This Week in F-Droid, Week 21

F-Droid is a repository of verified free and open source Android apps, a client to access it, as well as a whole “app store kit”, providing all the tools needed to set up and run an app store. It is a community-run free software project developed by a wide range of contributors. This is their story this past week.

F-Droid core

Community News

No news from the wider community this week.

New apps

Updated apps

In total, 54 apps were updated this week. Here are the highlights:

  • MuPDF viewer 1.13.0 fixes several security holes. You should update ASAP.

  • NetGuard is back! The developer removed all ads and nonfree dependencies as the most hassle-free way to comply with the GDPR. Way to go! More info here.

    Version 2.197 is already in the main repository as of now. If you’ve used the GitHub release (so you can benefit from the hosts blocking feature) you can export your settings, uninstall that version, reinstall from F-Droid, import back the settings and reload your hosts file.

    Important: If you switch, you will lose any pro features you may have bought.

  • OsmAnd~ beta 3.0 is now in the repository, although it won’t be installed by default. If you’d like to give it a try, expand the versions tab and install it manually. We haven’t had any negative reports so far, but remember this is still beta!

  • Yalp Store was broken by Google. 0.41 is now in the repository and should fix this.

  • Easer is a tool to automate many things like switching off WiFi when leaving home, or setting the volume when a headset is connected. The update from 0.6 to 0.6.2 brings some UI changes, a screen unlock event, and a bunch of crash fixes.

Archived and Removed apps

No apps were removed.

In the next TWIF

What ends up in the next TWIF is all up to you! There are way too many app updates to keep track of them all, so we need your help to highlight the most interesting changes. And of course, we love to hear about all things involving F-Droid in some way.

Please tell us in the TWIF submission thread on the forum, or tag your update #fdroid on Mastodon. (And cc to make sure it reaches our instance.) The deadline to the next TWIF is Thursday 12:00 UTC.

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