8 Amazing Open-source Android Apps
Discovering new Android apps is always fun and exciting. Today we will see 8 amazing Android apps which are open-source. Android apps that are open-source allow more transparency of the user's data as well as the opportunity to fork or improve the app.
Alarmio can be said as the open-source alternative to Google Clock. The app features a minimalist stopwatch and a better UI/UX than the stock clock app. Alarmio also has a world clock along with light, dark and AMOLED theme. The theme of the app also changes depending on the time of the day. The app supports slow wakeup where, it will slowly increase the alarm volume.Download Source Code
DuckDuckGo browser is an internet browser that does not record any history by default. Made by the developers at DuckDuckGo search engine, the browser focuses on privacy and gives a grade from "A" to "D" depending on the security and tracking implemented by a website.Download Source Code
Tusky For Mastodon
Tusky is the best Mastodon client for Android which is open-sourced. Tusky splits the columns in Mastodon's web interface into tabs where the feed is constantly updated. The app supports three themes along with built-in emojies and ability to load custom emoji sets. The app also has support for many other languages.Download Source Code
Shade Launcher is a minimalist Android launcher that features a quick glance widget at the top and a search bar at the bottom. Though the launcher lacks many features, it looks good and out of the box. The search bar can be set to launch apps with search functionality installed on your device.Download Source Code
Simple Keyboard, is an Android keyboard that only features a keyboard and nothing else. Where other keyboards upload your typing data to their servers to get better prediction and swipe typing. Simple keyboards simply lacks those features which makes it the most privacy focused keyboard available for Andorid.Download Source Code
Forecastie uses OpenWhetherMap API to fetch and show the current whether. This open-source app also features a map with representation of rainfall, wind and temperature. Other than that, the app can generate different graphs which makes it pretty powerful.Download Source Code
QKSMS is most beautiful looking Android messages app. With QKSMS you can very easily take backups and restore them later. QKSMS has a built-in blocker also that, automatically deletes a message received from a blocked number or contact. The app also features an archiving functionality where messages are optimized for storing for longer periods.Download Source Code
Tasks is the best free and open-source app available on Android that can combine your todo's from both Google Tasks and your personal Nextcloud instance. Though the app lacks basic animations, it follows a Material Design look with it's powerful task editor.Download Source Code
Other than the 8 amazing open-source Android apps that we have seen above, here are 4 more open-source Android apps that couldn't make into this list as they are already popular. Nextcloud and it's suite of apps, F-droid store where only open-source apps are available, Open Camera which is the camera app with most options to allow professional photographers to completely take control of their camera. Lawnchair Launcher, which is considered one of the best open-source Android launcher with it's perfect blur effect.
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