Sxmo: Simple X Mobile

“minimal. mobile. hackable.

Sxmo is a minimalist environment for Linux mobile devices, such as the pinephone.

Simple menu-driven interface

“I really like this; I've been using this for about a week now. I appreciate the developers' willingness to design something with a slight learning curve that works very well, and in part because of this. This demonstrates a level of respect for their end users which I value. I am not saying that this mobile computing environment is hard to use, I am saying that it is highly efficient and effective, and that I have learned things by using it because the people who made this do not condescend through oversimplification.”

— KoryMac
Screenshot of dmenu

SSH as a first class citizen

“Being able to SSH into my phone and treat it just like any other Alpine Linux machine adds a tremendous amount of value. Leaving it in my pocket and using it from my computer is very convenient. I don't have to treat my phone like an alien in my otherwise uniform computing setup anymore.”

— Drew Devault, FLOSS pioneer and creator of Sourcehut and Sway
Screenshot of vismenu on ssh

Everything is Scriptable

“Phone calls and text messages are routed through shell scripts, a feature I didn’t know I needed until I saw it in action. Sxmo probably is the killer app for running an actual Linux distribution on your phone.”

— Ariadne Conill, Alpine Linux Security Team Chair
Screenshot of vim on sxmo

Use the same FOSS apps you use on the desktop

“Running a tiling WM on your phone sounds like a stupid idea... until you discover #Sxmo. The whole thing is simple but amazing - it takes one or two days to get used to it, but then you know it inside out. Thanks to the built-in extensibility and simple codebase, you can change everything to your liking. This interface and its skilled community have become a great asset in the wider #linux smartphone ecosystem!”

— Oliver Smith, Creator of postmarketOS
Screenshot of firefox on sxmo with reddit