As is already well known by many GNU / Linux Distribution Users, ideal for installing software (programs and games) our Free and open operating systems is directly from their own repositories. However, many times these do not contain the latest versions, and that makes us opt for other means such as packages and installations via Snap and Flatpak.
And other times, depending on availability you can make use of in-place builds, portable executable files, installation scripts, and the already famous and useful universal format called AppImage, among other means or routes. And precisely to get files of this type there are many great websites, such as "Apprepo", which today we will announce.
And before entering fully into the subject, as usual, we will immediately leave the link of our previous related post where they will be able to know other websites similar to "Apprepo", where you can easily get a lot software (programs and games) in said AppImage format:
"There are 4 interesting, useful and practical websites that anyone can easily access to search, download and install any type of program, especially games, in the «.AppImage format» format. And these are: AppImageHub.com, AppImageHub.GitHub.io, Portal Linux Games and Linux-Apps.com (Games AppImage)." AppImage Games: Where to get more AppImage Games?
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Apprepo: AppImage Repository
What is Apprepo?
In a simple and brief way, we can describe «Apprepo» on the table:
“A voluntary non-profit project whose website works as an app repository in AppImage format. Repository that as of today, 24/07/2021, houses more than 234 high-quality applications that can be easily installed on any modern GNU / Linux distribution."
However, its maintainers warn following:
"Although every effort is made to ensure that everything in the repository is safe to install, you use it AT YOUR OWN RISK."
What kind of applications does AppImage offer?
This website offers a "Seeker" at the top to facilitate app search by names or some other associated character pattern.
However, immediately below offers us 36 different categories to facilitate manual exploration of each of the Apps hosted on it.
And some of these 36 categories and hosted apps are:
- 3D editors: Blender, FreeCAD y MeshLab.
- 3D printing: Repetier, slic3r and Ultimaker Cura.
- API Clients: Insomnia and Postman Canary.
- Audio editors: Ardor, Audacity and Mixx.
- Audio Players: Audacious, Museeks and Sayonara.
- Audio recorders: KWave, Traverse y WaveSurfer.
- Internet browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox and Tor Browser.
- Cloud storage: dropbox, ExpanDrive y Nextcloud.
- Command line applications: Glances, Midnight commander y MySQL Server.
- Database administrators: DataGrip, DBeaver and Redis Desktop Manager.
- Software development: Android-Studio, Atom and NetBeans.
- Diagrammers: MindMaster, Mindomo y Xmind 8.
- Disk Utilities: JDiskReport, Partition Manager and QDirStat.
- EBook Viewers: Open, caliber y FBReader.
- Educational programs: Anki, RStudio y Xournal.
- Mail clients: Thunderbird, Thunderbird Beta and Outlook (Unofficial version in electron).
- File managers: Double commander, MuCommander y Total Commander.
- Graphic editing: Blender, Krita and Inkscape.
- IDEs: Bluefish, CodeBlocks y WebStorm.
- Image viewers: Nomacs, Ristretto y Shotwell.
- Internet applications: Telegram, Skype and WhatsApp.
As you can appreciate, "Apprepo" It not only offers well-known and easy apps to install, but some quite complex and interesting to obtain and test on certain GNU / Linux Distros, in which they are not provided natively in their repositories.
In summary, "Apprepo" is a “Voluntary non-profit project" offering a fabulous site that works as a app repository in AppImage format. And that until now, houses more than 200 high-quality apps that can be easily installed in any modern GNU / Linux distribution. While, it ensures that it will continue to grow little by little to ensure more secure and reliable apps.
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