Favorite Android Apps 📱


Tusky 🐘


Client for Mastodon, Pleroma or any other compatible service. Much lighter than its main competitor (though not exactly light as such).


Orgzly


Outliner using Org Mode as an interchange format. Hands-down one of the most useful Android apps out there. Very friendly, too. It helps to know a few things about the underlying file format, for example how to set a notebook title and what drawers are.


SmartCookieWeb 🍪


Mobile browser with many options, that looks a lot like Midori except it's noticeably smaller and doesn't track you. Has a Material Design user interface that can be optimized for use with thumbs.


Android simple generic text editor


Just "Editor" for friends, it's an app as tiny as it is useful, with many features otherwise found in others ten times larger.


Text Fiction


Z-Machine interpreter with a chat-like UI. Elegant and lightweight. Has its own game store and can also import downloaded story files.


Ghost Commander 👻


Orthodox file manager with excellent connectivity features. Lacks an internal text editor, so you'll have to install one for F4 to work.


PocketGopher


Modern client for the Gopher protocol. Supports a bunch of unofficial extensions. You'll want a big screen for ASCII art.


microMathematics Plus


Call it a calculator that uses math notation, with all the bells and whistles. Call it a math cheatsheet that also does the math for you. Or maybe a way to write papers where the function graphs are actually live. It took me a couple of tries to figure it out, but then it became quick and easy. Also fun.


NextCloud ☁️


Mobile client for the eponymous cloud software. Incredibly useful. Does way more than just sync.


Ariane 🚀


Lightweight, no-frills client for the Gemini protocol.


Games


SolitaireCG


Just what it says on the tin. Gorgeous card art if you have a big device, but scales to tiny screens just as well. Many games and options.


Myst


No connection to the great classic; this is simply a minimal rogue-lite with simple rules and a unique atmosphere. Also hard as nails like all games by Watabou.


Fateful Lore


A cute, fun JRPG that can be played in 15-minute bursts, without maps or notes. Not too large, and not too small. Lighthearted, but with tense moments during boss fights. Forgiving, but not to the point of automatic play. Great little game.


The cutting room floor 🐈


Last updated: 16 May 2021



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