List of free and open-source iOS applications

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This is an incomplete list of notable applications (apps) that run on the iOS that meet the guidelines for free software or open-source software.

Books[edit]

Application name Description License Source Notes App Store link
ComicFlow A comic book reader for iPad GPLv3 Mercurial ComicFlow
GreatReader PDF reader designed for both iPhone and iPad MIT git None

Education[edit]

Application name Description License Source Notes App Store link
eBooks Open source eBook reader (also stores eBooks from Project Gutenberg) GPLv2 svn Tomes, a commercial variation
Molecules Renders and manipulates 3D models of molecules BSD zip Molecules

Entertainment[edit]

Application name Description License Source Notes App Store link
Dollar Bets An app that keeps track of dollar bets that you make GPLv2 git Dollar Bets
NowPlaying Browse theatre information to find movies currently playing GPLv2 svn Currently not available in App Store due to an issue with the data provider Currently unavailable
PocketFlix Netflix client GPLv2 svn Currently unavailable
SimpleDrawing Simple drawing app for iPhone and iPad MIT git SimpleDrawing

Games[edit]

Music[edit]

Application name Description License Source Notes App Store link
Artisan iOS Artisan iOS app for iPhone BSD git Artisan is an iOS application to search for and display information and related mixes from a particular musical artist utilizing 8tracks and Last.FM APIs.
Last.fm Last.fm app for iPhone GPLv3 git Last.fm app
mobilesynth Synthesizer for iPhone Apache 2.0 svn Source used by Pollisynth mobilesynth
MusicNotes Piano for iPhone and iPad Unknown git MusicNotes is an on screen piano that plots notes as you play. You can resize keyboard with pinch zoom. None
Hard Rock Player Player for iPhone and iPad Unknown zip Collection of music linked with videos. None

Video[edit]

Application name Description License Source Notes App Store link
VideoLAN iOS VLC for iOS app Mozilla 2.0, GPL-2.0 git VLC for iOS can play all your movies and shows in most formats directly without conversion. You can synchronize media to your device using WiFi Upload, iTunes, Dropbox, or direct downloads from the web. VLC for iOS

News[edit]

Application name Description License Source Notes App Store link
iReddit The official Reddit app for iPhone and iPad. Note (Jul 8, 2014): This project is defunct. It is left here purely for historical reference. CPAL git iReddit
Easy Reader A simple RSS reader by Cloudspace MIT git Easy Reader
Hacker News Client Hacker News reader based on new HN API MIT git Hacker News Client

Photography[edit]

Application name Description License Source Notes App Store link
ThatPhoto Photo editor from Ink MIT git ThatPhoto
Tilt Shifted A tilt-shift image generator by Cloudspace MIT git Tilt Shifted
Anypic Anypic is the easiest way to share photos with your friends MIT [1] Anypic

Productivity[edit]

Application name Description License Source Notes App Store link
AppSales Mobile An app that allows developers to get sales information and notifications from iTunes Connect BSD 2.0 git Currently unavailable in App Store
Barcode Scanner A QR code scanner based on the ZXing project ZXing source code is Apache 2.0 svn Barcode Scanner source code is not available but the ZXing project includes sample applications Barcode Scanner
Cheddar A to-do list manager with syncing Simplified BSD git Project sold by the author. No longer open source. Cheddar
Count It Out A counting app for use in baseball games MIT svn Count It Out
Jutsu A goal setting app for your personal goals Jutsu [2] Jutsu
Salesforce for iPad A Salesforce.com client for iPad BSD git Salesforce for iPad
ThatCloud Cloud storage aggregator from Ink. View files from Dropbox, Google Drive, Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, etc. MIT git ThatCloud
ThatInbox Email Client for reading and composing emails from Ink MIT git ThatInbox
ThatPDF PDF annotation and signing from Ink MIT git ThatPDF
Vim A port of the UNIX based text editor to iOS, with syntax highlighting Free software git Vim
OpenIt Quick launch settings, websites, actions in applications or open applications Free software git
IOSPlot Chart library for iOS. Use gesture/tap to show the value label (or mild statistics) for a data point. Free software [3]

References[edit]

Application name Description License Source Notes App Store link
Dozuki Guides The official iFixit app GPL git Dozuki Guides
news:yc An iPhone Hacker News client. BSD git While opensource, the app costs $2.99 USD through iTunes news:yc
wikiHow Wikihow app GPL git wikiHow
Wikipedia The official Wikipedia app MIT git Also available for Android, webOS and Kindle Wikipedia Mobile

Social networking[edit]

Application name Description License Source Notes App Store link
CarHunter A social networking app for car enthusaists CarHunter CH CarHunter
ChatSecure An encrypted chat app GPLv3 git ChatSecure
NatsuliPhone An open source Twitter client BSD git NatsuLion for iPhone
Tweetero A Twitter client with image upload support New BSD license svn Uploading images supported by yfrog tweetero
WordPress The official WordPress app GPLv2 git Also available for Android WordPress

Utilities[edit]

Application name Description License Source Notes App Store link
System Monitor App for monitoring your iPhone and iPad. MPL2.0 git System Monitor
Pocket Weather Pocket Weather git Currently unavailable
Master Password A stateless ubiquitous password solution. GPL git M. Password
Diceshaker A dice rolling utility for use in board games (uses the accelerometer) GPL git Diceshaker
HP Calculator for iPhone Emulates various HP programmable and scientific calculates GPLv2 svn Currently unavailable
reMail Email app that downloads email Apache 2.0 Mercurial Currently unavailable
Core Data Utility A tool that understands core data object models. It enabled to explore and query persisted object data. git Currently unavailable
Onions Secure text based information storage in the cloud Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported Creative Commons git Onions

References[edit]

http://maniacdev.com/2010/06/35-open-source-iphone-app-store-apps-updated-with-10-new-apps http://cplus.about.com/od/codelibraryforiphone/A_Code_Library_for_iPhone_Objective-C_Applications.htm