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

Oh I thought you meant because he had a need to convert Albanian Leks to Aruban Guilders. :wink:


Anyone know how well AppImages run on the L5? I’m curious to see how well Plex Media Player works and fits on the screen. Plex Hub.



I just found an app called Girens in the FlatHub that looks like its a GTK client for Plex.

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This is as much as i can tell you:

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Any idea if AppImages work on the L5 Phone?

The localization gives me goosebumps even as a non native english speaker. :smiley: But the UI looks fine.

Another one of those GTK+ apps that fit the screen naturally.

Simple list; add as many as you want and set your desired display format. (Maybe a bit redundant, as you can also add world cities in the L5’s native Clock app. Options are always good, though.)


Apparently, I’ve reached the maximum number of edits allowed for the original post at top.

Edit: Fixed now. Still able to update the list.

Would it be madness to move that list to the wiki finally and keep it updated there?
Although @joao.azevedo or @david.boddie can probably edit the editing limits on that first post - wikifying it. Have the updates/news and discussions here, and the data there…?

I’m open, but I kind of like having it here, because every time I add an app, with samples, it’s brought to everyone’s attention. Many people won’t think to go to the wikis, or even know it exists, as we’ve seen already.


OK, this is a good one. Unofficial Shazam client. I tested on a streaming Italian music station and also on my stored music files; it identified every song.

SongRec (flatpak, sandboxed):

This has to be scaled down about halfway, but it’s not too bad. It also pops up frequent error messages (it does that on my laptop, too), but it still recognizes the song.

Typical error message:
error decoding response body: EOF while parsing a value at line 1 column 0

Update: This app even corrects itself when it misidentifies the wrong version of a song that has been released in more than one language. Nice!


try again now :smiley:


I don’t have any experience with rsync, but since it has been mentioned a lot, I tested this GUI. It mostly fits and appears fully usable in portrait mode without adjusting scale. In landscape it’s not scrollable. You could also scale it down slightly if you want it to look perfect.



There is no reason why they shouldn’t work, but what might be annoying about them is that you’d likely need to create or copy a .desktop file for it to show up in your app drawer as well as in most cases AppImages are only compiled for x86_64 and not for ARM.

I think this qualifies as a reason it shouldn’t work.

It works, that’s a fact. That it is not very common that people package it for ARM is because of app developers and has nothing to do with the format itself.

Fine. “AppImages work on the L5. A given AppImage probably won’t work on the L5.”

I don’t think that’s better.

It is a lot better, because that means that the infrastructure already works and it’s a smaller threshold for developers to make an ARM build if users request it.

Agreed, but not as a means of explanation. The statement I came up with earlier, while true, contradicts itself. That’s what I don’t think is better.

However, I’ve unintentionally derailed the hell out of this train of thought, so I’ll sum up with your original point that I went barreling past before: “AppImages work, but most AppImages these days are not compiled to run on ARM CPUs.”

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These are sandboxed flatpaks.

Pidgin (Mostly fits, but 1 or 2 screens need scaling down):

Gajim (Doesn’t fit so well w/o scaling down; may be usable anyway):

I didn’t test functionality of messaging for either of these.
Reminder: Chatty can also integrate an XMPP account.


Bleachbit (no scaling down at all):

Scrollable, but can’t view the right-side frame:

Possible to see everything in landscape, and fully scrollable:

Preferences screen also good:

Even in portrait:

Occasional glitch (tap to dismiss it):

PureOS store has 2 versions: Bleachbit and Bleachbit (as Root). I chose the non-root version, but root version also installed as a separate app. The root version failed to launch…maybe because the default L5 account is non-root.