Applications by function

From postmarketOS

This is a list of applications, according to their function or the service they connect to. The goal of this page is to make it easier for users switching from other mobile operating systems to find replacements for the apps they often use (a "rosetta stone" of sorts).

Common apps

App/service GNOME KDE/Kirigami Others
App store
GNOME Software
Website • gnome-software
Discover
Website • discover
Calculator
Calculator
Website • gnome-calculator
Kalk
Website • kalk
Calendar
Calendar
gnome-calendar (Does not fit well on all devices)
karlender
karlender
Calindori
Website • calindori
Camera
Snapshot
Website • snapshot
Plasma Camera
Website • plasma-camera
Megapixels
Website • megapixels
Clock (alarm, timer, stopwatch, world clock)
Clock (kclock)
Website • kclock
Birdie
Website •  (GTK3; alarm; not packaged)
Contacts
Contacts
Website • gnome-contacts
Dialer/Phone
Phone (plasma-dialer)
Website • plasma-dialer
E-mail
Geary
geary
Files
Files/Nautilus
Website • nautilus
Portfolio
Website • portfolio
Index
Website • index (Mauikit)
Gallery
Koko
Website • koko
Maps
osmin
Website • osmin (Qt/custom)
Mepo
Website • mepo (SDL2/custom)
Messages/SMS
Chatty
Website • chatty (GTK3; also XMPP and Matrix)
Spacebar
Website • spacebar
Music player
Lollypop
Website • lollypop
Elisa
Website • elisa
Vvave
Website • vvave (Mauikit)
Notes
GNOME Notes
Website • gnome-notes (GTK3)
Buho
Website • buho (Mauikit)
Notejot
Website • NotejotFlathub (GTK4 w/ custom style)
Video player
Clapper
Website • clapper
Weather
KWeather
Website • kweather
Web browser
Web/Epiphany
Website • epiphany
Angelfish
Website • angelfish
Firefox
firefox

Common tasks

App/service GNOME KDE/Kirigami Others
Audio recorder
Sound Recorder
gnome-sound-recorder
Recorder (krecorder)
Website • krecorder
Audiobook library
Cozy
Website • cozy (GTK3)
Authenticator/TOTP
Authenticator
Website • gnome-authenticator
Numberstation
Website • numberstation (GTK3)
Keysmith
Website • 
Comic book reader
Peruse
Website • peruse
Feed reader (RSS)
Alligator
Website • alligator
E-book reader
Fitness tracker
Internet radio
Shortwave
Website • shortwave
PDF reader/Document Viewer
Evince
Website • evince (minor problems on mobile)
Podcasts
Podcasts
Website • gnome-podcasts
Kasts
Website • kasts
QR code scanner
Megapixels
Website • megapixels (Camera app with QR code scanning support)
Quick file transfer over WiFi
Warp
Website •  (Wormhole protocol)
Warpinator
Website • warpinator (Custom protocol, Android/Windows apps available)
Train timetable
KTrip
Website • ktrip
Web apps browser
Tangram
Website • tangram

Social media and messengers

Free and decentralized

App/service GNOME KDE/Kirigami Others Mobile site?
Lemmy Y
Mastodon
Tuba
Website • tuba
Tokodon
Website • tokodon
Y
Matrix
Fractal
Website • fractal
Chatty
Website • chatty (GTK3; also SMS, XMPP)
NeoChat
Website • neochat
FluffyChat
Website • fluffychat (Flutter)
-
XMPP
Chatty
Website • chatty (GTK3; also Matrix, SMS)
Kaidan
Website • kaidan
-

Centralized, but with good client support

App/service GNOME KDE/Kirigami Others Mobile site?
Signal
Flare
Website • flare
N

Non-free

Most of these do not have a client API, and do not align with postmarketOS principles. For the ones with a mobile site (see "Mobile site?" column), you may be able to use a web app browser like Tangram to use them similarily to a native app.

App/service GNOME KDE/Kirigami Others Mobile site? Free alternatives
Discord 🚩 This platform does not have a client API. N Matrix or Revolt
Reddit 🚩 This platform does not have a client API. P Lemmy or Kbin
TikTok 🚩 This platform does not have a client API. N N
Tumblr 🚩 Y
Twitter 🚩 This platform does not have a client API. Y Mastodon
WhatsApp 🚩 This platform does not have a client API. Y

Unofficial clients for apps with no official client API

There exist unofficial clients for a few of the apps mentioned above (most notably Discord); however, they are usually against the ToS of these services, and may get your account banned. For this reason, they are not included in this table. Consider switching to a free alternative, or research at your own risk.

Multimedia services (videos, music streaming...)

Free and decentralized

App/service GNOME KDE/Kirigami Others Mobile site?
PeerTube
Pipeline
Website • PipelineFlathub (Also YouTube)
Y

Proprietary

App/service GNOME KDE/Kirigami Others Mobile site? Free alternatives
YouTube 🚩
Pipeline
Website • PipelineFlathub (Also PeerTube)
PlasmaTube
Website • plasmatube
FreeTube
Website • freetube (Electron)
Y PeerTube
Spotify 🚩 (clients require a Premium subscription)
Spot
Website • spot
YouTube Music 🚩
Muzika
Website •  (No release yet, nightly flatpak available)
AudioTube
Website • audiotube

Games

App/service GNOME KDE/Kirigami Others
2048
GNOME 2048
Website • gnome-2048
Wordle