Tag Archives: F-Droid

QR Scanner (Privacy Friendly)

Looking for an open source, trustworthy (in terms of knowing exactly what it does and what it’s capable of) QR scanner, then check out ‘Privacy Friendly QR-Scanner App’.

It’s quite sad of the amount of downloads for QR/bar code scanners on the Google Play store filled with ads, trackers and potentially malicious background activates, some of them are downloaded in the millions.

Some people though know that it does not have to be that way. You can download it via their website or via their F-Droid page (if you want to know more about F-Droid, you can read it here) or even Google Play.

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F-Droid – Free and Open Source Android App Repository

I was looking for open source Android apps to possibly replace some of my standard apps that are filled with adware or oddly very large with too many extra permissions which makes me assume there’s something happening in the background that it shouldn’t.

F-Droid is basically the same as the Google Play store, but for free and open source apps. You can download it via their website at https://f-droid.org/en/, in fact you can use any QR code scanner to get the link, and install it using your system file viewer/manager.