Android applications

Hint: For Android development under Debian/Ubuntu, normal users need to be able to access the USB device file so that ADB (Android Debugging Bridge) can connect to it when started by the user. As this is poorly documented for newer udev releases, hits is e.g. the udev line needed to make the ADB USB device file of HTC devices accessible to all users:

        SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0bb4", MODE="0666"


Android applications I currently use (on various devices), some are good alternatives to Google apps for those who don't want to send all their data that way:

  • Network service clients and tools
    • IPv6Config
    • Firefox with the usual plugins (AdBlock Plus/Edge, Ghostery, Flash Video Downloader, DuckDuckGo search, etc.)
    • Orbot and Orweb for anonymous browsing via Tor
    • TextSecure for SMS/messaging over IP
    • RedPhone for secure VoIP
    • CSipSimple as SIP client for my own exchange
    • ChatSecure as XMPP client (that can also use Orbot and implements OTR)
    • OwnTracks (with my own MQTT broker)
    • 3G Watchdog in combination with ApnSwitch
  • Navigation and mobility
  • Media consumption
  • Sync
    • DAVdroid for CalDAV/CardDAV (currently with ownCloud)
    • ownCloud for file sync (including immediate picture/video upload for backup)
    • KDE Connect
  • Misc. system tools
  • Misc. to play with but not in active use
    • CellID Logger
    • Citybike Stationen
    • Compass
    • ConnectBot
    • FlipSlient
    • G-MoN
    • G2Android
    • GeoRecorder
    • Goggles
    • Google Sky Map
    • Google Translate
    • GPS Status
    • HANDY Parken
    • handyCalc
    • iTravelFree
    • Jabiru
    • K-9 Mail
    • Layar
    • Leo
    • NetSentry --
    • No Lock
    • Phone Recorder
    • Remote RDP Lite and Remote VNC Ad
    • SMS Ticket Österreich
    • Startup Manager
    • Terminal Emulator
    • Transdroid
    • Voice Recorder
    • Wapedia
This page was last modified on 2014-06-12