App development is moving incredibly fast. Here's the status of Android apps as of about a week ago when I last installed them all and tested them all.

Nostr for Android App Statuses :

Nosky: Status: Early stages (Inactive)

  • Create posts: ✅
  • Markdown: ❌
  • Reply: ✅ (The reply button on the main feed doesn't work, but opening the post and hitting reply does work.)
  • Add/Remove relays: ✅ (Can add manual ones.)
  • Global feed: ❓
  • Follower feed: ✅
  • URL Preview: ❌
  • Reactions: ❌
  • Lightning: ❌
  • Reactions: ❌
  • DMs: ❌
  • Notifications: ❌ (Implemented, but not working)
  • Edit profile: ❌ (Implemented, but not working)
  • Follow: ❌ (Implemented, but not working)
  • Usable: ❌
  • Github
  • Download (I self compiled this APKs)
  • Notes: The UI seems mostly done? Lots of crashes and instability. Not ready for day to day use at all. Developer seems to be inactive.

Nostros: Status: Alpha (Active)

  • Create posts: ✅
  • Markdown: ❌
  • Upload pics: ❌
  • Reply: ✅
  • Add/Remove relays: ✅
  • Global feed: ❌
  • Follower feed: ✅
  • URL Preview: ❌
  • Reactions: ✅ (Upvote and Downvote)
  • DMs: ✅
  • Notifications: ✅
  • Edit profile: ✅(name, profile pic, LN address, about)
  • Follow: ✅
  • Lightning: ✅❌ (via profile Lightning, invoices not rendered in feed)
  • Usable: ❓ That's a personal preference. It's close.
  • Github
  • Download (Developer provided.)
  • Notes: The UI seems mostly done, but the UI reminds me of older Android apps from many years ago. GIFs don't play inline, they are frozen. GIF profile pictures do not work. No banner support. Slow performance.

Amethyst: Status: Alpha (Active)

  • Create posts: ✅
  • Markdown: ❌
  • Upload pics: ✅
  • Reply: ✅
  • Add/Remove relays: ❌
  • Global feed: ✅
  • Follower feed: ✅
  • URL Preview: ✅
  • Reactions: ✅
  • DMs: ✅
  • Notifications: ✅
  • Edit profile: ❌(name, profile pic, LN address, about)
  • Follow: ✅
  • Lightning: ❌
  • Usable: ❓ That's a personal preference. It's close.
  • Github
  • Download (Developer provided.)
  • Notes: It's one of the closer to daily driver clients for Android that's out there. The UI is coming along really nicely. However, not being to do profile management or Lightning makes this a no go for me. Both banner support and Link Preview are really nice as most clients do not support these features at all.

Daisy: Status: Alpha (New)

  • Create posts: ❌
  • Markdown: ❌
  • Upload pics: ❌
  • Reply: ✅
  • Add/Remove relays: ❌
  • Global feed: ❌
  • Follower feed: ✅
  • URL Preview: ❌
  • Reactions: ✅
  • DMs: ❌
  • Notifications: ❌
  • Edit profile: ❌(name, profile pic, LN address, about)
  • Follow: ✅
  • Lightning: ❌
  • Usable: ❌
  • Github
  • Download (Developer provided.)
  • Notes: It's too new, very early stages. Unstable.

Nostrid: Status: Alpha (Active)

  • Create posts: ✅
  • Markdown: ✅
  • Upload pics: ❌
  • Reply: ✅
  • Add/Remove relays: ❌
  • Global feed: ✅
  • Follower feed: ✅
  • URL Preview: ❌
  • Reactions: ✅
  • DMs: ❌
  • Notifications: ✅
  • Edit profile: ✅(name, profile pic, LN address, about)
  • Follow: ✅
  • Lightning: ❌
  • Usable: ❓ That's a personal preference. It's close.
  • Github
  • Download (Developer provided.)
  • Notes: Let me just say the UI on this is very odd. The Android maximalist on actually hates it. It's not Material or anything related to Android. It feels like a Windows application. That said, it actually works quite well, minus being able to use Lightning, send DMs, or edit Relays. It also supports multiple accounts, which is a nice bouns.

this is a treasure trove as an android user.

Thanks for all the great info.

Thanks for the detailed overview, I'm using Amethyst, looking good so far, too bad there's no lightning