The Snap Store is available as a desktop app for Linux

Snap Store

As a blog publisher, I say this a lot, sometimes I look at Discover (the Kubuntu software center) to see if there are any new apps to talk about. The vast majority of the new features that appear (in my case) are those that are added or updated in Flathub, but few of the APT repositories and Snap packages. Well, technically, this does not change in the store that we will talk about in this post, which is none other than the Snap Store.

When I want to see if there is something new, until now I had to go to snapcraft.io, but the news does not appear either. In any case, the noticia that I have read today has made me discover the official Linux store for Snap packages. As you can see in the screenshot that heads this article or if you decide to install it, it is a store very much like the Ubuntu software center. In fact, it is built on GNOME.

The Snap Store is built on GNOME

As in the Ubuntu software center, in the Snap Store we have "All" and "Installed". To be the same in this sense, the "Updates" section is missing. In the "Installed" section, only software related to Snap packages appears, so if we do not have many packages of this type installed, what we will see will be very little software.

Personally, I don't see much point in installing the Snap Store on operating systems like Ubuntu. The news appears in the software center (you can check it right now by seeing that Krita appears), so we do not win anything in this regard. Yes it can serve us if what we want is to search and download only and exclusively Snap packages.

To install it, just open a terminal and type:

sudo snap install snap-store

What do you think of the Snap Store? Are you going to install it or do you prefer to do everything with the software center?

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  1.   Richard said

    What crap this from the snap store each new version of Ubuntu deteriorates in the end, uninstall Ubuntu 17.04 because it also freezes a lot and is very difficult to master in general. Installing a program is quite an adventure. If you are lucky, your Ubuntu software doesn't freeze or crash. If I use the window selector a lot, it freezes my PC. I have tested it on different PCs and different Ubuntus 14, 16, 17, 18, 19. I stick with Ubuntu 11.10 Oneriric Ocelot

  2.   data360 said

    F Pormi, Ami does not install it for me (The snap "snap-store" is already installed; see "snap help refresh") xD