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* https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Collection:IOS.de based on https://www.gnu.org/software/for-ios.de.html
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'''[https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/malware-apple.html Apple's operating systems are malware], we urge all iOS users to switch to [https://www.replicant.us/supported-devices.php a mobile device that supports Replicant].'''
 
'''[https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/malware-apple.html Apple's operating systems are malware], we urge all iOS users to switch to [https://www.replicant.us/supported-devices.php a mobile device that supports Replicant].'''
  
Here is a list of free iOS programs, some some of them can also run on [[Replicant]] and/or can exchange data with Replicant programs—along with the proprietary applications they replace.
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Here is a list of free iOS programs, some some of them can also run on [[Collection:Replicant|Replicant]] and/or can exchange data with Replicant programs—along with the proprietary applications they replace.
  
 
We have long had [Windows|a page which lists free replacements for popular Windows programs] as a first step towards replacing Windows with GNU/Linux. Someone suggested making a similar page for iOS, but the two cases are quite different. Windows can be easily replaced with a free operating system on most PCs, but not iOS: there are ways to install [https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/android-and-users-freedom.html Android] on some iThings, but its free counterpart, Replicant, cannot be installed on any of them.
 
We have long had [Windows|a page which lists free replacements for popular Windows programs] as a first step towards replacing Windows with GNU/Linux. Someone suggested making a similar page for iOS, but the two cases are quite different. Windows can be easily replaced with a free operating system on most PCs, but not iOS: there are ways to install [https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/android-and-users-freedom.html Android] on some iThings, but its free counterpart, Replicant, cannot be installed on any of them.
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# This is a selection of the more common free software applications available for Apple iOS, and is nothing like a comprehensive list. You may want to check the [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Category/Runs-on/iOS Runs-on/iOS category] for more software. If you are technically minded, you may find it interesting to build these apps from source code rather than download them from the App Store.
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# This is a selection of the more common free software applications available for Apple iOS, and is nothing like a comprehensive list. You may want to check the [https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Category/Runs-on/iOS Runs-on/iOS category] for more software. iOS-only programs may be listed here as well but has external links since the Directory only includes program entries for GNU systems. If you are technically minded, you may find it interesting to build these apps from source code rather than download them from the App Store.
 
# Included in the operating system.
 
# Included in the operating system.
# Why not recommend Mozilla branded software like Firefox (and its variants like Firefox for Android, Firefox for iOS, and Firefox Focus), SeaMonkey, and Thunderbird? As explained in our [https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html Free Software Definition], all four freedoms must be available on both a commercial and non-commercial basis. Mozilla's trademark policy serves to limit Freedom 2 to gratis distribution only, making the software nonfree. Debian has permission to redistribute modified copies of these software with the original branding, but that is an exception for Debian, and anyway it is a different issue.
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# {{Mozilla trademark policy issue note}}
 
 
==Log==
 
* Synced https://www.gnu.org/software/for-ios.html and
 
** Added K-9 Mail
 
** Added Riot.im
 
** Added uGet
 
** Added Mozilla Firefox Focus to "Replacement for"
 
** Added MuPDF
 
** Added XGimp Image Editor
 
** Removed LibreSignal (abandonware) - https://github.com/LibreSignal/LibreSignal/blob/master/README.md
 
** Replaced VimTouch (abandonware, and removed from F-Droid: https://f-droid.org/wiki/page/net.momodalo.app.vimtouch -> https://f-droid.org/packages/net.momodalo.app.vimtouch/) with Markor
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [[Free software replacements]]
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* [[Free Software Directory:Free software replacements|FSD: Free software replacements]]
 
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Antifeatures|FSD: Antifeatures]]
 
* [[Free_Software_Directory:Antifeatures|FSD: Antifeatures]]
 
* [[Free Software Directory:Participate/Project Team|FSD: Participate/Project Team]]
 
* [[Free Software Directory:Participate/Project Team|FSD: Participate/Project Team]]

Latest revision as of 02:25, 29 April 2018

This project is forked from gnu.org
The GNU Webmaster translators are welcome to start these pages:

Apple's operating systems are malware, we urge all iOS users to switch to a mobile device that supports Replicant.

Here is a list of free iOS programs, some some of them can also run on Replicant and/or can exchange data with Replicant programs—along with the proprietary applications they replace.

We have long had [Windows|a page which lists free replacements for popular Windows programs] as a first step towards replacing Windows with GNU/Linux. Someone suggested making a similar page for iOS, but the two cases are quite different. Windows can be easily replaced with a free operating system on most PCs, but not iOS: there are ways to install Android on some iThings, but its free counterpart, Replicant, cannot be installed on any of them.

These reasons could be sufficient for us to avoid recommending any iOS apps altogether; however, we feel that it is valid and useful to list those few free programs which can also run on Replicant or can interoperate with programs on Replicant.


Type Free program[1] Replacement for
3D computer graphics software
Accessibility Hpp-logo.png iOS VoiceOver[2]
Anonymous P2P
BitTorrent client
Compiler
Desktop publishing
Diagramming software
Document viewer
Email client, news aggregator Microsoft Outlook
Multimedia communication Hpp-logo.png Linphone

Riot.im
Wire

Apple FaceTime
Apple iMessage
Facebook Messenger
Google Hangouts
Line
Microsoft Skype
Paltalk Video Chat App
Signal
Snapchat
Viber
WeChat
WhatsApp
Instant messaging client ChatSecure, Telegram Apple Messages[2]
ICQ
Trillian
Yahoo! Messenger
Live USB
Media player VLC media player (VLC)
Office suite Microsoft Office Mobile
Online storage ownCloud (client only) Dropbox
Proxy server
Raster graphics editor
Text editor Vim Notes
Vector graphics editor
VPN client OpenVPN
Web browser[3] OnionBrowser Apple Safari[2]
Chromium
Google Chrome
  1. This is a selection of the more common free software applications available for Apple iOS, and is nothing like a comprehensive list. You may want to check the Runs-on/iOS category for more software. iOS-only programs may be listed here as well but has external links since the Directory only includes program entries for GNU systems. If you are technically minded, you may find it interesting to build these apps from source code rather than download them from the App Store.
  2. Included in the operating system.
  3. Mozilla branded programs such as Firefox and Thunderbird are not free software unless their names are changed. This is due to Mozilla's trademark policy that forbids selling copies of unmodified executables.

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