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Android doesn't respect users' freedom, we urge all Android users to switch to a mobile device that supports Replicant.

Type Free program[1] Replacement for
3D computer graphics software
Anonymous P2P uGet
BitTorrent client Tribler BitTorrent
Desktop publishing
Diagramming software PlantUML[5] DrawExpress Diagram Lite
Document viewer MuPDF Adobe Acrobat
Email client, news aggregator K-9 Mail Microsoft Outlook
Multimedia communication GNU Ring, Linphone, Skype
Instant messaging client Telegram Facebook Messenger
Yahoo! Messenger
Live USB
Media player VLC media player (VLC) RealPlayer Basic
Office suite LibreOffice Viewer[3] Microsoft Office Mobile
Online storage ownCloud (client only) Dropbox
Raster graphics editor Adobe Photoshop Express
Text editor Markor
Vector graphics editor
Web browser GNU IceCatMobile[2][3][4]


Google Chrome
  1. This is a selection of the more common free software applications available for Replicant, and is nothing like a comprehensive list. You may want to check the Runs-on/Android category for more software.
  2. Why not recommend Mozilla branded software like Firefox, Firefox Focus, Firefox for Android (Fennec), Firefox for iOS, Firefox Focus, SeaMonkey, and Thunderbird? As explained in our 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.
  3. Some popular apps from F-Droid do not work with Replicant without enabling llvmpipe as software renderer but it is slow. - This is not a problem on Android but it's not entirely free either.
  4. GNU IceCatMobile: GNU IceCat (Mozilla Firefox ESR fork) discontinued official IceCatMobile support after version 38.6.0. However many F-Droid users preferred their unofficial IceCatMobile releases even when official releases existed.
  5. requested for F-Droid

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