any wizards in the mood to talk about free android apps? i hope so, welcome to my ted talk about free and open (well mostly) android apps.
realistically i use like 5-10 apps on my phone: weather, music, newpipe (youtube) sudoku, osmand (open maps), calculator, clock, signal (for textmessaging) and calandar.
i have installed maybe 30 apps and most i don't use. i may have used them once or a few days but never longterm. i thought it would be fun to just talk about apps that are useful. whenever i look into my app drawer i am surprised how little of the possibilities i use. i just wanted to dive into them again. contributions and valid opinions based on principles are very welcome and appreciated by me. i intend on showing a few screenshots of apps i like and talk about them a bit. feel free to ask questions that relate.
first app i love is the alternative app store i use. i don't have google play on my phone, instead i get apps from the f-droid. you don't need the app to look what they offer, you can just see what they have with a browser.
this is the f-droid page about the f-droid app https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.fdroid.fdroid
i like the f-droid very much and i am grateful for it because i never felt good using google play. in the beginning i didn't know better but then after i found out how dirty google had become, it just wasn't fun anymore to use android, i hated it, it became a chore and i didn't care about anything that happens within google play. f-droid feels so much better to me.#
strangely it always works better when i install it and then when i don't update if for months and months then suddenly the thumbnails stop working but other then that it has never disappointed me.