AppImage Pool, a free and open source AppImageHub client

about appimage pool

In the next article we are going to take a look at the AppImage Pool. This is a free and open source AppImageHub client that is available for Gnu / Linux. With this program, users can easily download, install, update, downgrade and manage the software in AppImage file format. This program is written in Dart, using Flutter and released under the GNU General Public License v3.0.

For who does not know, say that AppImageHub is a free website from the AppImage catalog, even though it does not provide any hosting of any AppImage. Therefore, without the involvement of a major server, it will allow us to download AppImages files directly from the author’s source. In addition, it will also give us the option to search for software through the use of categories, to see the version history, and all this while still admitting multiple downloads.

General features of AppImage Pool

appImage Pool preferences

  • It is a FLOSS and non-profit app. Its source code is published in the project’s GitHub repository.
  • You can use a dark mode, as well as we can load one of the many themes that it brings with it.
  • Is categorized in a simple way, so that finding things is simple. Although it also offers a search box from which we can find the applications we are looking for.

looking for appimage file

  • The downloads are made from Github directly, with no additional server involved.
  • Will allow us update and downgrade app images in a very simple way.
  • It has version history and multiple download support.

download appimage file

  • The program will allow us search for AppImage files, view installed AppImage or downloaded files.
  • Downloads are fast, although this also depends on other factors.

These are just some of the features of this program. They can consult all of them in detail from the repository on GitHub of the project.

Install AppImage Pool on Ubuntu

Using your Flatpak package

We can find this program available in FlatHub for your installation. First of all, it must be said that it is necessary to have this technology enabled in our system. If you use Ubuntu 20.04, and you still cannot use these types of packages on your computer, you can follow the guide that a colleague wrote in this blog a while ago.

When you can install this type of package on your system, it only remains to open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and execute the following in it install command:

install appimage pool as flatpak

flatpak install flathub io.github.prateekmedia.appimagepool

When the installation is finished, we can start the program. For this we will only need to find the launcher on our computer, or open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and execute the command in it:

AppImage Pool Launcher

flatpak run io.github.prateekmedia.appimagepool

Uninstall

If this program does not convince you, you can uninstall the software opening a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and executing the following command in it:

uninstall appimage pool flatpak

sudo flatpak uninstall io.github.prateekmedia.appimagepool

Use as AppImage

First of all, it must be said that AppImage does not install the application in the traditional sense. Rather than placing the various application files, in the appropriate places in the distribution on the file system, the AppImage file is just the compressed image of the application. This format uses one file per application.

In order to use this program as AppImage, it will be necessary download AppImage Pool in this format from the releases page of the project. If you prefer to use the terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) to download the latest version published today, you can use it wget as follows:

download appimage from appimage pool

wget https://github.com/prateekmedia/appimagepool/releases/download/4.0.0/appimagepool-x86_64.AppImage

When the download is complete, the next step will be give the necessary permissions to the downloaded file. We will achieve this by writing the command in the same terminal:

sudo chmod +x appimagepool-x86_64.AppImage

After this, we can launch the program by double clicking on the file or by typing in the terminal:

launching appimage pool as appimage

./appimagepool-x86_64.AppImage

It must be said that there are different alternatives to AppImagePool for a variety of platforms, including Gnu / Linux. It can find out more about this project by taking a look at the repository on GitHub.

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