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native apps I love

asked 2019-02-19 15:02:08 +0200

Spark gravatar image

updated 2019-02-19 15:13:35 +0200

"Positive News"-time:

I am sure everyone has a bunch of native apps which simply work brilliantly on Sailfish OS and bring out the best of it for whatever reason. Let's share those and praise its devs. Maybe you'll discover a beautiful app you haven't heard of yet, making the daily use of SFOS a greater joy.

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Great topic! Thank you!

Filip K. ( 2019-02-19 19:21:45 +0200 )edit

Great. Thats what every beginner needs.

knuth_ ( 2019-02-21 09:13:03 +0200 )edit

one.per answer.would have.been great

pawel ( 2019-02-23 05:38:06 +0200 )edit

@pawel I agree. And wiki style answers for poll like questions for this, IMO.

luen ( 2019-02-23 23:12:53 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-02-19 15:09:30 +0200

Spark gravatar image

I'll start myself with the following apps:

  • Fahrplan: Insanely fast and practical public transport app. Just has what it needs, nothing more nothing less.
  • Stellarium: Beautiful for watching night skies.
  • Situations: Makes your smartphone smarter.
  • Pure maps: Made here maps obsolete for me. Detects GPS signal much faster than other apps.
  • Nightly clock: Advanced alarm features which the Jolla "Clock" doesn't provide.
  • Zaster Banker: Basic native "passive" banking, yay!
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+1 for Pure Maps, Situations, and Fahrplan!

ziellos ( 2019-02-19 15:50:53 +0200 )edit

Just found out by reading this answer that Stellarium for SFOS exists. Awesome! Is it somehow possible to zoom with two fingers gesture?

Pohli ( 2019-02-19 18:31:54 +0200 )edit

Is Pure Maps on the Jolla store or through Storeman? I don't find anything when searching for 'pure' and only Here and OSM Scout show up when searching for 'maps'.

sunburnedpenguin ( 2019-02-20 11:22:55 +0200 )edit

@sunburnedpenguin: while OSM scout server (the background provider for offline maps) is available on the Jolla store, Pure maps has to be downloaded via Storeman from openrepos. However, openrepos packages may be preferable in some cases because they may provide more functionality or newer versions.

ziellos ( 2019-02-20 12:06:51 +0200 )edit

Thanks @ziellos!

sunburnedpenguin ( 2019-02-20 12:10:12 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-19 15:34:40 +0200

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I doubt that you haven't heard of it yet, but for me the one app I use more than any other is Tidings for RSS feeds.

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For me Fuoten does the job, together with the News app on my Nextcloud server.

ziellos ( 2019-02-19 15:44:03 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-19 15:56:10 +0200

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updated 2019-02-19 21:50:50 +0200

  • Sailsync ownCloud - Nextcloud folder synchronization - link
  • ownKeepass - keepass compatible password manager - link
  • Notizen.md - markdown notes application - link
  • Fuoten - RSS news reader to be used with Nextcloud's News app - link

These four apps are very well suited for using Owncloud/Nextcloud with Sailfish OS!

  • Wunderfitz - offline dictionary for dict.cc - link
  • Voyager- together.jolla.com client - link
  • SailOTP - one time password generator - link
  • Spritradar - online price check for petrol stations - link
  • Laufhelden - tracking of sports activities with basic Strava integration - link
  • QuasarMX - comprehensive music player - link, link
  • As others already mentioned: Situations, Pure Maps, Fahrplan

Some of these apps may be also found in the official Jolla store. All of them work very well, and seem to be still maintained! Many thanks to the developers!

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QuasarMX Music beautified since Symbian V3, worth all your money for Music addicts like myself

DameCENO ( 2019-02-21 14:00:21 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-19 16:46:59 +0200

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  • Depecher, Telegram client
  • MeeCast, Weather
  • Muuzik!, Audio player who scan only selected folders
  • jBoy, for Marioland :-)
  • Mimer, to set default apps
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answered 2019-02-19 18:40:47 +0200

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updated 2019-02-19 21:24:03 +0200

  • Situations (as others mentioned): automated behaviours based on different highly customisable situations. I just miss the silica gui to be perfect.
  • Euroconverter: extremely fast using official ECB rates.
  • Thao translator: excellent translator
  • Foilpics: encrypts pictures. works like a charm.
  • Puremaps (as others mentioned): excellent maps tool.

These native apps are what makes an incredible user experience that makes me stick to sailfish os. No bloatware, no marketing, privacy. Long life to sailfish os!!!

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+1 for TAO Translator.

sunburnedpenguin ( 2019-02-20 11:25:15 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-19 18:58:48 +0200

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updated 2019-02-19 19:00:48 +0200

Quickddit - reddit client, I think the best from all platforms, I wonder no one mention that yet
Muuzik! - folder based music player with nice UI
PureMaps, OSM Scout
TwitchTube - twitch client with ability stream only audio
SeriesFinale - list of favorite TV series and tracking which episode I saw and which not
ZuTun.txt - todo list
PiepMatz - Twitter
SailCron - GUI for cron

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answered 2019-02-19 19:23:02 +0200

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updated 2019-11-28 17:08:12 +0200

In addition to the previously mentioned:

  1. donnie: dnla remote
  2. sailgoal:football app
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+1 for "donnie" I like it.. so much ;)

This app I'm search a lot of time ;)


tom.i ( 2019-02-23 12:03:09 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-19 20:04:52 +0200

  • CarBudget to keep track of my car expenses
  • Mashka to clean a bit my installations garbage
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answered 2019-02-19 21:00:16 +0200

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updated 2019-02-24 09:00:21 +0200

Lists - ToDo list

AIDA64 - HW and SW info about phone

Jolla Together - TJC client app

Sailbook - FCB app

Tidings - RSS feed reader


I forgot to mentioned SystemDataScope - which is GUI visualization of collected data from phone about memory, battery, CPU usage and so one..

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+1 to Tidings, but I wish it had a bit more flexibility with regards to UI configuration.

sunburnedpenguin ( 2019-02-20 11:26:35 +0200 )edit

answered 2019-02-19 22:14:54 +0200

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  • SGAuth - 2FA/OTP app
  • CodeReader - QR-Code reader
  • gPodder - podcast app
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+1 to gPodder - my favourite app!!! Hoping it will be maintained again. +1 to CodeReader

sunburnedpenguin ( 2019-02-20 11:28:20 +0200 )edit

+1 to SGAuth as a Google Auth tool, another android app made obsolete for me.

Spark ( 2019-02-20 14:49:40 +0200 )edit

Wasn't aware of sgauth. Nice one. Sad that the qrcode function doesn't work.

And sadder that it seems abandoned. Would be cool if someone added the missing functionality.

ApB ( 2019-02-20 16:43:29 +0200 )edit

SailOTP does the same job as SGAuth and the dev is active. So yeah. Scratch the above comment.

ApB ( 2019-02-21 16:43:39 +0200 )edit

True that SailOTP does the same as SGAuth, I just prefer the interface of the latter.

Mohjive ( 2019-02-22 08:50:45 +0200 )edit
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