Liberate your Android
This is a list of Alternative and Open Source Android Apps and OS I could recommend because I use most of them since November 2013 under Paranoid Android with a Nexus 5.
Most of these apps are available via F-Droid.
And when alternative don't exist and/or it not available via F-Droid, Aptoide and/or anothers repos; I use https://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/ to extract the apk from Google Play.
A podcast manager allowing you to subscribe and download automatically your favorite podcasts.
An virtual keyboard who don't save your keystrokes.
If you're serious about degooglelising you're phone than replace the ROM.
To make offline backup of your apps.
Because human don't read QR and BarCode.
In case you need to clean your droid.
Sync you're calendar, contacts and notes with your cloud.
DiskUsage provides a way to find out which files and directories on the SD card of your Android phone are consuming the most space. It displays diagram with directories/subdirectories proportional to their size. Users are allowed to zoom in to look at specific directory content.
Document Viewer is a highly customizable document viewer for Android, fork of the last GPL version of EBookDroid .
Supports the following formats:
- XPS (OpenXPS)
- CBZ (Comic Books, no support for rar compressed CBR)
- FictionBook (fb2)
Collaboration with electronic publication sites and access to online ebook catalogs is allowed by the supported OPDS protocol.
A good start to degooglelising you're apps and android is to replace the Google Play store.
Nnavigate FTP, SFTP, SMB and Media Storage.
One Time Password manager to replace Google Authenticator.
K-9 is an open source email client for Android with multi-folder sync, email signatures, Bcc-to-self, return-address configuration, keyboard shortcuts, Exchange Support, message flagging, IMAP deletes, saving attachments, configurable notifications and more.
A usefull when you password database apps.
Kimai is a free open source time tracker. It tracks work time and prints out a summary of your activities on demand. Yearly, monthly, daily, by customer, by project, by action …
Its simplicity is its strength. Due to Kimai’s web browser based interface, it runs cross-platform. Likewise, you can install it as a web service or as a single-user program on your local workstation.
Kimai is available in two options to choose from. Libre Software (Open Source) or Software as a Services (SaaS). The Libre Software is fully free and without limitation at https://www.kimai.org In comparison, the Kimai SaaS option is either free with fixed limits or paid with scalable limits at https://www.kimai.cloud
Discover and Scan machines on your network from your Android phone
A free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.
Firefox version 60+ (Quantum) is presently faster than Google Chrome and use less memory than Chrome. Compare to previous versions of Firefox, the Quantum version is twice as fast, promote parallelism, and has more intuitive user interface.
Help you to sync your data, calendar, contact and note like we do with Google Cloud and Apple iCloud.
To sync your notes in the our cloud.
No YouTube account required. It doesn't need the YouTube API or any Google Play Services, as NewPipe only parses the YouTube in order to gain the information. Therefore this app can be used on devices without Google Services installed. NewPipe Extractor is used by other apps for this purpose.
NewPipe Legacy (Android 4.1+) version available on website.
- Search videos
- Display general information about a video
- Watch videos at resolutions up to 4K
- Listen to audio in the background, only loading the audio stream to save data
- Popup mode (floating player, aka Picture-in-Picture)
- Watch live streams
- Show/hide subtitles/closed captions
- Search videos and audios (on YouTube, you can specify the content language as well)
- Enqueue videos (and optionally save them as local playlists)
- Show/hide general information about videos (such as description and tags)
- Show/hide next/related videos
- Show/hide comments
- Search videos, audios, channels, playlists and albums
- Browse videos and audios within a channel
- Subscribe to channels (yes, without logging into any account!)
- Get notifications about new videos from channels you're subscribed to
- Create and edit channel groups (for easier browsing and management)
- Browse video feeds generated from your channel groups
- View and search your watch history
- Search and watch playlists (these are remote playlists, which means they're fetched from the service you're browsing)
- Create and edit local playlists (these are created and saved within the app, and have nothing to do with any service)
- Download videos/audios/subtitles (closed captions)
- Open in Kodi
- Watch/Block age-restricted material
- YouTube & YouTube Music - one of the most popular video and live streaming platforms, including music, news, gaming and much more. Best supported out of the five.
- PeerTube - a decentralized video platform. Any PeerTube instance can be added to NewPipe.
- SoundCloud - a streaming platform for music.
- Bandcamp - an artist-friendly platform for sharing music. It offers user-friendly DRM-free downloads.
- media.ccc.de - the video archive and live streaming platform of the German hacker and information security activist group Chaos Computer Club.
If you're serious about degooglelising you're phone than replace the ROM.
If you need a FTP Server on your phone, this is the apps you need.
Listen streaming radio
openmentoring-mobile Helps access and share practical educational content on digital security
This app exists as a part of a digital platform which will provide essential digital security information.
The platform aims to provide:
Concise and easy to understand content The ability to browse and search for specific content Adaptive content that supports self-guided learning Selective downloading of content for limited data usage and offline reading Multi-platform access, including older Android versions Anonymous access to content and no identifiable user data
Open Mentoring exists as a learning content delivery system within a broader ecosystem of content which includes adapting content and establishing partnerships with sources such as: Security in a Box by the Tactical Technology Collective, The Umbrella app by Security First, The Story Maker app by Free Press Unlimited, Scalio, and the Guardian Project, SSD by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, The Digital First Aid Kit by the Digital Defenders Partnership, Level Up by Internews, the Panic Button app by iilab, TOTEM by Greenhost.
Do you want to share the links you discover? Shaarli is a minimalist delicious clone that you can install on your own server. It is designed to be personal (single-user), fast and handy.
