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

I did not test it. If you’re interested, why not trying out and share your experience?

Gimp was chosen for 2 reasons. 1) I used it for a decade on desktop and love it (with ups and downs) and 2) I wanted to test how a real desktop app is doing on Librem 5 (including calculation power which is good enough!).
There is no real need for such apps in my use-cases, since I’m doing things more efficient on tower.

Edit: For convergence it’s definitely an option.


MyPaint partially works using Mobile Settings. The top toolbar responds to input, but the one below that with icons does not. The OSK works fine. Drawing does not seem to work.

The reason why I do not contribute to this thread is because I prefer keeping PureOS untampered, which means I always reflash the Librem 5 USA after.

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To add a screenshot of what I am speaking about:

Otherwise the right window will cover the whole screen and you don’t see your edits before pushing the OK-button. All done via touch screen, but it’s also bit imprecise (especially the select tool).


dconf Editor (flatpak):

EDIT: BTW, that last pic is from desktop, just because I wanted to capture the entire page in the screenshot. It’s the same on L5, but I would have had to shrink the scale down to fit it all in one shot.


Here’s one I know people will love: Butler, a HomeAssistant GUI. Scales perfectly from what I’ve seen to mobile, developer has not yet marked it as mobile friendly, but they clearly developed it to work well with mobile Linux.


Also, I couldn’t find any reference to the Kodi Remote mentioned in the top post here, or as any complied binary/flatpak. Is it one of these?

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Search “kodi” and limit the search to this thread; then you’ll see it.

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Ah I was using the browser Ctrl-F, thinking that the whole thread loaded when I scrolled to the bottom. Thanks!


Terminal app for running AI-models: (see: How-to: Installing AI to L5 and running it locally offline)


QModMaster on the left is a Modbus protocol test tool. PicPlanner on the right can be used to plan that perfect picture but I tend to use it for knowing the moon and sun positions, max angle expected and when, etc.

QModMaster I did have to shorten a couple of labels and reduce the forms max allowed size but that was about it. Isn’t it awesome to have access to the source code.


Ptyxis, formally known as GNOME Prompt:

Requires the GNOME Nightly flatpak remote repository:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists gnome-nightly
flatpak install gnome-nightly org.gnome.Ptyxis.Devel

Not listed as mobile-friendly in the App Drawer, so toggle the Show All Apps button.

Supports multiple tabs/windows, various themes, etc. Also briefly showcased in the Accessible Squeekboard Terminal Layout thread:

This is only a web app, but it provides a way to display the positions of satellites in real time, including those used for navigation, as well as other sky/space objects and spacecraft.

Select objects to display, with or without labels:


  • World map
  • Satellites above your horizon
  • 3D globe
  • Planetarium view
  • Search overhead passes

3D Globe view:

World Map view:

For all views, you can zoom in or out, pan in all directions, check objects at any location in the world at any given moment, and by specific date and time.

(Lots of other interesting sky-maps there, too.)