Sailbook allows you to see and send replies to Facebook messages directly within the Sailbook webapp.
Steve - in the Austin, Texas, USA area.
Unfortunately both the standard Ubuntu Software Center and Synaptic package managers will not launch in UT via Libertine - however lubuntu-software-center DOES work, even if it is still a little clunky on the phone.
There is also GSConnect which is a Gnome extension that also allows you to connect your Android phone to Ubuntu but does not require installing all the dependencies that are needed with KDE Connect. https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/11/connect-android-ubuntu-gsconnect
As far as connecting your Ubuntu phone to your Ubuntu desktop - it would indeed be nice to have a port of GSConnect or KDE Connect for it - but until that happens some apps that might get you close are
Caxton - https://open-store.io/app/caxton.sil
Bluetooth File Transfer - https://open-store.io/app/ubtd.fourloop2002
uFTP - https://open-store.io/app/ftpmanager.costa
WiFi Transfer - https://open-store.io/app/wifitransfer.costa
I like the options that Sprint brings in terms of allowing a more standard Android-style app launch - although it would be nice if apps could be locked and unlocked on the grid more easily so they could be rearranged easier at will. But I definitely think besides the left-edge swipe favorite app launcher which I think needs to be kept - I would also like an option for a category based app browser too - something along the lines of say the Arc Menu extentsion for Gnome3 - with an "Alacarte" style menu editor so categories could be customized and icon choice customized as well.
The thanks really needs to go to the developers of the "Webapp Creator" app - really just a fantastic tool for making life a lot easier on Ubuntu Touch. All I did was fill in the fields in its forms, find a suitable icon online, hit "Share" and then fill out the fields in the Open Store uploader. Great stuff - but very glad the half hour spent I did on this doesn't have to take up the time of others that similarly need decent interfaces for Google Maps or Facebook on their phones. Next webapps I am going to post are ways of hailing rides for Lyft and Uber via Webapp Creator made webapps (even if both of those things really could use native apps).
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