Top rated alternative FOSS apps to access social media with privacy in mind (05/2022)

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

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  • Shitter

    Lightweight Android app for Mastodon

    Hows Shitter, Fritter has been giving me some issues, and im also looking for something simpler

  • Tinfoil-Facebook

    For those users that require a Tinfoil Hat when logging in to Facebook. It creates a sandbox for facebook's mobile site.

    Facebook - Tinfoil, Frost, SlimSocial* Facebook Messenger - Instagram - Barinsta*, Reddit - Infinity, Slide Twitter - Fritter, Twidere, Slim Social for Twitter* YouTube - NewPipe, SkyTube LinkedIn - Pintrest - Snapchat - TikTok - Twitch - Vimeo - Tumblr - Flickr -

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • SlimSocial-for-Facebook

    Light version of Facebook. Light both in the weight and in the use.

    Facebook - Tinfoil, Frost, SlimSocial* Facebook Messenger - Instagram - Barinsta*, Reddit - Infinity, Slide Twitter - Fritter, Twidere, Slim Social for Twitter* YouTube - NewPipe, SkyTube LinkedIn - Pintrest - Snapchat - TikTok - Twitch - Vimeo - Tumblr - Flickr -

  • Frost-for-Facebook

    Discontinued An extensive and functional third party app for Facebook

    Facebook - Tinfoil, Frost, SlimSocial* Facebook Messenger - Instagram - Barinsta*, Reddit - Infinity, Slide Twitter - Fritter, Twidere, Slim Social for Twitter* YouTube - NewPipe, SkyTube LinkedIn - Pintrest - Snapchat - TikTok - Twitch - Vimeo - Tumblr - Flickr -

  • barinsta

    Open-source alternative Instagram client on Android. More maintainers needed! (by Android-Builds)

    Facebook - Tinfoil, Frost, SlimSocial* Facebook Messenger - Instagram - Barinsta*, Reddit - Infinity, Slide Twitter - Fritter, Twidere, Slim Social for Twitter* YouTube - NewPipe, SkyTube LinkedIn - Pintrest - Snapchat - TikTok - Twitch - Vimeo - Tumblr - Flickr -

  • Slide

    Slide is an open-source, ad-free Reddit browser for Android.

    Facebook - Tinfoil, Frost, SlimSocial* Facebook Messenger - Instagram - Barinsta*, Reddit - Infinity, Slide Twitter - Fritter, Twidere, Slim Social for Twitter* YouTube - NewPipe, SkyTube LinkedIn - Pintrest - Snapchat - TikTok - Twitch - Vimeo - Tumblr - Flickr -

  • fritter

    A privacy-friendly Twitter frontend for mobile devices

    Facebook - Tinfoil, Frost, SlimSocial* Facebook Messenger - Instagram - Barinsta*, Reddit - Infinity, Slide Twitter - Fritter, Twidere, Slim Social for Twitter* YouTube - NewPipe, SkyTube LinkedIn - Pintrest - Snapchat - TikTok - Twitch - Vimeo - Tumblr - Flickr -

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

  • Twidere-Android

    Facebook - Tinfoil, Frost, SlimSocial* Facebook Messenger - Instagram - Barinsta*, Reddit - Infinity, Slide Twitter - Fritter, Twidere, Slim Social for Twitter* YouTube - NewPipe, SkyTube LinkedIn - Pintrest - Snapchat - TikTok - Twitch - Vimeo - Tumblr - Flickr -

  • SlimSocial-for-Twitter

    Light version of Twitter. Light not only in weight but also in the use.

    Facebook - Tinfoil, Frost, SlimSocial* Facebook Messenger - Instagram - Barinsta*, Reddit - Infinity, Slide Twitter - Fritter, Twidere, Slim Social for Twitter* YouTube - NewPipe, SkyTube LinkedIn - Pintrest - Snapchat - TikTok - Twitch - Vimeo - Tumblr - Flickr -

  • NewPipe

    A libre lightweight streaming front-end for Android.

    Facebook - Tinfoil, Frost, SlimSocial* Facebook Messenger - Instagram - Barinsta*, Reddit - Infinity, Slide Twitter - Fritter, Twidere, Slim Social for Twitter* YouTube - NewPipe, SkyTube LinkedIn - Pintrest - Snapchat - TikTok - Twitch - Vimeo - Tumblr - Flickr -

  • SkyTube

    Copylefted libre / open source YouTube player for Android

    Facebook - Tinfoil, Frost, SlimSocial* Facebook Messenger - Instagram - Barinsta*, Reddit - Infinity, Slide Twitter - Fritter, Twidere, Slim Social for Twitter* YouTube - NewPipe, SkyTube LinkedIn - Pintrest - Snapchat - TikTok - Twitch - Vimeo - Tumblr - Flickr -

  • Xtra

    Xtra is a Twitch player and browser for Android.

    Twitch - Xtra, Twire

  • Dawn

    Discontinued Here lies the fork of greatest open-source Reddit app (by Tunous)

    Reddit - RedReader , Stealth, Dawn

  • Twitter - shitter , Nitter ( gitlab )

  • NewPipe

    Discontinued A fork of NewPipe with SponsorBlock functionality. (by polymorphicshade)

    YouTube - NewPipe Sponsorblock , Libretube

  • XVII

    android messenger for vk social network

    XVII for people using VK Messenger

  • NativeAlphaForAndroid

    Native Alpha lets you view any (social media)website as fullscreen(borderless) web apps and add them as shortcuts on your home screen.

  • TelegramAndroid

    Fork client of Telegram app for Android.

    My preferred one is Forkgram, if you like to list more options 🙂

  • mollyim-android

    Enhanced and security-focused fork of Signal.

    Signal - Molly , Foss-Signal

  • Signal-Android

    Patches to Signal for Android removing dependencies on closed-source Google Mobile Services and Firebase libraries. In branches whose names include "-FOSS". Uses new "foss" or "gms" flavor dimension: build with "./gradlew assemblePlayFossProdRelease". (by tw-hx)

    Signal - Molly , Foss-Signal

  • Infinity-For-Reddit

    A Reddit client for Android

    Infinity for reddit is also open source.

  • SaaSHub

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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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