Protect your communication in transit and on your phone. Silence is a full replacement for the default text messaging application: all messages are encrypted locally and messages to other Silence users are encrypted over the air.
Telegram is a messaging app created by former VK creators with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.
You can send messages, photos and videos to people who are in your phone contacts (and have Telegram). You can also create groups for up to 200000 people or channels for unlimited subscribers.
Your chats are not encrypted by default, which enables other people to see what you are writing. You can enable a "Secret Chat" to enable end-to-end encryption.
Telegram offers a Premium plan too: by subscribing to Telegram Premium, users unlock doubled limits, 4 GB file uploads, faster downloads, exclusive stickers and reactions, improved chat management – and a whole lot more. At the same time, all existing features that users have come to expect and rely on for nearly a decade remain free. Moreover, non-premium users will be able to enjoy some of Premium's benefits: for example, download the extra-large documents and view stickers sent by premium users, as well as tap to increase counters on premium reactions that were already added to a message. There are different prices for the Premium subscription based on your country, also if you buy it via the @premiumbot you don't have to pay the app store fees.
Telegram's security model has received notable criticism by cryptography experts. They criticized the general security model of permanently storing all contacts, messages and media together with their decryption keys on its servers by default and by not enabling end-to-end encryption for messages by default.
Telegram's client-side code is open-source software, whereas its server-side code is closed-source and proprietary. The service also provides public APIs with which developers can access the same functionality as Telegram's official apps to build their own messaging applications.
Telegram also provides a bot API for programmers to create different kinds of Telegram bots. Bots are simply Telegram accounts operated by software – not people – and they'll often have AI features. They can do anything – teach, play, search, broadcast, remind, connect, integrate with other services, or even pass commands to the Internet of Things.
TTRSS-Reader is a client application for the project Tiny Tiny RSS , a PHP-based online feedreader which runs on your own webspace. If you want to host your own feedreader, want a cross-device-solution and don't want to use Google Reader this is your app! TTRSS-Reader offers automatic update on startup, filtering articles by status and efficient browsing through categories and the virtual categories "Fresh", "Starred" and "Published Articles" as well as Labels which you can define by yourself. You can browse the articles offline when they have been synchronized before and the ImageCache can be used to pre-load all included images from the articles too.
- Swipe for faster browsing
- Mark everything (whole category or all categories) as read
- Navigate through articles with gestures or volume-buttons
- View/download images/videos/music attached to Articles
- Cache articles and images locally
- Share URLs
- Easily mark things as read, starred or publish/comment them
- SSL-Support with self-signed certificates
- Fast JSON-Parsing with stream-based parser GSON
- Scheduled updates via Tasker/Locale
- Layout optimized for tablets
- Dark and light themes available
- many more, Changelog and Feature-List can be found on the project-page...
VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
Simple, fast and powerful media player. Plays everything: Files, Discs, Webcams, Devices and Streams.
Plays most codecs with no codec packs needed: MPEG-2, DivX, H.264, MKV, WebM, WMV, MP3...
VyprVPN is a fast and secure way to browse the web. VyprVPN replaces your real IP address with an IP address from one of their many worldwide VPN server clusters protecting your privacy while online.
All plans include VyprDNS, Golden Frog's own encrypted, Zero-Logging DNS service which replaces the need for 3rd party DNS and defeats censorship via DNS man-in-middle-attacks or filtering.
Chameleon proprietary protocol is proven to help users that live in or travel to countries such as China, Russia and Turkey. Wireguard is now installed on all apps.
Mac, Windows, Android, iOS and Linux.
With VyprVPN active, all Internet communication from your PC gets encrypted and sent through VyprVPN's servers. Sites that try to identify you by your IP address get VyprVPN's IP address instead. If they attempt geo-location, they'll get VyprVPN's location.
VyprVPN unblocks websites that are restricted due to your IP location. You can experience the Internet as if you are browsing from any of their server locations which are placed strategically around the world.
Desktop apps for Windows and Mac.
VyprVPN mobile apps for iOS and Android
Desktop, mobile and web apps available.
wallabag is an opensource self hostable application for saving web pages.
wallabag extracts the article's content (and only its content!) and displays it in a comfortable view. Moreover, wallabag is responsive: you can read your articles on your smartphone or your tablet.
Applications for smartphone
Android, iOS or Windows Phone: wallabag application is available for your smartphone. It's so easy to read your saved articles on your phone. And it also works when you're offline!
Migrate from other services
If you already have an account on Pocket©, Readability©, Instapaper© or even wallabag, you can import your data into wallabag.
Retrieve your articles easily thanks to filters
wallabag provides a powerful tool to filter your saved articles. It's so easy to look for them.
Available in your language
wallabag is translated into more than ten languages. If yours is not yet available, please help translate.
Keep your data
All your data belongs to you. You can download all your articles in many formats: PDF, ePUB, .mobi, JSON, CSV, txt or HTML.
Wifi Analyzer is a handy tool which helps you to select a better channel for your wireless router. It turns you android phone into a handy Wi-Fi analyzer!
App Permissions (from Google Play)
Version 3.8.5 can access: -modify or delete the contents of your USB storage -test access to protected storage -view Wi-Fi connections -connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi -prevent device from sleeping -full network access -view network connections -install shortcuts
Zoiper IAX & SIP multilanguage and multiplatform (Windows, Linux and Mac OS X) softphone is a VoIP soft client, meant to work with any IP-based communications systems and infrastructure.
Zoiper Classic BIZ provides secure high-quality voice calls and conference, fax sending and receiving functionality, and enhanced IP-calling features wrapped in a compact interface and small download size.