personal selection of android apps

some apps bot open source and closed source useful for me and everyday use


  • Squid

    Freemium Android Chrome OS Android Tablet Kindle Fire Website

    Take handwritten notes naturally on your Android tablet, phone, or Chromebook supporting Android apps! With Squid you can write just like you would on paper using an active pen, passive stylus, or your finger.

     

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  • Standard Notes

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Website

    Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, including your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and web browser.

    Private means your notes are end-to-end encrypted, so only you can read your notes. Even we can't read the contents of your notes.

    Simple means it does one job and does it well. Standard Notes is a safe and lasting place for your life's work. Our focus is making it easy to write notes wherever you are and syncing them with encryption to all your devices.

    Standard Notes comes free with:
    • Seamless sync across all your devices, with easy to use applications on iPhone, iPad, Mac, web browsers, and other platforms.
    • Offline access, so you can access your downloaded notes even without a connection.
    • No limit on number of devices.
    • No limit on number of notes.
    • Passcode lock protection, along with Touch ID and Face ID protection.
    • A tagging system to organize your notes (like #work, #ideas, #passwords, #crypto).
    • The ability to pin, lock, protect, and move notes to trash, which allows you to recover deleted notes until the trash is emptied.

    We made Standard Notes simple because longevity is important to us. We want to make sure we're here, protecting your notes, for the next hundred years. You shouldn't have to find a new notes app every year.

    To sustain our development, we offer an optional paid program called Standard Notes Extended. Extended gives you access to powerful tools including:
    • Productivity editors
    • Beautiful themes
    • Powerful cloud tools including daily backups

    You can learn more about Extended at standardnotes.org/extended.

    We're always happy to talk, whether it be a question, thought, or issue. Please feel free to email us any time at help@standardnotes.org. When you take the time to send us a message, we'll be sure to do the same.

     

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  • Criptext

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Website

    Finally, an email service that's built around your privacy. Get your @criptext.com email address and see what it's like to have peace of mind and privacy in every email you send.

    Features:

    +End-to-end Encryption: Criptext uses the open source Signal Protocol library to encrypt your emails. Your emails are locked with a unique key that‘s generated and stored on your device alone, which means only you and your intended recipient can read the emails you send.

    +No data collection: unlike every other email service out there, Criptext doesn't store your emails in its servers. Instead, your entire inbox is stored exclusively on your device.

    +Open Source: our source code is open for everyone to see that Criptext actually works the way it's advertised. You don't have to trust us, you can verify for yourself: https://github.com/Criptext

    +Easy to use: our app is designed to work as simple as any other email app — so much so, you'll forget how secure it is.

    Get Criptext and see how easy it is to email with more security and privacy!

     

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  • NewPipe

    Free Android Android Tablet YouTube Website

    NewPipe is a lightweight YouTube front-end for Android.

    It doesn't need the YouTube-API or any Google Play Services, as NewPipe only parses the YouTube website in order to gain the information it needs.
    Therefore this app can be used on devices without Google Services installed. Also, you don't need a YouTube account to use NewPipe, and it's FLOSS.

    Features

    Search videos
    Display general information about a video
    Watch YouTube videos
    Listen to YouTube videos (experimental)
    Select the streaming player to watch the video with
    Download videos
    Download audio only
    Open a video in Kodi
    Show Next/Related videos
    Search YouTube in a specific language
    Watch age restricted material
    Display general information about channels

     

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  • OsmAnd

    Freemium Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet iPad ... OpenStreetMap Kindle Fire Website

    OsmAnd is a map and navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality Small OpenStreetMap iconOpenStreetMap data.
    Enjoy voice and optical navigator, viewing POIs (points of interest), creating and managing GPX tracks, using contour lines visualization and altitude info (through plugin), a choice between driving, cycling, pedestrian modes, OSM editing and much more.

    Navigation
    • Works online (fast) or offline (no roaming charges when you are abroad)
    • Turn-by-turn voice guidance (recorded and synthesized voices)
    • Optional lane guidance, street name display, and estimated time of arrival
    • Supports intermediate points on your itinerary
    • Automatic re-routing whenever you deviate from the route
    • Search for places by address, by type (e.g.: restaurant, hotel, gas station, museum), or by geographical coordinates

    Map Viewing
    • Display your position and orientation
    • Optionally align the picture according to compass or your direction of motion
    • Save your most important places as Favorites
    • Display POIs (point of interests) around you
    • Display specialized online tiles, satellite view (from Bing), different overlays like touring/navigation GPX tracks and additional layers with customizable transparency
    • Optionally display place names in English, local, or phonetic spelling

    OSM Data
    • High-quality information from the best collaborative projects of the world
    • OSM data available per country or region
    • Compact offline vector maps updated at least once a month

    Safety Features
    • Optional automated day/night view switching
    • Optional speed limit display, with reminder if you exceed it
    • Optional speed-dependent zooming
    • Share your location so that your friends can find you

     

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  • DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

    Free Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad F-Droid Website

    Seamlessly take control of your personal information, no matter where the Internet takes you.
    At Small DuckDuckGo iconDuckDuckGo, we believe the Internet shouldn't feel so creepy, and getting the privacy you deserve online should be as simple as closing the blinds.

    Our app provides the privacy essentials you need to seamlessly take control of your personal information as you search and browse the web, no matter where the Internet takes you:

    • Escape Advertising Tracker Networks — Our Privacy Protection will block all the hidden third-party trackers we can find, exposing the major advertising networks tracking you over time, so that you can track who's trying to track you.

    • Increase Encryption Protection — We force sites to use an encrypted connection where available, protecting your data from prying eyes, like ISPs.

    • Search Privately — You share your most personal information with your search engine, like your financial, medical, and political questions. What you search for is your own business, which is why DuckDuckGo search doesn't track you. Ever.

    • Decode Privacy Policies — We’ve partnered with Terms of Service Didn't Read to include their scores and labels of website terms of service and privacy policies, where available.

    As you search and browse, the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser shows you a Privacy Grade rating when you visit a website (A-F). This rating lets you see how protected you are at a glance, dig into the details to see who we caught trying to track you, and learn how we enhanced the underlying site's privacy measures. The Privacy Grade is scored automatically based on the prevalence of hidden tracker networks, encryption availability, and website privacy practices.

    Our app provides standard browsing functionality including tabs, bookmarks, and autocomplete. In addition to strong Privacy Protection as described above, we also packed in some extra privacy features into the browser itself:

     

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  • F-Droid

    Free Web Android Android Tablet Website

    F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform.

     

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  • Jumbo

    Free Android iPhone Website

    A single app for all your privacy needs.
    Jumbo lets you clean your personal data – across all social media apps and internet services – from one app. It's simple and efficient.

    · Make your tweets ephemeral

    Social media platforms like Twitter were built to emulate real-life communication, where the things you say aren’t recorded eternally, then resurrected later, out of context. Today, millions of people want to enjoy the freedom of social media expression without the downside of creating an endless trail of thoughts and feelings, that will follow them forever.

    That’s why we’ve built the easiest way to make your tweets ephemeral – meaning they exist online for a time period you choose, then they’re gone and save on your iPhone, for you only to enjoy.

    · Smart Privacy, for Facebook

    Another complaint we frequently hear is how difficult and confusing is to modify Facebook privacy settings, maybe because there are more than 30 settings available.

    That’s why we’ve built our Smart Facebook Privacy Settings feature, which represents our aspiration to become an integrated, one-stop shop for all your privacy needs, helping you not only clean your digital data, but protect yourself moving forward.

    · Delete your Google Search, Alexa voice recordings

    Jumbo also supports Google Search, and Alexa. For Google, you can clean old searches that Google keeps. Alexa is storing all the voice recordings of your requests (!), and Amazon do not let you turn off that collection of data. With Jumbo, you can clean all your Alexa voice recording in one tap!

     

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  • Scrambled Exif

    Free Android Android Tablet F-Droid Website

    Scrambled Exif (pronounced eggsif) helps you remove the metadata in your pictures before you share them.

     

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  • Tresorit

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Website

    Tresorit is the end-to-end encrypted file sync and sharing solution which safeguards confidential information by design. Unlike other public cloud vendors, Tresorit has no access to users’ files, which ensures maximum confidentiality.

    • Uncompromised security: Your files are protected from the moment you upload them to the cloud, until they reach the intended recipient. It is technically impossible for anyone else to gain unauthorized access to your files.
    • Seamless and secure teamwork: Whether it’s personal data for HR documents, legal contracts, financial plans, or top-secret R&D prototypes – Tresorit provides a digital workspace where your highly sensitive documents remain safe.
    • Powerful control and monitoring options: Manage and oversee all users and their information – we offer powerful control features so you can be sure that the right employees access the right files.

