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ente - encrypted photo storage

ente is an end-to-end encrypted photo storage app
New in version 0.6.3
Major release with fresh new pixels! ✨

- Redesigned app look with support for light and dark modes
- New swipe gestures to quickly switch between tabs and to navigate between screens
- Performance improvements to speed up bulk file deletes
Ente is a simple app to automatically backup and organize your photos and videos.

If you've been looking for a privacy-friendly alternative to preserve your memories, you've come to the right place. With Ente, they are stored end-to-end encrypted (e2ee). This means that only you can view them.

We have apps across Android, iOS, web and Desktop, and your photos will seamlessly sync between all your devices in an end-to-end encrypted (e2ee) manner.

Ente also makes it simple to share your albums with your loved ones. You can either share them directly with other Ente users, end-to-end encrypted; or with publicly viewable links.

Your encrypted data is stored across multiple locations, including a fall-out shelter in Paris. We take posterity seriously and make it easy to ensure that your memories outlive you.

We are here to make the safest photos app ever, come join our journey!

FEATURES
- Original quality backups, because every pixel is important
- Family plans, so you can share storage with your family
- Shared folders, in case you want your partner to enjoy your "Camera" clicks
- Album links, that can be protected with a password and set to expire
- Ability to free up space, by removing files that have been safely backed up
- Image editor, to add finishing touches
- Favorite, hide and relive your memories, for they are precious
- One-click import from Google, Apple, your hard drive and more
- Dark theme, because your photos look good in it
- 2FA, 3FA, biometric auth
- and a LOT more!

PERMISSIONS
Ente requests for certain permissions to serve the purpose of a photo storage provider, which can be reviewed here: https://github.com/ente-io/frame/blob/f-droid/android/permissions.md

PRICING
We don't offer forever free plans, because it is important to us that we remain sustainable and withstand the test of time. Instead we offer affordable plans that you can freely share with your family. You can find more information at ente.io.

SUPPORT
We take pride in offering human support. If you are our paid customer, you can reach out to team@ente.io and expect a response from our team within 24 hours.

Versions

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 0.6.3 (333) suggested Added on 2022-06-27

    This version requires Android 4.4 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.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • read locations from your media collection
      Allows the app to read locations from your media collection.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • use fingerprint hardware
      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication
    • set wallpaper
      Allows the app to set the system wallpaper.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • 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.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • display notifications as full screen activities on a locked device
      Allows the app to display notifications as full screen activities on a locked device
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone. Apps will also have access to the accounts on your phone that have created contacts. This may include accounts created by apps you have installed. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • use biometric hardware
      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication
    • retrieve running apps
      Allows the app to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. This may allow the app to discover information about which applications are used on the device.

    Download APK 35 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 0.5.35 (315) - Added on 2022-06-14

    This version requires Android 4.4 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.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • read locations from your media collection
      Allows the app to read locations from your media collection.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • use fingerprint hardware
      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication
    • set wallpaper
      Allows the app to set the system wallpaper.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • 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.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • display notifications as full screen activities on a locked device
      Allows the app to display notifications as full screen activities on a locked device
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone. Apps will also have access to the accounts on your phone that have created contacts. This may include accounts created by apps you have installed. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • use biometric hardware
      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication
    • retrieve running apps
      Allows the app to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. This may allow the app to discover information about which applications are used on the device.

    Download APK 33 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 0.5.16 (296) - Added on 2022-05-20

    This version requires Android 4.4 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.
    • read the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to read the contents of your shared storage.
    • modify or delete the contents of your shared storage
      Allows the app to write the contents of your shared storage.
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • use fingerprint hardware
      Allows the app to use fingerprint hardware for authentication
    • set wallpaper
      Allows the app to set the system wallpaper.
    • request install packages
      Allows an application to request installation of packages.
    • 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.
    • control vibration
      Allows the app to control the vibrator.
    • display notifications as full screen activities on a locked device
      Allows the app to display notifications as full screen activities on a locked device
    • read locations from your media collection
      Allows the app to read locations from your media collection.
    • read your contacts
      Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone. Apps will also have access to the accounts on your phone that have created contacts. This may include accounts created by apps you have installed. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • run foreground service
      Allows the app to make use of foreground services.
    • use biometric hardware
      Allows the app to use biometric hardware for authentication
    • retrieve running apps
      Allows the app to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. This may allow the app to discover information about which applications are used on the device.

    Download APK 32 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log