Change default app to simple mobile tools


#1

I think e.foundation should swap to simple mobile tools https://simplemobiletools.com/
because the default apps for calendar, contacts, gallery and so an doesn’t have all needed options and every apps does have his own screen layout. All simple apps does have the same screen layout, a lot of features and they are simle to use. And for mom and dads and grannys it would be easier when each app does have the same screen layout.

What are you meaning ??


#2

Hello harvey, it’s a good suggestion. I don’t know if e.foundation has to swipe to simple mobile tools but I think that a standardization is required between the default app (calendar, galery…).


#3

I’ve tested them, all those apps are very good I want them in /e/, but Simple Camera which barely works. Thank you for the sharing :slight_smile:


#4

I once setup a ROM where I replaced all the default apps with their Simple Mobile Tools equivalents. It worked out pretty well except for Calendar. Calendar doesn’t (or didn’t at the time) display events that went over midnight. I work at night so that was a crucial need. The dev told me it was by design. Not good so I went with Etar instead. That one omission broke my all-SMT environment I wanted. Don’t know if things have changed since then.

But anyway I think it’s a nice idea to use SMT. I think there’s about a dozen apps in the collection which are all capable.


#5

These kind of events are shown on top of both days like full-day-events. That’s not the best solution, I know


#6

The apps are good but I’d stick to Open Camera, Musicolet, and Amaze for the Camera, Music Player, and File Manager Apps respectively as those 3 apps have way more features and at least the first and third ones are open-source (at least Musicolet only asks for file permissions; no internet permissions = no ads).


#7

The default Light app, at least, on /e/ is from SMT, as shown in About, so /e/ is considering and including some SMT apps. You can always add others with f-droid or Yalp store too.


#8

hello
so licencse is MIT for SMT


may not rebranding