How To Integrate AppImages into Your Desktop Environment’s Application Launcher – AppImageLauncher

In this video I cover a method of integrating downloaded AppImages into your desktop environment’s application launcher using AppImageLauncher.

This piece of software will Integrate AppImages to your application launcher with one click, and allow you to manage, update and remove them.

1. Installation

Installation will vary depending on your distribution, for example Arch based distribution can install AppImage Launcher from the AUR and Ubuntu based distributions can use a PPA.

For example, for Ubuntu based distribution, execute and run the following in a Terminal prompt.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:appimagelauncher-team/stable
sudo apt update
sudo apt install appimagelauncher

2. Usage

Once installed, download an AppImage, and double click to launch it, you should be prompted by the Desktop Integration window, so click the Integrate and run button.

The AppImage will be moved to a new location, in my case it is home/ryan/Applications and the AppImage will be integrated into the application launcher.

At this point, launch the AppImage in the same manner as any other installation application, and if you ever want to remove the entry, simply delete the AppImage from the Application folder.

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