Android fans, what are the primary reasons why you will never ever switch to an Iphone?

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  • hardened_malloc

    Hardened allocator designed for modern systems. It has integration into Android's Bionic libc and can be used externally with musl and glibc as a dynamic library for use on other Linux-based platforms. It will gain more portability / integration over time.

    There's a bigger open-source community working on Android projects, and I enjoy tinkering and customization. I value software like Graphene OS, Firefox and its forks, and F-Droid too much.

  • SponsorBlock

    Skip YouTube video sponsors (browser extension)

    I also kept running into paywalls with Safari ad blockers, which isn't something I've experienced while using Firefox or Brave. The last 3 I've tried (AdGuard, AdBlock Pro and 1Blocker) all required a paid subscription in order to block YouTube ads or give you custom filters, for example. One extension I use, SponsorBlock, it's free on Chromium as well as on on Firefox, and you can even build it yourself for free on GitHub, but on Safari it costs US$2.99 in the iOS App Store and US$3.99 in the MacOS App Store (yes, those are different prices).

  • Sonar

    Write Clean JavaScript Code. Always.. Sonar helps you commit clean code every time. With over 300 unique rules to find JavaScript bugs, code smells & vulnerabilities, Sonar finds the issues while you focus on the work.

  • tachiyomi

    Free and open source manga reader for Android.

    Sideloaded apps: I use a few FOSS apps like Tachiyomi, Logseq, and YouTube ReVanced. Tachiyomi allows me to download manga and read manga offline. Logseq allows me to take offline notes using Markdown. YouTube ReVanced allows me to watch ad-free YouTube.

  • xManager-Spotify

    An android application where you can manage and install all versions of the spotify app.

    People already explained Vanced, so I figured I'd mention the Spotify equivalent that blocks ads and provides unlimited skips: https://xmanagerapp.com/ with the Github here. It's an install manager, so you install it and it downloads the special Spotify version.

  • logseq

    A local-first, non-linear, outliner notebook for organizing and sharing your personal knowledge base. Use it to organize your todo list, to write your journals, or to record your unique life.

    Sideloaded apps: I use a few FOSS apps like Tachiyomi, Logseq, and YouTube ReVanced. Tachiyomi allows me to download manga and read manga offline. Logseq allows me to take offline notes using Markdown. YouTube ReVanced allows me to watch ad-free YouTube.

  • uBlock

    uBlock Origin - An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.

    Firefox: I generally prefer open-source software, and Firefox is my browser of choice. Firefox on Android is great because it allows you to use extensions like Bitwarden, uBlock Origin, and Dark Reader. I also use Firefox to send tabs between my devices.

  • darkreader

    Dark Reader Chrome and Firefox extension

    Firefox: I generally prefer open-source software, and Firefox is my browser of choice. Firefox on Android is great because it allows you to use extensions like Bitwarden, uBlock Origin, and Dark Reader. I also use Firefox to send tabs between my devices.

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Data Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services in less time with less code.

  • Bitwarden

    The core infrastructure backend (API, database, Docker, etc). (by bitwarden)

    Firefox: I generally prefer open-source software, and Firefox is my browser of choice. Firefox on Android is great because it allows you to use extensions like Bitwarden, uBlock Origin, and Dark Reader. I also use Firefox to send tabs between my devices.

  • desmume-wasm

    DeSmuME is a Nintendo DS emulator

    It's a webpage. You just create a home screen icon for it and when you launch it you select the ROM you want to use and off you go

  • AltStore

    AltStore is an alternative app store for non-jailbroken iOS devices.

    Not as straightforward and convenient as on Android but you can do it: https://github.com/rileytestut/AltStore

  • revanced-builder

    A NodeJS ReVanced builder

    But apks made using Revanced Builder do work really nice!

  • revanced-manager

    💊 Android application to use ReVanced

    revanced is already working(you need to patch youtube client yourself via manager) https://github.com/revanced/revanced-manager/releases

  • awesome-security-hardening

    A collection of awesome security hardening guides, tools and other resources

  • termux-packages

    A build system and primary set of packages for Termux.

  • sharedrop

    Easy P2P file transfer powered by WebRTC - inspired by Apple AirDrop

    You can always use something like Sharedrop. Or send it to yourself via WhatsApp or any other messaging app. Or place it on iCloud / Google Drive and download it.

  • linux

    Right now I'm holding out hope for some of the ongoing efforts to bring the Snapdragon 845 chipset into mainline Linux. It's a difficult feat, requiring a full open-source driver stack for the device, but its completion could extend the 6T's software shelf-life by far longer than most phones.

  • tor-relay-docker

    Tor relay Docker images for x86-64, armhf & arm64 (from source)

    If you think that Safari is the world's most secure browser, you're wrong. The real MOST SECURE and MOST PRIVATE browser on the planet is the Tor browser, and guess what, it's based on Firefox.

  • sideloading-master-guide

    Master Guide for Sideloading.

    idk what you're talking about. I'm using an iPhone with sideloaded tweaked apps on the latest iOS 15 (also works on iOS 16) without jailbreak with AltStore, although you're limited to 3 sideloaded apps without an apple developer account but as far as sideloading goes, you can sideload IPAs on iOS. Learn more about it here https://sideloading.gitbook.io/sideloading-master-guide/

  • Scout APM

    Truly a developer’s best friend. Scout APM is great for developers who want to find and fix performance issues in their applications. With Scout, we'll take care of the bugs so you can focus on building great things 🚀.

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