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These are applications which already exist for Linux and could be reused in postmarketOS with little to no adjustment.
 
These are applications which already exist for Linux and could be reused in postmarketOS with little to no adjustment.
  
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!Application
 
!Application
!Website
 
 
!License
 
!License
 
!Type
 
!Type
 
!Package link (if available)
 
!Package link (if available)
 
|-
 
|-
|nheko (Matrix)
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|[https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/2048 2048]
|https://github.com/mujx/nheko
 
 
|GPL3
 
|GPL3
|X11 and Wayland application (Native). Touch friendly version under development.
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|Sliding tile puzzle game. Touch-friendly.
|{{github|900}}
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|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=*2048&branch=edge Alpine repo]
 
|-
 
|-
|KDE Marble (maps)
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|[https://github.com/ev3dev/brickman brickman ui]
|https://cgit.kde.org/marble.git<br>https://marble.kde.org/
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|GPL2
|LGPL
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|Simple retro-themed touch UI written in vala
|Touch optimised mobile application. X11 and Wayland support.
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|-
 +
|[https://dot.kde.org/2014/11/21/calligra-gemini-added-calligra-suite Calligra Gemini][https://github.com/KDE/calligra/tree/master/gemini]
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|GPL2
 +
|Word processor and presentation application designed for touchscreen devices.  Part of the KDE Calligra suite.
 +
|-
 +
|[https://www.dillo.org Dillo]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|Extremely lightweight web browser, using very little RAM.  Not touch-optimised but can display most mobile websites well (no HTML5 support), and hence may be the only usable browser on older devices. Uses ~20MB RAM.
 +
|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=dillo&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= Alpine repo]
 +
|-
 +
|[https://dino.im Dino]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|Modern Jabber/XMPP Client using GTK+/Vala https://dino.im/
 +
|[https://pkgs.postmarketos.org/packages?name=dino&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= PostmarketOS repo]
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|-
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|[https://github.com/maoschanz/drawing drawing]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|Basic image editor for the GNOME desktop.  Also designed for GNU/Linux smartphones.
 +
|[https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.github.maoschanz.drawing Flatpak]
 
|-
 
|-
|LLs Video Player
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|[https://ekiga.im Ekiga]
|https://github.com/llelectronics/videoPlayer/tree/plasma
 
 
|GPL2
 
|GPL2
|Touch-based Qt Wayland application. Ported to Plasma Mobile.
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|VoIP and video conferencing application for GNOME
 +
|-
 +
|[https://github.com/GNOME/epiphany Gnome web (epiphany)]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|The web browser for the GNOME desktop. Purism is working on making it phone-friendly for their Librem 5 phone.
 +
|[https://pkgs.postmarketos.org/packages?name=epiphany&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= PostmarketOS repo]
 
|-
 
|-
|KCalc
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|[https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evince Evince (reader)]
|https://github.com/KDE/kcalc
 
 
|GPL2
 
|GPL2
|Qt based applicationMade for desktop but also suitable for touchscreen use.
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|GTK3 document viewer (for PDFs and other formats)Supports highlighting and is touch-friendly.
 +
|[https://pkgs.postmarketos.org/packages?name=evince&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= PostmarketOS repo]
 
|-
 
|-
|Maya (calendar)
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|[https://gajim.org Gajim]
|https://github.com/elementary/calendar
 
 
|GPL3
 
|GPL3
|GTK3 based calendar application from Elementary OS. Supports the CalDAV sync protocol.<br>Resizes well to a phone's aspect ratio although a few dialog boxes may not be accessible easily.
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|An XMPP client written in Python with Gtk+3.0
 +
|[[Gajim|manual installation]]
 +
|-
 +
|[https://ring.cx/ GNU Ring]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|Peer-to-peer messaging client and protocol. No registration required.
 
