VLC on Android isn't a good choice for playing audiobooks. It loses a few seconds when trying to change playback speed. Also, it doesn't understand a folder of audio files as one book.
I switched to AudioAnchor from F-Droid. It doesn't suffer from the above two issues. However, it expects a folder for each book, even if it's a single file.
I have a Syncthing folder for Audiobooks now, holding only the current ones.
Android has introduced split APKs, which makes life difficult for people using de-Googlified phones.
I'm using Yalp store on LineageOS. Installing split APKs requires that you have a rooted device.
Steps to install an app with a split APK:
1. Enable the following setting in Yalp Store:
Settings -> Installation method -> Using root
2. Install the app with the split APK.
3. Toggle it back to the default method after your installation is done.
The instance social.masto.host is indirectly funded by LineageOS + F-Droid.
Earlier, I was replacing my phone every 2 years with a new version of the same series. But last year, when my phone was ready for replacement (too slow, no Android updates), I flashed LineageOS + F-Droid on it instead.
I saved € 187.5 by not buying a new phone. This instance costs € 5 per month.
P.S. I know the exact cost because I bought one for a family member.
Is there an app on F-Droid that can read out loud (TTS) ebooks?
I think LineageOS comes with a built-in TTS engine called Pico TTS. I'd be happy to find an app (like an epub or pdf reader) that can at least leverage Pico TTS and read out text. Really missing the Google Play books TTS after the switch to LineageOS + F-Droid.
Found a FOSS alternative to Google Authenticator for 2-factor authentication. It's an F-Droid app called andOTP.
G. Authenticator, Okta Verify, andOTP etc. all implement the same algorithm called TOTP.
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