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Awesome Android Awesome

A curated list of awesome open source Android applications, tutorials and resources. Inspired by other awesome-* projects.

Table of contents

Advertisement blocking

AdAway

Ad blocker for Android using the hosts file.

Blokada

Ad blocker for Android using the VPN API.

DNSfilter

Ad blocker for Android using a VPN, supports hosts files.

App stores

Aurora Droid

Fork of the F-Droid client with external repos ready to sync.

Aurora Store

Unofficial FOSS client to Google Play Store.

Book Readers

Book Reader

Based on FBReader; book reader with a simple UI.

Tachiyomi

Manga reader.

Shosetsu

Light novel reader.

Browsers

Bromite

Based on Chromium; built-in adblocking; enhanced privacy; degoogled.

Fennec F-Droid

Based on the latest Firefox release; removed any proprietary bits of the standard Firefox for Android.

NOTE: There might still be some binaries left and the app (or some builds) might get removed or re-pushed anytime.

Firefox Focus

Privacy-oriented browser with tracking protection and content blocking.

Firefox Klar

Privacy-oriented browser with tracking protection and content blocking; for the German market.

Kiwi Browser

Based on Chrome Canary; extension support; built-in dark mode; degoogled.

Privacy Browser

Minimal browser focused for privacy.

Cameras

Open Camera

Camera app with DSLR features.

Communication

Conversations

XMPP/Jabber client.

Delta Chat

Email-based instant messaging for Android.

Infinity for Reddit

This is a Reddit client on Android written in Java. It does not have any ads and it features clean UI and smooth browsing experience.

AnySoftKeyboard

Keyboard with tons of features.

Frost for Facebook

Third-party app for Facebook.

Jitsi Meet

Instant video conferences efficiently adapting to your scale.

KDE Connect

A project that enables all your devices to communicate with each other.

OpenBoard

Fork of AOSP Keyboard; minimal and simple to use.

QKSMS

SMS Messaging app.

Yaxim

Yet another XMPP instant messenger.

RedReader for Reddit

Unofficial Reddit client; material-design; ad-free and has tons of customisation.

Slide

Unofficial Reddit client; material-design; ad-free and has tons of customisation.

Education

phyphox

Sensors and data analyser.

Media Players

mpv

Minimal media player.

VLC

Minimal media player.

Music

Music

Lightweight and Material Music Player.

Odyssey Music Player

Lightweight music player.

Retro Music Player

Local music player for Android.

Shuttle Music Player

Local music player for Android.

Vinyl Music Player

Local music player for Android.

VLC

Minimal media player.

Office

Collabora Office

Office suite available for Android, GNU/Linux, iOS, macOS, Windows.

OnlyOffice

Office suite available for Android, GNU/Linux, iOS, macOS, Windows.

EDIT: This app is proprietary.

Personalisation

Lawnchair 2

Continuation of Lawnchair 1; Pixel features; fork of Launcher3.

Lawndesk

Fork of Lawnchair V2; app-drawer-free launcher.

Librechair

Degoogled; fork of Lawnchair V2 & Launcher3.

OpenLauncher

Launcher that aims to be a powerful and community driven project.

Photos

Phimp.me

Photo Imaging and Picture Editor

Streaming

NewPipe

Lightweight Google-free YouTube client.

SkyTube

An open-source YouTube™ app for Android™.

VPN

RiseupVPN

Community-driven; based in Washington, USA (WARNING: Five Eyes)

ProtonVPN

Operated by Swiss company Proton Technologies; GDPR!!! :)

Others

Codec Info

Detailed listing of multimedia codecs on your Android device - with no ads!

Exodus

Tracker finder for a particular Android application.

Modding

NOTE: This category is for those that want to modify their Android system. Be warned that some of the rooted apps may result in a bootloop.

Island

By the creator of Greenify; uses the "Work Profile" feature of Android to create a sandbox environment to clone apps and isolate them.

Magisk Manager

Front-end to Magisk.

Material Files

Material Design file manager.

microG

FOSS alternative to Google Play Services to run apps that are require to have Google Play Services installed. (WARNING: microG Services trip SafetyNet and do your research before proceeding!) Read the unofficial microG wiki to know how to install.

ScreenCam

Lightweight and functional screen recorder

Shelter

Leveraging the “Work Profile” feature of Android to provide an isolated space that you can install or clone apps into.

Smartpack-Kernel Manager

Fork of Kernel Adiutor with a set of additional features.

Contributing

Want to contribute? Feel free to fork the project and send merge requests when you are done. Be sure it is in alphabetical order. I will check it out and will decide if I should accept it or not. If you do not want to fork the project, consider opening an issue and suggest what application you want me to install.

Other Git repositories

Ashpex / Android FOSS Apps

Mybridge / amazing-android-apps

pcqpcq / open-source-android-apps

unicodedeveloper / awesome-opensource-apps

samedamci / FOSS_Stuff

External sources

Android Authority

Beebom

FossBytes

TechWiser