Apps to liberate your phone using F-Droid

F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.

Please share name of the apps you have used or using from F-Droid. And share how useful they are for you?

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Key Board
Any soft keyboard: A keyboard where you can change the themes , key positions, low power mode,languages, icon packs.

Ad-blocker:
Blokada:No root needed, better battery life

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Blokada is my favorite Ad-Blocker too.
It helps me blocking most of the ads.

OSMAnd is my favourite app. I just can’t go to a new place without downloading offline maps before hand. Helps a lot knowing where you are. It does need good volunteer contributed as pre condition.

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OSMAnd does best navigation for me.

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Exodus privacy helps me audit trackers and pemissions in my phone.

Get it here on F-droid:
https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.eu.exodus_privacy.exodusprivacy/

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@Yuvraj I love how Exodus privacy analyzes Android applications in order to list the embedded trackers.

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**DOWNLOAD MANAGER *
Download Navi :It supports upto 16 threads ,and has neat UI ,it can be integrated to all browsers without any other add-on

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**libre torrent ** is a good alternative for u torrent and best part is its free and doesn’t contain any adds
Here u find it on f-droid : LibreTorrent (Manage, download and share files) - https://f-droid.org/app/org.proninyaroslav.libretorrent

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Feeder: Feeder is a fully free/libre feed reader. It supports all common feed formats, including JSONFeed. It doesn’t track you. It doesn’t require any setup. It doesn’t even need you to create an account! Just setup your feeds, or import them from your old reader via OPML, then get on with syncing and reading. - https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.nononsenseapps.feeder/

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NewPipe: Newpipe is a Lightweight YouTube frontend that’s supposed to be used without the proprietary YouTube-API or any of Google’s (proprietary) play-services. NewPipe only parses the YouTube website in order to gain the information it needs. It is now availabe in local languages too -https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.schabi.newpipe/

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FreeOTP: FreeOTP is a two-factor authentication (2FA) application for systems utilizing one-time password protocols (OTP). Tokens can be added easily by scanning a QR-code or by manually entering in the token configuration. It is an alternative for google authenticator. and it works amazing. - https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.fedorahosted.freeotp/

Shelter : I personally love this App this Application helps in cloning of apps and you can even maintain different profiles, you can also disable one account if it is not in use and to enable it back you need to authenticate with a password. for details follow this link- https://f-droid.org/en/packages/net.typeblog.shelter/

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@kajaharisai It’s so cool how newpipe scrapes for video and meta-data on YouTube without using the YouTube API or displaying advertisements.

**open camera ** is a camera app which has pro mode which you can adjust iso , white balance ,exposure etc and also have face detection HDR support
Here u can find in f-droid : Open Camera (Camera App) - https://f-droid.org/app/net.sourceforge.opencamera

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App of the Day

Day 1

F-Droid

F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.

For more about F-Droid:

https://f-droid.org/en/

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App of the Day

Day 2

NewPipe

NewPipe is a free and open-source media player app that is most well-known as a YouTube client. It is only available in the F-Droid software repository and is only for Android devices. It can be used as an alternative to the official YouTube app.

For more about NewPipe:
https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.schabi.newpipe/

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App of the Day

Day 3

Exodus Privacy

εxodus analyzes Android applications in order to list the embedded trackers. A tracker is a piece of software meant to collect data about you or your usages. So, εxodus reports tell you what are the ingredients of the cake. εxodus does not decompile applications, its analysis technic is legal.

The εxodus website allows you to:

look at an Android application report with its search engine
analyze an Android application by submitting its identifier

For more about Exodus Privacy:
https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.eu.exodus_privacy.exodusprivacy/

App of the Day

Day 4

OsmAnd

OsmAnd+ (OSM Automated Navigation Directions) is a map and navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality OpenStreetMap (OSM) data.
Enjoy voice and optical navigation, viewing POIs (points of interest), creating and managing GPX tracks, using contour lines visualization and altitude info, a choice between driving, cycling, pedestrian modes, OSM editing and much more.

For more about OsmAnd:
https://osmand.net

Some of the main features:
Navigation
• Works online (fast) or offline (no roaming charges when you are abroad)
• Turn-by-turn voice guidance (recorded and synthesized voices)
• Optional lane guidance, street name display, and estimated time of arrival
• Supports intermediate points on your itinerary
• Automatic re-routing whenever you deviate from the route
• Search for places by address, by type (e.g.: restaurant, hotel, gas station, museum), or by geographical coordinates

Map Viewing
• Display your position and orientation
• Optionally align the picture according to compass or your direction of motion
• Save your most important places as Favorites
• Display POIs (point of interests) around you
• Display specialized online tiles, satellite view (from Bing), different overlays like touring/navigation GPX tracks and additional layers with customizable transparency
• Optionally display place names in English, local, or phonetic spelling

Use OSM and Wikipedia Data
• High-quality information from the best collaborative projects of the world
• OSM data available per country or region
• Wikipedia POIs, great for sightseeing
• Unlimited free downloads, directly from the app
• Compact offline vector maps updated at least once a month

• Selection between complete region data and just road network (Example: All of Japan is 700 MB or 200 MB for the road network only)

Safety Features
• Optional automated day/night view switching
• Optional speed limit display, with reminder if you exceed it
• Optional speed-dependent zooming
• Share your location so that your friends can find you

Bicycle and Pedestrian Features
• Viewing foot, hiking, and bike paths, great for outdoor activities
• Special routing and display modes for bike and pedestrian
• Optional public transport stops (bus, tram, train) including line names
• Optional trip recording to local GPX file or online service
• Optional speed and altitude display
• Display of contour lines and hill-shading (via additional plugin)

App of the Day

Day 5

FreeOTP

FreeOTP is a soft token authenticator that can be used for two-factor authentication. It provides implementations of HOTP and TOTP. Tokens can be added by scanning a QR code or by manually entering in the token configuration. FreeOTP can be used as a replacement for Google Authenticator even when logging into Google services. It is maintained by Red Hat under the Apache 2.0 license. It is available for Android and iOS.

For more about FreeOTP:
https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.fedorahosted.freeotp/

File Manager

OI File Manager is one the file manager that I have been using for couple of months. I am using Android One Mobile and it doesn’t come with any file manger pre-installed. It is easy to use.

VPN

I have been Bit Mask VPN for quite some time now. It is easy and also lets us use vpn anonymously without logging in.

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