Android FOSS Apps List

Update: 18 November 2022

List of open source Android applications for “de-google, de-samsung, de-microsoft, de-nsa, de-china-malware etc. etc.” your mobile phone, as always, the list is written in a KISS simple way. The apps in the list are divided by category but within the categories they have no order. Feel free to contact me to add applications or modify the list.

The links in the list are related to the application website (if exists) or to the source code repository, I suggest to install Droid-ify or Neo Store which already has the repositories of Guardian Project, IzzyOnDroid and other applications such as Bromite and NewPipe, and search apps from there.

The list does not include FOSS (FLOSS) apps that are present only on Google Play Store, regarding Signal you can download it directly from the website here: https://signal.org/android/apk/

Also the apps not included are those that have not been updated for a long time (about 1 year) with some exceptions, useless apps (like Wi-Fi On/OFF, or show my IP address (?)) …and apps that I don’t like :)

Table of Contents

Android-based Operating Systems

App Stores

App Repositories


Alternative Network







Documents Reader

Email Client

Email Anonymous Forwarding

Exif/Metadata Cleaner

File Manager

File Sharing

Instant Messagging




Media Player

YouTube Alternative Client

Network Security


Password Manager

Reddit Client

RSS Reader

Social Network

System Security

  • Cryptomator - Multi-platform transparent client-side encryption of your files in the cloud
  • Shelter - Provide an isolated space that you can install or clone apps into
  • Insular - Sandbox environment to clone selected apps and isolate them from accessing your personal data outside the sandbox
  • FindMyDevice
  • Locate My Device
  • Haven - Leverages on-device sensors to provide monitoring and protection of physical areas
  • PilferShushJammer - Test microphone jamming techniques to combat Cross-Device Tracking (XDT)
  • QR Scanner
  • Yet Another Call Blocker
  • Exodus - Let you know what trackers are embedded in apps installed on your smartphone
  • TrackerControl - Monitor and control hidden data collection in mobile apps about user behaviour (tracking)
  • Wasted - Lock and wipe on emergency
  • PrivacyBlur - Obfuscate sensitive data in your pictures before sharing them online
  • Photok - Encrypted Photo Safe for Android
  • DroidFS - Encrypted overlay filesystems implementation for Android

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Special thanks to all the people who show me the applications to be included and who help me to improve the list!


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