powerZwitch's Top 10 FOSS: Android

FOSS = Free Open Source Software

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  1. AnySoftKeyboard icon

    Customizable Android on-screen keyboard for multiple languages.

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  2. Etar icon

    Material design open source calendar for Android.

    • Calendar App
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
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    Etar screenshot 1
  3. F-Droid icon

    The F-Droid Repository is an easily-installable catalogue of free and open source apps for Android. With F-Droid, it's easy to browse and install apps on your device, and keep track of updates. You can also browse the repository with a web browser, and download the app...

    • App Store
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
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  4. Firefox Focus icon

    Firefox Focus is the Mozilla-made browser that considers your privacy first and foremost. By default, it blocks ad-trackers and it helps keep things secure by providing easy ways to clear your browsing history, including passwords and cookies.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
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  5. Forecastie icon

    Forecastie is a great app for staying updated with the surrounding weather conditions. Forecastie is designed to be as simple and intuitive as possible. This app uses OpenWeatherMap as a data channel and the weather updates are tiny so that you would not use up any significant...

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  6. Ghost Commander icon

    Ghost Commander is a file manager with two panels for the Android™ platform. Its development was inspired by the famous (Norton|Midnight|Total) Commander desktop applications, so if you are familiar with those great programs, you will find Ghost Commander a familiar and very...

    • File Manager
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
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    Ghost Commander screenshot 1
  7. GNU IceCat icon

    Gnuzilla is the GNU version of the Mozilla suite, and GNU IceCat is the GNU version of the Mozilla Firefox browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software.

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  8. Mozilla Firefox icon

    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.

    • Web Browser
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • BSD
    • iPad
    • AppImageHub
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • Flatpak
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • Gecko
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    Startpage
  9. OsmAnd icon

    OsmAnd is a map and navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality OpenStreetMap data.

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  10. Standard Notes icon

    Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, iOS, Android, Linux, Windows, MacOS, and web browser.

    • Note-taking Tool
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
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    Standard Notes screenshot 1

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browsingandstuff
CommentJan 20, 2019

Interesting list, I've heard of GNU IceCat before but I'm not really sure what are the actual advantages over Firefox in terms of security updates and such. It feels a bit like Waterfox in that regard, or am I missing something?

There's also bit a bit of a controversial news with Focus adding Google Safebrowsing and while may be good for security, it does the opposite for privacy (and it can't be disabled as in regular Firefox ).

Mozilla Blog

In order to provide our users with another GeckoView sneak peek and something to test, we’re proud to also provide a new feature today: Thanks to in-browser security warnings, your mobile web browsing will now be a lot less risky. Firefox Focus will check URLs against Google’s constantly updated lists of unsafe web resources, which includes phishing and other fraudulent sites, and will provide an alert if you reach an unsafe site. You may then either follow to safety, or ignore to continue navigating to the requested site. After all, we value users’ right to choose how to browse, and want to make sure they’re able to make informed choices.

I'm also curious about Etar Calendar but I feel more inclined to use [https://alternativeto.net/software/simple-calendar/], but I like the material design look so I'll give it a try.

[Edited by browsingandstuff, January 20]

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