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If I go Android what alternative apps are there for these that are just as good or better?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Peter22, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. Peter22

    Peter22 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Pushpin
    Billminder
    Air Video HD
    Cheatsheet
    Fantastical
    Alarmed ~ reminders + timers
    Alarmy Pro
    Ad Guard
    Wipr
    Better Blocker
    Apollo
    Dark Sky
    Cercube YouTube addon /jailbreak for default app
    Plus many more I can’t remember right now


    P.S. These are all iOS apps/some being jailbreak tweaks but only Cercube
     


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  2. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    As this is an Android forum, it would be a good guess that many of us here (not all) are not familiar with all of those apps or what they do.
    (like me)

    What would be helpful is for you to tell us what you want, and how you want it done.

    Browser? (speed, security, ad-ons, etc.)
    Ad-blocker? (hostfile or remote?)
    and so on.

    I will chance to guess at some of the list you provided.

    Air Video HD
    (My guess is a video player, maybe able to stream?)
    VLC
    can do both, and is also a music player.
    The default 'Video Player' app will play most videos of common format

    Alarmed
    The default 'Clock' app will do what you listed.

    Ad-Guard
    Better Blocker
    (I assume these are ad-blockers and tracking blockers?)
    Blokada
    is probably the all around best. Some browsers have an ad-blocking feature built in, as do some firewalls. In addition, some firewalls can actually be used as a means to block ads and tracking.
    NetGuard
    Noroot Firewall

    Dark Sky
    (my guess is that this is a dark theme?)
    I believe that new Android OS have a dark theme option built into them.
    Many apps also have a dark and even an amoled setting available, and the list of apps with this feature is always growing. Even the main app store, Google Play Store, now has a 'dark mode' setting available.

    Cercube
    (maybe an app that lets you download videos and not have to watch ads?)
    NewPipe
    is a FOSS (Free Open Source Software) app that takes all the 'poo' out of Youtube. No more tracking, you can download, and no ads.
     
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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Some of those on that list do have Android versions. Have you checked the Google Play store for them?
     
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  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Dark Sky is actually a weather app. And while they have an android version that is being discontinued because the company were bought by Apple.
     
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  5. Trom

    Trom Android Enthusiast

    IMHO, the best Dark Sky replacement is MyRadar, although it began years ago as a simple radar app, it's now a full on weather app by just pulling down the mini forecast at the top. Another thing I like is that you don't have to "search" for another city like many weather apps, just move the map around and whatever's under the bullseye is the forecast you get.
     
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