F-Droid is a “an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.”
It does not support reviews (yet), which is why I am creating this thread for people to find great F-Droid apps for their FP1.
How to contribute:
Check if the app you like is already listed here! If so, just upvote it.
If it is not here yet, add it as an answer, and describe it, or copy-paste the app description. Make sure there is a link to the catalogue.
Hopefully we end up with people’s favourite apps by sorting the answers by votes.
A low traffic social networking client with tree-like threaded conversations.
It supports multiple protocols, including GNU social/StatusNet (e.g. Quitter, LoadAverage, Vinilox etc.), Twitter and Pump.io. It combines your accounts from all networks into one timeline and allows you reading and posting even while you are offline.
Differentiating features of AndStatus:
Many accounts in different social networking systems. You may have several accounts in each, write/reply as any “You” and share between accounts and systems.
You don’t need to be online even to post your updates: not sent posts are kept (in the “retry queue”) even after reboot.
Convenient tree-like “conversation view”.
“Global search” allows searching public messages in all registered systems with one query.
Tweets/messages/user avatars are being synced in a background, when your device has a good connection.
Cached data may be stored for years or for several days only – it’s your choice.
Easily backup and restore accounts and data between your devices.
I have the FP2 and for me, Lightning works fine. I don’t really understand why is it tagged as “ not recommended” as source code is open, requirements are really soft, etc.
Also, I installed QKSMS and I have some trouble with it. Does anyone installed it?
The first problem (now solved but in case anyone got the same problem…): “long” sms (more than 160 characters) were sent in a cuted way: for example, a sms with 200 characters was received as 2 sms, one of 160 and the other with 40, even with the option “Divide sms” deactivated. The solution for me was to set it on, kill the app, sett it off and kill the app again. I suspect a small glitch in applying correctly the settings.
The second problem I still have is the “autodata” feature. When someone send me a MMS, the app is supposed to automatically turn on data, retrieve the MMS and turn of data (very useful for me, I have limited data per month). This is definitely not working. In the setting I can modify APN, and I am sure it has the correct information (same as APN in the phone settings and those are working). I search a lot on internet but I found nothing, I start to think it may be a problem with FP.
Calendar colors works.
(I sync my calendars between a Mac and my FP using SyncMate and was annoyed that the colors weren’t the same on both - this app allows me to set the colors I wish for each calendar.)
I’m considering finally installing FDroid.apk on my FP1U, having used the F-Droid website for several months to manually download a few selected .apks, transfer them to and then install them on my FP1U. I understand installing the F-Droid “store” will enable me to wirelessly update my apps from F-Droid. Now I have a few questions:
Once I have installed FDroid.apk on my FP1U, do I need to create an account to make it work?
Will FDroid.apk automatically “recognize” the apps I previously downloaded and installed manually from F-Droid?
Can I set how often the F-Droid app checks for app updates and can I control if F-Droid uses WLAN or my mobile data for that?
Nice overview of interesting apps here. Is there a reason (apart from the timing) why Orfox is not mentioned among the browsers? According to the developers, Orweb is now obsolete with the release of the Orfox 1.2 browser.
The only advantage of Orweb that I see is its reduced size of 2MB compared to the 25-30MB of Orfox. Orfox is only available with Guardian Project Repository works on FP2
Anybody know how to add contact and calender from hotmail? I’m trying to use DavDroid but it won’t work.
I added k9 for my mail, that seems to work but doesn’t add the contacts and calander from hotmail.