F-droid.org – Free Open Source Android Applications & Software Repository

I f you are an Android phone user, you are going to love this. i recently stumbled on f-droid.org, a website that host and offer free android softwares for download.
The F-Droid Repository is an easily installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The server contains the details of multiple versions of each application, and the Android client makes it easy to browse, install them onto your device, and keep track of updates.
They have an android application you can install and freely source and download android applications.
You can also browse the repository with a web browser, and download the applications directly from there if you can’t or don’t want to run the F-Droid client on your device.

Usage

Open the F-Droid application, press the menu key, and choose update. The lists should then be populated with the FOSS apps already in the repository. Stuff you already have will be automatically detected, and put in the ‘Installed’ tab. The ‘Available’ tab contains all apps in the selected category, whether installed or not.

Selecting any item from the list takes you to the details of that application. From there, hitting the menu key will give you the option to install, uninstall or update. You can also view (in the browser) the application’s web site, issue tracker and source code, and you can also choose to view the application on Google Play if it exists there.

Additionally, if there are multiple versions available, you can select a version directly in the list and install it. One version in the list will usually be shown with a * next to it – this is the ‘current’ version – i.e. the one the developer might publish to Google’s one-version-only market. Versions above this are probably beta releases, and versions below are older versions.

Head over to f-droid.org and download cool applications for your Android mobile device.