Application Launchers

5 Best Free and Open Source AppImage Package Managers

AppImage is a universal software format for distributing portable software on Linux without needing superuser permissions to install the application. AppImage doesn’t really install software. It’s a compressed image with all the dependencies and libraries needed to run the desired software.

AppImages are widely-used, convenient and useful one click solution in running and installing software.

This article looks at software which helps you manage AppImages on your system.

Here’s our verdict captured in a legendary LinuxLinks-style ratings chart. Only free and open source software is eligible for inclusion.

Ratings chart

Click the links to learn more about each package manager.

AppImage Package Managers Tools
bauhSupports Snaps, Flatpaks, AppImages, deb packages, web applications
zapSupports desktop integration, delta updates and command line syntax
Go AppImageGo implementation of AppImage tools
AppImagePoolSimple, modern AppImageHub client
AppManManage 1900+ AppImage packages and official standalone apps
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