Might be helpful to f-droid users to know what others are installing so here’s some of mine.

Web & email

  • Fennec basically firefox for android with proprietary blobs removed

  • K-9 Mail

social networking apps

  • Fedilab 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 for lemmy and RedReader for Reddit

media/document viewers

  • NewPipe to stream youtube.

  • AntennaPod to subscribe and listen to podcasts

  • 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 for epubs, PDF, cbz ect

Misc android utils

  • AnySoftKeyboard virtual keyboard/ime with suggestions

  • Apk Extractor

  • Aurora Store to update webview

  • G-Droid an f-droid client with a UI I like and it supports reviews via a mastodon account.

  • KDE Connect for various linux desktop integration things

  • Lawnchair is what I use as my home screen app

  • Material 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 tts engine with English and Russian support and TTS Util which I can input text which RHVoice will use

  • Termux terminal emulator with packages

Games

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Lessgoo
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My keyboard is florisboard(the beta version). Its incredible!

@NotAGinger
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adaway to block ads. insular to seperate/randomly delete work profiles. hacker’s keyboard for keyboards. materialistic for hacker’s news. infinity for reddit. frost for facebook.

@Coder
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some more apps that haven’t been mentioned here:

LibreTorrent

Just (Video) Player

Handy News Reader

Tusky

Openboard

Riseup VPN

Dessalines
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Was just about to recommend tusky, I like it a lot better than fedilab.

@Echedenyan
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During a time between 2018 and 2019 I stopped recommending Tusky because it sent too much requests to a Mastodon server I managed per client and with just a client, mod_evasive in Apache with my adapted configuration arrived to the limit in comparison with Fedilab doing the same tasks.

Apache access.log file showed that was Tusky sending a lot of request to have up-to-date statuses and could not be configured.

@speedmaker_5
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why do you like Tusky better than Fedilab? I’m trying to decide which of the two to use.

Dessalines
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I don’t really remember because it was a while since I tried fedilab. I just remember tusky being a lot cleaner and lighter, and better notifs.

@Echedenyan
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Just (Video) Player doesn’t work with OGG Theora video. It seems it is an issue from a FLOSS Google project they are based on.

samuraikid
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Bromite browser and bromite webview you should use it

@fossdd
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Bromite is a good Browser, if you like Google’s UI. The bromite webview requires root. That’s why I don’t use it.

samuraikid
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well there’s no other webview avaiable… and bromite is un googled

@fossdd
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Yep.

@cheer
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For email, FairEmail’s gotta be my favorite mobile client. It’s much more polished and has a better interface than K9 imo.

I don’t really like the interface of the official F-Droid app or Aurora Store, so I use FoxyDroid instead.

To help me study Japanese, I use Hibi to keep a journal, and Goodtime as a pomodoro timer. I also use AnkiDroid when I’m away from my computer.

I use Husky to keep up with my Pleroma account, and Infinity to look at Reddit. QKSMS and Simple Gallery replace my stock apps.

There’s also the Arch Forums app and Deedum, used for browsing gemini sites, that I browse from time to time.

SeerLite
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Foxy is really great! Has worked on most of my devices without trouble (whereas F-Droid and Aurora always had some bug). I haven’t tried G-Droid from OP though.

@Echedenyan
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BTW, when you install K-9 Mail, try the last version in the list of versions and not the “suggested”. They had a hard change in the interface making it adaptative to the current “trend”.

@Echedenyan
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A friend tested SimpleEmail which was based on FairMail and liked it better for its simplicity in comparison.

Dessalines
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Fairemail is my favorite too.

@Ratoeira547
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Conversations is a great XMPP client, most android clients are based on Conversations.

@ihaphleas
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And Conversations is totally free on F-Droid

Rugged Raccoon
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KOReader is pretty good in terms of usability and features. Haven’t had any major issues so far.

Dessalines
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Dsub is an excellent open source android music player that works with subsonic.

@talkinwhip
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Last update was 5 years ago, though? Any recommendation for a music player from local storage?

@Tgraswe
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Vinyl is an awesome fork of Phonograph.

