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2020-05-04 - FOSS apps on iOS

A quick post tonight, as it has been a long and tiring workday. I didn't even find time to sort through the new records that arrive in the mail!

Though I'm generally keen on using as much FOSS as possible I'm pragmatic, so I my phone is an iPhone 6. Rightly or wrongly I trust Apple with privacy & security a little bit more than Google and the mess of Android vendor updates. I do need to use some commercial apps for work and kid/school related things, so going all in on a Google free Android device isn't an option at the moment.

While the Apple / iOS ecosystem is a walled garden, and doesn't have an equivalent of F-Droid, there are some open-source apps out there. Here are a few I use:

If you are interested in having a look at what's out there, then this list on GitHub is a good place to start. Note, though, that much of the stuff there is not in the app store.


This post is day 4 of my #100DaysToOffload challenge.

If you want to get involved, you can get more info from https://100daystooffload.com.


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