What are the best applications (or what you find the best)? List here what you use or recommend!

Yes, 6 trackers. I know. I can accept that as long as I run Blokada. Did not find any other smooth working alternative so far.

Hello, does anyone know a good open-source app to make photo collages (= to group 2 photos or more into 1 photo)? I couldn’t find any open-source or one without too many trackers. Thanks

File Manager: Ghost Commander & default
Gallery app: Simple gallery
Music player: Odyssey
Video player: VLC & Kodi (Nice layout and design.)
Browser: InBrowser (wTor) & default (Bromite custom) & Vivaldi (I like what they are attempting to do. :sunglasses:)
Mail app: ctemplar & protonmail & default
App Store: F-Droid & aurora & default
Weather app: default
Calendar app: default
Keyboard: anysoftkeyboard
Photo Editor: Pocket Paint (F-Droid)
Note app: Secuso note app & Notepad (F-droid)
Something else: Lawnchair V2 (w/icon packs to change look) & Taskbar & netguard & VPN
Messaging: default, telegram, signal
Video chat: Jitsi & zoom (Yeah, I know. :nauseated_face: Just until this virus is killed. :angry: :poop:)
Podcast: AntennaPod
Radio music/news/talk: RadioDroid
Mastadon: Tusky


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I hope they make the stable version of Vivaldi - the one that came out a few days ago - available on the e store soon. I also like what they are doing.


Can you make photo collages with it?

This is the hardest choice for us all I have the impression. Haven’t made my choice between Telegram and Wire yet. I’m worried about allowing them to access my contacts. Open contacts @kalman why not. Like @marcdw, I wait and see. like Telegram on Desktop pc but when I launched it on my phone it requested my phone number and haven’t made the step yet.

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Updated List for Apr-2020:
ClassyShark from F-droid is still essential for testing apps for trackers!
File Manager: MiXplorer (XDA/Telegram Channel) (not oss, but no trackers and has needed webdav integration, have ‘check for updates’ disabled)
Gallery app: Stock ASOP
Music player: Simple Music Player (F-droid)
Video player: Use the ASOP Stock Gallery
Browser: Bromite for general browsing, Hardened config Fennec F-droid for opening links, Vanadium (GrapheneOS Stock browser) with javascript disabled used only for banking PWA’s. & TOR browser.
Mail app: FairEmail (With the bugsnag analytics disabled), Tutanota App, Protonmail App & CTemplar Apps.
App Store: F-droid & Aurora v3.2.8. Raccoon on desktop for backup
Weather app: Forcastie (F-droid) *Don’t have the weather widget as not personally on /e/.
Calendar app: Stock ASOP
Keyboard: Stock ASOP (GrapheneOS)
Photo Editor: None at the moment (Just using gimp & krita on desktop)
Note app: Joplin (App & Desktop)
Maps: Mostly Magic Earth & also have Osmand~ at times I will also use AcastusPhoton for an advanced address search. Been also using StreetComplete (F-droid) to help build Osmand~ database.
Podcasts: AntennaPod
eBook reader: *Still searching for FOSS one to sync with webdav calibre library…
SMS: Signal (APK version direct from Signal website)
Messaging/chat: Telegram FOSS, Signal, Session & Jitsi meet for video chats.
Youtube replacement: Newpipe. (Freetubeapp.io for desktop)
Mastodon: Tusky (F-droid)
VPN: Mullvad, Native App from their website
Network blocking: NetGuard
Football Scores: Using older version of AiScore as it has no trackers - But they have since updated the app and filled it with all the worst trackers, so I will stay on old version till it stops working then delete.
Banking apps: I’ve switched to using inside web browser PWA’s now due to apps now including google trackers. Still contemplating to switch banks soon…
List is always still evolving, but will never include any apps with google/facebook/amazon trackers.


Hello. As far as Vivaldi, the aurora app store should be current. Pocket Paint, no collages yet. Yes the messaging apps, most have their plus and minus. If you are interested, Session looks promising, no F-Droid version yet. Two others worth a look are Briar and Silence, both on F-Droid. :sunglasses:


Webmail, or when using Linux configure your client yourself using a MUA: http://www.mutt.org/
If still using Windows for professional or study reasons (I have one Win10 laptop too) use only webmail and have your browser set to never remember passwords and logins.

I dont see any text editors passing by.
Tried markor but i found it to advanced. I just want a plain text editor.

Let’s add some more:

  • Various simplemobiletools apps like Notes, Cam, Gallery
  • PilferShush Jammer - it blocks the microphone
  • Net Monitor (by Secuso) - shows which app is making what connections
  • Olvid - secure messenger (warning: closed source)
  • Mac Address Ghost - changing the device MAC address
  • Ovo - simple timer
  • Checkey - checking app signatures
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There is also this one : https://github.com/ViRb3/nMAC/releases/latest

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i would add Syncthing resp. the Syncthink-Fork android app because it provides a kind of data/device synchronization, which is IMHO much more consequent and privacy friendly than any cloud based solution, including /e/-cloud.

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Recently, I found a decent easy-to-use video editor. It is called Joyoshare Video Cutter, which helps me to cut and split any audio & video file without re-encoding, as well as has the ability to merge, convert, crop, rotate, watermark in text and image, subtitle, add visual and sound effects, insert background music, etc. I got it for free due to its just concluded promotion. How so lucky I am.

I like Editor from F-Droid. Simple but not too simple.

Incredible os. I’m new, and I’m loving it. Almost everything works very well in my Fairphone 2.
I like /e/ File Manager, Gallery app, Music player, Video player, Mail app, App Store, Weather app, Calendar app, Camera and Note app. But…
Browser: Firefox.
App Store: F-droid and Aurora, too.
Keyboard: Anysoft.
Something else: KDE Connect (I have Ubuntu desktop, and this is a "magic "app…), NewPipe, VLC, Telegram FOSS and Collabora Office.

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Does nobody use foobar2000 as music player? If your library is folder based it’s a must. VLC is also not bad.

RpnCalc whenever you need a professional calculator and you have grown up with a HP15C.

TotalCommander as file manager.

Brave as browser.

Ah, and primitive ftpd for file exchange.

I use foobar2000 and also enjoy it :slight_smile:

I added it to the editable list of apps.

I have discovered /e/ Browser can import-export bookmarks, and now is my default browser. Really very good.


/e/ browsers can easily make PDFs. That’s something I enjoy.


I’m enjoying the recommendations so far, lol.

Can you please show me step by step how to export All Open Tabs’ book marks? Please.