What types of apps are you missing from the FOSS ecosystem?


#163

Is there an app to list directory contents and save it to a text file? I want it to be configurable so only certain files and folders are included in the text file. Much like DirList for Windows, except for Android.


#164

Termux + ls an do this.


#165

I propose an app, that makes my phone a dlna-streaming-server with control-point. I would like to show pictures and videos on any device, that can has a dlna-mediaplayer (eg. my TV) and control the streaming with my phone. Bubblepnp is much to complicated …

Spielmops


#166

https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/de.yaacc available in Archive.

Can’t come back to F-Droid, see https://gitlab.com/fdroid/fdroiddata/issues/1052


#167

It would be cool to have an app that let’s you perform basic internet speed tests. There is an open source command line program speedtest-cli, so it shouldn’t be too hard to port it to Android.


#168

Try Fennec with plugins like uBlock origin, NoScript and so on. :sunglasses:


#169

Does anyone know an open source app like this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mycompany.anton_mokshyn.touchscreentest?


#170

Your OEM doesn’t have a “secret” diagnostics screen?


#171

That’s an awesome idea! How can I access it?
I have a BQ Aquaris X2 Pro.


#172

I found this list but most codes are not working (especially *#*#2664#*#* for the touch-screen).


#173

No idea really, search more :slight_smile:


#174

This app should provide a list of secret codes that work with your setup:

https://f-droid.org/de/packages/fr.simon.marquis.secretcodes/


#175

I don’t think I see many specific app types that are lacking, but the quality of many are poor.

There are no swipe keyboards, the weather widgets are basic, the launchers are all vertical scrolling ugly (folders in the app drawer?), the podcast apps conform to a non-traditional workflow, what’s the point of so many file managers, check list/note apps, and password managers I don’t trust?

I enjoy open source but it’s more impressive when it is quality.


#176

Better start coding then…you know it’s not that easy, people code to solve their problems…

And that’s a bad thing? There are plain boring normal ones too, not sure what was the point.

Many? Anyone that can copy TotalCommander two panel layout (no please not Ghost) and be usable? None? Hence we don’t have enough…

You can see the source code… not sure you can do that with LastPass or 1Password or whatever closed source app the cool kids use these days, but those are trust worthy? Why?

No you don’t, you want them to be just like the other apps (quality wise), but free…

You want them to get better? Report bugs, help translate them, recommend them to others… invest some-thing


#177

(For a first post, looks like a non return ticket…): many of these “poor basic” apps can, at least, be re-used for a safe scholastic purpose ; it’s great to have them listed somewhere with link to open source code.
In that sense, for example, DevCamera an ClassyShark could be (easily) added to fdroid.

Concerning password managers, following prism-break, secure and present in F-Droid, are KeePassDX & PasswordStore.
Apparently, some fdroid exclusives, like Fennec Adaway …, are missing
on their android web page https://prism-break.org/en/categories/android ; maybe a useful cross sync could be officially done ?

I also dig a bit filtermusicnet app : is there a “QT builder” in fdroid build server?


#178

I only have two apps left on my phone which is free, but closed-source.

One major app I think is missing is an anti-theft app, since I am attempting to go as much Google-free as possible on Android, by disabling Google Services and Play Store you lose your ability to remotely track and wipe your device in case of theft.

Secondly, although I do trust the apps available on F-droid, there is no antivirus on the store. I’ve tried every well known antivirus on the entire Google Play Store, at the end of the day I settled with Comodo and/or Dr.Web. These are not FOSS apps, but they are the only ones which are lightweight and regularly updated. The only problem is both of them collects usage data and etc.

Thirdly, a task manager/task killer. I’m using the Task Manager made by ByteHamster via Yalp Store. Any plain, simple and fast task killer with a one-click kill shortcut would be appreciated.

Lastly. Waterfox. I love Waterfox Browser so much that I stopped using standard Firefox. So I was hoping to see this on F-Droid.


#179

To scan what exactly? APKs from F-Droid?

Google Services were removed, so soon? https://github.com/MrAlex94/Waterfox/issues/234


#180

Not only the APKs but general files also.


#181

@508 :

I only have two apps left on my phone which is free, but closed-source.
One major app I think is missing is an anti-theft app, since I am attempting to go as much Google-free as possible on Android, by disabling Google Services and Play Store you lose your ability to remotely track and wipe your device in case of theft.

Such an apps are closely tied to a cloud service. So you’d probably start from that end.

antivirus

Emmm, what is that? We in Linux world don’t encounter those beasts.

Thirdly, a task manager/task killer.

There are a few but not much.

I like https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/com.eolwral.osmonitor but it’s abandoned. Some apps have “kill” feature, e.g. KISS launcher.

Lastly. Waterfox. I love Waterfox Browser so much that I stopped using standard Firefox. So I was hoping to see this on F-Droid.

That’s probably not the same but we have a couple of FF-based browsers.


#182

https://f-droid.org/en/packages/org.csploit.android/

Thanks to F-Droid, just discover Drozer, like csploit, drozeAgent.apk shows that “android/ antivirus” can be useful: especially for multi-users shared devices.

btw I don’t get why Riot needs * android.permission.READ_LOGS