LibreNews

Free, fast and decentralized breaking news notification app

Whenever anything noteworthy happens in the world, you can be sure that you'll be notified. LibreNews _doesn't_ depend on Google Play Services, and is completely FLOSS.

Breaking news notifications are perhaps the most important channel by which we receive our information about the world, and LibreNews aims to democratize this essential medium. Don't let any corporation or government agency control your breaking news.

Key features:


  • Free software (server and client licensed under GPLv3)

  • Doesn't use up a ton of battery life

  • Up-to-date and current

  • Doesn't rely on Google infrastructure

  • Secure (forces HTTPS) & decentralized

  • Lots of customization

  • Material design adherent interface

  • Simple, easy to understand settings

  • High-quality code

  • Encrypted & secure connection

  • No tracking

  • No ads

  • Syncs automatically, regardless of whether the app is open

You can expect LibreNews to send you about three notifications per day if you connect to the default server API.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.4 (5) - Added on 2017-10-01

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 2.1 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
  • Version 1.3 (4) - Added on 2017-08-23

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 2.1 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
  • Version 1.2 (3) - Added on 2017-08-07

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Download APK 1.9 MiB PGP Signature

    Permissions
    • android.permission.INTERNET
    • android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
    • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE