F-Droid is a robot with a passion for Free and Open Source (FOSS) software on the Android platform. On this site you’ll find a repository of FOSS apps, along with an Android client to perform installations and updates, and news, reviews and other features covering all things Android and software-freedom related.

The f-droid.org core infrastructure is operated by F-Droid Limited, a UK “private company” registered in England (no. 08420676).


You can discuss F-Droid or get help on the forum and F-Droid’s user chat.

To chat with others about F-Droid, either join via IRC in the #fdroid channel on freenode or join #fdroid:f-droid.org on Matrix. The discussions are logged on view.matrix.org.

There also exist bridges to Telegram and Jabber/XMPP (experimental). To join via Telegram, click on this link. For Jabber/XMPP, join #fdroid#matrix.org@bridge.xmpp.matrix.org.

You can send email at team@f-droid.org, but messages are much more likely to be answered on the forum or #fdroid channel. If you want to help, you can join us.

Consulting / Commercial Support

If you’re running an organisation that uses F-Droid or would like to use F-Droid, you will sometimes want to have an expert. For this, we have a list of companies and developers who contributed to F-Droid in one way or another and are available for consulting:

Find an F-Droid Consultant


Terms, etc.

F-Droid is a non-profit volunteer project. Although every effort is made to ensure that everything in the repository is safe to install, you use it AT YOUR OWN RISK. Wherever possible, applications in the repository are built from source, and that source code is checked for potential security or privacy issues. This checking is far from exhaustive though, and there are no guarantees.

F-Droid respects your privacy. We don’t track you, or your device. We don’t track what you install. You don’t need an account to use the client, and it sends no additional identifying data when talking to our web server other than its version number. We don’t even allow you to install other applications from the repository that track you, unless you first enable ‘Tracking’ in the AntiFeatures section of preferences. Any personal data you decide to give us (e.g. your email address when registering for an account to post on the forum) goes no further than us, and will not be used for anything other than allowing you to maintain your account.


The F-Droid project was founded in 2010 by Ciaran Gultnieks, and is brought to you by at least the following people:

  • Mostafa Ahangarha
  • Nico Alt
  • Laura Arjona Reina
  • Ben Arnold
  • Michele Azzolari
  • Danial Behzadi
  • Jan Berkel
  • David Black
  • Ruslan Boitsov
  • Jan C Borchardt
  • Valerio Bozzolan
  • Dan Bravender
  • Cédric Cabessa
  • Kevin Cernekee
  • Ali Demirtaş
  • Felix Edelmann
  • Osoitz Elkorobarrutia
  • Oğuz Ersen
  • Kevin Everets
  • Sveinn í Felli
  • Rafael Fontenelle
  • Alberto A. Fuentes
  • Torsten Grote
  • Ciaran Gultnieks
  • Tias Guns
  • Michael Haas
  • Stefan Handschuh
  • Marcus Hoffmann
  • Kees Hulberts
  • Ayron Jungren
  • João Fernando C. Júnior
  • Neo Kolokotronis
  • Nikita Kozlov
  • Matt Kraai
  • Daniel Kraft
  • Boris Kraut
  • Tobias Kuban
  • Mariotaku Lee
  • Leonardo De Luca
  • Greg Lyle
  • Daniel Marti
  • Robert Martinez
  • Steven McDonald
  • Andrew McMillan
  • Balázs Meskó
  • Nat Meysenburg
  • Andrew Nayenko
  • Alex Oberhauser
  • Michael Pöhn
  • Nicolas Raoul
  • Fabian Rodriguez
  • Pierre Rudloff
  • Florian Schmaus
  • Dominik Schürmann
  • Peter Serwylo
  • Takumi Shoji
  • Hans-Emil Skogh
  • Paul Sokolovsky
  • Graziano Sorbaioli
  • Jochen Sprickerhof
  • Hans-Christoph Steiner
  • David Sterry
  • John Sullivan
  • Antonio Tapiador
  • William Theaker
  • Henrik Tunedal
  • Wellington Terumi Uemura
  • Ivo Ugrina
  • Matthias Weiler
  • Nutchanon Wetchasit
  • Philipp Wollschlegel

If your name is missing, it’s a mistake and you should add yourself to the list! Keep it sorted by surname, please.

The original F-Droid client app was based on the Aptoide app developed by Roberto Jacinto.