Archived Apps

These are all totally unmaintained and just listed here for the record.

 Posted on March 19, 2013  (Last modified on December 2, 2016)

Privacy-enhanced browser

 Posted on October 22, 2012  (Last modified on November 26, 2015)

Orweb is a companion browser to, the port of Tor to Android.

Orbot anonymizes internet traffic by routing it through many different stages and you must have that enabled first, though root isn’t needed. Orweb disables certain other browser features that could be used to identify you.

Please note that Orweb is superseded by Tor Browser. Orweb is no longer maintained at all.

Run Debian on your phone

 Posted on February 6, 2013  (Last modified on January 26, 2015)

Lil’ Debi builds up a whole Debian chroot on your phone entirely using debootstrap. You choose the release, mirror, and size of the disk image, and away it goes. It could take up to an hour on a slow device.

Then it has a simple chroot manager that fscks your disk, mounts/unmounts things, starts/stops sshd if you have it installed, etc. You can also then use ‘apt-get’ to install any package that is released for ARM processors. This includes things like a complete real shell, Tor, TraceRouteTCP, iwconfig/ipconfig, and other security and crypto tools. Works well with —just run /debian/shell to get a Debian shell.

The aim of Lil’ Debi is to provide a transparent and tightly integrated Debian install on your Android device. It mounts all of your Android partitions in Debian space, so you see a fusion of both systems. It’s even possible to have Lil’ Debi launch the normal Debian init start-up scripts when it starts, so that all you need to do is apt-get install and any servers you install will just work.

Lil’ Debi works with as few modifications to the Android system as possible. Currently, it only adds a /bin symlink, and a /debian mount directory. It does not touch /system at all.

Requires root: Yes, because it needs to run debootstrap, create dirs in /, mount/umount, etc.

produce professional-grade videos with your phone

 Posted on October 31, 2013  (Last modified on July 19, 2014)

Creating great stories is now easier than ever with StoryMaker. Our unique templates, overlays, and lessons guide you through the entire creative process. StoryMaker lets you edit your content right on your mobile, making it even easier to finish your story. Once you’ve finished, StoryMaker lets you publish your story to all of your favorite platforms. * AUDIO PHOTO & VIDEO * Whether it’s a photo series, an audio story, or a video package, StoryMaker walks you through what you need to know in order to be successful. * TEMPLATES * Our story templates offer suggested narrative arcs, and potential questions to give you structure, but leave you enough room to tell the story you want. * LEARN * Designed by a group of trainers with years of experience working in the field, StoryMaker is the tool you need to tell the stories you’re passionate about, while staying safe. StoryMaker has access to a 55 lesson course in Journalism, Security, Photo, Audio, and Video production. So when you’re ready to dive deep and learn everything you can, we have the lessons to get you started. * OVERLAYS * Everyone recognizes an interview or a location shot when they see them on the news, but with StoryMaker’s innovative overlays it’s easy to recreate the shot you want when it matters the most, at the point of production. * EDIT * StoryMaker lets you rearrange and trim your clips to tweak them to perfection, it even makes it easy to record your own narration to go with your story. * SHARE * When your story is ready you can share it across all of your favorite platforms straight from StoryMaker. * SECURITY * StoryMaker takes security seriously. Our integration with Orbot allows for supported platforms to be accessed via Tor. StoryMaker relies upon Orbot, for defending against network surveillance and enabling circumvention on hostile networks. * EXPERIENCE * StoryMaker is successful because our creative team is filled with trainers with years of experience. People who have been in the field, and know how to break complex ideas down into easy to follow instructions. * MULTILINGUAL * StoryMaker supports English, Arabic, Croation/Bosnian, and Serbian languages. With experimental translations in French, Spanish, Persian, German, Macedonian and Korean. If you find issues, or would like to participate in our localization effort, please visit our wiki for more instructions:

 Posted on May 14, 2014

GnuPG via gpgcli

 Posted on May 8, 2013  (Last modified on March 12, 2014)

GnuPrivacyGuard extends the gpgcli command line tool to bring an integrated privacy engine to your Android. It gives you command line access to the entire GnuPG suite of encryption software. It also serves as the test bed for complete Android integration for all of GnuPG’s crypto services, including OpenPGP, symmetric encryption, and more.

GPG is GNU’s tool for end-to-end secure communication and encrypted data storage. This trusted protocol is the free software alternative to PGP. This app is built upon GnuPG 2.1, the new modularized version of GnuPG that now supports S/MIME.

GPG aims to provide an integrated experience, so clicking on PGP files should “just work”. You can also share files to GPG to encrypt them. GPG will also respond when you click on a PGP fingerprint URL (one that starts with openpgp4fpr:).

Before using GPG, be sure to launch the app and let it finish its installation process. Once it has completed, then you’re ready to use it. The easiest way to get started with GPG is to install GPG will automatically configure Android Terminal Emulator as long as you have the “Allow PATH extensions” settings enabled.

Status: Unmaintained, use

Notepad with lock

 Posted on January 16, 2013  (Last modified on March 10, 2014)

Simple app for taking notes that encrypts everything behind a password.

Status: Unmaintained.

ChatSecure Voice Messaging

 Posted on December 13, 2013

This is a plugin for [[]]. It does not have any function on its own. For Your Ears Only… completely private, end-to-end encryption voice message recording, sending, receiving and playback.

  • For use with [[]]’s encrypted “Off-the-record” data stream
  • Works over Tor - the ONLY Onion-routed voice messaging system, for total anonymity

CameraV: Secure Visual Proof

 Posted on December 11, 2013

ChatSecure Open Emoji Plugin

 Posted on December 2, 2013

Plugin for to support for core emoji input and display. Based on “Phantom Open Emoji” project.

Disable untrusted certificates

 Posted on August 19, 2013  (Last modified on October 31, 2013)

Android 4+ allows you to disable certificates from the system Settings and root isn’t required, so try that first if you want to manually mess with the certificates. The app won’t work with Android 4+ anyway.

An app to manage security certificates on your phone also containing a version of the Android CACert keystore derived from Mozilla. If a certificate has recently become untrusted you can either install an update to this app or you can backup and remove certificates by yourself.

Requires root: Yes, it writes to the system partition. You will need a device that has the ‘grep’ command on it (via busybox: present on most custom ROMs). If the ‘save’ doesn’t work, then you will need to make your /system partition read-write by using a file explorer like or via a command in