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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) suggested 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.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    Download APK 2.1 MiB PGP Signature

  • 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.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    Download APK 2.1 MiB PGP Signature

  • 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.

    Permissions
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.
    • run at startup
      Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

    Download APK 1.9 MiB PGP Signature