List of Apps that fit and function well [Post them here.]

Latest update: September 8, 2021

This list is for adding applications as they are reported to work well and scale well to the L5 screen.
Feel free to post information and/or screenshots of apps you have tested.
I’ll keep editing the master as people report them here in the thread.

Apps Reported to Work & Scale Well or Mostly Well
(Some may require scale or orientation adjustments.)
Includes native apps and flatpaks.

AUDIO - VIDEO:

.Blanket
.Clapper
.Goodvibes
.Lollypop
.Metronome
.Mousai
.Music
.Pithos
.Podcasts
.Shortwave
.SongRec
.Sound Recorder
.Tubefeeder
.Video Downloader (GNOME)
.Videos
.VLC
.µPlayer

COMMUNICATION:

.Calls
.Chats
.Contacts
.Dino
.Fractal
.Gajim (messaging not yet tested)
.Geary
.Pidgin (messaging not yet tested)
.PrePaid Manager
.Siglo
.Telegram Desktop (messaging not yet tested)

FINANCE:

.Markets
.Trezor

GAMES:

.2048
.Aisleriot
.Animatch
.Bob
.Boiled Corn
.Chess
.Foobillardplus
.GNUbik
.Lights Off
.Neverball
.OpenTTD
.Reversi
.SuperTuxKart
.Taquin
.WAAAA

IMAGING - DRAWING:

.Cheese
.Color Palette
.Drawing
.gThumb
.Image Viewer (Eye of GNOME)

INTERNET:

.Cawbird
.Chromium
.eOVPN
.Feeds
.Firefox ESR
.Forklift
.Fragments
.FreeTube
.Frogr
.Giara
.Hackgregator
.Kasts
.Onionshare
.Read It Later
.Tootle
.Video Downloader
.Web

MAPS - NAVIGATION:

.Enroute
.Maps (GNOME)
.Pure Maps

MISCELLANEOUS:

.AusweisApp2

OFFICE:

.Dictionary
.Gnote
.Marker
.Notes
.Text Editor (gedit)
.Wordbook

ORGANIZATION:

.Calendar
.CherryTree
.Clock
.Confy
.OpenTodoList
.Orage
.Organizer
.QiFlora
.Reminduck (visual, but not auditory, notification works)
.Simple Diary
.Solanum
.To Do
.Vehicle Voyage

PROGRAMMING - DEVELOPMENT:

.Thonny

SCIENCE - EDUCATION - READING:

.Books
.Dialect
.Foliate
.Gpredict
.Health
.Komikku
.Marble (KDE Marble)
.Metronome
.Qwertone
.Solar System
.Stellarium
.Sun Clock
.Verbiste

SECURITY:

.Authenticator
.Bleachbit
.Flatseal
.Metadata Cleaner
.Password
.Password Safe
.Passwords and Keys (Seahorse)

UTILITIES:

.Add Hours and Minutes
.Archive Manager (File Roller)
.Calculator
.Control Center
.Deja Dup Backups
.Disks
.Evince
.Files (Nautilus)
.Files (Nemo)
.Font Downloader (uses Google Fonts site!)
.Fonts
.Free42 (tested on Pinephone)
.GDebi
.GNOME Characters
.Grsync
.GtkHash
.gworldclock
.Help (GNOME)
.HydraPaper
.Icon Browser
.King's Cross
.Librem 5 Goodies (includes Contacts Importer, Screen Shot, Scale Screen)
.Nixwriter
.Okular
.PDF Arranger
.Portfolio
.Power Statistics
.Print Settings
.Settings
.Simple Scan
.Software
.System Monitor
.Terminal
.Tweaks
.Usage
.Weather (GNOME)
.Weather (KDE)
.What IP

WEB APPS:
(almost any website)
Examples:

.Amtrak
.Ars Technica
.BBC News
.Deutsche Bahn
.DuckDuckGO
.New York Times
.OpenStreetMap
.ProtonMail
.Purism Forums
.Purism News and Events
.Southwest Airlines
.StartMail
.Startpage
.Trenitalia
.Your bank
.Your router admin settings

