A List Of Safe Snap Apps In Ubuntu Store

A List Of Safe Snap Apps In Ubuntu Store

I have many issues with the Snap packages, mainly the Snap based store that ships in Ubuntu 20.04. The most pressing issue is that there are tons of apps available in the store that are not maintained by the app developers.

More than that, there are many apps that while published by verified developers, they have to be installed using the --classic flag, which defeats the purpose of snap packages to some degree.

So, I’ve compiled a list of every snap app in the store that is published with a stable channel, published by someone with the green, verified checkmark, and does not require the --classic flag.

Mind you, not everyone may require this criteria. However, I have a few loose guidelines about how I’ll tweak a machine, what changes I’ll make, etc. Sometimes to the detriment of me using some awesome applications. All of this in the interest of keeping my main workstation “clean” so to say. Anytime you add a PPA, install from an untrusted source, or blindly copy terminal commands without understanding what it does or it’s future impact and potential conflict with other changes you’ve had, it makes for a not so nice experience.

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  • Jan Reply

    The list of “safe” (according to your criteria) apps in PPAs would be much shorter. Here it is:

    April 25, 2020 at 5:45 pm
    • Sajan Parikh Reply

      That’s not entirely true. If there is a PPA officially maintained by the app developer, I generally don’t mind adding it. Examples include NVIDIA, Microsoft (for Teams and VSCode), Transmission has their own PPA. As long as the PPA is official, and the only packages they distribute are their own…I’m okay with that. However, I’m not adding a PPA for a patched version of some software that is already in the official repos.

      May 25, 2020 at 2:51 pm

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