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The 14 Most Useful Open-Source Apps

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In this article are the 14 most useful and practical Open-Source apps that can help you in your everyday activities.

 

If you are wondering what Open-Source is, it is a program that has fully Open-Source code(the code can be audited, viewed and modified by the user) so users can see all activites and permission.
But most of the users on the Internet use Closed-Source apps.

This list is my personal suggestions and opinions, i did not get paid to advertise these apps and i dont own any of those apps, i have used and still use every app on the list.

 

1. Posidon Launcher

Posidon Launcher is a one page launcher that aims to be minimalistic, simple and practical to use, it has many useful features that other closed-source competitors lack.

Pros:
1. Minimalistic
2. Hide Apps
3. Customizable Icon Packs
4. Customizable Colors
5. Customizable Fonts

Cons:
1. Only one page available
2. Can only list apps by name and color

F-Droid Link: https://f-droid.org/packages/posidon.launcher


2. AntennaPod

AntennaPod is relatevly popular podcast app

Pros:
1. Simple Interface
2. Large Database of Podcasts
3. Downloadable Podcasts

Cons:
1. None

F-Droid Link: https://f-droid.org/packages/de.danoeh.antennapod


3.KeePassDX

KeepassDX is a password manager that uses .kdbx files as databases of stored passwords and has strong encryption types to secure them.

Pros:
1. Strong Encryption
2. Practical Design

Cons:
1. None

F-Droid Link: https://f-droid.org/packages/com.kunzisoft.keepass.libre


4. Aurora Store

Aurora Store is a Play Store client that lets you use the Play Store without a account.

Pros:
1. Use without an Account

Cons:
1. None

F-Droid Link: https://f-droid.org/packages/com.aurora.store

 


5. Open Camera

Open Camera is a non-intrusive camera app

Pros:
1. Simple interface
2. Advanced Photography features

Cons:
1. None

F-Droid Link: https://f-droid.org/packages/net.sourceforge.opencamera

 


6.Barinsta

A feature rich Instagram client that lets you browse without distractions.

Pros:
1. Good interface
2. Uses minimal data

Cons:
1. Cannot post images or stories

F-Droid Link: https://f-droid.org/packages/me.austinhuang.instagrabber


7.OsmAnd+

OsmAnd+ is a navigation and map app that has advanced features like downloading a whole map of a country to view offline.

Pros:
1. Download offline maps
2. Users can contribute
3. Dark mode
4. Trip recordings
5. Detailed maps

Cons:
1. None

F-Droid Link: https://f-droid.org/packages/net.osmand.plus


8.Newpipe

Newpipe is a feature rich Youtube client that lets you watch and download videos.

Pros:
1. Frequently updated
2. Downloadable videos

Cons:
1. None

F-Droid Link: https://f-droid.org/packages/org.schabi.newpipe


9.OpenBoard

OpenBoard is a Open-Source keyboard thats fully customizable and versatile and in the same time does not spy on you.

Pros:
1. Privacy centered
2. Customizable

Cons:
1. None

F-Droid Link: https://f-droid.org/packages/org.dslul.openboard.inputmethod.latin

10. Slide

Slide is a useful Reddit client.

Pros:
1. Feature rich
2. Downloadable subreddits

Cons:
1. None

F-Droid Link: https://f-droid.org/packages/me.ccrama.redditslide


11. Simple Mobile Tools

Simple Mobile Tools is a list of tools that are non-intrusive and minimalistic looking, these are:
1. Calendar
2. Calculator
3. Gallery
4. Dialer
5. Contacts
6. File Manager
7. Notes

Pros:
1. Lightweigth apps
2. Large selection of apps

Cons:
1. None

F-Droid Link(Gallery): https://f-droid.org/packages/com.simplemobiletools.gallery.pro


12. Nextcloud

Nextcloud is a cloud client that uses cloud providers for storage.

Pros:
1. Secure providers
2. Large varieties of providers

Cons:
1. None

F-Droid Link: https://f-droid.org/packages/com.nextcloud.client


13. Librera Reader

Librera Reader is a reader for .pdf and other file formats and is meant for book reading.

Pros:
1. Feature rich
2. Simple design

Cons:
1. None

F-Droid Link: https://f-droid.org/packages/com.foobnix.pro.pdf.reader


14. OpenFoodFacts

OpenFoodFacts is a database of food and drinks, when you scan a barcode on a product the app gives you detailed statistics about it and how healthy it is.

Pros:
1. Large database
2. Users can contribute
3. Nutri-Score, Eco-Score and Certifications

Cons:
1. None

F-Droid Link: https://f-droid.org/packages/openfoodfacts.github.scrachx.openfood

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