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)
Liri Browser https://liri.io/apps/browser/ GPL3 QtWebEngine based browser built with complete touch (including smartphone) support, Material Design, and support for coloured site windows Flatpak
Liri Text https://liri.io/apps/text/ GPL3 Simple Qt5 text and code editor using Material Design and with touch support Flatpak
Liri Calculator https://liri.io/apps/calculator/ GPL3 Simple Qt5 calculator using Material Design and with touch support Flatpak
Peruse https://peruse.kde.org/ LGPL2 Comic book reader app for plasma mobile with touch support (in development) #926

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 Package link (if available)
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
Corebird (Twitter) https://corebird.baedert.org GPL3 GTK+ Twitter client Alpine repo

See also

Other Mobile Linux platforms