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I'm not an open source zealot, but I generally prefer to use open source applications over proprietary ones if they stack up. Are there any directory sites with reviews, ect that specialize on open source Android apps? The closest thing I've been able to find is Wikipedia's list.

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Looks like the Wiki list you found is a good answer to your own question. FYI: You can answer your own questions here and even accept your own answers. –  gary Oct 27 '10 at 20:45

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You can install F-droid to get a market-style repository of Free and Open Source android apps:


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You are free to submit apps.There are over 200 apps in the queue, however.To help, convert submission into metadata form and submit via git.Full instructions @ f-droid.org! –  daithib8 Jun 26 '12 at 13:09
Review of F-Droid by Android Central –  Al E. Nov 29 '12 at 16:26

Google Code seems to be the predominant place for open source Android apps:


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Note: the above answer was written a LOOOONG time ago when Android was fairly new and lots of people hosted open source Android projects on Google code. There may be other places people tend to host them now. –  thomasrutter Jan 5 at 1:44

Can't find any directories that specialize in open source apps, but you could do worse than a simple search on one of the regular app directories (like this or this)

Otherwise, I'd say your Wikipedia list looks like a pretty good source.

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This is another source:


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How about crawling Aptoide? Not all are Open Source, but there are many!

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As anyone and his little sister can have his own repository on Aptoide, it might be worth pointing out which ones can be considered safe. See e.g. How safe is it to use Aptoide? and Android Markets: How safe are alternative sources? I recommend sticking to the "Apps" repo, which is manually curated by the Aptoide team itself – and to those you know having a trustworthy maintainer as well. –  Izzy Dec 29 '14 at 15:03

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