Top 13 Best Free Android and Open Source Apps


Android is an Open Source operating system, but how many Open Source apps are there in Play Store, its official market? Although the number is very small, it is still a Iittle hard to identify them. But we went through the Play Store and the Web to find you some of these apps. If you are a fan of Open Source projects, then enjoy our top 13 best apps, Open Source, free and advertising-free.
In reality, Open Source applications are the applications that Geek use and love; moreover, most of them are developed by this crazy code.

Clip Stack - Clipboard Manager

Developer: Catching Now | Free of charge 
Clip Stack is an open-source project that can keep all the history of your clipboard and maintain it even after rebooting. He is a clipboard manager, a user-friendly notebook, and perhaps a small GTD manager.
With Clip Stack, you can easily copy, share, bookmark, delete or merge all texts. This wonderful open source application is completely free and commercial-free and works on all Android devices whether it's a phone, tablet or even Android Wear.

Wifi Analyzer, a little crush for Android

If you don't have the means or the desire to put a thousand and a hundred in a complete and professional solution for analyzing WiFi networks (we understand you) the simplest method is likely to be Wifi Analyzer. Available only on Android, Wifi Analyzer is designed for the average or Parisian user who would like to determine the best Wi-Fi channel in his apartment surrounded by dozens of boxes of his neighbors. The application is free, financed only by the display of advertising, but an option within the settings allows you to temporarily disable them.
Again, the tool allows you to analyze the performance of a particular network and also offers recommendations on the least frequented channels in order to choose the most appropriate one. A window also allows to analyze the evolution of the signal strength as a function of time in order to detect the evolution of variations. Simple, free and easy to use, Wifi Analyzer seems to be the perfect tool for the individual. However, it may be limited for business use when wifi networks are much more numerous and analyses are more complex.

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

Developer: DuckDuckGo | Free of charge 
DuckDuckGo is the search engine that does not spy on you but makes your privacy a priority. "At DuckDuckGo, we believe that the Internet should not be so scary, and that protecting your personal data online should be as simple as closing a store," says the download page.
DuckDuckGo provides the essential privacy you need to control your personal information when you search and browse the web, no matter where you go on the Internet.
When you search, browse or visit a website, DuckDuckGo provides you with a privacy notice from A to F. This notice allows you to know your level of protection at a glance, who is tracking you and can improve the privacy measures of the site in question. The privacy score is automatically calculated based on the prevalence of hidden tracking networks, the availability of encryption and website privacy practices.
The application provides standard navigation features, such as tabs, bookmarks and semi-automatic entry. In addition to the excellent privacy protection advocated, DuckDuckGo also includes additional privacy features in the browser itself.


VLC for Android

Developer: Videolabs | Free of charge 
VLC Media Player is a free, popular and open source cross-platform media player that plays almost all media files as well as discs, devices and streaming protocols. Whether on Desktop or Mobile, VLC remains the same with the same reading power.
VLC for Android plays local audio and video files and, as well as network streams (including adaptive streaming), DVD ISO, such as the desktop version of VLC. All formats are supported, including MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, Ogg, FLAC, TS, M2TS, Wv and AAC. All codecs are included without separate download with subtitle support.
The player has a multimedia library for audio and video files, and allows you to browse folders directly. It supports automatic rotation and automatically adjusts to the size of the screen. The adjustment of volume, research and brightness are possible by gestural control.
VLC also has a widget for audio control, supports headphone control, art coverage and a complete library of audio media.

AntennaPod

Developer: AntennaPod | Free of charge 
AntennaPod is a podcast reader and manager that provides access to millions of free or paid podcasts produced by independent podcasters as well as major publishers such as the BBC, NPR or CNN. Add, import and export their feeds easily from ITunes, OPML files or simply from RSS links. Save your time, battery and internet consumption with powerful automation of downloads (when, how often and from which wifi network) and episodes deletion (from a certain time or favorites).
Most importantly, download, streamez or put your episodes in your playlist and listen to them in your own way with adjustable playback speed, chapter support and an automatic sleep function. You can even show your appreciation to content creators with our Flattr integration.
Developed by podcast fans, AntennaPod is free in every sense of the word: open source, no cost and no advertising.

