appimage-manager is a tool for managing your AppImage collection. It works quite similar to a traditional package
manager but without the fuss of managing dependencies.
To install appimage-manager go to the releases page at Github, download the AppImage file into
give it execution permissions. This is basically what the command below does:
sudo wget https://github.com/AppImageCrafters/appimage-manager/releases/download/v0.1.2/app-0.1.0-x86_64.AppImage -O /usr/local/bin/app; sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/app
Looking for AppImages
AppImage binaries are usually published in the author releases page. So if you know what application do you need then go to the releases author releases page and download the binary right from there.
If the author uses Github releases you can use:
app install https://github.com/lbryio/lbry-desktop
AppImage Index is an index of projects that publish AppImages. You can also use
https://www.srevinsaju.me/get-appimage/ for a better user interface.
AppImageHub is a software store were you can find many original and third party packaged applications. It’s recommended to always download binaries from the original author to avoid malware.
AppImageHub is also integrated into the app, so in order to look for an application you can use:
app search <appname>
AppImage files will be downloaded to
$HOME/Applications and will be also added to your system menu on installation.
appimage-manager support delta updates using the zsync algorithm. This algorithm requires
.zsync file to be published
by the author. In the cases were this file is not provided a regular download will be performed. Updates work also for
manually downloaded applications.
See it working in this video: