Best Shelter Alternatives in 2021

    Shelter is described as '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'. There are six alternatives to Shelter for Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is island, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Shelter are Parallel Space (Freemium), App Cloner (Freemium), Insular (Free, Open Source) and Secure Folder (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 29, 2021

    1. What is “Island” “Island” 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.
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    2. Clone and run multiple accounts of the same app on the same device.
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    3. 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.
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    4. “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.
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      • 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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    5. AppClone lets you copy apps and games so you can utilize multiple accounts, useful for having an app like Facebook for personal use and another copy for public use.
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