Exploring Apps within the Ubuntu Snap Store – Part 01

Exploring Apps within the Ubuntu Snap Store – Part 01

Exploring Apps within the Ubuntu Snap Store – Part 01

For many GNU/Linux Distros users, one of the most important concerns on a day-to-day basis or from time to time is usually Which Distribution to use based on your own needs, requirements and hardware/devices owned. And another, it is usually that applications, programs, utilities or software tools are used on them, with the aim of being more productive and successful when operating on a computer. Which is logical because a lot depends on what we can use according to the free and open operating system chosen. And this is also greatly influenced by the type of boot manager, packages and services implemented; the type of integrated video and audio server, or the Desktop Environment or Window Manager being used.

Therefore, due to all of this mentioned above, we often offer you not only news about the most diverse existing and well-known applications, but also and especially, showing you the most diverse native GNOME and KDE apps. But, on this occasion, and given that We are a Blog focused on the ecosystem that revolves around Ubuntu, we will begin in this new series of publications to introduce you, one by one, to the many applications within the official Ubuntu Store (Canonical) for your own Snap packaging. And to start with this «part 01 about Snap Store apps» We will start with the first 3 following: Sublime Text, PyCharm Community Edition and Emacs.

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And before starting this «part 01 about Snap Store apps», we recommend you explore the previous Related content with other types of applications from other projects/communities, at the end of reading it:

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Snap Store Apps

Snap Store Apps - Part 01

About the Snap Store and more

Before starting our first corresponding exploration of apps within the Snap Store, it is worth briefly highlighting the following explanatory information, thinking mainly about those new users, novices and beginners in Ubuntu, and the Linuxverse in general:

Snaps packages

Snaps packages are a special type of application packages for the desktop, cloud, and IoT domain., which are characterized by being easy to install, secure, cross-platform and free of dependencies. Besides, are a universal package format developed by Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu distribution. Which has created them to provide an easy and secure way to distribute software on Ubuntu and any other Linux distribution.


Which has been possible, thanks to the fact that they, eliminate dependencies within the operating system itself, thus ensuring trouble-free operation in any work environment. Additionally, this software package is highly dependent on the Snapd program.. Which is a background service (daemon) that automatically manages and maintains the correct functioning of Snap packages installed within a compatible operating system.

Snap Store

And since, over time, many programs/applications have joined this software installation and management format, an online Software Store has been created in the style of the existing ones in the GNOME and KDE Community, to learn about them. and its installation method. and this is called Snap Store, and belongs to the canonical project called Snapcraft.

Finally, this Software store catalogs applications within its scope in the following categories:

  • Development
  • Games
  • Social
  • Productivity
  • Profit Share
  • Photo and video
  • Server and Cloud
  • Security
  • Devices and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Music and Audio
  • Entertainment
  • Art and Design
  • Books and References
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Health and Fitness
  • News and Weather (Climate)
  • Customization
  • Science
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Part 01 about Snap Store apps Ubuntu (Canonical)

Sublime Text

Sublime Text

Sublime Text is a powerful cross-platform text editor with a clean and modern user interface. By offering extensive support for programming languages, extensions, syntax-based features and many other useful features along with low resource usage. Therefore, it is considered a very competent solution for a wide range of environments and applications. Additionally, it can be downloaded and evaluated for free; although a license must be purchased for continued use.

Explore Sublime Text in the Snap Store

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PyCharm Community Edition

PyCharm Community Edition

PyCharm Community Edition is a Python IDE for professional developers. Which is ideal for saving time, while taking care of the routine. This allows the developer to focus more and better on more important things, adopting the keyboard-centric approach to take full advantage of the IDE's numerous productivity features.

Explore PyCharm Community Edition in the Snap Store

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Emacs is a real-time, extensible, customizable, free, self-documenting text editor packed with many more features. It is considered an ideal interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.

Explore Emacs in the Snap Store

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In short, if you liked this «part 01 about Snap Store apps», tell us your impressions about it, if you wish, or failing that, about some of the apps discussed today, which were: Sublime Text, PyCharm Community Edition and Emacs. And soon, we will continue exploring many other applications from the official Ubuntu Software Store (Canonical), to continue spreading the word about this great and increasingly used catalog of apps.

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