Beautiful Open Source Apps for Android (nice & modern UI/UX)


  • Aegis Authenticator

    Free Android F-Droid Website

    Aegis is my go to for 2FA based on TOTP. The UI is modern and intuitive while being secure and private.
    You will have to download an icon pack for having icons instead of letters for your differents icons. The app explain you how to do it !

     

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  • Aurora Droid

    Free Android Android Tablet F-Droid Website

    A modern looking Small F-Droid iconF-Droid client that propose you many third party repositories at the installation.

     

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  • Aurora Store

    Free Android Android Tablet F-Droid Website

    Download app from Small Google Play Store iconGoogle Play Store without a Google Account. Or sign in with your Google account for downloading your paid apps on a degoogled phone

     

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  • Birday

    Free Android F-Droid Website

    A birthday remember app that is well made and have a modern UI.

     

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  • Bitwarden

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Microsoft Edge Vivaldi Browser Chrome Microsoft SQL Server Tor Browser Bundle Safari F-Droid Cloudron Opera Mono Brave Firefox Website

    The FOSS cross-plateform password manager !

    Note : You SHOULD use a password manager.

     

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  • Bromite

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    The best browser for Android. Built-in Ad-Blocker and privacy enhanced features

     

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  • Cake Wallet

    Free Android iPhone GitHub Website

    The best looking Small Monero iconMonero wallet for your phone ! Currently supports Small Monero iconMonero , Small Bitcoin iconBitcoin , Small Litecoin iconLitecoin and Haven (XHV) + the stable coins Haven protocol supports.

    Note : if you want a XMR only version of this wallet look at Monero.com it's also from Cake Labs devs.

     

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  • Clima

    Free Android F-Droid Website

    The most beautiful open source weather app IMO

     

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  • drip.

    Free Android F-Droid GitLab Website

    The best looking open source and private menstruation tracking app available.

    Note : F-Droid package is outdated. If you know how to make one join their GitLab !

     

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  • Element

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

    Kinda the FOSS Discord alternative. Decentralised, privacy-friendly, self-hostable & E2EE. The official client for the Small Matrix.org iconMatrix.org protocol.

     

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  • FairEmail

    Freemium Android Android Tablet F-Droid Website

    My E-Mail client. Privacy respecting and PGP integration available. Freemium and cheaply priced.

    Note : This one controversial, many find his UI terrible. I kinda disagree, yes it's not Apple Mail, but the inbox UI is good looking to me. I disable the compact view in the top right three dots menu, because it's worse looking IMO.
    Settings have a terrible UI/UX in my opinion, but really powerful !

     

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  • Fokus

    Free Android Website

    Beautiful ToDo app made for Student helping them organized their school work

     

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  • Floral

    Free Android Website

    Inspire by Google Photos, this offline gallery has a really modern UI.
    It hasn't been updated in while tho.

     

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  • FlorisBoard

    Free Android Android Tablet F-Droid Website

    The best looking FOSS keyboard !

    Note : In BETA

     

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  • Koel

    Free Linux Android iPhone Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    The Koel player if you host a Koel server is so good looking. I had to put it here

     

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  • LibreTube

    Free Android Website

    Access Small YouTube iconYouTube videos from Small Piped iconPiped so no tracking ! Allow playing audio in the background :)
    Note : In beta so not the best app but UI is modern and the app is promising !

     

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  • Notally

    Free Android Website

    The best looking offline note taking ! Also a minimalist app

     

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  • QKSMS

    Free Android Android Tablet F-Droid Website

    The best open source SMS client for Android (with Signal) in my opinion !

     

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  • Retro Music Player

    Freemium Android Android Tablet Website

    The best looking local music player for Android.
    Note : Freemium, free version is complete and paid version is advanced :)

    You can also use Small Metro - A music player for Android iconMetro - A music player for Android which is a fork of Retro premium for free, it can lack behind and paying Retro support the project. Do your choice ;)

     

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  • Secure Camera

    Free Android Website

    A modern looking camera app with QR and Barcode scanner built-in. Might not be compatible with every devices ! The quality of the photo process isn't amazing but the app has awesome features.

     

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  • Session

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Website

    The most beautiful anonymous instant messenger app !

     

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  • Signal

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

    The gold standard of messenger app !

    Note : Private but require a phone number.

     

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  • Simple Gallery

    Free Android Android Tablet F-Droid Website

    The best open source gallery.
    I like to set rounded corners because it feels more modern looking IMO

     

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  • SimpleLogin

    Freemium Mac Web Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Self-Hosted Chrome Safari F-Droid Software as a Service (SaaS) Firefox Website

    The best solution for e-mail aliases IMO. Private and easy to use !

     

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  • Snapdrop

    Free Web Android Self-Hosted F-Droid Website

    Small AirDrop iconAirDrop but cross-platform and works over Wi-Fi instead of bluetooth

     

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  • SongTube

    Free Android Website

    The best looking Small YouTube iconYouTube client. Allow you to stream and download video and audio. Listen in the background or watch in Picture-in-Picture mode.
    Also work as a local music player !

     

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  • Stealth

    Free Android F-Droid Website

    The best looking Small Reddit iconReddit client IMO. Private and account-less but you still can follow subreddits and users, locally liking or saving posts, download images and videos

     

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  • Tachiyomi

    Free Android Website

    The best manga reader app. You can download extensions and then add mangas from sources.

     

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  • Tor Browser

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... OpenBSD Website

    The best browser for privately browsing the web.
    The UI is really nice but the UX is not the best since page are slow to load because of the onion routing.

     

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  • Tsacdop

    Free Android Website

    The best looking open source podcast app IMO.

    Note : It's podcasT backward

     

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  • Warden

    Free Android Website

    The best looking app scanner that tells you which apps contains which trackers ! Really useful to show your friends that almost nothing is really free on the internet.

     

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Comments on Beautiful Open Source Apps for Android (nice & modern UI/UX)

artexjay
· Mar 2022 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

I'd also add Element(.io) it's pretty much Signal privacy with Discord type of features and it's decentralized. I think it has better security than Signal.

edit: Ended up leaving Buttercup for KeepassXC so nvm that

But nice list! Saw some apps that i haven't heard of so I'll look into those.

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You right I've forgot Element. It's not better than Signal tho, it's a different usecase.
Never heard of Buttercup, will look into it.

Happy to hear that you discover new apps, I hope you'll like using them !


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