[LIST] Recommended FOSS Applications

A consolidated list of user recommendations of Free and Open Source FOSS applications.
Feel free to add your recommendations to this list.

Please only include application which are confirmed to work on /e/ OS

  • Column Category will be the generic grouping under which the application would come…for example Games, News etc
  • Column 'Application Name` will have the name of the application
  • Column 'Available for download` will have the name of the site from where you can download the application for example /e/ App store, FDroid ,Aurora Store
  • Column 'Region` where usable
  • Column 'Description` what is it, alternative for?
  • Column 'Votes` Do you like it, +1, otherwise -1
Category Application Name Available for download from Region Description Votes
Calendar Simple Calendar F-Droid, /e/ Apps Multiple includes holidays and birthdays 2
Communication Signal APK, /e/ Apps Multiple Encrypted messaging 2
Communication Delta Chat F-Droid, /e/ Apps store Multiple Encrypted messaging 1
Communication Silence F-Droid Multiple Encryption-capable SMS/MMS 2
Communication K-9 Mail F-Droid Multiple Email client 1
Gallery Simple Gallery F-Droid, /e/ Apps 2
Internet IceCat Mobile F-Droid Multiple Free/rebranded FF-ESR 1
Money Currency F-Droid Multiple Currency converter 2
Money Ministocks F-Droid Multiple Track stock/bond/ETF/fund/currency prices 1
Multimedia Campfire F-Droid, /e/ Apps streaming 1
Multimedia foobar2000 F-Droid, /e/ Apps plays folders 1
Multimedia NewPipe F-Droid, /e/ Apps FOSS YouTube app 2
Multimedia Openpods F-Droid Show battery level Apple pods 1
Multimedia RadioDroid F-Droid, /e/ Apps streaming 1
Multimedia RedReader F-Droid, /e/ Apps Multiple Reddit reader 1
Multimedia SkyTube F-Droid, /e/ Apps 1
Multimedia Transistor F-Droid Multiple Stream world radio 1
Multimedia vlc F-Droid, /e/ Apps plays folders 3
Multimedia zapp F-Droid, /e/ Apps D German Public TV streaming
Navigation My Position F-Droid Multiple Get your geocoordinates 1
Navigation OSMand Contour Lines F-Droid Multiple Add contour to OSMand maps 2
Navigation OSMand F-Droid Multiple Online & offline maps 2
Navigation Where am I? F-Droid Multiple Get your geocoordinates 1
News Flym F-Droid, /e/ Apps Multiple RSS news reader 1
Office LibreOffice Viewer F-Droid Multiple Document viewer 1
Office Collabora Office /e/ Apps store Multiple Document viewer & editor 1
Office QuickDic F-Droid Multiple Offline translation dictionary 1
Organization Floating Stickies F-Droid Multiple Virtual Post-it notes 1
Organization Simple Notes F-Droid Multiple Create text notes 1
Organization SimpleTextEditor F-Droid Multiple Create/edit text files 1
Outdoor GpsTest F-Droid, /e/ Apps 1
Outdoor Transportr F-Droid, /e/ Apps Multiple Public Transport Assistant 3
Security Aegis F-Droid Multiple Generate OTP Codes 1
Security Eddie APK, /e/ Apps Multiple AIRVPN client 1
Security Hash Droid F-Droid Multiple Perform checksum 1
Security NoUSSD F-Droid Multiple Prevent auto-dial of USSD codes 1
Social AndStatus F-Droid, /e/ Apps multiple platforms 1
System F-Droid Classic F-Droid Multiple Simpler F-Droid UI 1
System Foxy Droid F-Droid Multiple F-Droid UI 1
System OpenBoard F-Droid Multiple Customizable keyboard 3
System OpenLauncher F-Droid Multiple Customizable launcher 1
System Ruthless Launcher /e/ Apps Multiple Custom Launcher 1
System Simple File Manager F-Droid Multiple File browser 1
Utilities Binary Eye F-Droid, /e/ Apps Multiple QR/Barcode reader 1
Utilities Converter NOW F-Droid Multiple Unit converter 1
Utilities Greentooth F-Droid, /e/ Apps switches Bluetooth off 1
Utilities KeePassDX F-Droid, /e/ Apps Multiple Password manager 1
Utilities Network F-Droid Multiple Shortcut to *#*#INFO#*#* 1
Utilities NoPhoneSpam F-Droid, /e/ Apps call blocker 1
Utilities primitive ftpd F-Droid, /e/ Apps (S)FTP server 1
Utilities Private DNS Quick Tile F-Droid, /e/ Apps Enable/disable private DNS from tile 1
Utilities Ruler F-Droid Multiple On-screen ruler 1
Utilities Syncthing F-Droid, /e/ Apps, APK p2p Sync 1
Utilities Warpinator /e/ Apps WiFi file transfer 2
Utilities WaveUp F-Droid, /e/ Apps wakes up screen 1
Weather FOSS Weather F-Droid, /e/ Apps Multiple 2
Weather Geometric Weather F-Droid, /e/ Apps Multiple Nice UI 1
Weather NLWeer F-Droid, /e/ Apps Netherlands Weer app 1
Weather RainTime F-Droid, /e/ Apps Netherlands Buienradar alt app 1
Weather Weather Radar F-Droid U.S. NWS weather radar map 1
Weather World Weather F-Droid Multiple Weather/forecast for world cities 1

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(It would probably be better to take the category out of the table and make several categorized tables instead. This would give the items also a bit more space. These tables could then be ordered by the voting rank.)

I think the voting aspect in this table is going to be problematic, as it seems one has to edit the original post and manually change the number of votes. I’ve already forgotten which ones I voted for yesterday, so I’m reluctant to add any more votes, for fear of duplication and skewing the results. It might be best to just do away with the votes; does it really matter how many people like an app, if it’s the one app you already think you need or want?

And I do think alphabetized is the way to go, for easy searching. That’s just one opinion, though. :slightly_smiling_face:

The whole thing is problematic i think :grinning: I lost edit because someone else was editting at the same time… The voting… i think it has value, because it tells something about the App. Some apps i deleted withing 5 seconds because i could not even look at it, no offense. But i do like the list to discover usefull apps.