Application Launchers

appimaged – AppImage daemon

appimaged is an experimental implementation of the optional AppImage daemon, appimaged, in Go.

Folders being watched for AppImage files: /usr/local/bin, /opt, ~/Applications, ~/.local/bin, ~/Downloads, as well as $PATH, which frequently includes /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, /usr/local/bin, /usr/local/sbin, and other locations.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Registers type-1 and type-2 AppImages.
  • Detects mounted and unmounted partitions by watching DBus.
  • Significantly lower CPU and memory usage than other implementations.
  • Error notifications in case applications cannot be launched for whatever reason.
  • If Firejail is on the $PATH, various options for running applications sandboxed via the context menu.
  • Updating applications via the context menu.
  • Opening the containing folder via the context menu.
  • Extracting AppImages via the context menu.
  • Announces itself on the local network using Zeroconf.
  • Real-time notification based on PubSub when updates are available, as soon as they are uploaded.
  • Quality checking of AppImages and notifications in case of errors (can be extended).
  • Launch Services like functionality, e.g., being able to launch the newest version of an AppImage.

Developer: probonopd
License: MIT License

appimaged is written in Go. Learn Go with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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