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F-Droid

F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform.

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Avg rating of 4.6 (33)| 28 comments

What is F-Droid?

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 directly from there, if you can’t or don’t want to run the F-Droid client on your device.

All applications in the default repository must be Free and Open Source software – for example, released under a GPL or Apache license. Every effort is made to verify that this is actually the case, both by visual inspection of the source, and by building the application from the published source.

Software that reports user activity without permission (e.g. via Google Analytics) or tracks user behaviour (e.g. most advertising platforms) is specifically excluded from FDroid’s own repository, as is software with the primary purpose of interacting with a non-Free network service. You are, of course, free to set up your own repository for this kind of software – the server source is available, and the client will allow addition or removal of repositories as you see fit.

F-Droid originated as a fork of Aptoide. F-Droid can be installed from its website or from within Aptoide, but it is not available for download in Google Market.

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  1.  Privacy focusedF-Droid is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
  2.  Ad-freeF-Droid doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
  3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in F-Droid without registration.

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  • English

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Our users have written 28 comments and reviews about F-Droid, and it has gotten 617 likes

F-Droid was added to AlternativeTo by throckmortonqdirktwister on and this page was last updated . F-Droid is sometimes referred to as FDroid.

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coralof
  
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I use F-Droid in place of the proprietary Google Play Store or services, and it's served me well for years now. If you're looking to move away from Google and its data-munching services to something more open, private and secure, F-Droid is a must.

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egami
  
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It's getting better every month. The repository is growing and many good FOSS apps can be found. I always first search here and only if I can really not find what I'm looking for I will go to Googles PlayStore. Watch out when the Apps where last updated before you install them.

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Best package manager for FOSS android apps. Fast, free, well-maintained, good UI/UX, no bugs, good infrastructure, its success is deserved. Discovering new apps can be difficult but you can find tons of recommendations for good FOSS android apps out there.

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SayingNoToGAMAM
  
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Google Play Store

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mdvhimself
  
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It would be nice, however the tagging suck so much. The site on pc gives you totally different result compared to the phone app itself. Also there are no rating and feedback possibilites...should i go to github for every feedback? Speed is inconsistent, sometimes cant even find the apk.

Great project, but needs a few more years.

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eovy
  
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Must-have store on Android.

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onkoe
  
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Free and open source application manager that doesn't compromise the UX. It allows for custom repos so you can even download from other sources that aren't approved by F-Droid, and it auto-updates apps and stays out of the way. Wonderful little app for the great price of free!

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  • application-managers
  • android-apps

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