>google keep won't work unless I let them read my texts
The flying fuck is this shit.
Freetart tip for Android: ALWAYS try to find a usable free and open source app on F-Droid and only if not a single one works well for you, should you consider closed source ad-ridden options on the Play Store.
Business calendar 2, AOSP clock/morning routine, simple explorer/amaze.
If I don't trust an app I just block it's internet connections with AFwall+, don't really care that much about open sores tbqh