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dencorso

Are there any Good, Free, No-Ads, Apps for Android on PlayStore?

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I know just 3: Mr. Number, CPU-Z and NirSoft's Wifi Collector.
I'd much like an indication od a simple Notepad-like text editor, but all I found up to now are riddled to the brim with ads or paid-for. TIA.

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I try to use as little amount of apps as possible. Even I had the opportunity to scan a QR Code yesterday, but didn't know how to do it. Then someone told me I needed to download an app. I looked into the PlayStore and I didn't really want to download any apps... so I didn't scan the QR Code. :(

Microsoft has an RDP app that works well:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.rdc.android

I mean, as well as you can expect RDP to work on a phone. I use it to test RDP connections in the office as RDP to the public address is blocked from internal connections (including the wlan) but not through the cell phone network.

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Well, I didn't post about it, because I had forgotten about it, that's how much I use it...
It's "Leitor de código QR - Sem Anúncios" (=QR code reader - No Ads) by Sustainable App Developer... it's bare bones and just works.
As for the app title, I don't know whether it's really titled in Portuguese, or if I see it that way because I'm in Brazil (I actually see some apps title in English mixed with others titled in Portuguese, so it's hard to tell)...

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On 11/9/2018 at 4:12 AM, dencorso said:

I'd much like an indication od a simple Notepad-like text editor, but all I found up to now are riddled to the brim with ads or paid-for. TIA.

Does the app have to be on the Play Store?

I personally try to use open source apps whenever possible and/or also lightweight apps. As such, the majority of them come from F-Droid, directly from GitHub / GitLab, and from the Play Store or other sources only if there is no alternative. While it is not always the case, the vast majority of the open source apps are free and also ad-free.

For a text editor, I use MiXplorer which is a simple but advanced file manager with text / code editing functionality. It is not available on the Play Store though, so you would have to download it either from XDA or other source like APKMirror. It is also not open source, but I have not been able to find any viable alternative to it. The text editors available on F-Droid are either extremely barebone and/or buggy, and the ones on the Play Store are ridden with ads.

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3 hours ago, tomasz86 said:

the ones on the Play Store are ridden with ads

That's my experience, too... :(
I'd love to find something like Win32Pad for android, but up to now, I'm not even near... thanks for the links! :yes:

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