AppImage, Snap or Flatpak? This is a question of many Linux users, novice or not. And if you want to know a little more about each one and their differences, we have a super special article comparing the 3 formats. However if you are past this stage, and already use applications in these formats, the post is especially for you. In my daily life I use various software, whether for production of my channel OSystematic or even to write the articles here at Diolinux blog (After all you need to create the covers and everything). And applications in AppImage, Snap, and Flatpak formats are recurring in my routine, and I think many users do too. However to discover new AppImages we will have to access the AppImageHub (or application site), and search for it. J to find the Snaps, we can go to Snap store and the Flatpaks at Flathub. Of course, some distributions allow adding repositories of these formats in their stores, making the process more convenient. But what about the other cases? What if there was a place that aggregated the search for programs on AppImage, Snap and Flatpak? Behold, I introduce you to the Linux App Store.
Find 3 package formats in one place!
I hardly know it, but I already consider it pacas!
In addition to adding the 3 universal formats in the near future, it is possibly intended to offer RPM and DEB packages, however this is not the main focus of the project. Its construction is based on web technologies, for better indifferent integration of the graphical interface or system and is intended to centralize the research and installation of AppImage, Snap and Flatpak formats. Acting in an intermediate way to access such packages, in a single interface.
At the moment the Linux App Store does not bring essential features like more elaborate filtering categories and modes. However, the desire for these functions has already been reported in his Github. Let's be patient, over time new features will be incorporated into the project making it more efficient.
Another aspect of the Linux App Store, making use of other websites (AppImageHub, Flatpak and Snapcraft), even if it is possible to search the 3 formats at the same time, filter by choosing one or the other, still selecting the program you will be redirected to the site regarding the type of package, something that does not bother, however could be done in the store itself .
Keep in mind that the project is unofficial and related to the packages, AppImage, Flatpak and Snap, being something community based and not supported by the headers of these formats.
If you like to know about AppImage, Snap and Flatpak, I recommend the group. Flatpak, Snap and AppImage at Telegram, he focuses on this kind of subject. I'm always there too. And did you like the Linux App Store? I enjoyed it a lot, and I was counting the hours even for that idea in practice.
(Update) Unfortunately the Linux App Store has been discontinued, if the project comes back we will inform.
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