Potential apps

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

Application Website License Type Package link (if available)
nheko (Matrix) https://github.com/mujx/nheko GPL3 X11 and Wayland application (Native). Touch friendly version under development. #900
KDE Marble (maps) https://cgit.kde.org/marble.git
LGPL Touch optimised mobile application. X11 and Wayland support.
LLs Video Player https://github.com/llelectronics/videoPlayer/tree/plasma GPL2 Touch-based Qt Wayland application. Ported to Plasma Mobile.
KCalc https://github.com/KDE/kcalc GPL2 Qt based application. Made for desktop but also suitable for touchscreen use.
Maya (calendar) https://github.com/elementary/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.
Photos https://github.com/elementary/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.
Thunar (file manager) https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/thunar/start GPL2 Default file manager on XFCE (GTK2 based). Reasonably touch friendly when menu bar and status bar are disabled. Alpine repo
Evince (reader) https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Evince GPL2 GTK3 document viewer (for PDFs and other formats). Supports highlighting and is touchscreen friendly. Alpine repo
GNOME Weather https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Weather GPL2 GTK3-based simple weather application. Touch friendly
GNOME Maps https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Maps GPL2 GTK3-based simple maps application with routing. Reasonably touch friendly
GNOME Files https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Nautilus LGPL GTK3-based file manager.
GNOME Cheese https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Cheese GPL2 Photobooth-style camera app. "Fullscreen mode" is touch friendly
GNOME Photos https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Photos GPL3 Photo gallery application. Reasonably touch friendly
Transmission https://transmissionbt.com/ GPL2/GPL3 BitTorrent client. Main interface is touch friendly but settings is not. Alpine repo
Tuxemon https://www.tuxemon.org/ GPL2 Monster fighting RPG. Capture and battle monsters against others! (more games)

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 Matrix).
Application Website License Type
smtube (YouTube) http://www.smtube.org/
GPL X11 application (Native Qt5) with some touch optimisation
ghetto-skype https://github.com/stanfieldr/ghetto-skype GPL3 X11 application (Electron web wrapper). Touch optimisation and notifications support.
whatsapp-desktop https://github.com/Enrico204/Whatsapp-Desktop GPL3 X11 application (Electron web wrapper).
ramme (Instagram) https://github.com/terkelg/ramme MIT X11 application (Electron web wrapper). Touch friendly
telegram-desktop https://github.com/telegramdesktop/tdesktop GPL3 X11 application (Native)
caprine (FB Messenger) https://github.com/sindresorhus/caprine MIT X11 application (Electron web wrapper). Touch friendly

See also

Other Mobile Linux platforms