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This page includes some apps that were removed from Applications by category or not included in the first place since they were not really usable on mobile or otherwise broken. Some of them might make a return when fixed. Explanations why they were remove can be found in the "antifeatures" listings. Apps that are not available on pmOS (neither through upstream repositories or Flathub), N/A will be in place of a package link.

Disclaimer: All in all, this is rather a personal notebook! Most app descriptions are just lazy copies from upstream, apps that aren't packaged in Alpine / pmOS / Flathub weren't tried out (in most cases)!

Internet

Web Browsers

  • luakit — Extensible and customizable web browser framework built on WebKit.
https://luakit.github.io || luakit
  • surf — Simple web browser from the suckless.org project based on WebKit/GTK+.
https://surf.suckless.org || surf
  • NetSurf — Small, efficient browser designed for portability (originally written for RISC OS).
http://www.netsurf-browser.org || netsurf
  • Links — Browser supporting text mode and graphics.
http://links.twibright.com || links-graphics
  • qutebrowser — Keyboard-driven browser with a minimal UI.
https://qutebrowser.org || qutebrowser
  • Liri Browser — Convergent browser from the Liri OS project.
     🚩 This app needs to be installed from a third-party Flatpak repository.
     🚩 Can't try it out atm because of GPG verification error + only x86 support!
https://github.com/lirios/browser || Installation instructions
  • Morph Browser — UBPorts' lightweight browser based upon Qt WebEngine.
     🚩 No (pm)aport available.
https://github.com/ubports/morph-browser || N/A

Instant Messaging

  • qTox — Main client for the tox messsaging protocol.
     🚩 No (pm)aport available atm.
https://qtox.github.io/ || N/A
  • µTox — Lightweight client for the tox messsaging protocol.
https://github.com/uTox/uTox || N/A
  • Caprine — Elegant Facebook messenger desktop app.
     🚩 This app depends on non-free network services.
     🚩 No (pm)aport available
https://github.com/sindresorhus/caprine || N/A
  • cchat-gtk — GTK frontend for cchat.
     🚩 No (pm)aport available
https://github.com/diamondburned/cchat-gtk || N/A
  • igdm — Electron client for Instagram DMs.
     🚩 This app depends on non-free network services.
     🚩 No (pm)aport available
https://igdm.me/ || N/A
  • Signal Desktop — Desktop Client for the Signal Instant Messenger.
     🚩 No (pm)aport available.
https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Desktop || N/A
  • YakYak — Google Hangouts Client.
     🚩 This app depends on non-free network services.
     🚩 Offers only prebuilt binaries
https://github.com/yakyak/yakyak || N/A

Email Clients

  • Modest Mail — Small Email program originally designed for the Nokia N900.
     🚩 No source available, upstream seems dead.
http://modest.garage.maemo.org/ || N/A

Conference software

  • jami — Peer-to-peer messaging, voice and video call platform.
     🚩 Unfortunately neither for alpine nor pmOS as well as any supported 3rd party distribution channels (except Snap) available.
https://jami.net/ ||
http://ekiga.im || N/A

Clients for various web services

  • Corebird — Modern, GTK-based Twitter client.
     🚩 This app depends on non-free network services.
     🚩 This app includes tracking services. Seems to have stopped working mid-2018!
     🚩 No (pm)aport available
https://corebird.baedert.org/ || N/A
  • Ghetto Skype — Electron-based desktop Skype Client.
     🚩 This app depends on non-free network services.
     🚩 This app includes tracking services.
     🚩 No (pm)aport available.
https://github.com/stanfieldr/ghetto-skype || N/A
  • Ramme — Instagram Desktop client.
     🚩 This app depends on non-free network services.
     🚩 This app includes tracking services.
     🚩 No (pm)aport available
https://github.com/terkelg/ramme || N/A
  • SMTube — YouTube client based upon SMPlayer .
     🚩 This app doesn't work out of the box well on mobile.
     🚩 This app depends on non-free network services.
     🚩 No (pm)aport available
http://www.smtube.org/ || N/A

