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asked 2017-07-14 21:32:59 +0300

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If this question has been asked before I apologize. I have tried to search for it and haven't found it as far as I have understood the question and answers that I have looked at.

My question is: Is there any app that you have to have on your phone when using Sailfish OS? E.g. an android phone where you can't uninstall G-mail, Hangouts, "News & Weather" etc.

Does Sailfish have any similar "forced upon you"-apps or is the user in full controll? If Sailfish do have them, how many are they and what are they used for?

Thank you,


(If my question is silly and naïve, I might add that I am more or less a smartphone hater. I don't have one, and never have had one, but as it is driving my husband nuts I think that I might have to get one.)

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The Jolla store. Installing other apps is much harder without it.

vattuvarg ( 2017-07-14 21:43:51 +0300 )edit


SailfishOS contains a few basic applications to get you started;

Phone, SMS, Camera, Browser, Gallery, Contacts, Settings and Jolla Store.

Options for user to install from Jolla Apps in Jolla Store;

Weather, Microsoft Exchange, Maps, Documents, Notes, Mediaplayer, Calculator, Calendar, Clock, Email and Android Support.

Edz ( 2017-07-14 21:51:29 +0300 )edit

Thank you for your answer!

It sounds like Sailfish OS is exactly what I was hoping for: an unclutered OS that leaves me in controll of what I have on my phone.

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E ( 2017-07-14 22:11:40 +0300 )edit

The Tutorial.

lupastro ( 2017-07-14 22:21:50 +0300 )edit

at least for jolla1 there were unpacking videos on youtube. dont know about intex, inoi etc. there you may get a first impression. but as i only had jolla1 in hands i dont know about partnerspace etc.

kaktux ( 2017-07-14 22:46:35 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-07-15 15:45:33 +0300

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a longpress in starter let you delete apps. those you cant delete from here are:

phone people messagey stock browser settings tutorial jolla shop

there is patch to get rid of tutorial icon some people managed to uninstall jolla shop they were ot happy ;-)

in terminal you can do what you want

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Thank you Pawel for your answer.

By the sound of your answers and other respondents comments it sounds like I and Sailfish OS might be a good match.

I do like that I am in full controll of what apps are installd on the phone except for, more or less, the verry basic apps that are required for the phone to operate as a phone and the camera to work.

Kind Regards,


E ( 2017-07-17 08:27:39 +0300 )edit
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