|-
 
|-
|Photos
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|[https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Weather GNOME Weather]
|https://github.com/elementary/photos
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|GPL2
|LGPL2.1
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|GTK3-based simple weather application. Touch-friendly.
|Photo gallery and editor for Elementary OS. Originally a fork of Shotwell.<br>Resizes well to a phone's aspect ratio although a few dialog boxes may not be accessible easily.
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|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=gnome-weather&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= Alpine repo]
 
|-
 
|-
|Thunar (file manager)
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|[https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Maps GNOME Maps]
|https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/start
 
 
|GPL2
 
|GPL2
|Default file manager on XFCE (GTK2 based). Reasonably touch friendly when menu bar and status bar are disabled.
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|GTK3-based simple maps application with routing. Reasonably touch-friendly.
|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=thunar&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= Alpine repo]
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|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=gnome-maps&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= Alpine repo]
 +
|-
 +
|[https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Notes GNOME Notes]
 +
|GPL3/LGPL
 +
|Scales perfectly and is very touch-friendly.
 +
|[https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.gnome.Notes flatpak]
 +
|-
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|[https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Nautilus GNOME Files]
 +
|LGPL
 +
|GTK3-based file manager.
 +
|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=nautilus&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= Alpine repo]
 
|-
 
|-
|Evince (reader)
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|[https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Cheese GNOME Cheese]
|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evince
 
 
|GPL2
 
|GPL2
|GTK3 document viewer (for PDFs and other formats). Supports highlighting and is touchscreen friendly.
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|Photobooth-style camera app. "Fullscreen mode" is touch-friendly.
|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=evince&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= Alpine repo]
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|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=cheese&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= Alpine repo]
 +
|-
 +
|[https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Photos GNOME Photos]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|Photo gallery application. Reasonably touch-friendly.
 +
|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=gnome-photos&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= Alpine repo]
 
|-
 
|-
|GNOME Weather
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|[https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Usage GNOME Usage]
|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Weather
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|GPL3
 +
|System monitor. Purism made a mobile config for the Librem 5.
 +
|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=gnome-usage&branch=edge Alpine repo]
 +
|-
 +
|[https://github.com/KDE/index-fm Index FM]
 
|GPL2
 
|GPL2
|GTK3-based simple weather application. Touch friendly
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|Touchscreen file manager for Plasma Mobile
 
|-
 
|-
|GNOME Maps
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|[https://github.com/KaidanIM/Kaidan Kaidan]
|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Maps
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|GPL3
 +
|Kirigami-based (QT) XMPP application
 +
|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=kaidan&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= Alpine repo]
 +
|-
 +
|[https://github.com/KDE/kcalc KCalc]
 
|GPL2
 
|GPL2
|GTK3-based simple maps application with routing. Reasonably touch friendly
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|Qt-based application. Made for desktop but also suitable for touchscreen use.
 +
|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=kcalc&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= Alpine repo]
 
|-
 
|-
|GNOME Files
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|[https://marble.kde.org/ KDE Marble (maps)] [https://cgit.kde.org/marble.git]
|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Nautilus
 