See also these lists with descriptions:
https://tracker.pureos.net/w/pureos/mobile_optimized_apps/
https://tracker.pureos.net/w/pureos/3rd-party_mobile_optimized_apps/

Link to an exterior list here: [MyL5] Received my Librem 5 (Evergreen)
(Leads to: https://linmobapps.frama.io/ )

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Careful with this one:

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I went to start.me and block all of the adverts, and RSS stuff for my startpage

I think this explains the relationship between Startpage and System1:

https://support.startpage.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/1275/0/what-is-startpages-relationship-with-privacy-onesystem1-and-what-does-this-mean-for-my-privacy-protections

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Something to keep our eye on, though. :crazy_face:

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We also maintain a similar page here although it’s more focused on applications explicitly in PureOS and doesn’t include flatpaks:

https://tracker.pureos.net/w/pureos/mobile_optimized_apps/

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Awesome…and I forgot that was there. I’ll integrate them into this list and check it periodically. Thanks!

Edit: Until the number of optimized apps becomes unmanageable, of course! :wink:

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Examples (and yes, I have no life right now):

AisleRiot:

Notes:

GNOME Tweaks:
( gsettings set sm.puri.phoc.application:/sm/puri/phoc/application/packagename/ scale-to-fit true is applied; replace “packagename” with actual name)
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Flatseal (permissions manager for flatpaks):


Archive Manager:

Drawing:

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Oh, the hours I’ve wasted with AisleRiot. L5 can now be my daily driver. :slight_smile: Keep 'em coming @amarok! its great to see the rapidly expanding number of apps that will work once I get my phone.

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Enroute Flight Navigation:



Gpredict (Realtime satellite tracking and orbit prediction):



(Scaled down a bit)

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Follow these links to see screenshots of the indicated apps.

Telegram:


PureMaps:


VLC:


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GtkHash:


Feeds:


Shortwave:


Markets:


Scale Screen:


And…

Files (Nemo):

Dictionary:

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Taquin (tile puzzle):

Verbiste (French and Italian verb conjugations; fits better w/o pronouns):


Works better in landscape:
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Scaling down just one level would make it fit even better (not shown).

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Simple Scan (perfect fit):


Power Statistics (scale-down required):
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Reversi (perfect fit; play against computer or another player):

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Can you tell me if LinSSID works on the phone? Im hoping that LinSSID can replace the android app of Wifi Analyzer, or even the app called Nutty by ElementaryOS (both are network monitoring apps).

Unfortunately that failed to launch after I installed it. Sorry.

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I not a Librem 5 user yet, but for that purpose I’ll use a oneliner script like this.
watch 'nmcli -f "CHAN,BARS,SIGNAL,SSID" d wifi list ifname wlan0 | sort -n' you can put it in an alias or even create a .desktop file that opens a terminal with the script from the app grid easily.

It will look like this in the terminal:

CHAN  BARS  SIGNAL  SSID
1     ▂___  27      NETWORK 1
1     ▂▄▆_  57      NETWORK 2
6     ▂▄▆█  100     NETWORK PRINTER
6     ▂▄▆_  77      NETWORK 3
11    ▂▄__  47      NETWORK 4
11    ▂▄▆_  57      NETWORK 5
36    ▂▄__  44      NETWORK 6
36    ▂▄__  50      NETWORK 7
40    ▂___  24      NETWORK 8
48    ▂▄▆_  63      NETWORK 9

It doesn’t look fancy but it should work, @amosbatto could you try it? wlan0 should be replace by the network interface name in the Librem 5.

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Cool command, but I don’t yet have a Librem 5 to try it. Perhaps @amarok or @lipu can try it for you.

Sorry I don’t know why but I thought you have it already.

i just tried it in a Terminal.
Works without modification.

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CherryTree ( with gsettings set sm.puri.phoc.application:/sm/puri/phoc/application/cherrytree/ scale-to-fit true applied; usable, but small):
image

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