From Ubuntu Linux, I want to quickly find and download any file present on my Android device, and in particular pictures.


  • Runs on Ubuntu
  • Graphical interface with pictures thumbnails (must)
  • Free, ideally open source
  • Does not require anything software on the Android side, except developer options
  • Connects via USB (WiFi is OK too)
  • I would only know something matching all your requirements if you'd drop the "picture preview" condition. If that's acceptable as "until something better turns up", let me know – but I bet you already know what I'm pointing at :) – Izzy Aug 4 '15 at 16:46
  • Selecting a picture using thumbnails would be the main use case, so for this question I prefer to keep it as a strict requirement. – Nicolas Raoul Aug 5 '15 at 1:55
  • Yes, I suspected that much – which is why I only put a comment. Sadly, without installing an app on the 'droid, I'm not aware of any such solution. And you know, that's exactly my area of expertise. Still, open to learn about it – maybe something new popped up recently :) Good luck! – Izzy Aug 5 '15 at 6:47

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