Going from iOS to Android
October 30, 2018 6:13 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for some Android equivalents to a few much-used iOS apps

I've been using an iPhone for years, but am finally switching to an Android phone. I've found Android equivalents for almost all my apps except these three, and hoping MeFi can make some suggestions (Paid or free apps are both fine):

1. AnyList, my grocery-list/recipe storing app. It syncs between the desktop and the app version, and I can import recipes with a Chrome extension/button on my phone. It also offers the ability to share lists with someone else, but I don't need that feature.

2. Apollo for Reddit. A great Reddit app. No ads (this is a dealbreaker), handy button to jump up/down through a comment thread to the next parent comment. I know there are a bunch of Android Reddit apps out there, what is your favorite?

3. Tweetbot for Twitter. Again, zero ads. Chronological timeline. Ability to mute accounts/keyword/hashtags. Option for no images in my feed.

Thanks for any suggestions!
posted by cozenedindigo to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
For Twitter i use tweetcaster. Does what you asked for and more.
posted by chasles at 6:50 PM on October 30, 2018


For AnyList, I'd suggest OurGroceries. Although OurGroceries has an iPhone version, so if there's a reason you chose against it at the time, maybe not. But I use OurGroceries for all sorts of stuff, not just grocery lists, and honestly, I use the Google Home interface more than the app and web interface combined.
posted by Golfhaus at 7:22 PM on October 30, 2018


For Twitter I like Talon a lot. There's a whole menu category for muting options, as well as a chronological timeline, no ads, options for no images, small images, etc. and lots of other tweaks.

For grocery lists as well as other kinds of lists or notes, I just use the Google app called Keep. Not sure if you need some specific kind of functionality for recipes, but it should certainly work for those.
posted by theory at 10:24 PM on October 30, 2018 [1 favorite]


Instead of AnyList, try Paprika.

Instead of Tweetbot, try TweetDeck.

Can't help you on Apollo, since I just use the official Reddit app.

Also, you should get Blokada as an across-the-board tracker/ad blocker.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 4:43 AM on October 31, 2018


Seconding Google Keep for lists and notes and such, and Talon for twitter.
posted by The Bellman at 6:32 AM on October 31, 2018 [1 favorite]


I would suggest looking at 'Reddit is Fun' for, well, Reddit. After trying several different apps including the official one for Android, nothing comes close for my usability. I honestly cannot tell you if the occasional ad is from the app or Reddit, but they are so unobtrusive as to be invisible (just a clearly marked text line). No full screen, auto video, or auto sound ads in many years of using.
posted by iStranger at 6:54 AM on October 31, 2018


I tried Paprika for a while, but I wasn't a fan of building a grocery list via manually entering all my recipes. I prefer Out of Milk, which is more straight-up grocery list oriented.
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:35 AM on October 31, 2018


n-thing Google Keep and Reddit is fun. If you're willing to pay for it, the pro version of Tweetpane does what you want and more, but the ads on the free version irk me way too much. Years ago I used twicca and I recall it as a very good lightweight Twitter client, but I haven't installed it in over 3 years, so YMMV.

The paid version of Reddit is fun does away with all ads as well and is IMO way better than the desktop version (not that it's that difficult since the redesign). Things that I like about it:
  • You can set it to load thumbnails only if you're on wifi
  • You can set two default directories for saving images, one regular and one for your, uh, private interests
  • Can save drafts
  • "Cards" view for image-heavy subreddits (can be disabled if you're not on wifi)
  • In-app browser for most images and videos
Things I like about Tweetpane:
  • You can set it to load thumbnails only if you're on wifi
  • You can set two default directories for saving images, one regular and one for your, uh, private interests
  • Can save drafts
  • "Cards" view for image-heavy subreddits (can be disabled if you're not on wifi)
  • In-app browser for most images and videos

posted by andycyca at 12:18 PM on November 1, 2018 [1 favorite]


For reddit Relay is awesome.
posted by kev23f at 1:50 AM on November 4, 2018


Thanks everyone! I ended up going with Talon for Twitter, and Joey for Reddit. Both working well so far. As for AnyList, I emailed customer support and they said they're working on an Android app and I'm now part of the closed alpha. Win!
posted by cozenedindigo at 7:58 PM on November 5, 2018


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