Muzei Live Wallpaper

Developer: Roman Nurik and Ian Lake | Free of charge 
Muzei is a wallpaper application that refreshes your home screen every day with famous works of art. It also fades into the background, blurring and attenuating illustrations so that your icons and widgets remain clearly visible. Simply install the application to enjoy and explore the work of art in all its splendour.
You also have the option to choose your favorite shots in your gallery. To keep your wallpaper fresh, Muzei will rotate your favorite shots every few hours.
Muzei now includes a watch dial for Android Wear, so you can see your latest wallpaper directly on your wrist.

Timber Music Player

Developer: Naman14 | Free of charge 
Timber Music Player is one of the best free and above all beautifully designed audio players that you can use on your phone or Android tablet. It is also a very active open source project in development and its source code is available at https://github.com/naman14/Timber.
Designed with a hardware design, Timber makes you want to browse your favorite songs, albums, artists and even create or modify playlists, all in one of 6 different playback styles to choose from. Note that if you are a fan of dark themes, you will certainly find your taste there, especially with its completely customization interface.

LeafPic Gallery[BETA]

Developer: Hora Apps | Free of charge 
The application is in beta phase and it is a fluid gallery designed for you. This application is ad-free and open source under GPLv3 license. The application offers 50 main colors, 9 accent colors and 3 basic themes for a better user experience.
None of the main features of a worthy gallery are missing. Developers promise to add more and more useful features and functionality to further shape it.
You can use the application to manage your files with features such as copying, moving, renaming with a pleasant user experience and a beautiful design. There is also a lightweight photo editor that can crop and rotate your photos.

Kodi

Developer: XBMC Foundation | Free of charge
Kodi is one of the best popular open source and free multimedia entertainment center applications offering Android users fast access to endless hours of multimedia content, photos and music. Its graphical user interface allows the user to easily navigate and view videos, photos, podcasts, and music from a hard disk, optical disk, local area network and the Internet.
In addition, Kodi allows you to install third-party plugins that can provide access to content that is available free of charge on the official supplier site. The support of these add-ons allows you to further develop Kodi's features.

Omni Notes

Developer: Federico Iosue | Free of charge
Omni Notes is an open source note-taking application that aims at both low system performance consumption and a simple interface while maintaining such intelligent behavior.
Designed with a Material Design interface, the application allows you to easily add, edit, archive, trash or permanently delete a note. Not only that, you can share, merge your notes, manage them using words and categories, useful if you want to organize your notes.
The application also includes other features such as multimedia attachment support, task list, drawing mode, Google Now integration. You can even have a note shortcut on the home screen, export or import notes. In addition to all this, Omni Notes is available in more than 30 languages.

Easy Sound Recorder

Developer: Daniel Yehun Kim Kim | Free of charge 
Easy Sound Recorder is an intuitive and simple basic Open Source sound recorder that you can easily use on your Android to record conferences, songs, business meetings, notes and more.
Made of Material Design and stripped of all advertising, the application allows you to record sound around you in MP4 format with AAC encoder and no recording limit.

ML Manager: APK Extractor

Developer: Javier Santos V | Free of charge 
ML Manager is an application that allows you to extract APK files from installed applications and games. The extracted APKs can easily be shared. Not only the installed applications, ML Manager also manages the ability to extract and share system applications as well. The batch mode allows you to extract several APK files at the same time. The application can also organize your applications, sort them into favorites for faster access.

F-Droid

F-Droid is an alternative application store that only catalogues FOSS Android applications (Free Software and Open Source). In addition to being open source, all applications submitted to F-Droid are subject to a much stricter audit process than that used by Google's automated system.
With F-Droid, you can also be sure to download published applications without advertising or trackers from Google and the application developer. The F-Droid application provides a convenient way to browse, install and track updates for applications installed on your device.
All applications are also free in every sense of the word, they cost nothing and their source codes are available to anyone who wants to participate in the project. Download F-Droid

We often look for certain features and most of them are only available on paid applications. But if you are lucky enough to find an alternative open source application, you will find in most cases these much sought-after features. That's why we decided to share with this small list containing only free applications.

If you know of any others that are very useful, please mention them in the comments. We thank you for reading us so far and thank you even more for not leaving without sharing this article with your friends.

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