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 reddit.com/r/fossdroid

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  • Shitter

    Lightweight Twitter app for Android

    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 -

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • 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

    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 -

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  • 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. (by crackededed)

    Twitch - Xtra, Twire

  • Dawn

    Here lives the greatest open-source Reddit app (by Tunous)

    Reddit - RedReader , Stealth, Dawn

  • Twitter - shitter , Nitter ( gitlab )

  • NewPipe

    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

    A fork of Signal for Android with passphrase lock

    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.

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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