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    Haven't checked the list yet, but just from the rules alone i think that whatever app you have listed there is probably gonna be worth checking out, hopefully the list grows to encompass realistic alternatives to everything you'd need, there's still niches that i don't think are filled yet and would be good if apps started appearing here

  • Alarmio

    A simple alarm clock focused on design, readability, and internet radio.

    On Google Play it is not but on F-Droid and GitHub it is.

  • 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!

  • simple-qr

    Simple QR, a simple and lightweight app to scan, create and store QR codes.

    Thanks for your work! Your list let me think about replacing some Apps I use with open source alternatives -- pretty time consuming to test them, though (but that's obviously not your fault :D). Probably your list does not need another Barcode scanner, but have you looked at the following? Simple QR It's also available in the Google AppStore: Simple QR

  • dolphin

    Dolphin is a GameCube / Wii emulator, allowing you to play games for these two platforms on PC with improvements.

    and there also Dolphin emulator, a Wii and GameCube emulator. Here's their github and here's the google play listing, its also on F-Droid

  • Xtra

    Xtra is a Twitch player and browser for Android.

    No problem! Well Fritter is more like a NewPipe - you cannot like or comment, just view the content. About Twire I've added this app long time ago and it worked like a charm. However I've added a new app for Twitch - Xtra. Check it out!

  • Simple-Calendar

    A simple calendar with events, tasks, customizable colors, widgets and no ads.

    Exactly! Or GitHub releases.

  • VinylMusicPlayer

    A material designed music player for Android

    That's an awesome list. Thank you! I like to know why you included Phonograph instead of Vinyl. Vinyl removes IAP from the app.

  • 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.

  • Squircle-IDE

    👨‍💻 Squircle IDE is a fast and free multi-language code editor for Android

    I've recently found Squircle IDE, but I have not tested it fully yet.

  • LibreTube

    An alternative YouTube front end, for Android.

    NewPipe is my most used app with VLC. Recently LibreTube has appeared and kinda exploded, maybe check this app too?

  • RetroArch

    Cross-platform, sophisticated frontend for the libretro API. Licensed GPLv3.

    There also RetroArch an open source emulator on numerous platforms, that can emulate numerous consoles and here's their github and here's the google play listing

  • apps-android-wikipedia

    📱The official Wikipedia app for Android!

    and theirs also the Wikipedia app which is open source. Here's the GitHub page, [](and here's the google play listing)

  • andOTP

    [Unmaintained] Open source two-factor authentication for Android

    For authentication apps: andOTP is a good one

  • Aliucord

    A modification for the Discord Android App

    You're right, but still I decided to put it on the list, because it might help with discord tracking. I have not seen any Discord Alternative on Android unfortunately.

  • MaterialFiles

    Material Design file manager for Android

    What stands out compared to hmm for example this?

  • Lemuroid

    All in one emulator on Android!

    Thank you for lots of resources! However to be honest with you - I know a little about emulators so if you would like to help me please do so on GitHub with maybe pull requests. I was even struggling with testing Lemuroid.

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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