More open source apps for Apple devices

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There is a small list of open source applications for the iPhone

In previous articler we had seen some open source applications for devices made by Apple. In this article we continue the list for devices that use iOS as the operating system

More open source apps for Apple devices

iOS is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for your mobile devices including iPhone and iPod Touch.

Bitwarden Password Manager

It is a password manager that saves them under AES-256-bit encryption. The basic version is free, but there is a subscription version with additional features.

Available for iPhone and iPad at App Store

Firefox

Although far from the success of its early years, this classic open source software title it is a browser focused on privacy.

However, the version currently available on the app store it includes some controversial features like the inclusion of sponsored shortcuts to fund the project. Although it seems that this can be disabled

Available for iPad and iPhone.

OsmAnd Maps Travel & Navigate

A highly recommended application (at least its version of Android is, which was the one I tried).

It is a program to navigate offline maps based on the collaborative maps of OpenStreetMap. It allows us to navigate taking into account our preferred roads and the dimensions of the vehicle. In addition, we can plan routes based on the differences in level and record GPX tracks without the need for an Internet connection. In no case are user data collected. In many countries, information on public transport is included.

The application is free, although it includes paid add-ons.

It is in the App storee for both iPhone and iPad

Protonmail

Although he received some questions, this service is still the best privacy alternative for email. The application allows us to send and receive mail securely using end-to-end encryption and PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) protocols.

The app and the basic service are free, and there are three other paid plans.

Available for iPhone and iPad at app stores.

Signal

Another client application of a service focused on privacy. In this case it is instant messaging. Signal's service also offers end-to-end encryption (in fact, it did before WhatsApp) but messages don't go through a central server. The only centralized data is the phone number, the date the message was sent and the data from the last login.

The application allows us to send voice and text messages and make audio and video calls with high fidelity. In addition, it has a dark theme, personalized alerts and an image editor that includes the possibility of adding text.

DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser

This is a recommendation to take with a grain of salt as it was discovered that DuckDuckGo allowed Microsoft to bypass blocking tracking technologies used by various web services and what this browser promised.

Security researcher Zach Edwards found that while DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser prevented Facebook or Google trackers from working, it quietly allowed data to be sent to Bing and Linkedin, owned by the Redmond company.

However, among the browser's features is the ability to delete all browsing history, including current tabs, with a single touch. Also, it blocks hidden third-party trackers (Non-Microsoft) that collect data and force sites to use encrypted HTTPS versions when available. It even supports Face ID/Touch ID to lock the browser.

DuckDuckGo has its own search engine, which allows you to avoid manipulation of Google results and tracking of search queries.

We can find This application in the App Store in versions for iPhone and iPad.

Do you use open source applications on your Apple device. We would love for you to tell us about your experience in the feedback form.

 

 


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