Dessalines
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I think it still gets updates, just not on f-droid, I had to download an apk for that one.

@fossdd
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Look at the buttom of the file: https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/-/blob/master/metadata/github.daneren2005.dsub.yml

There is a unknown maven repo ‘http://4thline.org/m2’ that disables the f-droid build.

Dessalines
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I just know that the project is open source, had commits less than 2 weeks ago: https://github.com/daneren2005/Subsonic

@Echedenyan
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If it not on F-Droid I don’t trust at all. Amaze was removed for including non-free undetected blobs from last releases a year ago if I remember.

Material Files came as a replacement later without non-free dependencies but not always is like that.

@rish
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Phonograph?

@Reaton
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Phonograph is good but if you want all the feature you must purchase the pro version or compile it yourself from the github repo.

I find VLC perfect for playing music but it might be overkill to just use it for this use though.

@ihaphleas
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You should list messengers, maps (I assume OsmAnd+) how you access Google Play Store … since neither WhatsApp nor Signal are on F-Droid … Telegram is though.

Also, so you use something like Samsung Secure Folder for the work profile, to sandbox certain apps, files, etc.?

@Reaton
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I personally use Langis (from this repo) as a signal client

@ihaphleas
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Says it’s not available…for now, I would trust the Signal code more, more eyes on them

@someone
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I also use Ariane for browsing gemini, Revolution IRC for chat and used to use Nihonoari for studying kana.

@talkinwhip
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Speaking of Gemini. I’ve heard of it but never came around to use it. What are good places for one to start them off?

jacques malchance
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have a read here https://gemini.circumlunar.space/ and then you can browse some capsules.

gemini://medusae.space/ is a great annotated directory of capsules.

I use Ariane on my phone and Amfora on my computer. Sometimes Lagrange.

My capsule is here gemini://gemini.bbbhltz.space but if you click around I also have a set of capsules that I like to visit on there.

@talkinwhip
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Thanks for the Tipps. It’s fun and feels quite personal (just like the fediverse, I see why its liked in here), feels very web 1.0. I also quite enjoyed your personal capsule.

@someone
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I personally just go to gemini://geminispace.info, click “Known Gemini Hosts” and try the ones that are there.

@cheer
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You can also take a look at !gemini@lemmy.ml.

@Blackdoom
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I’m trying Thor as a web browser. Some options are missing but I really like it. Blokada to block ads without root.

@rish
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I just use the website for Lemmy and Reddit.

Elbullazul
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I’d like to know why you prefer K9 over FairEmail?

Ephera
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With K9-Mail, you should mind that they’re working on a major UI overhaul, and you can manually select the overhauled version for installation by scrolling down on the F-Droid page and choosing one of the 5.7xx versions.

I assume they’re still polishing things up, but yeah, it’s been stable enough for my daily use for a few months already.

dm9pZCAq
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because k9 has a cleaner interface and doesn’t impose purchase of pro versions

@Echedenyan
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Because of that, I think was why SimpleEmail was born.

Elbullazul
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Good list. I like having a separate music app, but VLC can do it well enough that I don’t mind

@onlooker
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Give Vanilla Music a shot. I install it on every Android phone I own, even if the phone came with a default music app (which is usually shit). It also has a couple of add-ons you can install through F-Droid like plugins for lyrics, cover fetcher, etc.

@Echedenyan
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OwO. We like same games. I finished Frozen Bubble puzzle list.

In Vector Pinball I need training in the other tables different of the main one.

In Shattered Pixel Dungeon, I arrived to the city a couple of times with the Archer but always die because of magick attacks at distance.

@talkinwhip
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Hang around doors or grass and melee them. Those magic mobs are the scariest things in the game because they can debuff your equipment but they are quite tame at melee range. If one sees you from a distance either use a displacement stone to get to them, potion of invisibility, yellow seed (which stops time) or one of the artifacts that can help (chains, hourglass). Just don’t let them magic attack you. The fireballs and frostballs take double damage from the opposite element - use that and fight the fireballs on water.

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