Adding a section where users can add details of third party applications users can purchase directly from the developer and use on /e/.
This is an editable list so feel free to add update the details
Only add names of applications you have actually purchased, installed and tested on /e/ What to enter in the columns
Category - In this column mention what type of application it is for example communication, educational ,game etc
Application Name: Name of the application
App Description : A brief description of what the app does …why it is recommended…how to purchase it …any email or website links from where the user can purchase it
Komoot is a navigation and routing tool for walks and bike tools, hiking, walking
Can be purchased via G-Play or directly on the developpers’ website komoot.com. The app comes with currently 8 trackers
A privacy respecting messenger app
The app is open source but a one-time license needs to be purchased in order to get the app downloaded and running. License available on G-Play, H-AppGallery and on the developers’ website threema.ch. Once bought and installed, the app updates itself when needed
Bicycle navigation app
Can be purchased as monthly, annual or life-long membership plan through the developers’s website. Unfortunately the app comes along with quite a package of nasty trackers (7)
Can be purchased via the app, tap at the top, various payment methods. Ability to send email at future date/time.
Cloud storage synchronization
Can be purchased via Google Play or directly from their purchase page. Contains three AppMeasurement trackers.
MACRODROID Pro Upgrade
Can be purchased via PayPal, click help on the upgrade page, ,Go down to and click on Request Upgrade Support, It will ask for your email, input and send . Follow instructions in email, pay as gift so developer gets full amount. Basic app contains 4 app trackers.
Great app, can encrypt files on SD card as well as on the device storage (the only one I found, that could do that). Its due a new update shortly. It can be purchased direct from developer, normally you can pay by PayPal, but not during the conflict. If you have crypto currency, email the developer and he will provide a link - email@example.com
A calendar and ToDo tool, that can be used privacy respecting
Great app for google free calendar management and syncing via CalDAV and e.g. eCloud. Can be purchased via Google Play or directly from their purchase page. Contains two trackers.
a remote for kodi/xbmc, plex or similar media centers, but also with local device playback. Allows to stream from your phone to different rendering devices
A highly customizable Music Player
Probably the most versatile music player app out there for audiophiles. Supports third party skins and offers true Hi-Res, custom settings per output (BT, 3,5mm, USB-C externel Sound card) and much more. Can be purchased through it’s own website using various payment methods, checks your license key via email.
iCal Import/Export CalDAV
Import and Export of ics and calendar sync
Pro version can be paid on app developer website.
Highly featured music player
Can be paid on app developer website.
Upgrade from Free can be bought from the developer website.
From their site:
We make exactly one product – “Pleco Chinese Dictionary”, an all-in-one Chinese dictionary / flashcard / document reading / etc app which we currently offer for iPhone / iPad / iPod and Android – anytime anybody mentions “Pleco,” that’s probably what they’re talking about. All of the features we’re known for are covered by that single app.
The basic version of Pleco is a free download, and includes our full dictionary search engine, a couple of very nice dictionaries, a light version of our document reader function (tap-lookup text in the clipboard), basic audio support, and no advertising.
Many additional features are available as paid in-app purchases, but we try very very hard not to be pushy about them. You’ll never get a popup nagging you to buy anything; in fact, as long as you stay out of the “Add-ons” screen, you should hardly even be aware they exist. Think of Pleco more like an e-book store – some books are free, others you have to pay for, but we’re happy to have you using our software even if you never spend a dime. That being said, we have a whole lot of really spectacular dictionaries and other add-on features available, so we certainly hope you’ll find a few things in our catalog that you’d like to buy.
simplemobiletools! Ok it is technically a donation (as you choose the amount, implication on tax and refund) - but let me make my case for why I think of it as payment “in Spirit” for Users wanting to stay outside Google Play.
To get unlocked features (setting your own accent color ) the “Thank-You” App is offered via F-Droid (!) and is thus available in the /e/ Appclient for /e/ Users at no cost. This is done complementary by the app author, nothing he’d need to do.
To meet my end of the idea of a purchase I can send money via any of the options at Support Us | Simple Mobile Tools - SEPA for europeans is an easy way to avoid transaction costs or pay a platform.
@Confused Let me fix that. I can’t edit the list, probably because I’m not that long here / not enough posts.
Description: A highly customizable Music Player
Comments: Probably the most versatile music player app out there for audiophiles. Supports third party skins and offers true Hi-Res, custom settings per output (BT, 3,5mm, USB-C externel Sound card) and much more. Can be purchased through it’s own website using various payment methods, checks your license key via email.
I’m not entirely sure if this fits the purpose of this post, so I won’t post any links, to avoid being considered spam, but I used to have a couple of apps in the Play Store that were offered via APK directly (annual subscription). I’ve since rewritten them to be end-to-end encrypted, and took the opportunity to keep them as PWAs instead (nothing to install, easier to maintain and update). Note this wasn’t a “mandatory upgrade” or anything like that. Quite a few people liked the previous version, don’t want end-to-end encryption, and prefer the native apps. They just won’t get updates, but the source code is available and I give licenses for free for people who want to tweak and use it for themselves (very rare).
Most of my customers (less than 100 in total) were slightly confused by not having the new version of the app in the stores, but were very open to “installing” the apps via the browser, or just plain using them right there. It’s simple apps, so there’s no massive gains or losses performance-wise.
My point of this is that you can also suggest developers to build a PWA instead of native apps because it has many advantages.
If all of this seems fine and acceptable, I’m happy to link here my apps (one is for simple expenses management and the other for simple unscheduled events management).
I’m not sure if it belong this this thread. However you can get full version of “Nova Launcher” on phone with /e/OS. All you need to do is to provide proof or purchase to the Nova launcher support (firstname.lastname@example.org) and they’ll provide you activation code. This basically means that you have to purchase the Nova Launcher Prime first via Google Play but after this you can use it on your /e/OS phone or any other deggogled phone.