F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository
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Sync issues with f-droid official repo
Does any of you experienced issues with repo sync today? [UPDATE] Alarm returned. Now works as well as before. Probably did maintenance.

Sharing location with friends
What app do you use or recommend for sharing you location with family and friends? Google Maps can do this, but I'm looking for a non-Google option. Something in the OpenStreetMaps space would be the best. Telegram can also do it, but Telegram's feature is more optimized for short-term sharing, not continuous sharing.

What open source camera app do you use/recommend?
I am using OpenCamera, but would welcome suggestions: https://f-droid.org/en/packages/net.sourceforge.opencamera/

Application for contacts backup
I was missing auto export of contacts in cvs file in many FOSS contact manager apps. I came across this app, using it with syncthing is working like charm. Previously, I was using https://www.f-droid.org/packages/org.decsync.cc/ issue was that I could not restore backups.

[reddit comments](https://teddit.net/r/degoogle/comments/t3fydf/no_user_accounts_by_design_fdroid)

any FOSS equivalent to trucaller?
Moreover, is there something similar for SMS messages? I'd like to block both, phone calls and SMS messages, when the phone numbers try to impersonate those from real phone number owners. In my country it's common to get phone calls, and SMS messages, from phone numbers corresponding to real organizations, such as banks and government agencies (particularly those associated to taxes, legal, and so on). So I´d like something that indicates me the impersonating phone number is no the real one, for both phone calls and SMSs, so I can block those, and also I can block some coming from real orgs I'm not interested in answering, like banks offering vredit cads or health insurance, or things like that. But I'm looking for something hopefully not sharing information from me, not even statistics. So not sure there's one app or 2 apps on Android, which are FOSS, and hpefully under F-DROID, or with custom F_DROID repos, which is what I prefer... Thanks !

Lagrange browser pre-release for Gemini protocol
Highly suggest looking at this if you are interested in using Gemini (protocol) on Android. Very polished, seemingly feature complete. With Ariane gone, might be your best bet - Deedum is good but this has it beat.

This might be obscure, but I liked playing cribbage on my phone before I started using fdroid. Is there an ad-free version somewhere?

Is there some app that allows me to convert markdown to PDF on the go?
Hi. I use Joplin and quillnote to make notes on the go. But many times I need then as PDF. On the computer there in no problem but none of these allow me to export as PDF on my phone. Is there some app that allows me to do this?

Is Telegram FOSS legit?
I feel like someone tooling with a secure messaging app makes it less...reliable that its secure, despite yanking google play parts out of the code. Thoughts?

Which are your most useful apps?
And also why? Some recommendations? Some app that you think that is not as famous as it should be? Etc etc

What launcher you recommend the most on fdroid?
Hi. Im very happy right now with smart launcher. But I would like something fully open source. I want something minimal, but that allows me to have desktop pictures, because I make my own wallpapers. Also it would be good to create folders or apo categories. Thank you.

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/72182 > I've been trying this out for a week, and really like it so far. Loads a bit faster than firefox, and has good ad blocking out of the box.

Hey, I just bought an android phone recently. Can you recommend me some apps?
I'm kind of new to android. F-droid is kind of hard to navigate. some apps doesn't load their thumbnails and some doesn't even have them at all. It's hard to decide which ones are good other than how recent It's updated. What I need atm: - Music player - Writing / Note taking - Diary app - VPN? - Maps - Messenger app - Social media / Fediverse frontends (if it exists) - Peertube client (to upload and manage videos) - Reminders / To do list app You can recommend me any android apps that might be useful.

How do you clone apps?
There's a lot of proprietary apps to make unlimited clones of any app you want, but is there a FOSS method? I know Shelter and Insular let you make one work profile clone, that's all though.

How do you save your bookmarks?
Do you put them in a notes app somewhere, in a browser, or something else? I'm hoping there's an app where you can put them in privately, organize them by tags, and search with those.

