F-Droid Alternatives

    F-Droid is described as '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' and is one of the leading apps in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to F-Droid for a variety of platforms, including Android, Online / Web-based, Android Tablet, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is Aurora Store, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like F-Droid are Google Play Store (Free), Aptoide (Free, Open Source), G-Droid (Free, Open Source) and APKPure (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 17, 2021

    1. Aurora Store is an unofficial, FOSS client to Google's Play Store with an elegant design. Not only does Aurora Store download, update, and search for apps like the Play Store, it also empowers the user with new features.
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      Almost everyone thinks Aurora Store is a great alternative to F-Droid.
      BEST AND SECURE APP STORE FOR ANDROID ALTERNATIVE OF GOOGLE PLAY
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      onkoe Open source is a bit of a stretch. This software uses proprietary services that still monitor your every move. F-Droid, in comparison, does not do this. As such, it doesn't really work as a true alternative. It is nice, though, to get Play Store exclusives without handing over your data, so it is still a must-have.
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    2. Google Play (formerly the Android Market) is an online store by Google for Android devices. Browse and search for apps, books, and movie rentals from your web browser or Android device.
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      Some users think Google Play Store is a great alternative to F-Droid, some don't.
      mecube Google Play is generally for developers, while F-Droid aims at open-source and free development
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    3. Aptoide is a distributed marketplace for mobile applications which runs on the Android operating system. In Aptoide, unlike the default Google Play Store, there is not a unique and centralized store but each user manages their own store.
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      Some users think Aptoide is a great alternative to F-Droid, some don't.
      Aptoide is not a repository for free and open source software.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      Better application and has much more apps to offer
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      An alternative client app to browse the F-Droid repository.
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      G-Droid vs F-Droid opinions
      Almost everyone thinks G-Droid is a great alternative to F-Droid.
      Same repository as F-Droid, but adds more information (such as author, and other apps by said author) Github/Gitlab(?) rating and release cycle/rolling stages. As of writing this (January 8, 2019) G-Droid is still BETA but very functional, I personally use it (along side F-Droid)
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    4. APKPure is a totally free APK downloader for Android phone and tablet. Download apk directly from Android market even without Google play store account.
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      Almost everyone thinks APKPure is a great alternative to F-Droid.
      Forcing my tablet into portrait mode!
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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    5. The project's aim is to promote free and open source software on the Android platform. Fossdroid takes its data from F-Droid, but organizes apps in an attractive, Google Play-like arrangement with the ability to view apps by popularity.
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      Almost everyone thinks Fossdroid is a great alternative to F-Droid.
    6. Aurora Droid is an unofficial, FOSS client to FDroid and FDroid-compatible repositories with an elegant design. Not only does Aurora Store download, update, and search for apps like the Official FDroid client, it also empowers the user with new features.
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      Almost everyone thinks Aurora Droid is a great alternative to F-Droid.
      aIternativeto Really modern and beautiful interface. It also comes with a setup, where you can setup additional repos that you'd normally have to search for. It really is the best alternative F-Droid client.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      aIternativeto Really modern and sleek interface. It has a setup that allows you to add additional repos which you'd normally find by searching online.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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    7. In an effort to make things easy, and maybe even fun, AndroidPolice.com created APK Mirror. Over the past several months, they've been working to build a smooth, reliable, trust-worthy site to host the downloads users love. You also can upload APKs to the site yourself.
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      Almost everyone thinks APKMirror is a great alternative to F-Droid.
    8. AppBrain is a website which makes sense out of the high number of apps available in the Google Play Store.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      • Linux Mobile
      • Advanced Package Tool
      Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions. A plugin system is used to access software from different sources. Plugins are provided for: Traditional package installation via PackageKit (e.g. Debian package, RPM).
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