the widespread, ongoing, hidden data collection in mobile apps about user behaviour ('tracking').

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  6. dns66 - DNS-based Host Blocker for Android. DNS66 allows blocking host names via DNS. This can be used for ad blocking. It also allows other DNS servers to be added, for more privacy.

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  7. Garry's Mod is a Sandbox Game based around the idea of building. Unlike most other games there aren't any objectives - you can't lose and you definitely can't win. Doesn't work on MacOS 11.15 or higher.

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  8. Mountain Duck lets you mount server and cloud storage as a disk in Finder on macOS and the File Explorer on Windows. Open remote files with any application and work like on a local volume.

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  9. NetGuard icon
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    NetGuard provides simple and advanced ways to block access to the internet - no root required.

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  10. personalDNSfilter is a DNS filter proxy written in Java. It hooks into the domain name (DNS) resolution and returns the loopback address for filtered hosts.

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  11. Never should your phone or tablet become slower and battery hungrier after lots of apps installed. With Greenify, your device can run almost as smoothly and lastingly as it did the first day you had it!

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  12. An OpenSnitch-inspired firewall and network monitor + a pi-hole-inspired DNS over HTTPS client with blocklists.

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  13. Revoking Android permissions from apps often let apps crash or malfunction. XPrivacyLua solves this by feeding apps fake data instead of real data.

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  14. DriveDroid allows you to boot your PC from ISO/IMG files stored on your phone.

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  15. Rootless Pixel Launcher is a fork Launcher3 from AOSP with a port of the Pixel Launcher ’s features that doesn't require root access.

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    Discontinued

    The last version (3.9.1) was released in May 2019.

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