This article introduces projects available in Flathub with installation instructions.
Flathub is the place to get and distribute apps for all of Linux. It is powered by Flatpak, allowing Flathub apps to run on almost any Linux distribution.
Starting with this article, we will present four apps in four categories. The four categories will be:
In the Productivity section we have Joplin, a note-taking and to-do list application. One of its main features is the organization of your notes. They can be placed in notebooks where they are easily searchable. Joplin has no reason to be envious of closed source note-taking applications, and it’s also multi-platform. For me, a main feature is that Markdown is available for writing your notes.
- Notes are in Markdown.
- Notes can be synchronized with various cloud services, as well as its own cloud.
- It is configured as “offline first”
This is an app that I tried on mobile first, and then I notice the desktop app. Both are incredible.
You can install “Joplin” by clicking the install button on the web site or manually using this command:
flatpak install flathub net.cozic.joplin_desktop
Battle for Wesnoth
In the Games section we have Battle for Wesnoth. This is a classic linux “turn-based” strategy game with a high fantasy theme.
In “Battle for Wesnoth” you can build up a great army, gradually turning raw recruits into hardened veterans. In later sessions, recall your toughest warriors and form a deadly host that no one can stand against! Choose units from a large pool of specialists and hand-pick a force with the right strengths to fight well on different terrains, and against all manner of opposition.
You can install “Battle for Wesnoth” by clicking the install button on the web site or manually using this command:
flatpak install flathub org.wesnoth.Wesnoth
Battle for Wesnoth is also available as rpm on fedora’s repositories
In the Creativity section we have Peek. Peek is a screen recorder for capturing and saving short GIFs from your screen.
Some of its features are:
- Selectable screen region to record
- Recorded video saved as an optimized animated GIF
- Record directly to WebM or MP4 format
- Simple user interface optimized for the task
- Support for HiDPI screens
- Works inside a GNOME Shell Wayland session (using XWayland)
You can install “Peek” by clicking the install button on the web site or manually using this command:
flatpak install flathub com.uploadedlobster.peek
In the Miscellaneous section we have Tux Paint. This classic application is a drawing program aimed at ages 3 to 12. But the truth is that we can do awesome drawings, not only stamps and colors.
Tux Paint has been in Linux for a long time, and it’s great software. It’s in the Miscellaneous category because, even though it was born as educational software, it can be use as a drawing tool and as a game.
You can install “Tux Paint” by clicking the install button on the web site or manually using this command:
flatpak install flathub org.tuxpaint.Tuxpaint
Tux Paint is also available as rpm on fedora’s repositories