This collection is maintained by the Free software replacement project team.
Replicant is a fully free Android-like distribution that meets the Free System Distribution Guidelines (GNU FSDG).
Mobile phones concentrate a huge number of issues in the same device, including many freedom issues.
- 1 Applications
- 2 Free software repository client
Collaboration with Replicant
Replicant is a free Android-like distribution that meets the Free System Distribution Guidelines (GNU FSDG), but F-Droid doesn't follow the GNU FSDG. We recommend you to use a Replicant supported device and install apps only listed in our Replicant collection as we collaborate with Replicant on that list.
Note that these apps have not been reviewed by the Replicant developers (yet).
|Type||Free program||Replacement for|
Free software repository client
|3D computer graphics software||AutoCAD|
|Diagramming software||PlantUML||DrawExpress Diagram Lite|
|Document viewer||MuPDF||Adobe Acrobat|
|Email client, news aggregator||K-9 Mail||Microsoft Outlook|
|Paltalk Video Chat App|
|Instant messaging client||Silence (for SMS)||ICQ|
VLC media player (VLC)
|Office suite||LibreOffice Viewer||Microsoft Office Mobile|
|Online storage||ownCloud (client only)||Dropbox|
|Raster graphics editor||Adobe Photoshop Express|
|Vector graphics editor|
- 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. Replicant-only programs may be listed here as well but has external links since the Directory only includes program entries for GNU systems.
- 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.
- Some popular apps from F-Droid do not work with Replicant without enabling llvmpipe as software renderer but it is slow. - https://redmine.replicant.us/projects/replicant/wiki/Graphics This is not a problem on Android but it's not entirely free either.
- 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.
Replicant-only free software
AppLock is an app locker, which guards your privacy security with pattern lock.
K-9 Mail is a free mail client. It supports both POP3 and IMAP mailboxes and supports IMAP IDLE for real-time notifications.
LibreOffice Viewer uses the same engine as LibreOffice. This, combined with a new front-end based on Firefox for Android, reads documents similarly to LibreOffice desktop.
A privacy-focused web browser for use with Orbot, based on Tor Browser.
Web browser focused on user privacy.
Radio streaming app that uses the online radio lists from radio-browser.info, a wiki like approach to collect as much online.
Silence is an SMS/MMS application that allows you to protect your privacy while communicating with friends. Silence communicates using encrypted SMS messages. No servers or internet connection required.
Service as a Software Substitute (SaaSS) replacement
|Type||Free program||Replacement for|
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