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If you enjoy using apps from @fdroidorg you might want to try the alternative client G-Droid:


G-Droid is F-Droid but with a more discovery-oriented interface. (For example, they've just added a "recently commented" panel, so you can see what people are talking about.)

You can download G-Droid from F-Droid itself.

(If you're new to F-Droid, here's a beginner's guide to installing it: switching.social/ethical-alter)

#FDroid #GDroid #Alternatives

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@__h2__ offered a 50€ bounty for proper Android TV support.

If that's of any interest to you, maybe you want to add to that bounty. Or maybe you want to implement the missing bits.

The latest version of G-Droid shows the apps that recently received a comment on a new panel. A nice way to make your favourite app a bit more visible to other users.

Get the latest version now on or .

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👍 the store for makes it easy to find new through tags and and through ratings in the fediverse (like this post). The app is frequently updated.


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Fun fact:

The instance social.masto.host is indirectly funded by LineageOS + F-Droid.

Earlier, I was replacing my phone every 2 years with a new version of the same series. But last year, when my phone was ready for replacement (too slow, no Android updates), I flashed LineageOS + F-Droid on it instead.

I saved € 187.5 by not buying a new phone. This instance costs € 5 per month.

P.S. I know the exact cost because I bought one for a family member.

#PlannedObsolescence #LineageOS #FDroid

When you leave a comment for an app in G-Droid consider using the thumbs up 👍 or thumbs down 👎 somewhere in your comment. So you indicate if you'd generally upvote or downvote the app.

Very soon G-Droid will count these thumbs and generate a new metric for the star ratings. So every user can influence the rating with mastodon comments.

As usual: every user is free to ignore the new metric by setting its importance to 0 in the G-Droid settings.

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Recently, I considered living without Google. The idea came up to me after reading the reflection from @switchingsocial
I agreed with SwitchingSocial's perspective. This article is my first step to say goodbye to Google. (and first step to write blog in English 😳 )

My First Attempt to Live Without Google

#Privacy #Alternatives #DeleteGoogle

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@tom79 Wow! @gdroid has improved a lot since I tried it in its first versions. Before I always went back to F-Droid, now I think I'm going to stay.

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Very cool! I never saw the need to check out an fdroid skin, but the (federated!) ability to rate apps has convinced me to download it :)

The latest version of G-Droid (v0.10.0) shows all available versions of an app in the repository. It also shows the CHANGELOG of the latest version so you know what's new.

If you discover the latest version of an app not to be working, please consider to leave a comment in G-Droid. That way others know to install an earlier version.

Let me know if it is useful (or not). 🖖😎👍

The current version of G-Droid indicates in a small green text from/to what version an updateable app can be updated. The next version will offer ALL old versions of an app, just as it is in the F-Droid app as well.

In the F-Droid client 'With the upcoming 1.6 release, the Latest Tab will now only show apps that meet certain criteria.'


Sounds a bit like google play store to me. 🤨

G-Droid will not censor or misrepresented the 'latest' apps. G-Droid will go the smarter way. It will insert missing data automatically and provide the missing translations on demand. Stay tuned.

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Hey, anyone here has a #device that runs #Android 4 and doesn't need it anymore?

Please donate it to @gdroid and help improving a feature-rich #FreeSoftware
app-repository-client that connects with the @fdroidorg


G-Droid is now significantly faster loading stuff from the web. Caching has been improved. Particularly the images of the apps load much faster now. Please update to version 0.9.4 which is now on and .

G-Droid doesn't seem to work with Android 4. There is a pretty bad 'performance optimization' that google baked into the utf8 converter of that version of android.

I've tried 3 different fixes in the last releases but none has worked. Unfortunately I don't have a device with Android 4 and in the emulator it works fine. I'll keep trying developing a fix for that. Sorry for all the Android 4 people out there. 😪

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Gleich um 10:00 Uhr in Raum W2 gibt es meinen Workshop und Install-Party zu: #Fdroid, #Gdroid und #FreieSoftware auf #Android.

Gerät anbringen - Freiheit mitnehmen : )


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Komm vorbei am @fsfe Stand bei den #Chemnitzer #LinuxTage, versorge dich mit unserem neuesten Infomaterial und Aufklebern und sprich mit mit uns über #FreieSoftware. Unser nettes Team freut sich schon auf spannende Fragen und Gespräche!

Und wer Bock auf @fdroidorg und @gdroid hat oder Lust darauf beide kennenzulernen, kommt morgen früh in meinem workshop vorbei: chemnitzer.linux-tage.de/2019/

#CLT2019 #fdroid #gdroid #FreeYourAndroid

The latest version of G-Droid has error reporting when the app crashes. I already fixed 2 errors, that users had sent in. Please continue sending them through!

The error reporting happens explicitly via email, so you can review the data before sending it. So nothing is being send, without the user confirming it twice. The feature can be deactivated in the settings if desired.

The reporting mechanism has mostly been copied from the F-Droid client source code ✋😃

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#Fedilab is really great! But the most important point is, that the developer @tom79 is very very active and listens to the users. And additionally it's #OpenSource 😎

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Why doesnt @gdroid replace @fdroidorg as the official f-droid client? It is clearly more advanced and user-friendly, though it lacks some features #fdroid #opensource #freesoftware #gdroid

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