Worth reading (spanish): AppImages: Advantages and disadvantages
[*] WARNING: I seriously advise you against the indiscriminate use of AppImages. Please, be careful and ALWAYS check your download sources. Always try to get it from the author's website and avoid using AppImages from dubious origins at all costs.
In case of extreme need, try to use firejail
LIST OF (NOTABLE) APPIMAGES (updated):
LibreOffice (fresh) <-- direct download
Scribus Open Source Desktop Publishing *** Also available as Flatpak (AppImage not working reported by Kulle)
Gimp (click on "assets" and choose your version to download)
Inkscape Search the page for 'appimage:linux' and check the status is 'passed', then download "the artifact" (the far right cloud with the arrow). Uncompress. Done
ImageMagick Create, edit, compose, or convert bitmap images
Digikam (500 Mb!!!) Digital photo manager
XnView Cheaper & "Best" image viewer (500+ supported formats)
Blender Grab your version
Ultimaker Cura Powerful, easy-to-use 3D printing software
gEDA Schematic Editor / Electronic Design Automation tools
Draw.io Flowcharts, schematics, diagramming with GDrive/OneDrive/Dropbox integration (Should you need to do Offline Workflowing)
Draw.io online version
Shotcut --> click on Assets and download
VidCutter-6.0.0-x64 --> click on Assets and download
Openshot --> click on Assets and download
Jubler (Video Subtitling) --> click on Assets and download
Synfig Studio Open-source 2D Animation Software
MuseScore Create, play and print beautiful sheet music
LMMS Let's Make Music
VSCodium Visual Studio Code Fork
EncryptPad Minimalist secure text editor and binary encryptor
FontBase Fonts manager
FontForge Free (libre) font editor
Cool_Retro_Term --> click on Assets and download
ksnip Screenshot tool that provides many annotation features
Balena Etcher Flashes SD cards & USB drives in 1,2,3
Stacer Linux System Optimizer and Monitoring --> click on Assets and download
Tagspaces direct download. Use tags/colors... etc. and create taxonomies for your files/dirs to organize them. Home page here See the docs. Demo video
NextCloud Cloud hosting service
ODrive Google Drive sync
Remmina Remote Desktop Client
GoldenCheetah is a Performance Software for Cyclists, Runners and Triathletes like me NOT
GoldenCheetah --> click on Assets and download
Google Earth AppImage
Calibre Not available from source page yet
Bookworm Not available from source page yet
In order to get them at hand, add the relevant .desktop to each AppImage in:
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[Desktop Entry] Name=Inkscape-AppImage Categories=Graphics Comment=Inkscape working artifact Exec=/mnt/sdb1/porteus/AppImages/Inkscape-1.0a-56cc79a-x86_64.AppImage Icon=Inkscape-AppImage Type=Application
I.e. if you use XFCE, you can drag from menu to panel and a shortcut will be created at ~/.config/xfce4/panel/launcher-NN folder.
The drawback is, you need more space in your storage because AppImages are generally bloated hosting all needed dependencies to ensure they will work.
One trick is to name the icon with the -Appimage.png suffix, and put it on /usr/share/pixmaps to ensure your custom icon won't be overwritten by any icon installed package. For example: /usr/share/pixmaps/Inkscape-AppImage.png.
**Be carefull the "Exec" line in the ".desktop" file points to the actual location of the AppImage according to your setup. In this case, they are located at /mnt/sdb1.
Should be easy to script a "sed" oneliner to set the right partition at boot time (pointing to $PORTDIR/AppImages maybe). Anyone for the task?
Remember to make your AppImage executable: