The ultimate F-Droid setup (WiP 150+ Apps)

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS !
I'm still adding apps and categories to this list !
Three more categories will come in the future : Gaming, Utilities and Health
All will have subcategories except for Utilities.

WHAT IS F-DROID ?
F-Droid is an awesome app repository for FOSS (Free & Open Source Software) android apps. From productivity apps to games, f-droid has (almost) everything you need.
Hope you will discover useful FOSS apps for your phone ^^

REPOSITORIES :
This list includes apps from the official f-droid repo but also from IzzyOnDroid and some customs repositories which will be always linked so you can add them easily.

DISCLAIMER :
Adding custom repo might not be as secure as the official one so I'm not responsable if you encounter any problems with them ! I encourage you to do your own research about it !

Also while open source is great for privacy and security it is not perfect. So keep that in mind before downloading any apps.
Most apps that I've listed are privacy friendly but some might be not be perfectly private and secure. I again encourage you to do your own research about them.

I am not a privacy and security expert. I'm also don't consider myself as a developper so I do not have any technical knowledge !

English is not my mother tongue ^^'


  • F-Droid

    Free Web Android Android Tablet Website

    This is the official f-droid client ! The UI is a bit old comparing to new standard but it is not ugly either. The UX is not that great as it can't recommend you apps and the search is quite terrible. However it's the stock store on Small CalyxOS iconCalyxOS and Small GrapheneOS iconGrapheneOS so it comes with installation privilege and let you install apps in the background. So if your OS comes with the official client by default I recommend you to stay with this one. However if you want a different experience here are the third party client I recommend you to try.

     

    F-Droid icon
  • Choosing your F-Droid client

    F-droid is a repository but you can use third party client here are some

  • G-Droid

    Free Android Android Tablet F-Droid Website

    G-Droid has a simple classic material design UI but comes with a better UX (just a bit) than the official client. It is quite popular in the F-Droid community. You can't go wrong with it

     

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  • Droid-ify

    Free Android F-Droid Website

    Another classic material design UI but that is looking more modern. This client is quite new but is worth looking at.

     

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  • Aurora Droid

    Free Android Android Tablet F-Droid Website

    A really nice client from the devs behind the quite popular Small Aurora Store iconAurora Store . The UI is really modern looking and you can add custom repo at the initial setup which is really nice. Some users seems to experience bugs here and there.

     

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  • SkyDroid

    Free Android Website

    This one is not just a simple F-Droid client it's a complete new of a kind decentralized app store for Android that can sync with the official F-Droid repo.

     

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  • Social & communication PART I - Dialer app

  • Koler

    Free Android Website

    Koler is a uniquely stylized phone app for Android, designed with the user in mind.

     

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  • Social & communication PART II - SMS app

    Remember that SMS is not a secure way to communicate !

  • QKSMS

    Free Android Android Tablet F-Droid Website

    The king of SMS apps (even better than stock non FOSS ones)

    Worth mentioning :
    Small Signal iconSignal if you are already using it you can set it as default SMS apps and send SMS by long pressing the blue send button to turn it gray. There is no official f-droid repo !!!

    Small Simple SMS Messenger iconSimple SMS Messenger

     

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  • Social & communication PART III - Messaging apps

  • Signal

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Ubuntu Touch Website

    THERE IS NO OFFICIAL F-DROID REPO FOR THIS APP!!
    You can download the de-googled version from the CalyxOS repo https://github.com/CalyxOS/calyx-fdroid-repo

    The best simple to use and complete encrypted messaging app for everyone (except those who wants anonymity !

    Worth mentioning : Small Molly (Signal fork) iconMolly (Signal fork) An independent fork of Small Signal iconSignal which let you communicate with Signal users that adds extra-security features. Comes in two flavors like Signal one depending on GoogleMobileServices for notification and one who is independent.

    Completely different FOSS messaging apps from the official f-droid repo but also worth mentioning :
    Small Status iconStatus
    Small aTox iconaTox
    Small Telegram iconTelegram FOSS ( NOTE THAT CONVERSATIONS AREN'T ENCRYTED BY DEFAULT!!!)

     

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  • Session

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Website

    NOT ON THE OFFICIAL REPO !
    Session official F-Droid repo > https://fdroid.getsession.org/

    A decentralised Small Signal iconSignal fork that is more private and does not required your phone number so it can be used anonymously ! It also anonymised the traffic !
    It is (yet) not as polished as Small Signal iconSignal !

    CAN'T BE USED WITH Small Signal iconSignal USERS !

     

    Session icon
  • Briar

    Free Android Website

    Probably the most secure and private decentralised messaging app.
    Route all traffic through the Small Tor iconTor network to keep you anonymous. Can send message through bluetooth.
    Has very limited functionalities (yet) for a messaging apps and is only available for Small Android iconAndroid users !

     

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  • Element

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Matrix.org Cloudron Website

    Element is a Matrix-based end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) secure collaboration and messaging app.
    It provides instant messaging, voice and video calls, screen sharing and file sharing; for 1:1s to huge chat rooms. It’s available to use across Web, Android, iOS, macOS, Windows & Linux.
    Its decentralised design delivers digital sovereignty, enabling deployment on-premise or through any cloud provider.

     

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  • Social & communication PART IV - Facebook

    If you really want to use facebook you should delete the app and use one of theses :

  • NoFb Event Scraper

    Free Android F-Droid Website

    The purpose of this application is to get access to Facebook events without an account.
    Therefore it does not use the Facebook API.
    Instead it opens the Facebook event URI and downloads the website HTML code.
    This source should contain the event information in form of structured data.
    That data is extracted and used to create Android events.

    Features:

    • Does not use Facebook API
    • Supports "open-with" and "share-to"
    • Independent from Facebook regional sub-domain URLs
    • Saves history of scraped events
    • Handles upcoming events from pages

     

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  • Friendica

    Free Linux Android BSD Self-Hosted F-Droid ... PHP Website

    A decentralised privacy-friendly Facebook alternative.

    Worth mentioning : Small Fedilab iconFedilab Also a client for other decentralised social network

     

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  • Social & communication PART V - Instagram

  • Barinsta

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    THIS APP IS DISCONTINUED DUE TO META (FACEBOOK) RESTRICTED POLICY FOR THEIR DATA COLLECTING MONOPOLY !
    Having the PWA (Progressive Web Apps) in a sandboxed browser could be a better alternative. Do your own researches !
    Suggestion : Small WebApps iconWebApps

    If you just want to see some Instagram content but don't want a Meta (aka Facebook) app to spy on your phone just use barinsta.
    It's customizable and is more oriented in a detox use of instagram instead of endless scrolling and double-tapping sessions.
    You can use it without logging in but sometimes Facebook will temporarily bans your IP so sadly it's recommended to be logged in...

     

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  • PixelDroid

    Free Android Android Tablet F-Droid Website

    PixelDroid is a Free and Open Source Android client for Small Pixelfed iconPixelfed , the federated image sharing platform.
    Browse feeds and profiles, upload new posts, discover posts, interact with others on the fediverse.

     

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Comments on The ultimate F-Droid setup (WiP 150+ Apps)

Klaus3b
· 12 days ago · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Missing from the f-drod list:

Privacy

Transfer Files from Android to pc or other Android:

reply

Scrambledeggsif is already in Privacy PART V
I will gives ImagePipe an honorable mention in the Scrambleggsif but it's already in Media apps PART VIII

I will add your other suggestion in the future, as I said this list is still a Work in Progress.
Thanks


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