 
|LGPL
 
|LGPL
|GTK3-based file manager.
+
|Touch-optimised mobile application. X11 and Wayland support.
 +
|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=marble&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= Alpine repo]
 +
|-
 +
|[http://links.twibright.com/ links2]
 +
|GPL2
 +
|Simple web browser for saving on data consumption.  Can be resized to a phone's aspect ratio when running in graphical mode.
 +
|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=links&branch=edge Alpine repo]
 +
|-
 +
|[https://liri.io/apps/browser/ Liri Browser]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|QtWebEngine-based browser built with complete touch (including smartphone) support, Material Design, and support for coloured-site windows
 +
|[https://repo.liri.io/flatpak/io.liri.Browser.flatpakref Flatpak]
 +
|-
 +
|[https://liri.io/apps/calculator/ Liri Calculator]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|Simple Qt5 calculator using Material Design, with touch support
 +
|[https://repo.liri.io/flatpak/io.liri.Calculator.flatpakref Flatpak]
 +
|-
 +
|[https://liri.io/apps/text/ Liri Text]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|Simple Qt5 text and code editor using Material Design, with touch support
 +
|[https://repo.liri.io/flatpak/io.liri.Text.flatpakref Flatpak]
 +
|-
 +
|[https://github.com/llelectronics/videoPlayer/tree/plasma LLs Video Player]
 +
|GPL2
 +
|Touch-based Qt Wayland application.  Ported to Plasma Mobile.
 +
|-
 +
|[https://github.com/fabiocolacio/Marker Marker]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|Markdown editor. Very touch-friendly.
 +
|[https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.github.fabiocolacio.marker Flatpak]
 +
|-
 +
|[https://github.com/elementary/calendar Maya (calendar)]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|GTK3 based calendar application from Elementary OS.  Supports the CalDAV sync protocol.<br>Resizes well to a phone's aspect ratio although a few dialog boxes may not be accessible easily.
 +
|-
 +
|[http://www.midori-browser.org/ Midori]
 +
|LGPL2.1
 +
|Fairly lightweight web browser, using very little RAM.  Touch-capable but not touch-optimised and not hardware-accelerated. It can display websites well, with HTML5 support. Uses ~40MB RAM.
 +
|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=midori&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= Alpine repo]
 +
|-
 +
|[http://modest.garage.maemo.org/ Modest Mail]
 +
|BSD and LGPL
 +
|Lightweight, touch-friendly email client designed for Nokia Maemo devices. (Not updated since 2010. Their source link is broken, but the code can be found [https://gitorious.org/maemo-garage/modest.git/ here].)
 +
|-
 +
|[https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/MoNav MoNav]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|Lightweight touchscreen Qt-based map application (using OSM).  Includes routing.
 +
|-
 +
|[https://github.com/navit-gps/navit Navit]
 +
|GPL2, LGPL
 +
|Open source GTK+ and SDL based car navigation software.  Uses OSM, Garmin and other map sources.
 +
|-
 +
|[https://github.com/elementary/photos Photos]
 +
|LGPL2.1
 +
|Photo gallery and editor for Elementary OS. Originally a fork of Shotwell.<br>Resizes well to a phone's aspect ratio although a few dialog boxes may not be accessible easily.
 +
|-
 +
|[https://peruse.kde.org/ Peruse]
 +
|LGPL2
 +
|Comic book reader with touch support, for plasma mobile (in development)
 +
|[https://pkgs.postmarketos.org/packages?name=peruse&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= PostmarketOS repo]
 +
|-
 +
|[https://github.com/QTodoTxt/QTodoTxt2/ QTodoTxt2]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|todo.txt GUI, not mobile optimized, but scales well
 +
|-
 +
|[https://qtox.github.io/ QTox]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|Peer-to-peer (Tox) messaging client ([https://tox.chat/clients.html other FOSS clients also available])
 +
|-
 +
|[http://doc.qt.io/QtWebBrowser/ QtWebBrowser]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|Lightweight and touch-friendly web browser based on qt (source [http://code.qt.io/cgit/qt-apps/qtwebbrowser.git/]).
 +
|[https://pkgs.postmarketos.org/packages?name=qtwebbrowser&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= PostmarketOS repo]
 +
|-
 +
|[https://github.com/Philip-Scott/Spice-up Spice-up]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|Simple presentation program made for Elementary OS. Already very touchscreen friendly.
 
|-
 
|-
|GNOME Cheese
+
|[https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/start Thunar (file manager)]
|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Cheese
 
 
|GPL2
 
|GPL2
|Photobooth-style camera app. "Fullscreen mode" is touch friendly
+
|Default file manager on Xfce4 (GTK3-based). Reasonably touch friendly when menu bar and status bar are disabled.
 +
|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=thunar&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= Alpine repo]
 
|-
 
|-
|GNOME Photos
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|[https://gitlab.gnome.org/danigm/timetrack Timetrack]
|https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Photos
 
 
|GPL3
 
|GPL3
|Photo gallery application. Reasonably touch friendly
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|Timetracker for GNOME. Touch-friendly.
 +
|[https://flathub.org/apps/details/net.danigm.timetrack Flatpak]
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|-
 +
|[https://transmissionbt.com/ Transmission]
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|GPL2/GPL3
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|BitTorrent client. Main interface is touch friendly but settings is not.
 +
|[https://pkgs.alpinelinux.org/packages?name=transmission&branch=&repo=&arch=&maintainer= Alpine repo]
 
|-
 
|-
|Tuxemon
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|[https://www.tuxemon.org/ Tuxemon]
|https://www.tuxemon.org/
 
 
|GPL2
 
|GPL2
 
|Monster fighting RPG. Capture and battle monsters against others! ([http://osgameclones.com/ more games])
 
|Monster fighting RPG. Capture and battle monsters against others! ([http://osgameclones.com/ more games])
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|-
 +
|[https://github.com/ubports/morph-browser Ubports Morph browser]
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|GPL3
 +
|Morph browser (previously known as webbrowser-app) is a lightweight touch-friendly web browser tailored for Ubuntu, based on the Oxide web engine.
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
=== Apps that only work with proprietary services ===
 
