My Android Setup

These are all the apps I use on my android. Most of the software listed her is open source and available on F-Droid store. You may wonder why firefox is not included being one of the infamous open source app. I feel firefox is slow on android and it's UI is not the best on android. I don't use any antivirus software because they make your device slow instead of making it faster, most of them spy on you instead of keeping spys out of your device and they are useless.

  • Tabby

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Website

    Tabby is a simple, beautiful timetable application to track your school schedule. You can add tasks, change theme with available dark mode and choose language (english, hungarian, german, spanish).

    The app is available on desktop as an Small Electron iconElectron app and has also been ported to native using Small React Native iconReact Native as well as to mobile (untested but still ported).


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  • Twidere

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    Tired of seeing ads and promotions in your timeline, being disrupted by tweets from bots and people you don't like, or just want a pure Twitter experience back like the good old days? Try Twidere for Twitter!

    Twidere is an open source, fully featured Twitter/Mastodon/StatusNet/Fanfou app.


    • 100% Material Design
    • Classic reply style w/ advantages of 140 characters reply
    • Restore 'Favorite' (?) instead of 'Like' (??)
    • Schedule tweets even when you're offline by Buffer
    • Tweet with photos, videos
    • Search & share GIFs by GIPHY
    • Powerful mute filters
    • Night mode
    • Multiple account support
    • Fully customizable tabs
    • Powerful custom API settings
    • Free*, open source, NO ads, forever!

    *: A small amount of features requires in app payments to activate.


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  • Identiconizer!

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    This is a port of ChameleonOS' contact identicons feature with some additional features and fixes. When enabled, new contacts will be assigned a unique identicon instead of the default picture.


    Use identicons for newly created contacts. A service is normally used to detect new contacts. If you use the Xposed Framework, you can enable Identiconizer! as a module instead to integrate the application into the system.
    Choose from five different identicon styles: Retro, Contemporary, Spirograph, Dot Matrix and Gmail.
    Specify the identicon sizes, from 96x96 up to 720x720 (256x256 max on ICS.)
    Choose a custom background color for the created identicons.
    Create identicons for all contacts without a photo in one go.
    Remove identicons from all contacts that have one set.
    Contacts list to add/remove Identicon to/from wanted contacts only.


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  • TrebleShot

    Free Android Website

    Send and receive files over available connections
    Share your videos and songs within the application
    There is no limit.


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  • WireGuard

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... BSD Website

    WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN. WireGuard is designed as a general purpose VPN for running on embedded interfaces and super computers alike, fit for many different circumstances. Initially released for the Linux kernel, it plans to be cross-platform and widely deployable. It is currently under heavy development, but already it might be regarded as the most secure, easiest to use, and simplest VPN solution in the industry.


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  • Voice

    Free Android F-Droid Website

    You just add your main audiobook folder and every folder in there will be recognised as a single book. That keeps your library simple and tidy.


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  • VLC Media Player

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Apple Watch Apple TV Kindle Fire Haiku Website

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework. Owned by the non-profit organization VideoLAN.


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  • UserLAnd

    Free Android Website

    UserLAnd provides the easiest way to run GNU/Linux Distros on Android.

    Run full linux distros or specific applications on top of Android.
    Install and uninstall like a regular app.
    No root required.

    There are two ways to use UserLAnd

    Using single-click apps:
    Click an app.
    Fill out the required information.
    You're good to go!

    Using user-defined custom sessions:
    Define a session - This describes what filesystem you are going to use, and what kind of service you want to use when connecting to it (ssh or vnc).
    Define a filesystem - This describes what distribution of Linux you want to install.
    Once defined, just tap on the session to start up. This will download necessary assets, setup the filesystem, start the server, and connect to it. This will take several minutes for the first start up, but will be quicker afterwards.


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  • TRIfA

    Free Android Website

    It uses the Tox protocol which is Peer to Peer, it will have a higher battery usage than other Messenger apps.

    If you are stuck with Antox or uTox (µTox) for Android, try this Tox Client that was especially optimized for Android.


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  • Tor Browser

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

    The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.

    The Tor Browser lets you use Small Tor iconTor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained.


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  • Termux

    Free Android Android Tablet F-Droid zsh Bash Website

    A terminal emulator and Unix environment bringing powerful terminal access to your Android-powered devices.


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  • Syncthing

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... BSD Self-Hosted F-Droid Cloudron Website

    Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored.


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  • Slide for Reddit

    Free Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Apple Watch Website

    Slide for Reddit is a rock-solid material-designed unofficial browser for Reddit with an easy to use UI and tons of customization. Slide is ad-free, open source, and is packed with many unique features.


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  • Simple Keyboard

    Free Android Website


    • Small size (<1MB)
    • Adjustable keyboard height for more screen space
    • Number row
    • Navigation keys
    • Custom theme colors
    • Minimal permissions (only Vibrate)
    • Ads-free

    Feature it doesn't have and probably will never have:

    • Emojis
    • GIFs
    • Spell checker
    • Swipe typing

    Application is open-source. Licensed under Apache License Version 2.


