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Sailbook is an unofficial Facebook client for Sailfish OS.
  • Browse your timeline
  • Send messages
  • See upcoming events
  • Sailfish OS style
  • Themes: Sailfish Ambience, Facebook & Nightmode
  • Native notifications
  • Highly customizable: UI, notifications, theme, ...
  • Open source & free
  • 2 factor authentication
  • Embedded browser
  • Integrated videoplayer
Sailbook is licensed under the GNU General Public License v3.0
Source code:
Donation are welcome :)
Application versions: 
File harbour-sailbook-11.0-3.i486.rpm1.31 MB24/04/2019 - 20:24
File harbour-sailbook-11.0-3.armv7hl.rpm1.3 MB24/04/2019 - 20:24
File harbour-sailbook-11.0-4.armv7hl.rpm1.3 MB06/07/2019 - 09:53
File harbour-sailbook-11.0-4.i486.rpm1.31 MB06/07/2019 - 09:53
File harbour-sailbook-11.0-5.armv7hl.rpm1.3 MB12/07/2019 - 20:36
File harbour-sailbook-11.0-5.i486.rpm1.31 MB12/07/2019 - 20:36
File harbour-sailbook-11.0-6.armv7hl.rpm1.3 MB06/10/2019 - 14:25
File harbour-sailbook-11.0-6.i486.rpm1.31 MB06/10/2019 - 14:25
File harbour-sailbook-11.0-7.armv7hl.rpm1.3 MB06/10/2019 - 15:29
File harbour-sailbook-11.0-7.i486.rpm1.31 MB06/10/2019 - 15:29
File harbour-sailbook-11.1-0.i486.rpm1.31 MB02/11/2019 - 19:13
File harbour-sailbook-11.1-0.armv7hl.rpm1.31 MB02/11/2019 - 19:13


- [QA] Fixed version number to comply with Jolla Harbour
- [TRANSLATIONS] Fixed Chinese translations

v11.0-release 7

- [TRANSLATIONS] Fixed Chinese translations

v11.0-release 6

- [MAJOR BUGFIX] Updated User Agent to fix timeline loading

v11.0-release 5

- [TRANSLATIONS] Fixed Chinese translations

v11.0-release 4
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Fixed Search page
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Fixed translation link into translation page
- [MINOR BUGFIX] Removed broke telegram group link into about page
- [NEW] Facebook refresh possible to show into the Pulldown menu or not to show

v11.0-release 3
- [FIX/UPDATE] Dutch translation thanks to pljmn
- [ADD] Add Dutch (Nederlands)

v11.0-release 2
- [UPDATE] Update Dutch translation thanks to pljmn

v11.0-release 1
- [BUGFIX] Bugfix some small bug into the Sailbook layout

- [FIX] Fix broke Facebook layout into Sailbook


treeman's picture

Hi there. Since update to SFOS Sailbook is very buggy on my XA2 DualSim. Does anybody else have following issues?
- sticky when loading timeline
- alert "oudated browser" in groups
- messages not loading
Thanks in advance

nephros's picture

Soo, FB is switching to the "New Facebook" look in September, apparently making the "Classic" one unavailable.
Can we expect Sailbook to break due to this?

minitreintje's picture

It might break, no idea. I have this new layout on my desktop, but still the old one in Sailbook

dyraig's picture

Before I make an issue in the tracker, checking here first: I get some strange behaviour out of Sailbook over the past week or two - apparently, FB has changed something again? Here's what I see:

  • Notifications are no longer indicated as a number on the little "world" symbol, but rather as number on the "magnifying glass" symbol. I can see them normally when I tap the "world" symbol and I see nothing unusual when I hit the "magnifying glass"
  • I frequently get "page not found" when trying to go some where from the notifications page - though not always, strangely enough - haven't been able to determine a pattern yet
  • Sailbook keeps announcing "9 new friend requests" - even multiple times during a session. When I hit the friends symbol (or check using a laptop and a browser), there are no new friend requests at all - yet this keeps coming back.

Anybody else notices this?

minitreintje's picture

Search page workaround is known, but Facebook males it hard to not use this workaround.

Wrong notifications and numbers is probably something that has been changed in the FB HTML

Closeau1972's picture

Complimenti per la app. Ho fatto una piccola donazione. Sarebbe bello tu lavorassi su altri social per Jolla Sailfish. Grazie.


nephros's picture

FB apparently changed something, the "Groups" link doesn't quite do what it should, it now goes to a "Discover" page.
Minor issue though, as there is a link to the groups page on there at the top.

zipotron's picture

Hello, thanks for that amazing app! Just wanted to report a bug, when you have poor conection and you are writing a message suddenly appears a advice of 'No network connection ', that is nornal, the problem is that you lose all the text already writen, and this is a big issue, because turn the amazing app in a annoying machine for waste time. Also, I can see the friend suggestions but not the friend request. I hope my comment has been useful!

minitreintje's picture

That's a known issue, but I'm open for PRs, no dev work from my side anymore

Mick's picture

Any idea why the screen/links are unresponsive sometimes?
YTPlayer is the same sometimes.
Otherwise Sailbook is an excellent app.

minitreintje's picture

QtWebkit is old :(

skyjumper's picture

Small issue, I downloaded the most recent version - harbour-sailbook-11.0-7.armv7hl.rpm and can see the updates in the app, but Sailbook reports only v11.0-5. I removed the app and reinstalled it, same issue.


skyjumper's picture

FYI - same issue with v11.1-release

Elfigo's picture

Thanks for your workaround. It works now realy fine. I think better than before :)
Many thanks

minitreintje's picture

You're welcome!

treeman's picture

Hi minitreintje
did you recognize already, that the timeline isnt'l loading anymore? I suppose it's an issue on the fb-side?

minitreintje's picture

I didn't... Yeah I have that too.
Seems to be related to FB, most of the time they fix such thing in the next couple of days.
If they implemented something new to load the timeline (JavaScript stuff most of the time), the web engine might not support it (and won't load it of course)

minitreintje's picture

Found a workaround, will be deployed this week to Openrepos!

TheJullus's picture

Is it possible to load pictures in high quality on the front page? Even after opening the picture, I can't press "Show full sized picture"-text (translated from Finnish)

minitreintje's picture

This feature is broken due to FB changes. An upgrade of the web engine would be useful to fix this. All the JavaScript that they are using nowadays...

skyjumper's picture

Now I receive a new message notification when I *send* a message to a friend.

Also, when starting Sailbook, I might not receive a new message notification for a minute or so after opening.

I'm running latest SFOS on a J1.


Alex's picture

@minitreintje Very often the touch input is not recognized/accepted, could you please fix this major issue?
I am using an Xperia XA2.

Another major issue us the missing caching, everytime I loose the network coverage Sailbook dismisses my loaded content and shows a placeholder page.

minitreintje's picture

Input issues? I'm not sure what you mean? I don't have them on my X.

The network coverage thing is a bit annoying, I know. It's a known issue.
However, I was waiting for Qt 5.9 first, but it will not come this year so maybe I find some time to handle this issue.

minitreintje's picture

The update is already on it's way for approval :)

glanternier's picture

It would be great if you updated the app on the Jolla Store

kuba77's picture

The bug with show unread message which I sent, is on the Facebook side?

Rudi_Timmermans's picture


Yes this is a facebook bug not Sailbook.

minitreintje's picture

Rudi stopped completely witg Sailfish OS. I took over the development a while ago, but I also took over the repo now

marxistavegana's picture

Why the new repo? Asking for a friend

Historyscholar's picture