=== Apps that only work with proprietary services ===
{{note|Using proprietary networks takes away your freedom, consider not using these altogether (e.g. by replacing Skype/WhatsApp with [https://matrix.org/ Matrix]).}}
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{{note|Using proprietary networks takes away your freedom, consider not using these altogether (e.g. by replacing Skype/WhatsApp with XMPP or [https://matrix.org/ Matrix]).}}
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{| class="wikitable sortable"
 
!Application
 
!Application
!Website
 
 
!License
 
!License
 
!Type
 
!Type
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!Package link (if available)
 
|-
 
|-
|smtube (YouTube)
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|[https://github.com/sindresorhus/caprine caprine (FB Messenger)]
|http://www.smtube.org/<br>https://app.assembla.com/spaces/smplayer/subversion/source/HEAD
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|MIT
|GPL
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|X11 application (Electron web wrapper). Touch-friendly
|X11 application (Native Qt5) with some touch optimisation
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|-
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|[https://github.com/diamondburned/cchat-gtk cchat-gtk]
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|GPL3
 +
|A Gtk frontend for cchat, a set of interfaces (currently only for Discord)
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|-
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|[https://corebird.baedert.org Corebird (Twitter)]
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|GPL3
 +
|GTK+ Twitter client
 
|-
 
|-
|ghetto-skype
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|[https://github.com/FreeTubeApp/FreeTube FreeTube]
|https://github.com/stanfieldr/ghetto-skype
 
 
|GPL3
 
|GPL3
|X11 application (Electron web wrapper).  Touch optimisation and notifications support.
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|Electron-based YouTube client
 +
|[https://github.com/FreeTubeApp/FreeTube/releases x64 tar]
 
|-
 
|-
|whatsapp-desktop
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|[https://github.com/stanfieldr/ghetto-skype ghetto-skype]
|https://github.com/Enrico204/Whatsapp-Desktop
 
 
|GPL3
 
|GPL3
|X11 application (Electron web wrapper).
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|X11 application (Electron web wrapper).  Touch-optimisation and notifications support.
 
|-
 
|-
|ramme (Instagram)
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|[https://igdm.me/ IGDM]
|https://github.com/terkelg/ramme
 
 
|MIT
 
|MIT
|X11 application (Electron web wrapper). Touch friendly
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|Electron-based Instagram direct message client
 +
|[https://igdm.me/ AppImage]
 +
|-
 +
|[https://github.com/terkelg/ramme ramme (Instagram)]
 +
|MIT
 +
|X11 application (Electron web wrapper). Touch-friendly
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|-
 +
|[https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Desktop Signal Desktop]
 +
|GPL3
 +
|Electron based client for the Signal messaging protocol
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|-
 +
|[https://app.assembla.com/spaces/smplayer/subversion/source/HEAD smtube (YouTube)] [http://www.smtube.org/]
 +
|GPL
 +
|X11 application (Native Qt5) with some touch-optimisation
 
|-
 
|-
|telegram-desktop
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|[https://github.com/telegramdesktop/tdesktop telegram-desktop]
|https://github.com/telegramdesktop/tdesktop
 
 
|GPL3
 
|GPL3
 
|X11 application (Native)
 
|X11 application (Native)
 
|-
 
|-
|caprine (FB Messenger)
+
|[https://www.viber.com/en/download/ Viber Desktop for Linux]
|https://github.com/sindresorhus/caprine
+
|Closed source
 +
|Official Desktop Linux Viber client (x86)
 +
|[https://download.cdn.viber.com/desktop/Linux/viber.AppImage AppImage]
 +
|-
 +
|[https://github.com/yakyak/yakyak YakYak]
 
|MIT
 
|MIT
|X11 application (Electron web wrapper). Touch friendly
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|Open source Google Hangouts client
 +
|[https://github.com/yakyak/yakyak/releases Flatpak (x86)]
 
|}
 
|}
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
===Other Mobile Linux platforms===
 