Unarchiver tool on Fdroid? (untar, unzip,…)
Maybe my search-fu is abandoning me here but every once a while I need to unextract an archive, do you have recommendations ? Don't want to install stuff from Aurora just for this.

The Cesium and Ğchange applications are available on F-droid
The Cesium (wallet) and Ğchange (classifieds) applications are available via a third-party repository.

a list of some f-droid apps I installed to get you started
Might be helpful to f-droid users to know what others are installing so here's some of mine. ## Web & email * [Fennec](https://f-droid.org/packages/org.mozilla.fennec_fdroid) basically firefox for android with proprietary blobs removed * [K-9 Mail](https://f-droid.org/packages/com.fsck.k9) ## social networking apps * [Fedilab](https://f-droid.org/packages/fr.gouv.etalab.mastodon) to browse mastodon, find it's long press options really convenient for accounts across multiple instances. You can also use it for stuff like friendica but I find that awkward since it's still using a UI meant for twitter-likes. * [lemmur](https://f-droid.org/packages/com.krawieck.lemmur) for lemmy and [RedReader](https://f-droid.org/packages/org.quantumbadger.redreader) for Reddit ## media/document viewers * [NewPipe](https://f-droid.org/packages/org.schabi.newpipe) to stream youtube. * [AntennaPod](https://f-droid.org/packages/de.danoeh.antennapod) to subscribe and listen to podcasts * [VLC](https://f-droid.org/packages/org.videolan.vlc), the Swiss army knife of media playback. Can play pretty much any local file and supports streaming(IPTV and the like) via m3u files. * [Librera PRO](https://f-droid.org/packages/com.foobnix.pro.pdf.reader) for epubs, PDF, cbz ect ## Misc android utils * [AnySoftKeyboard](https://f-droid.org/packages/com.menny.android.anysoftkeyboard) virtual keyboard/ime with suggestions * [Apk Extractor](https://f-droid.org/packages/axp.tool.apkextractor) * [Aurora Store](https://f-droid.org/packages/com.aurora.store) to update webview * [G-Droid](https://f-droid.org/packages/org.gdroid.gdroid) an f-droid client with a UI I like and it supports reviews via a mastodon account. * [KDE Connect](https://f-droid.org/packages/org.kde.kdeconnect_tp) for various linux desktop integration things * [Lawnchair](https://f-droid.org/packages/ch.deletescape.lawnchair.plah) is what I use as my home screen app * [Material Files](https://f-droid.org/packages/me.zhanghai.android.files) file manager, find it to be more stable than amaze and it can extract several varieties of tar.* files as well as compressing 7z/tar.xz/zip. * [RHVoice](https://f-droid.org/packages/com.github.olga_yakovleva.rhvoice.android) tts engine with English and Russian support and [TTS Util](https://f-droid.org/packages/com.danefinlay.ttsutil) which I can input text which RHVoice will use * [Termux](https://f-droid.org/packages/com.termux) terminal emulator with packages ## Games * [Shattered Pixel Dungeon](https://f-droid.org/packages/com.shatteredpixel.shatteredpixeldungeon) fun roguelike with cute graphics. * [Frozen Bubble](https://f-droid.org/packages/org.jfedor.frozenbubble) puzzle bubble like game with multiplayer support. * [Vector Pinball](https://f-droid.org/packages/com.dozingcatsoftware.bouncy) Post made using [List My Apps](https://f-droid.org/packages/de.onyxbits.listmyapps) and [Markor](https://f-droid.org/packages/net.gsantner.markor)

lemmur | F-Droid - Free and Open Source Android App Repository
A good inaugural post for this com.

Known Repositories - F-Droid
List of known repos that can be used with F-Droid. Might help anyone getting started who wants to see more software. [IzzyOnDroid](https://apt.izzysoft.de/fdroid/) is highly recommended to really flesh out F-Droid.

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    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.

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