     

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  • AnySoftKeyboard

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    Any Soft Keyboard is an on screen keyboard with multiple languages support.
    This is one of the most customizable keyboard available.

    To activate: Launch 'AnySoftKeyboard Settings' App, and follow the instructions.

    Main features:

    • Multi languages keyboard support via external packages.
    • Completion dictionaries for multiple languages.
    • Also completes your typed words from you contacts names (in Android 2.0+)!
    • And, learns your typing behavior to provide next-word prediction.
    • Multi Touch support.
    • Extension keyboard (swipe your finger all the way up out of the keyboard).
    • Voice Input support (Android 2.2+).
    • Compact/Phablet Mode.
    • Gesture support:
      ** Swipe left or right to switch layouts
      ** Swipe up to shift
      ** Swipe down to close the keyboard.
    • Theme support (comes with a few built-inskins).
    • Build-in user dictionary words editor.
    • Build-in abbreviations dictionary: create shortcuts for words and sentences.
    • And many more features!

     

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  • VirusTotal

    Free Mac Windows Web Android Website

    VirusTotal is a free service that analyzes suspicious files and URLs and facilitates the quick detection of viruses, worms, trojans, and all kinds of malware.

    You can upload files up to 150 MB in size.

    Applications for Windows, Mac and Android are also available to upload files to VirusTotal service.

    Both VirusTotal and Rotarua Limited are owned by Google.

     

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  • Twitter Lite

    Free Web Android Android Tablet Website

    Twitter Lite is a mobile optimized version of Twitter designed for low data usage. It's a Progressive Web App that offers a much lighter, faster Twitter experience that works well for emerging markets with limited internet reach or access.

    Twitter Lite is fast to install, space- and data-friendly:
    Loads quickly on 2G and 3G networks
    Minimizes data usage — Turn on data saver mode to download only the images or videos you want to see.
    Takes up less space — At an install size under 3MB, Twitter Lite doesn’t take much room on your phone.

     

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  • Frost for Facebook

    Free Android Website

    Frost is a third party Facebook wrapper geared towards design and functionality. It contains many features, including:

    Support for multiple accounts and fast switching
    Full theming across all activities
    PIP videos
    Overlaying browser to read posts and get right back to your previous task
    Extensive notification support, with bundling, filtering, battery friendly scheduling, icons, and multi user support
    Context menu from any link via long press
    Native image viewer and downloader via long press
    Reactive based loading
    The transparency of open sourced development
    Frost is the only third party Facebook app to have:

    Transparent themes and a fully customizable theme engine
    True multiuser support, along with multiuser notifications
    Fully swipable overlays
    Fully customizable tabs

     

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  • Exodus Privacy

    Free Web Android Android Tablet Website

    Exodus Privacy lets you know what trackers are embedded in apps installed on your smartphone. It lets you also know the permissions required by any apps on your smartphone. It helps you take your privacy back!

    The app can only detect apps installed from the Google Play store.

     

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  • andOTP

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    It implements Time-based One-time Passwords (TOTP) and HMAC-Based One-Time Passwords (HOTP). Simply scan the QR code and login with the generated 6-digit code.

    This project started out as a fork of the great OTP Authenticator app written by Bruno Bierbaumer, which has sadly been inactive since 2015. By now almost every aspect of the app has been changed/re-written so the fork status of the Github repository got detached upon user request. But all credit for the original version and for starting this project still goes to Bruno!

    Features:

    • Free and Open-Source
    • Requires minimal permissions
    • Camera access for QR code scanning
    • Storage access for import and export of the database
    • Encrypted storage with two backends:
      Android KeyStore
      Password / PIN
    • Multiple backup options:
      Plain-text
      Password-protected
      OpenPGP-encrypted
    • Sleek minimalistic Material Design with three different themes:
      Light
      Dark
      Black (for OLED screens)
    • Great Usability
    • Compatible with Google Authenticator
    • Supported algorithms:
      TOTP (Time-based One-time Passwords) as specified in RFC 6238
      HOTP (HMAC-based One-time Passwords) as specified in RFC 4226

     

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  • Telegram

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Windows Mobile ... Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear PortableApps.com Haiku FreeBSD Website

    Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.

     

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  • Bromite

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    Bromite is Chromium plus ad blocking and privacy enhancements; take back your browser!.

     

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