===Other Mobile Linux platforms===
* [https://uappexplorer.com/ Ubuntu Touch app explorer] - some of these applications may be reusable on pmOS
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* [https://open-store.io/ Ubuntu Touch app store] - Some of these applications may be reusable on pmOS
* [https://openrepos.net/ Meego/Sailfish/Nemo applications] - will require some reworking for pmOS
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* [http://maemo.org/packages/ Maemo packages] - These applications should be reusable in pmOS, and integrate well with the Hildon UI
* [http://www.tizenstore.com/main/getMain.as Tizen Store] - unknown compatibility with pmOS
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* [https://openrepos.net/ Meego/Sailfish/Nemo applications] - Will require some reworking for pmOS
* [https://anbox.io/ Anbox] - under construction Android compatibility layer
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* [http://preware.pivotce.com/ LuneOS apps] - Will require some reworking for pmOS
 +
* [https://mglapps.frama.io/ Mobile GNU/Linux Apps] - A similar list
 +
 
 +
===Other frameworks===
 +
* [https://github.com/ptitSeb/box86 box86] - Allows applications compiled for x86 Linux to be executed on ARM devices
 +
* [[Anbox]] - Under-construction Android compatibility layer
 +
* [http://www.darlinghq.org/ Darling] - Darwin/macOS compatibility layer for Linux
 
* [http://www.ofono.org oFono] - Open Source Telephony Framework
 
* [http://www.ofono.org oFono] - Open Source Telephony Framework
 +
* [https://launchpad.net/ginn/ Ginn] - Allows non-multitouch-aware applications to support multitouch gestures making a lot more applications usable on a touchscreen. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKDLWrLaKKE]
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* [https://code.google.com/archive/p/microemu/ MicroEmulator] - Runs J2ME MIDP feature phone applications on Linux devices.  Can be used to run apps e.g. Opera Mini and Facebook, for the pmOS feature phone idea.
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[[Category:Apps]]

Latest revision as of 06:19, 25 January 2021

These are applications which already exist for Linux and could be reused in postmarketOS with little to no adjustment.

Application License Type Package link (if available)
2048 GPL3 Sliding tile puzzle game. Touch-friendly. Alpine repo
brickman ui GPL2 Simple retro-themed touch UI written in vala
Calligra Gemini[1] GPL2 Word processor and presentation application designed for touchscreen devices. Part of the KDE Calligra suite.
Dillo GPL3 Extremely lightweight web browser, using very little RAM. Not touch-optimised but can display most mobile websites well (no HTML5 support), and hence may be the only usable browser on older devices. Uses ~20MB RAM. Alpine repo
Dino GPL3 Modern Jabber/XMPP Client using GTK+/Vala https://dino.im/ PostmarketOS repo
drawing GPL3 Basic image editor for the GNOME desktop. Also designed for GNU/Linux smartphones. Flatpak
Ekiga GPL2 VoIP and video conferencing application for GNOME
Gnome web (epiphany) GPL3 The web browser for the GNOME desktop. Purism is working on making it phone-friendly for their Librem 5 phone. PostmarketOS repo
Evince (reader) GPL2 GTK3 document viewer (for PDFs and other formats). Supports highlighting and is touch-friendly. PostmarketOS repo
Gajim GPL3 An XMPP client written in Python with Gtk+3.0 manual installation
GNU Ring GPL3 Peer-to-peer messaging client and protocol. No registration required.
GNOME Weather GPL2 GTK3-based simple weather application. Touch-friendly. Alpine repo
GNOME Maps GPL2 GTK3-based simple maps application with routing. Reasonably touch-friendly. Alpine repo
GNOME Notes GPL3/LGPL Scales perfectly and is very touch-friendly. flatpak
GNOME Files LGPL GTK3-based file manager. Alpine repo
GNOME Cheese GPL2 Photobooth-style camera app. "Fullscreen mode" is touch-friendly. Alpine repo
GNOME Photos GPL3 Photo gallery application. Reasonably touch-friendly. Alpine repo
GNOME Usage GPL3 System monitor. Purism made a mobile config for the Librem 5. Alpine repo
Index FM GPL2 Touchscreen file manager for Plasma Mobile
Kaidan GPL3 Kirigami-based (QT) XMPP application Alpine repo
KCalc GPL2 Qt-based application. Made for desktop but also suitable for touchscreen use. Alpine repo
KDE Marble (maps) [2] LGPL Touch-optimised mobile application. X11 and Wayland support. Alpine repo
links2 GPL2 Simple web browser for saving on data consumption. Can be resized to a phone's aspect ratio when running in graphical mode. Alpine repo
Liri Browser GPL3 QtWebEngine-based browser built with complete touch (including smartphone) support, Material Design, and support for coloured-site windows Flatpak
Liri Calculator GPL3 Simple Qt5 calculator using Material Design, with touch support Flatpak
Liri Text GPL3 Simple Qt5 text and code editor using Material Design, with touch support Flatpak
LLs Video Player GPL2 Touch-based Qt Wayland application. Ported to Plasma Mobile.
Marker GPL3 Markdown editor. Very touch-friendly. Flatpak
Maya (calendar) GPL3 GTK3 based calendar application from Elementary OS. Supports the CalDAV sync protocol.
Resizes well to a phone's aspect ratio although a few dialog boxes may not be accessible easily.
Midori LGPL2.1 Fairly lightweight web browser, using very little RAM. Touch-capable but not touch-optimised and not hardware-accelerated. It can display websites well, with HTML5 support. Uses ~40MB RAM. Alpine repo
Modest Mail BSD and LGPL Lightweight, touch-friendly email client designed for Nokia Maemo devices. (Not updated since 2010. Their source link is broken, but the code can be found here.)
MoNav GPL3 Lightweight touchscreen Qt-based map application (using OSM). Includes routing.
Navit GPL2, LGPL Open source GTK+ and SDL based car navigation software. Uses OSM, Garmin and other map sources.
Photos LGPL2.1 Photo gallery and editor for Elementary OS. Originally a fork of Shotwell.
Resizes well to a phone's aspect ratio although a few dialog boxes may not be accessible easily.
Peruse LGPL2 Comic book reader with touch support, for plasma mobile (in development) PostmarketOS repo
QTodoTxt2 GPL3 todo.txt GUI, not mobile optimized, but scales well
QTox GPL3 Peer-to-peer (Tox) messaging client (other FOSS clients also available)
QtWebBrowser GPL3 Lightweight and touch-friendly web browser based on qt (source [3]). PostmarketOS repo
Spice-up GPL3 Simple presentation program made for Elementary OS. Already very touchscreen friendly.
Thunar (file manager) GPL2 Default file manager on Xfce4 (GTK3-based). Reasonably touch friendly when menu bar and status bar are disabled. Alpine repo
Timetrack GPL3 Timetracker for GNOME. Touch-friendly. Flatpak
Transmission GPL2/GPL3 BitTorrent client. Main interface is touch friendly but settings is not. Alpine repo
Tuxemon GPL2 Monster fighting RPG. Capture and battle monsters against others! (more games)
Ubports Morph browser GPL3 Morph browser (previously known as webbrowser-app) is a lightweight touch-friendly web browser tailored for Ubuntu, based on the Oxide web engine.

