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Island Alternatives

Island is described as 'Sandbox environment to clone selected apps and isolate them from accessing your personal data' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Island for a variety of platforms, including Android, Android Tablet, F-Droid, Firefox and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Sandboxie Plus, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Island are Shelter, Firefox Multi-account Containers, Insular and Temporary Containers.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Android

Sandbox environment to clone selected apps and isolate them from accessing your personal data.

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  1. Sandboxie Plus creates a sandbox-like isolated operating environment in which applications can be run or installed without permanently modifying the local or mapped drive.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineSandboxie Plus can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Sandboxie runs your programs in an isolated space
  2. Shelter icon

    Shelter

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    Shelter is a Free and Open-Source (FOSS) app that leverages the “Work Profile” feature of Android to provide an isolated space that you can install or clone apps into.

    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportShelter support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedShelter is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  3. The Firefox Multi-Account Containers extension lets you carve out a separate box for each of your online lives – no more opening a different browser just to check your work email! Here is a quick video showing you how it works.

    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportFirefox Multi-account Containers support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ CustomizableFirefox Multi-account Containers is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  4. Insular icon

    Insular

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    “Insular” is a sandbox environment to clone selected apps and isolate them from accessing your personal data outside the sandbox (including call logs, contacts, photos and etc) even if related permissions are granted. Device-bound data (SMS, IMEI and etc) is still accessible.

    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportInsular support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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  5. Temporary Containers icon

    Temporary Containers

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Firefox

    Easily open disposable containers that isolate attached data and are deleted after usage: Fully automatic, based on navigation-target, for certain websites, with configured mouse clicks on links or just by using the toolbar icon.

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  6. App Cloner icon

    App Cloner

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    App Cloner is a specialized tool that lets you create and install copies of your existing Android apps so you can do things like utilize multiple logins at various apps such as Facebook and Skype.

    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportApp Cloner support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
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    Parallel Space

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Parallel Space lets you clone and run multiple accounts of the same app simultaneously, and use themes to style your unique space.

    ⚫︎ Multiple Account supportParallel Space support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    ⚫︎ CustomizableParallel Space is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  8. FreezeYou! icon

    FreezeYou!

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid

    An android application that can disable packages by default.

    ⚫︎ Root requiredRequires root to use FreezeYou!, mainly relevant for Android apps.
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  9. Containerise icon

    Containerise

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Firefox

    Firefox extension to automatically open websites in a container. Map multiple domains and subdomain to a container with simple CSV based config. Once mapped, this extension will always open the site in a container. This behavior is disabled in private mode.

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  10. Secure Folder icon

    Secure Folder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Samsung Secure Folder lets you put to use the power of defence-grade Samsung Knox security platform to protect your files with a private, encrypted space on your phone.

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