Alternative apps: Communication & Messenger
Of course a change in operating system shouldn’t stop you from being able to comfortably communicate with your friends & colleagues. However, there are communication platforms that are clearly recommendable in terms of privacy and data security and those you better avoid, like the Facebook Messenger. Here is a list of the most common apps, so you can be rest assured not to run into problems with any of them.
Native Apps in Software Store:
WebApps is a really handy tool to “natify” websites into desktop applications. Only thing you need is an icon you want to use for the app (.png format) and a Browser that is also installed for WebApps to use (recommend Brave for this).
On Linux Mint it is a preinstalled app. The easiest way on the other distros is to download the newest .deb install package here.