Apps that only work with proprietary services

Using proprietary networks takes away your freedom, consider not using these altogether (e.g. by replacing Skype/WhatsApp with XMPP or Matrix).
Application License Type Package link (if available)
caprine (FB Messenger) MIT X11 application (Electron web wrapper). Touch-friendly
cchat-gtk GPL3 A Gtk frontend for cchat, a set of interfaces (currently only for Discord)
Corebird (Twitter) GPL3 GTK+ Twitter client
FreeTube GPL3 Electron-based YouTube client x64 tar
ghetto-skype GPL3 X11 application (Electron web wrapper). Touch-optimisation and notifications support.
IGDM MIT Electron-based Instagram direct message client AppImage
ramme (Instagram) MIT X11 application (Electron web wrapper). Touch-friendly
Signal Desktop GPL3 Electron based client for the Signal messaging protocol
smtube (YouTube) [4] GPL X11 application (Native Qt5) with some touch-optimisation
telegram-desktop GPL3 X11 application (Native)
Viber Desktop for Linux Closed source Official Desktop Linux Viber client (x86) AppImage
YakYak MIT Open source Google Hangouts client Flatpak (x86)

See also

Other Mobile Linux platforms

Other frameworks

  • box86 - Allows applications compiled for x86 Linux to be executed on ARM devices
  • Anbox - Under-construction Android compatibility layer
  • Darling - Darwin/macOS compatibility layer for Linux
  • oFono - Open Source Telephony Framework
  • Ginn - Allows non-multitouch-aware applications to support multitouch gestures making a lot more applications usable on a touchscreen. [5]
  • MicroEmulator - Runs J2ME MIDP feature phone applications on Linux devices. Can be used to run apps e.g. Opera Mini and Facebook, for the pmOS feature phone idea.