Multimedia

Music

  • GNOME Music — Simple music player.
     🚩 Very tiny controls on mobile, Lollypop is in every regard better.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Music || gnome-music
  • Rhythmbox — Feature-rich music, podcast & internet radio player.
     🚩 Layout little bit broken on portrait (and can not be scaled!), okay-ish in Landscape.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Rhythmbox || rhythmbox
  • Sublime Music — Native Linux Client for the Subsonic API.
     🚩 This app doesn't work out of the box well on mobile.
     🚩 Not very usable in Portrait, works in landscape. Needs scale-to-fit to work.
https://gitlab.com/sublime-music/sublime-music || sublime-music

Images

  • CoreShot — Screenshot utility.
     🚩 Doesn't work well / at all on mobile.
https://gitlab.com/cubocore/coreapps/coreshot || coreshot
  • GNOME Photos — Image organizer and gallery app.
     🚩 Very large, doesn't fit the screen, buttons get really tiny when scaled down.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Photos || N/A
  • Photos — ElementaryOS's photos application, originally fork of Shotwell.
     🚩 No (pm)aport available.
https://github.com/elementary/photos || N/A

Raster Graphics Editors

  • CorePaint — Rather minimalist painting application.
     🚩 Wasn't able to paint.
https://gitlab.com/cubocore/coreapps/corepaint || corepaint

Screen Recording

  • peek — Simple GTK-based screen recorder optimized for GIFs.
     🚩 Not usable on mobile (on Phosh at least) and no Wayland support atm.
https://github.com/phw/peek || peek

Video players

  • Video Player — Plasma Mobile's version of LLs Video Player (for Sailfish OS).
     🚩 Doesn't launch.
https://invent.kde.org/jbbgameich/videoplayer || plasma-videoplayerPMOS

Games

  • Tuxemon — Open source turn-based RPG.
     🚩 No (pm)aport available.
https://www.tuxemon.org/ || N/A

Utilities

Time

Task management / Calendars

  • CoreTime — Simple time and task management app.
     🚩 Unusable in Portrait (even with scaling).
https://gitlab.com/cubocore/coreapps/coretime || coretime
  • Maya — ElementaryOS' Calendar app.
     🚩 Not available on Alpine atm.
https://github.com/elementary/ || N/A
  • QTodoTxt — Cross-Platform Client for todo.txt files.
     🚩 Not packaged in pmOS / Alpine, old version (1.9.0) available in PyPI.
https://github.com/QTodoTxt || N/A

Remote Desktop Viewers

  • Vinagre — GNOME's GTK+ viewer
     🚩 Messed up layout (at least on Phosh)
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Vinagre/ || vinagre

Documents and text

Text editors

  • Liri Calculator — Convergent calculator from the Liri OS project.
     🚩 This app needs to be installed from a third-party Flatpak repository.
     🚩 Can't try it out atm because of GPG verification error + only x86 support!
https://github.com/lirios/text || Installation instructions

Office Suites

  • Calligra — KDE's Office Suite, including: Words (word processor), Sheets (spreadsheet application), KEXI (visual database creator), Karbon (vector-drawing application), Plan (project planner), Stage (presentation), Calligara Gemini (touch-/tablet-focussed interface for aforementioned components).
     🚩 Standard applications are not usable on mobile. Calligra Gemini seems promising, but it is designed for landscape tablets and not for portrait phones thus there are scaling problems.
https://calligra.org/ || calligra

Other

  • GNOME Latex — LaTeX Editor.
     🚩 Not usable on mobile even when scaled, buttons outside of UI.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/GNOME-LaTeX || gnome-latex
  • Spice-up — Beatiful presentation creator and viewer for ElementaryOS.
     🚩 No (pm)aport available.
https://github.com/Philip-Scott/Spice-up || N/A

Science

Math

  • Liri Calculator — Convergent calculator from the Liri OS project.
     🚩 This app needs to be installed from a third-party Flatpak repository.
     🚩 Can't try it out atm because of GPG verification error + only x86 support!
https://github.com/lirios/calculator || Installation instructions

Other

Maps / Navigation

  • MoNav — Portable routing application based on OpenStreetMaps data.
     🚩 Upstream seems dead. There is a lightweight fork and a Sailfish OS port available that are dead too.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/monav/ & https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/MoNav || N/A
  • NavIt — Modular car navigation system with routing engine, supports various map providers.
     🚩 Unfortunately neither for alpine nor pmOS available, only for Android.
https://www.navit-project.org/ || N/A