List of free and open-source Android applications

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Most Android phones, like the Galaxy Nexus, allow installation of applications both from the Play Store or directly via APK files

This is an incomplete list of notable applications (apps) that run on the Android platform that meet the guidelines for free software or open-source software. For a more extensive list of apps, see the External links section below.

Communication

Application name Description Website Availability License API Note
APK Play Store F-Droid Sources
Adblock Plus Ad blocker website apk No Yes git GNU GPL v3 L7 / 2.1+
APG Android Privacy Guard website apk Yes Yes git Apache 2.0 1.5+
ConnectBot Android SSH and telnet client website apk Yes Yes git Apache 2.0 1.5+
Chromium Android version of the Chromium web browser website No No git
Firefox for mobile Android version of the Firefox web browser website apk Yes Yes MPL
Funambol Android Sync client website apk Yes No svn AGPLv3 2.0+
K-9 Mail An advanced email client for Android website apk Yes Yes git Apache 2.0 2.2+
Orbot Android client for TorProject.org network website apk Yes Yes git BSD/GPL 1.6+
Sipdroid Free SIP/VoIP client for Android website apk Yes Yes svn GNU GPL v3 works on 1.5
Linphone Open source video SIP VOIP client for Linux, Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android website apk Yes Yes git GNU GPL v2
CSipSimple SIP application for Android devices website apk Yes No svn GNU GPL v3

Emulators

Application name Description Website Availability License API Note
APK Play Store F-Droid Sources
Scummvm Android Port of ScummVM (emulates gaming platforms) website apk Yes Yes svn GNU GPL v2 1.5+ now officially merged into the main release
RetroArch Android Port of RetroArch website apk Yes Yes git GPLv3+[1]
VICE Android Port of VICE website apk Yes No svn GNU GPL v2
Dolphin Android Port of Dolphin website apk Yes Yes google GNU GPL v2

Games

Application name Description Website Availability License API Note
APK Play Store F-Droid Sources
Fish Fillets NG Underwater puzzle game. website Yes No tgz GPLv2 1.6+ Port of Fish Fillets NG
Freeciv A turn based strategy game similar to Sid Meier's Civilization website apk Yes No git GPLv2 2.0+
Frozen Bubble Knock the bubbles down by making clusters of three or more bubbles in the same color. website apk Yes Yes svn GPLv2 1.6+ Port of Frozen Bubble
GLtron Lightcycle game. website apk Yes Yes git GPLv2 2.2+ Port of GLtron
Nethack Android NetHack website apk Yes No svn GPLv2 1.5+ Port of NetHack
robotfindskitten A "Zen Simulation" website apk Yes Yes Source Dir GPL 1.6+
Simon Tatham's Puzzles A portable collection of puzzle games, ported to Android website apk Yes Yes git MIT 2.1+
Warmux A turn-based artillery game website apk Yes No svn GPLv2 2.0+

General

Application name Description Website Availability License API Note
APK Play Store F-Droid Sources
Android's Fortune Quotes and Fortune Cookie program website apk Yes No bzr GPLv3
Barcode Scanner Barcode reader website Yes [1] Yes [2] git Apache 2.0
FBReader e-book reader website apk Yes Yes git GPL 1.5+
Google IO App for Google IO conference website Yes No git Apache 2.0
MyTracks GPS tracking application website Yes No git Apache 2.0 1.5+
Avare gps GPS aviation application website Yes No github Apache 2.0 2.2+
OsmAnd Offline mapping program using OpenStreetMap data website apk Yes [3] Yes git GPLv3 1.6+
PressureNET Crowd-sourced barometer network website Yes [4] No git GPLv3
Tomdroid Note taking application with online sync website apk Yes [5] Yes bzr GPLv3 1.6+ Port of Tomboy
Wikipedia Access to Wikipedia website apk Yes [6] Yes github GPLv2

Multimedia

Application name Description Website Availability License API Note
APK Play Store F-Droid Sources
Subsonic Android Client Streaming Media Player website Yes Yes svn GPLv3
VLC Media player website apk Yes Yes git GPLv2+ 2.1+ Beta version
Ringdroid Ringtone maker googlecode apk Yes Yes svn Apache 2.0 1.5/1.6+ Possible issues on KitKat (4.4), possibly inactive

Security

Application name Description Website Availability License API Note
APK Play Store F-Droid Sources
Prey Android version of Prey (anti-theft software) website Yes No git GPLv3

See also

References

External links

There are a number of third-party maintained lists of open source Android applications, including: