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Here you can view (and add) things that you feel would be nice to have in Mobian.

Please keep the headers in alphabetical order.



  • Déjà Dup client

Collaborative text editing

  • A Nextcloud Mobile client with Collabora/OnlyOffice


  • Integrate contacts with chat/recent calls (no way to add contacts from either, although recent calls shows contact name)

Ebook readers


  • Encryption for Geary
  • Smartphone-first experience in a mail client (e.g. layout optimizations for evolution, geary or thunderbird)

Event planning (

Feed readers

File sharing

  • Nextcloud Mobile client (desktop sync app works but mobile use case client would be good)


  • Anki Added


Home automation

Home banking

  • BankID (from Finansiell ID-Teknik BID AB)
  • Revolut client
  • Starling client
  • N26 client
  • Simple checkbook/ledger client

Instant messaging

App Middleware

  • Android Middleware (es. Anbox, Shashlik, Genymobile)

Maps and routing

Offline maps

maybe here something useful can be found

  • Navit - package is already available but not easily usable with default config, has a problem parsing maps, and requires gpsd for location, UI is like an old in-car navigation system.
  • Pure Maps Added, also works with OSMScoutServer app
  • foxtrotgps - package is already available but needs –fullscreen command line option adding to .desktop file to be usable. Requires gpsd. Doesn't do routing. Offline use requires data to be pre-cached, which can be done via GUI.
Public Transport
  • something similar to Öffi or Transportr). Plasma-Mobile has KTrip, which is installable via flatpak as well. (Or similar to SFOS Fahrplan, which already works on Ubports)


Music streaming

  • Client to play Spotify (could be done with and Control Spotify-Connect-Devices
  • MPD Client (maybe ymuse?)

Media Streaming

Photo galleries

  • gThumb (works pretty well but needs optimization)

Project Management

Password Management

ToDo listing, time management

Voice assistant (Alexa, Siri)

  • open assistant (RFP 965149)
  • Mycroft (RFP 893788)
  • Kalliope (RFP 965158)

Voice chat

  • GTK3 Mumble Client
  • Riot/Element Web App
  • Jitsi
  • SIP-Client (Twinkle works okay-ish with scale-to-fit)


  • ProtonVPN Added, but needs optimization, issue added and approved by author
  • Windscribe-CLI (armf packages is available… maybe and easy add?)
  • OpenVPN client doesn't work (maybe because tun.ko is missing?)
  • There is an open issue to add VPN management to gnome-control-center



  • Audiobook-player Cozy works well, just needs a little optimization
  • Print Settings along with Cups
  • 2D Barcode scanner (perhaps a thin UI around zbarcam)
  • Touch support for netsurf-gtk


  • Application sandboxing using firejail
  • Set screen brightness even lower Fixed in upstream
  • Blue filter/night mode (was working already, removed by regression, will be worked on:
  • Change resolution in Settings (
  • Option to change window size to full screen/fit screen. Maybe graphical version of x, maximize. Using xdotool as workaround, but messy. Landscape command currently playing with: x=${xdotool search – onlyvisible – name Name-of-App) && xdotool windowsize $x 725 270 && xdotool window move $x 0 50
  • LUKS encrypted system (PostmarketOS does this via ondev installer [uses Calamares]; this can be easily adapted to Mobian)
  • Filesystem: F2FS support Added upstream
  • Filesystem: NILFS2 support
  • faster poweroff of display in lockscreen (If accidently pressed the power button)
  • A full virtual QWERTY keyboad like Hacker's Keyboard for Android
  • letter popup on keyboard
  • same or equivalent features to be found in Tails OS eg random MAC address; push all data (not just browser) through the Tor network; and so on.
  • zram Added
  • An installer, where we can add own user etc
  • On the power button menu adding a reboot ( restart ) option Added as of July 26, 2020
  • Wake up on Alarm clock
  • SSH setup UI (enable, import public keys, enable/disable password authentication)
  • AGPS data loading for faster/more reliable first fix
  • gpsd compatibility for those applications needing it
  • Disable proximity sensor when not on a call (
  • Disable onscreen keyboard when connecting a bluetooth keyboard
  • Swiping support for top and bottom menus (
  • Don't enter airplane mode every time wifi is turned off
  • Fix hiss/whine noise present whenever audio hardware is activated
  • Better terminal keyboard layout, with a ctrl key Added to squeekboard
  • showing volume box popup on screen when using hardware volume keys, similar to desktop gnome (
  • auto-rotate the screen from portrait to landscape, and vice-versa depending on orientation. (
  • Anbox support built in
  • Clear all notifications button in phosh
  • Split-screen mode
  • More complex drop down menu that icludes GPS toggle, flightmode toggle, maybe the torch etc.
  • application-splashscreens for long loading GTK windows (firefox, etc) that give launch-feedback and prevent focus steal when doing something else in the meantime