Top 5 Best Free and Open Source Android Apps
Top 5 Best Free and Open Source Android Apps

As we all know, Android is an open source operating system. Therefore, here is the list of ten best free and open source Android apps available on the internet. Go through the post to discover the apps.

Let’s talk about Open Source first. It can be defined as the source code which is available with a license in which the original holder provides the right to change, modify and distribute the software to anyone or anywhere.

Android is an open source operating system. However, most of the apps that we find on Google play store are not open source. We can get the wide range of apps on Play store, however, only few Android apps out there which are open source. Therefore, today we are going to share 10 best Android open source apps that you could find on Google play store for free.

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Top 15 Best Free and Open Source Android Apps

#1 DuckDuck Go

DuckDuckGo Search & Stories
DuckDuckGo Search & Stories
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DuckDuckGo is the search engine that doesn’t track you. This Search & Stories app offers you real privacy, smarter search, and stories that you’ll love! It could easily replace your Google search engine. The more you use the app the more you will love it. This app is open source so anyone can contribute to its development or examine the source code.

#2 Muzei Live Wallpaper

Muzei is a live wallpaper that gently refreshes your home screen each day with famous works of art. It also recedes into the background, blurring and dimming artwork to keep your icons and widgets in the spotlight. Simply double touch the wallpaper or open the Muzei app to enjoy and explore the artwork in its full glory. It is an open source app, therefore, you are always welcome to use your own photos.

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#3 QKSMS – Open Source SMS & MMS

QKSMS - Open Source SMS & MMS
QKSMS - Open Source SMS & MMS
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QKSMS brings a refreshingly beautiful and responsive material design touch to the stale state of text messaging. In a world with clunky SMS and MMS apps cluttered with bloat and ads, QKSMS is something to get excited about. The best part of this app is it is the fully open source!

#4 Amaze File Manager

Amaze File Manager
Amaze File Manager
Developer: Team Amaze
Price: Free+
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As the name suggests this file manager will amaze you. This file manager becomes handy if you are looking for few advanced features like Samba support and root browsing. It also looks stunning. You can change to color of the file manager and also modify few things because this is an open source app.

#5 F-Droid

F-Droid
F-Droid

F-Droid is an installable catalog of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.

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#6 AntennaPod

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AntennaPod
Developer: AntennaPod
Price: Free
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AntennaPod is a podcast manager and player that gives you instant access to millions of free and paid podcasts, from independent podcasters to large publishing houses such as the BBC, NPR, and CNN. AntennaPod is free in all senses of the word: open source, no costs, no ads.

#7 DashClock Widget

DashClock is a home screen clock widget for Android 4.2+ phones and tablets, with lock screen support for Android 4.2-4.4. It also exposes additional status items called extensions. The widget comes bundled with extensions that give you instant access to some useful features

#8 Kiss Launcher

KISS Launcher
KISS Launcher
Developer: Neamar
Price: Free
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KISS Launcher allows Android users to simplify the home of their interface, to purify their screens and access the functions they need as quickly and as simply as possible. Kiss Launcher is open source.

#9 VLC For Android

VLC for Android
VLC for Android
Developer: Videolabs
Price: Free
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VLC media player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. VLC for Android can play any video and audio files, as well as network streams, network shares and drives, and DVD ISOs, like the desktop version of VLC.

#10 Omni Notes

Omni Notes
Omni Notes
Developer: Federico Iosue
Price: Free
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Omni Notes is the Open-source note taking the application, designed to be lightweight and simple without giving up smart behavior. It has some cool features like batch note editing, full-text search, URL recognition, etc.

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#11 LeafPic

The app is in beta phase and this is a fluid, material-designed gallery for you. This app is ad-free and open source under GPLv3 license. The app offers 50 main colors, 9 accent colors and 3 base themes for better user experience.

#12 Easy Sound Recorder

Easy Sound Recorder
Easy Sound Recorder
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If you are looking for an open source sound recorder for your Android smartphone then Easy sound record could be the best choice for you. This is just a simple and easy to use sound recorder app for Android. If you want to gain knowledge about audio recording and manipulating then this project is the best way to start.

#13 Signal Private Messenger

Signal is Free and Open Source, enabling anyone to verify its security by auditing the code. Signal is the only private messenger that uses open source peer-reviewed cryptographic protocols to keep your messages safe.

#14 ML Manager

This app lets you extract APK files from installed apps and games. After extracting the APK files you can share them. The most amazing thing is this app also lets users share APK files of system apps.

#15 Lightning Web Browser

Lightning Web Browser
Lightning Web Browser
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This is a simple browser which is fast and focuses on design, security, and efficiency. The app is around 2 Mb in size. However, it packs all features that we expect from any modern day browser. The paid version of this app also features an AdBlock.

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Android will always remain an open source operating system. These are the 10 Free Open source Android apps that are available right now. Do you know any Open source app that is missing from the list? Discuss with us in the comment box below.

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