What are some FOSS hidden gems that a lot of people don't know about?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/fossdroid

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  • aves

    Aves is a gallery and metadata explorer app, built for Android with Flutter.

    For example, I recently tried Aves gallery. It's absolutely amazing and I dont know why it isnt that popular. What other apps like that do you know?

  • Scarlet-Notes

    Simple yet powerful rich note taking android application, with a lot of flexibilty of usage

    Scarlet / Material Notes

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support. Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • OsmAnd


    OsmAnd has been my favourite navigation app for years and years now. Offline maps make that I can get by with a very minimal mobile data package and I find it better than Google Maps especially for cycling.

  • lespas

    Les Pas, photo album app for Nextcloud user

    Talking about photo gallery app, if you are hosting your own Nextcloud server, try Les Pas. In addition to basic album management functions and syncing, you can share them with your Nextcloud users and even co-edit the same album with them.

  • Sapphire-Assistant-Framework

    An extensible framework for creating Android Assistants on-device. It does not require Google services or network connectivity

    The Sapphire Assistant Framework & the corresponding mobile assistant Athena for Android

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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