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  • Silence

    Free Android Website

    Protect your communication in transit and on your phone. Silence (formerly SMSSecure) 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.


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  • Signal

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

    Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media or attachments all with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data.

    • Say Anything - Send high-quality group, text, picture, and video messages, all without SMS and MMS fees.
    • Speak Freely - Make crystal-clear phone calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges.
    • Be Yourself - Signal uses your existing phone number and address book. There are no separate logins, usernames, passwords, or PINs to manage or lose.
    • Stay Secure - We cannot hear your conversations or see your messages, and no one else can either. No exceptions. You can even tap and hold on a contact's name to see advanced identity verification options. Everything in Signal is always end-to-end encrypted and painstakingly engineered in order to keep your communication safe.
    • Go Fast - Signal is optimized for speed without compromise. Our state-of-the-art Axolotl protocol is unmatched in its performance, strength, and reliability.
    • Remain Connected - Push notifications let you know when new messages have arrived, and they'll be waiting for you even if your battery dies or you temporarily lose service.
    • Get Organized - Unique archive functionality makes it easy to keep track of the conversations that matter to you right now.
    • Pay Nothing - Signal is supported by a team of dedicated developers, community donations, and grants. There are no advertisements, and it doesn't cost anything to use.
    • View Source - All of our code is free, open, and available on GitHub ( ).
    • Join Movements - Technology developed by Open Whisper Systems is trusted and used by millions of people around the world every day.


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  • Send Reduced

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    Send Reduced lets you send reduced resolution photos by email with the minimum number of taps. When sharing a photo, just choose "Send Reduced". The first time, you'll have to choose the email (or other) app you want to use with it, but if you set the checkmark to make this permanent, next time you won't even have to do that--as soon as you choose "Send Reduced", you'll be in the email (or other) app.

    You can also use Send Reduced to attach a reduced photo--when choosing the attachment from your email app, first time choose the Gallery and set a checkmark, and next time you'll automatically get the photo from the gallery and reduce it.


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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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  • 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

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


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  • QuickDic Offline Dictionary

    Free Android Website

    QuickDic offline multilingual translation dictionary.

    • Multi-lingual dictionaries between many language pairs.
    • FREE, ad-free, and open-source!
    • Dictionaries stored on SD card (works offline!)
    • Create your own dictionaries.


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  • ProtonMail

    Freemium Web Android iPhone iPad Website

    Secure email with absolutely no compromises, brought to you by MIT and CERN scientists.

    Swiss Based
    ProtonMail is incorporated in Switzerland and our servers are located in Switzerland. We are outside of US and EU jurisdiction and all user data is protected by strict Swiss privacy laws.

    Zero Access
    Because of our end-to-end encryption, your data is already encrypted by the time it reaches our servers. We have no access to your messages, and since we cannot decrypt them, we cannot share them with third parties.

    Backwards Compatible
    ProtonMail works out of any modern web browser, there is nothing to install. We are also backwards compatible with other email providers so you can continue sending and receiving emails from friends who are not using ProtonMail.

    Forever Free
    We believe privacy is a fundamental human right and should be available for everyone. That's why we offer multi-tiered pricing including a free version that anyone can use. Let's bring privacy back to the people!

    Fully Anonymous
    We do not log IP addresses or require any personal information to sign up. We accept bitcoin and cash payments for paid accounts to ensure even paid account users have complete privacy.

    Cross Platform
    ProtonMail works on all devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It's as simple as visiting our site and logging in. There are no plugins or apps to install - simply use your favorite web browser.


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  • OpenVPN

    Freemium Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Self-Hosted Cloudron Website

    OpenVPN provides flexible VPN solutions to secure your data communications, whether it's for Internet privacy, remote access for employees, securing IoT, or for networking Cloud data centers.


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  • OpenKeychain

    Free Android Android Tablet K-9 Mail Website

    OpenKeychain helps you communicate more privately and securely. It uses high-quality modern encryption to ensure that your messages can be read only by the people you send them to, others can send you messages that only you can read, and these messages can be digitally signed so the people getting them are sure who sent them. OpenKeychain is based on the well established OpenPGP standard making encryption compatible across your devices and operating systems.

    Modern encryption is based on digital “keys”. OpenKeychain stores and manages your keys, and those of the people you communicate with, on your Android. It also helps you find others’ keys online, and interchange keys by touching devices. But its most frequent use is in using those keys to encrypt and decrypt messages.


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  • Open Contacts

    Free Android Website

    Even though we are not having any problem sharing our mobile number with all third parties, people in our phone book might have. We should not be sharing their contact information online. So, keep your contacts safe in a different database. This app saves contacts in its own database seperate from android contacts. This way no other app would be able to access contacts. Can be used in place of your default phone(dialer) app. It can import contacts from vCard files. So we can export Android contacts and import into this app. Maintains call log as well coz Android call log app would not be able to show name of contact. Also shows the person's name upon recieving call.


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