Beautiful Open Source Apps for iOS (nice & modern UI/UX)
UI = User Interface UX = User eXperience
Open source apps are known for bad/inintuitive design. If the apps works great and the UX is not terrible you might find it okay. But intuitive UI are better, and modern looking ones are pleasant to use, sadly they are not the majority. Here is my list of Beautiful Open Source Apps for your iPhone ! Apps are listed in alphabetical order !
Also look at : Beautiful Open Source Apps for Android for more open source apps for an https://alternativeto.net/software/android/about/ device.
Nice UI comes to personnal preference. So this list is only based on my taste of what is a good modern looking app.
While open source is great for privacy and security it is not perfect. So keep that in mind before downloading any apps. I again encourage you to do your own research about them and read their Privacy Policies.
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 and so I didn't look into any source code of any apps in this list !
The AdGuard iOS client is open source. So if you want to block ads and trackers on iOS this is the way !
A manga reader for your iPhone !
AltStore is an alternative app store for non-jailbroken iOS devices.
AltStore is an iOS application that allows you to sideload other apps (.ipa files) onto your iOS device with just your Apple ID. AltStore resigns apps with your personal development certificate and sends them to a desktop app, AltServer, which installs the resigned apps back to your device using iTunes WiFi sync. To prevent apps from expiring, AltStore will also periodically refresh your apps in the background when on the same WiFi as AltServer.
- Resigns and installs any app with your Apple ID
- Installs apps over WiFi using AltServer
- Refreshes apps periodically in the background to prevent them from expiring (when on same WiFi as AltServer)
- Handles app updates directly through AltStore
A beautiful Reddit client for iOS. Unfortunately it is discontinued, I wish someone will maintain an active fork of this app !
The FOSS cross-plateform password manager !
Note : You SHOULD use a password manager.
Make beautiful blurry wallpapers
A beautiful audio book player for your DRM free audio books
Maybe the best browser for iPhone users ! Block ads and trackers ans come with strong privacy by default ! I do not use the BAT cryptocrap stuff
THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE !
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Note : if you want a XMR only version of this wallet look at Monero.com it's also from Cake Labs devs.
A simple calendar app that doesn't track your plannings.
You will need the AltStore to download this emulator !
The best looking open source and private menstruation tracking app available !
Kinda the FOSS Discord alternative. Decentralised, privacy-friendly, self-hostable & E2EE. The official client for the Matrix.org protocol.
To practice ASL fingerspelling
A really powerful Twitch client for your smartphone.
A modern looking cross-platform RSS feed reader.
A nice looking weather app that is open source
🎓📊 Grade Calculator for iOS built with SwiftUI
A habbit tracking that turns your life into a RPG
This app is a great exemple of open source doesn't mean private
The Koel player if you host a Koel server is so good looking. I had to put it here
Kyugo is your personal time-assistant, designed to help you achieve a work-life balance. It runs on your existing Google Calendar, eliminating the need for a new one. Download to start your free 30-day trial of this ad-free personal-assistant.
Calendars have had little innovation over the last 30 years. They're fine for scheduling meetings but not for planning life. That's why we created Kyugo, after years of research and testing.
Kyugo allows you to create daily blocks for meetings, work, and personal time. Simply choose the event length, and Kyugo will find the time in your calendar and plan it for you.
Key features include guarded meeting & work schedules, protected personal time, auto-planning for events, bulk actions for no meetings & turn day off, wellbeing features, and a public availability calendar.
Kyugo is designed with a mobile-first approach, ensuring a fast, smooth, and easy-to-control user experience.
The official mastodon client is really well made ! It's a federated alternative to X
A free meditation app that is quite well made.
Create GPS traces with waypoints. Offline map support, no time restrictions, no ads, no in-app-purchases.
Open GPX Tracker is ideal for:
- Traveling and vacation (offline map app)
- Collecting and sharing track and waypoints data
- Creating routes and waypoints for editing Open Street Map.
- Publishing Open Street Map Traces.
- Creating real GPX files for testing your iOS apps in Xcode.
- Offline maps (new!)
- Displays tracking information in a map
- Displays speed, distance, coordinates and time
- Use multiple map sources (Apple Maps, Open Street Maps, Open Cycle Maps, CartoDB)
- Pause / Resume tracking
- Add waypoint to user location
- Add waypoint to any place in the map with a long press
- Edit waypoint name
- Drag & Drop waypoint pin
- Remove waypoints
- Send by email saved session (track + waypoints)
- Use iTunes to copy files into your computer
- Load on map a saved session and continue tracking
Please note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Not a beautiful app but allow you to play videos (in Safari) in Picture in Picture mode
Proton Mail is an encrypted e-mail provider, the official client has a really nice UI.
2FA based on TOTP to improve your login security
The most beautiful anonymous and secure instant messenger app !
The gold standard of messenger app !
Note : Private but require a phone number.
The best solution for e-mail aliases IMO. Private and easy to use !
Enjoy the moment, let Splito! do the math Nice and easy-to-use billing and tip calculator to help you enjoy going out with your friends.
- 100% Free
- No Ads
A nice KeePass client for iOS
Note : You SHOULD use a password manager.
Another beautiful Matrix.org client for mobile !
A really nice RSS feed agreagator
Another open source 2FA app for iOS that align well with Apple principle design
A beautiful RSS Reader for both Android and iOS
Kinda the open source Quizlet
THIS IS NOT FINANCIAL ADVICE !
If you want to learn more on how to buy, store and use crypto the right way to empower your sovereignty and/or privacy look at my other list Doing crypto the right way !
The most underrated open source multi-crypto wallet ! Supports BTC, ETH, LTC, DASH, SOL, AVAX, MATIC, BNB SmartChain and more !
This list needs a little update. (I live in france) Fluent reader is not free, splito is not available in my country. Geometric Weather and Thud seems to not exist on iOS, why it’s in the list ?
Why even use iOS to begin with if you care about open source.
I LOVE Bitwarden. You should also state that everyone should use a secure password manager instead of just relying on their computer's or browser's keychain/saved passwords. I've noticed those things can get cleared sometimes without knowing. Thanks for this list!
It is already stated 😉 But you made me realised that I din't put the message above Strongbox
Well, I meant add everything I stated after "should use a secure password manager" :-)
Handy News Reader is a great FOSS RSS/website reader for mobile.
Looks like it's Android only, this is an iOS list !
Oops my bad