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CoreApps running on LG Nexus 5x (bullhead)
CoreApps running on LG Nexus 5x (bullhead)
Name CoreApps
Graphics stack KWin on Wayland or Xorg
Toolkit Qt 5

A set of apps with constant looks across all the apps and can run in lower system with out hardware acceleration and optimized for touchscreen.


Apps works smoothly on most devices with a working display, both with and without hardware acceleration.


There are some core features that makes them great to use on mobile devices. Some are listed here.

  • All the apps are light with lesser dependencies, uses less ram.
  • All the apps are touch-friendly and suitable Phablet and Tablet and we are working towards that.
  • Apps use the precious vertical screen real estate properly. So in small screens apps works great.

We have 19 CoreApps and they all listed here with there descriptions.

  • CoreActions - A side bar for showing widgets
  • CorePins - A bookmarking app.
  • CoreArchiver - Archiver to create and extract archives.
  • CoreFm - A lightweight file-manager
  • CoreGarage - A settings manager.
  • CoreHunt - A file finder utility.
  • CoreImage - An image viewer.
  • CorePad - A document editor.
  • CorePaint - A paint app.
  • CorePDF - A PDF viewer.
  • CorePlayer - A player based on QtAV library. (Not ported because QtAV is not in repo)
  • CoreRenamer - A batch file re-namer.
  • CoreStats - A system resource viewer.
  • CoreStuff - An activity viewer.
  • CoreUniverse - Shows information about apps from the CoreApps family.
  • CoreTime - A time related task manager.
  • CoreTerminal - A terminal emulator. (Not ported because qtermwidget is not in repo)
  • CoreShot - A screen capture utility.
  • CoreInfo - A file information tool.

Two apps are in development.

  • CoreBox - A touch-optimized panel
  • CoreKeyboard - A virtual keyboard.


  • This apps can be used with any Desktop Environment. But recommended with i3wm and matchbox.
  • More usable in horizontal screen rotation.


  • Make package with i3wm + CoreApps as a interface.


  • Icons are small in size.Enveronment veriable needs to added or use custom theme form Kvantum can fix that.
  • Some icons are showing discolor. Because of SVG is no rendering correctly.