Apps

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Apps on my phone so I can factory reset and get most of them back after. Some of these are only available via the F-Droid app store.

Essential

  • F-Droid - alternative app store app
  • AdAway - no adverts!!!! best reason to get your phone rooted.
  • Contact Owner - show your name/contact on lock screen
  • Nova Launcher - replace your phone 'desktop' (extra icon rows, etc.)
  • Elixir2 - system information/management
  • aCalendar - Calendar app with good widgets
  • 24h Analog Clock Widget - shows sun rise/set via central shadow
  • Chibe - small vibration on every day hour (or whatever)
  • Open Camera - good camera app
  • MAPS.ME - offline Open Street Map with directions
  • Where is Public Toilet - does what is says on the tin
  • Aix Weather Widget - nice 24h forecast bar widget
  • Windyty - more in-depth weather
  • AntennaPod - nice podcast client
  • RadioDroid - many streaming radio stations
  • Lofi Radio - good chill-hop music
  • NewPipe - alternative YouTube client with background playback and floating videos
  • Signal - best for messaging, set as default, be sure to make backups
  • WhatsApp - for messaging
  • Messenger - Facebook messages
  • Firefox - best browser
  • Chrome - to test sites with/just in case
  • Materialistic - Hacker News reader
  • Lobste.rs - Lobste.rs reader
  • Drive - access Google Drive
  • Documents - access Google Documents
  • OctoDroid - access GitHub project info and issues
  • Servers Ultimate - a large number of server varieties in one app - $
  • Keepass2 - encrypted password listing, keyfile accessible with desktop apps
  • Ghost Commander - dual panel file manager, with plugins
  • CM Lite - system cleaner, came with my ROM
  • DiskUsage - graphical display of storage usage
  • Meditation Assistant - track your daily practice
  • iBlue - easy on the eyes late at night
  • Tap 'n' Turn - gives an icon to press to turn screen, rather than turn automatically
  • WifiAnalyser - find what Wi-Fi channel is least used
  • /system/app mover - make it so you can delete an app that came with the phone
  • Easy Voice Recorder - or similar. to find: one that supports Opus and/or Codec2?

Handy

Maybe these are worth installing:

  • Edinburgh Bus Times
  • Flashlight - just a square of light, alternative to camera light
  • PalmCalc 2019 - scientific calculator skeuomorphic
  • App Quarantine - stop apps from running the background
  • Android Battery Dog - manage battery charging for longer battery life
  • Amazon Shopping
  • eBay
  • Gumtree
  • Freegle
  • Capital Cars - Edinburgh taxi service
  • Cool Reader - e-reader, no PDF
  • Instapaper - read later service, no PDF
  • Hackers Keyboard - SSH friendly keyboard, just in case
  • Barcode Scanner - or equivalent
  • Dark Sky - alternative weather app
  • Blitztorung - thunder
  • Aurora - ...
  • SatStat - information on navigation satellites above
  • Heavens-Above - advanced satellite info
  • Micopi+ - give contacts random colour profile pictures
  • Clockwork Tomato - pomodoro
  • Daily Dozen - exercise routine
  • Bat! HITS - exercise routine
  • Pushup Buddy - counts pushups
  • Greet Sun - sun salutation yoga asana series
  • DataStats - network use information
  • Diode - Reddit client
  • Discourse - forums
  • DSC Auto - rename camera pictures
  • Face Slim - lightweight Facebook client
  • Functional Ear Trainer - train your music hearing skills
  • Earmouse - ditto
  • Gmail - guess
  • Gnaural Ear - binaural drone generator
  • HyperRouge - non-Euclidian game
  • KDE Connect - connect with a Linux computer
  • Kandroid - Kanboard client
  • Laptop Remote
  • Trax Music - really good music file player
  • LibreVox Pro - free audiobooks
  • live dmesg - init message on phone boot
  • MAZI Recorder - related to the MAZI project
  • Microphone - send phone microphone out headphone jack
  • Mirror Mirror - reverse camera
  • Music to Note - frequency to note
  • Net Monitor - what apps are using net
  • Network Discovery - local network info
  • Network Scanner - local network info
  • SuttaCentral - offline website app
  • Yoga Sutra - with the swastika icon. Todo: find an app with multiple translations
  • NRSV Bible - has apocrypha
  • Oblique Strategies - Brian Eno's card set for inspiration
  • OkCupid - dating app
  • Paced Breathing - external cues for breathing, with tempo ramps
  • Prana Breathing - similar
  • Portal - WiFi File Transfers
  • Quasseldroid - IRC client for Quassel server
  • Google Rewards - take surveys for free money to use for buying apps
  • Stay Alive! - toggle stop the screen from turning off
  • Sun Alarm - alarms relative to the rising/setting of the sun
  • SyncOnWifi - disable syncing on data connection
  • Syncthing - share files between devices/computers
  • Trainline - plan a journey on public transport
  • Translate - Google Translate, works on photos
  • TripleCamel - Amazon price tracker service
  • radio reddit - music posted in some music subreddits
  • TripSet - drug info and chat
  • Tuner - for musical instruments
  • Data Structures - learn some programming
  • Hour of Regex - learn some scripting
  • Vim Master - learn some text editor
  • Visual metronome
  • VLC - play media files
  • VLC Remote - remote control for VLC on a computer
  • OS Monitor
  • RadioBeacon
  • RadioGuard
  • Remote for VLS
  • ServeStream
  • Seven - workout
  • Shader Editor - 3D programming tool
  • Shazam - detect name of track
  • Skiddle - e-tickets
  • Sky Map - requires compass/gyrpscope
  • Sleep With Android - alarm that also records your sleep patterns
  • Barnacle Wifi Tether - easy Wi-Fi tethering
  • SnoopSnitch - participate in reporting cell tower information to catch unofficial towers
  • ClassyShark - similar?
  • SoundCloud - playback from the music service
  • Soundpad
  • Spectroid
  • Spectrum Analyser - audio spectrum visual
  • SprintF
  • Stykur
  • SuperSU - used on rooted systems
  • bVNC Free - VNC client (remote access another computer)
  • ConnectBot - SSH client
  • Fwknop2 - port knocking client
  • FasterGPS - ?
  • Flite - ?
  • DriveDroid
  • Telman
  • Terminal Emulator
  • throughput
  • Tickmate - one bit journal
  • trashnothing
  • Saucillator - synth
  • Kosmische - synth
  • Chrome Doze - synth
  • DroidBeat - 'groovemachine'
  • Cadeli Drums
  • PiO MuSiC
  • Xprivacy
  • Keygenmusic
  • ZArchiver - open archive/compressed files
  • /r/Android - alternative app store
  • agram - anagrams