Latest update: November 30, 2023
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:
.Myuzi (with limitations)
.Video Downloader (GNOME)
.Videos (aka Totem)
.BM818-tools (PureOS package to enable VoLTE)
.Gajim (messaging not yet tested)
.Pidgin (messaging not yet tested)
IMAGING - DRAWING:
.Camera (Dev Preview; Millipixels)
.Image Viewer (Eye of GNOME)
.Megapixels (Amber repo)
.Advanced Network Connections
.Read It Later
MAPS - NAVIGATION:
.Text Editor (gedit)
.Reminduck (visual, but not auditory, notification works)
PROGRAMMING - DEVELOPMENT:
SCIENCE - EDUCATION - READING:
.Marble (KDE Marble)
.GNU Privacy Assistant
.Passwords and Keys (Seahorse)
.Add Hours and Minutes
.Archive Manager (File Roller)
.Deja Dup Backups
.Font Downloader (uses Google Fonts site!)
.Free42 (tested on Pinephone)
.GNOME System Monitor
.Librem 5 Goodies (Amber repo. Includes Contacts Importer, Screen Shot, Scale Screen)
.Screen Shot (PureOS)
(almost any website)
.New York Times
.Purism News and Events
.Your router admin settings
See also these lists with descriptions:
Link to an exterior list here:
[MyL5] Received my Librem 5 (Evergreen) - #80 by linmob
(Leads to: https://linmobapps.frama.io/ )
New apps of LinuxPhoneApps.org, Q3/2022 - 400! 🎉 | LinuxPhoneApps (Thanks to @linmob)
I went to
start.me and block all of the adverts, and RSS stuff for my startpage
Something to keep our eye on, though.
We also maintain a similar page here although it’s more focused on applications explicitly in PureOS and doesn’t include flatpaks:
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!
Examples (and yes, I have no life right now):
gsettings set sm.puri.phoc.application:/sm/puri/phoc/application/packagename/ scale-to-fit true is applied; replace “packagename” with actual name)
Flatseal (permissions manager for flatpaks):
Oh, the hours I’ve wasted with AisleRiot. L5 can now be my daily driver.
Keep 'em coming @amarok! its great to see the rapidly expanding number of apps that will work once I get my phone.
Enroute Flight Navigation:
Gpredict (Realtime satellite tracking and orbit prediction):
(Scaled down a bit)
Follow these links to see screenshots of the indicated apps.
Here’s the Telegram desktop flatpak (available after you add the Flathub repo). This is default scaling with no additional tweaking to the screen.
The theme is Obsidian 2, which I got from gnome-look via github, i.e. not the default L5 theme.
I have no idea about the actual functioning of Telegram on the L5, but I would imagine it works fine. And you can scale the view down slightly if you want, of course.
This is the flatpak version of VLC on the L5. Video playback is fine.
Landscape mode, default screen resolution: Not all menu items are visible or selectable (can’t drag your finger up or down beyond the visible ones):
You can switch back and forth from portrait to landscape to get all the items within the longer menus:
And then watch in landscape:
Or just watch in portrait mode:
Or you can use Scale Screen to reduce the scale slightly, after which you …
One of several internet radio apps available through flathub repo. Scales and functions well.
Search stations around the world.
If it’s not already in the database, add it yourself.
Sources stations from www.radio-browser.info.
Great to see that third bullet point: “Compatible with Linux smartphones (Librem5, PinePhone)”
Add or delete stocks or currencies of your choice.
A new app arrived in the software updates today as part of the Librem5 Goodies collection of bash scripts. It’s called Scale Screen.
It adds an icon to the screen, along with Contacts Importer and Screen Shot, which have already been described in the forum.
Here are the Scale Screen menu options:
(I don’t know how to use this app yet.)
Taquin (tile puzzle):
Verbiste (French and Italian verb conjugations; fits better w/o pronouns):
Works better in landscape:
Scaling down just one level would make it fit even better (not shown).
Simple Scan (perfect fit):
Power Statistics (scale-down required):
Reversi (perfect fit; play against computer or another player):
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.
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.
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.
CherryTree ( with
gsettings set sm.puri.phoc.application:/sm/puri/phoc/application/cherrytree/ scale-to-fit true applied; usable, but small):
@eugenr I tested this and it does make it fit nicely. The menu is quite usable, but it may be necessary to use a stylus to hit some of the small buttons/icons.
(This is not the default theme, obviously.)