App suggestions after use

app-suggestions

#1

After some time using /e/, here’s my suggestions of apps:

  • Amaze for file manager: very light and support root explorer
  • IceCatMobile for web browser: use Gecko instead of Blink (Chrome) and support all Firefox extensions
  • Vanilla Music for music player: not really good looking (but it can be enhanced) but support ReplayGain
  • VLC for video player: a classic

Other installed apps by default are OK for me.
Maybe it could be a very great feature to purpose several apps for default at /e/ setup, for exemple:
What app do you want by default for SMS?

  1. Signal: Good points, bad points
  2. QKSMS: Good points, bad points
  3. Silence: Good points, bad points

And I’m also searching an app to replace Clean Master (cleaner / antivirus), but I didn’t found yet.


#2

Antivirus apps for Android range from useless to malware, there are no useful antivirus apps.
I guess for cleaner apps the picture is similar.


#3

I the think 40MB apk is to much. Foss browser is under 10mb


#4

Thanks for the link to VLC :slight_smile:

IceCat seems to be based on a version of Gecko which is no longer supported (52 ESR). I use Fennec which is a very similar idea to IceCat but up to date.

“Fennec F-Droid (Browse the web)” - https://f-droid.org/app/org.mozilla.fennec_fdroid


#5

After multiple tests, I have found the best cleaner for Android :
SD Maid
No ads, light and very efficient!


#6

SD Maid is excellent


#7

I am now using Malwarebytes and it is looking quite good. have you any thought why this should not be good option for using?


#8

Perhaps because according to the exodus privacy report, this application (like almost all anti-malware) is full of trackers. :slightly_smiling_face:


#9

I do use Exodus and it has “only” 4 tracker which I consider quite good. I also use Blokada so the have no other use. I already had success with Malwarebytes, somehow adware installed to my phone and it detected it and get rid of it.