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Offline unstable_sandwich

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Your favorite apps?
« on: October 14, 2015, 10:53:31 pm »
Thought it'd be nice to share some of the gems we've come across :) What apps have you found that you can't do without?

Before I get into mine I want to plug the F-Droid service (http://fdroid.org/). It's a repository of Free Open Source Software (FOSS) apps for android, all installable through, you guessed it, an app. Very handy if you don't want Google running on your phone.

So, these are my favorite apps I always put on my phone:

Opera Mini 7.6.4 browser
Best lightweight browser. Opera compresses all data through their servers before sending it to your phone, not good for privacy but great for speeding up webpags/saving data. The upgraded one on the play store now is poop though, download the 7.6.4 version here: http://www.opera.com/mobile/download/versions/

RetroArch
Multiple video game emulators bundled into one app, works fantastic. I've played through several SNES and PSX games without any lags or bugs. http://www.libretro.com/ If you're on a smaller phone download 1.0.0.2 or older, the new update has a GUI that doesn't fit on my 3.5" screen.

PopcornTime
Bittorrent service that lets you stream movies other people are seeding. App is still in beta, but works well enough. https://popcorntime.io/#get-app

fqrouter2
Powerful proxy app, can turn your phone into a wifi repeater/hotspot.

Csploit
App with a bunch of pentesting tools. Lets you monitor all the traffic going over your wifi network. https://github.com/cSploit/android/releases

Vuze
Torrent downloading app with no ads.

SmartStock
Best free stock-tracking app I've found.



These apps are available on F-droid:

AFwall+
Gives you access to Android's native firewall, lets you control internet communications going to/from your phone at every level. Great for keeping certain noisy apps quiet.

NewPipe
Basically Youtube, it parses Youtube's API's to play videos on your phone. Lightweight and works well.

Diode
Lightweight Reddit browser.

Pixel Dungeon
Really fun rouge-like game, although can be crazy frustrating.

VLC
The famous all-in-one media player.
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Re: Your favorite apps?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2015, 11:54:12 pm »
Thought it'd be nice to share some of the gems we've come across :) What apps have you found that you can't do without?

Before I get into mine I want to plug the F-Droid service (http://fdroid.org/). It's a repository of Free Open Source Software (FOSS) apps for android, all installable through, you guessed it, an app. Very handy if you don't want Google running on your phone.

So, these are my favorite apps I always put on my phone:

Opera Mini 7.6.4 browser
Best lightweight browser. Opera compresses all data through their servers before sending it to your phone, not good for privacy but great for speeding up webpags/saving data. The upgraded one on the play store now is poop though, download the 7.6.4 version here: http://www.opera.com/mobile/download/versions/

RetroArch
Multiple video game emulators bundled into one app, works fantastic. I've played through several SNES and PSX games without any lags or bugs. http://www.libretro.com/ If you're on a smaller phone download 1.0.0.2 or older, the new update has a GUI that doesn't fit on my 3.5" screen.

fqrouter2
Powerful proxy app, can turn your phone into a wifi repeater/hotspot.

Vuze
Torrent downloading.

SmartStock
Best free stock-tracking app I've found.



These apps are available on F-droid:

AFwall+
Gives you access to Android's native firewall, lets you control internet communications going to/from your phone at every level. Great for keeping certain noisy apps quiet.

NewPipe
Basically Youtube, it parses Youtube's API's to play videos on your phone. Lightweight and works well.

PopcornTime
Bittorrent service that lets you stream movies other people are seeding.

Csploit
App with a bunch of pentesting tools. Lets you monitor all the traffic going over your wifi network.

Diode
Lightweight Reddit browser.

Pixel Dungeon
Really fun rouge-like game, although can be crazy frustrating.

VLC
The famous all-in-one media player.
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Re: Your favorite apps?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2015, 11:59:43 pm »
My pleasure :) had to change some info around in my post, Popcorntime and Csploit aren't hosted on Fdroid.

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Re: Your favorite apps?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2015, 05:28:44 pm »
Some of those sound pretty interesting. Some of mine are CloudMagic (an email client), 1Password (a password safe), Copy (cloud storage), Geekbench 3 (Best processor and battery benchmarking, Purify (iOS ad blocker), Tapatalk (forums), Vidgets (iOS widget app), Facebook Hello (can't stand the LG apps), Google Now Launcher, and Google Messenger.

 

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