4 Android apps to help you use your Linux computer


Android is a very powerful system, and it has an absurd amount of applications, for the most diverse functionalities. From social networks, task control, dating, and even assist in using your Linux computer.

I have prepared a list with 4 open source applications that will make your life easier when using your computer.

KDE Connect

One of the most popular applications for Linux lovers, KDE Connect connects your smartphone to your computer and enables a multitude of features. To name just a few:

  • Receive smartphone notifications directly on the desktop;
  • Control the mouse through the smartphone;
  • Transfer files between the two devices in a simple way;
  • Turn your smartphone into a remote control and control your computer’s media.

Despite being developed by the KDE community, it works in several environments. In GNOME, there is an extension called GSConnect that integrates the application directly into the system shell.

Download KDE Connect from the Play Store or F-Droid.

ArchWiki Viewer

For Arch Linux users, having the system wiki in hand is essential. For this, the ArchWiki Viewer application turns the wiki into a native application, being able to access it directly from your system’s home screen.

Through this application, you can access any page on the wiki, perform searches, and even share links. It also has an option to change the text size, in case you have difficulty reading at the standard size.

Download the ArchWiki Viewer from the Play Store or F-Droid.


Another application for Arch Linux users, AURdroid allows you to access the entire list of packages available through AUR directly on your smartphone. This can be useful if you are supporting other users, or if for some reason, you are unable to access your computer.

AURdroid has a powerful search tool, being possible to filter by name, description, maintainer and even dependencies. In addition, it is possible to adjust the order in which packages are displayed, either by name, votes, popularity, date of update or shipment.

Download AURdroid from the Play Store or F-Droid.

Linux Command Library

Linux has an absurd amount of commands for the terminal, making it practically impossible to decorate them all. The Linux Command Library acts as a command library directly on your smartphone.

Through this application it is possible to search for any command, and see a description, examples, the author of the command and several other options according to the chosen command.

The Linux Command Library also has other tabs, such as the Tips, giving tips to improve productivity while using the terminal, some scripts and even game tips that run directly on the terminal.

Unfortunately, the app is only available in English. But, because it is a very powerful manual with more than 3200 pages, it could not be left out.

Download the Linux Command Library from the Play Store.

Application suggestions

If you have a suggestion for applications that can help Linux users, leave them in the comments. Maybe there will be a second part with just your tips? ?

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