We’ve been speaking a lot around snaps …and as a re-cap for those that may not know, snaps are a new way for developers to package their apps, bringing with it many advantages over the more traditional package formats such as .deb, .rpm, and others. They are secure, isolated and allow apps to be rolled back should an issue occur. Snaps really are the future of Linux application packaging.
For the past few months we’ve been selecting 10 of our favourite Desktop snaps from the previous months…and we’ve had an awesome array. September hasn’t disappointed and we’ve got a nice mix from course guides to a virtual Rubik’s cube!
Snap-codelabs – Learn how to use and create snaps with this step by step course
Nutty – Essential information on network related aspects
Claws-mail-moon127 – A lightweight and highly configurable email client and news reader based on the GTK+ GUI toolkit
Bitlbee-sajoupa – BitlBee brings IM (instant messaging) to IRC clients
Mosquitto-simple – A message broker that supports version 3.1 and 3.1.1 of the MQTT protocol
Sensors Unity – Allows monitoring the output of the `sensors` command graphically
Baugeschichte – View images and the history of builings in a city downloaded from www.housetrails.org
RubeCube – Play with a virtual cube, similar to one invented by Erno Rubik, through an intuitive mouse-driven interface
Tmx – A terminal multiplexer combining the features of screen and gnome-terminal
Emoj – Find relevant emoji from text on the command-line
Learn more about snaps below!