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This page is a fork of https://www.gnu.org/software/for-ios.html. I didn't start this page to propose changes to the Windows/iOS pages on gnu.org I rather want us to continue the work on the Free Software Directory. -- David Hedlund

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 which can also run on Replicant and/or can exchange data with Replicant programs—along with the proprietary applications they replace. Using these programs is only a small step toward freedom, and we urge all iOS users to switch to a mobile device that supports Replicant (or a free GNU/Linux distribution) as soon as possible.

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 (along with other reasons listed on our page dedicated to Apple malware) 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
Anonymous P2P
BitTorrent client
Compiler
Desktop publishing
Diagramming software
Document viewer
Email client, news client, feed reader Microsoft Outlook
Instant messaging client, softphone, and videotelephone
(all-in-one)
Linphone Apple iMessage, Signal
Instant messaging client Telegram ICQ, Trillian, Yahoo! Messenger
Live USB
Media player VLC media player (VLC)
Office suite Microsoft Office Mobile
Online storage ownCloud (client only) Dropbox
Raster graphics editor
Text editor Vim Notes
Vector graphics editor
Web browser OnionBrowser Apple Safari (included), Chromium, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox
  1. This is a selection of Replicant-compatible free software applications available for iOS platform, and is nothing like a comprehensive list. You may want to check the Runs-on/iOS category in our Free Software Directory 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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