Posted on 2. Oktober 2014 Comments
As of September 2014 the smallest (15KB!), most minimalistic app for simply taking notes is called Zen Notes from Peter Gyorffy.
It doesn’t have any features like reminders, changing the theme or font or any other useless stuff. It’s basically like a sheet of paper where you can write your thoughts on, just digitally. The only thing it can do is share the written text over whatever Android offers you, e.g. email. When you exit the app the notes are saved automatically.
Posted on 23. Oktober 2013 Comments
After the NSA scandal 2013 the website prism-break.org got a little famous for recommending software, that would help keeping snooping intelligence services out of your private conversations. There are a couple of proprietary solutions, because there are just no alternatives but it’s mostly free and open source software(FOSS). While the disclaimer says „this site will not guarantee that 100% of your communications will be shielded against surveillance states“ it’s probably the best you can do. So that got me thinking and I created droid-break.info.
Prism-break.org lists a couple of Android apps, but only to security related issues such as encryption. Droid-Break is about FOSS apps in general because – as it turned out – for most of the apps we use everyday there is a good alternative FOSS solution. Most of the apps are in the F-Droid app store so you don’t have to rely on Google doing no evil.
The list includes the following categories: Browser, Social Networks, Messenger, VoIP, Audio/Podcasts, Video, Email, Notes, News Reader, File Manager, Navigation, Keyboards, Cloud, and a category for misc app that didn’t fit anywhere else.
If you have any suggestions, write a comment, an e-mail, tweet @repat123 or @droidbreak or fork the project on github.
Btw, it’s kindly hosted by neocities.org 🙂