Google apps alternatives that are all on fdroid, more are wanted… plz…
YouTube → Newpipe, LibreTube
YouTube Music → ViMusic, NewPipe
Play Store → Aurora store, Neo-Store (FOSS only)
Gmail → Fairmail (Gmail compatible), K-9 Mail
GBoard/other keyboard → Floris keyboard, OpenBoard
Google Authenticator → Aegis, andOTP
Chrome → Bromite (Chromium), Mull (Gecko)
Google Podcasts → Escapepod, Antennapod
Google News → Read You, Nunti
Google Translate → DeepL
Google Tasks → Tasks.org
Google Photos → PhotoPrism, Aves, Floral, Photo
Google Duo → Jitsi Meet, Signal
Google Docs/Sheets → LibreOffice Viewer
Google Fit → Workout Time!, Feeel
Google Audiobooks → Voice Audiobook Player
Google Assistant → Dicio
Files → Material Files
Calculator → OpenCalc
Messenger → Signal, QKSMS
Contacts → Simple Contacts
Gallery → Simple Gallery
Videos → VLC, MPV
Music → Metro, Musify, Vinyl
Clock → Simple Clock
Bookmark sync → xBrowserSync
File sync → Syncthing, Wormhole William, Nextcloud
Find My Device → FindMyDevice
Launcher → Lawnchair, poseidon, + Many more on F-Droid
@SuperSillySam Thanks for the ViMusic recommendation. I have found andOTP to also be a useful alternative to Authenticator. I like that it allows you to password protect your MFA codes, that you can export the secretes for backup purposes, and set a timeout so the app locks if unattended .
Instead of Google Authenticator, use Aegis Authenticator.
Instead of Chrome, use Bromite (Chromium) or Mull (Gecko).
Instead of Google Podcasts, use Escapepod.
Instead of Files, use Material Files.
Instead of Calculator, use OpenCalc.
Instead of Messenger, use Signal or QKSMS.
Instead of Contacts, use Simple Contacts.
Instead of Gallery, use Simple Gallery.
Instead of Videos, use VLC.
Honorable Mentions, not Google related:
Geometric Weather. for weather.
Infinity, for Reddit.
LibreReader, for PDFs.
Transistor, for Radio.
Vigilante, for privacy notifications.
Waistline, for diet/nutrition tracking.
Xtra, for Twitch.
Yet Another Call Blocker, for call blocking.
Here’s a couple of swaps I made, I have been de-googled for a while and am constantly looking for the best apps to use on f-droid and switching what I use. These are what I have found, that haven’t been mentioned yet, to be best for features, usability and UI:
I’ve been using openboard for a long time now but was thinking about switching back to gboard because of the swipe typing feature. I have internet access disabled for gboard in the android settings so it sould prevent google from receiving any data right? If I’m not missing something I could use gboard more privately this way, tho it still feels weird using any google app
What OS do you use? It will prevent it from sending anything to Google if you don’t have GGASPS in the profile with G board.
If you have privileged/with internet access GAPPS (Or Microg) on your device, I would assume that some date is cast to Google.