Packages in Snap format that I like and recommend

Packages in Snap format

I confess, I love Snap packs. They are a quick way to install, test, and uninstall programs. It also reminds me of what was once the best of Ubuntu, a distribution that was not afraid to try new things no matter what the rest of the Linux community thought. Of course, that was before Shuttleworth lost interest in the home market and Ubuntu started morphing into a Fedora clone but based on Debian.

But, just as I like Snap, I hate post titles that claim to tell me what to do. I am referring to those of the type "Programs that you cannot miss" or "Distributions that you have to install." Therefore, this post does not tell you to do anything. If you want, you can try these programs and tell yourself what you think about them. And, if you don't want to, no.

Packages in Snap format. Some recommendations

OBS Studio

OBS Studio is the program if you want to stream on services like Twitch, Facebook Live or Youtube. You can also use it to create and edit video from different sources. In this case we have something more than a package in alternative format since the developers integrated features that are not in the default versions.

Some of the features are:

  • Support for accelerated video encoding on Nvidia, AMD, and Intel.
  • Plugin for automatic scene change.
  • Plugin to record websites.
  • Plugin to search for media stored on disk.
  • Screensaver creator for dvd.
  • Use DSLR camera images using gPhoto.
  • Use Gstreamer to encode videos.
  • Ability to move an asset during a transition between scenes.
  • Ability to repeat the playback of a resource in slow motion.
  • Virtual camera support.

En page of the project in the Snap store there are additional instructions for installation.

Brave

Not everyone is a fan of the Brave browser after the faux pas when they inserted a referral link without authorization. but, it really is a great browser with many privacy options and, which is looking for a way to make compatible the needs ofe content creators with the rights to navigate without interference from Internet users.

For some reason, Brave didn't have an easy way to install on Linux, but it recently became available again on the snap store.

Skype

At this point in the game, recommending Skype may seem like recommending MSN Messenger. After all, those who are not using WhatsAPP communicate by Telegram or Signal. However, Microsoft's video calling and chat client continues to have its place in the world.

I recently lost my access to my Amazon account. A computer decided there was suspicious activity and required me to validate my identity by clicking the link they sent to my phone. The problem is that I no longer had access to that number. The only alternative was to call the US to validate my identity.

At that time I was paying for a Microsoft subscription that included a number of minutes to call landlines from Skype, so I decided to install the application.

I hadn't used Skype in years, and I was surprised by sound quality and ease of communication. In addition, its ability to set up Chat groups and make video callss has nothing to envy of trendy apps.

If you can get your contacts to install it, you can download Skype from here.

KeePassXC

I don't know if it will be due to age or stress, but my memory is not what it was. I have come to forget the cashier pin immediately after having changed it. Let's not talk about the need to remember the complex passwords recommended by computer security specialists.

In fact, I had an awkward moment when the Amazon operator asked me to name some of my purchases to regain access. Luckily I remembered by approximation some titles. I immediately decided to install KeePassXC.

This program it is much more than a multiplatform password manager (Windows, Mac and Linux) since it allows to save in encrypted form passwords, user names, links, documents and notes.

The program allows you to generate passwords and integrate with the Chrome and Firefox browsers.

If you want to make recommendations about your preferred Snap packages, you can find the comment form below. I will love to read you.


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  1.   Camilo Bernal said

    Well, unlike you, mine are the most stable distros, especially Debian Stable and the defunct CentOS. However, I frequently use P2P networks, and the Debian 9 version of Qbittorrent does not have the modern torrent search mechanisms, so a snap package solves the problem for me. It works perfect; what I don't like is that it is very slow (My laptop does not have an SSD)

    1.    Diego German Gonzalez said

      Did you try installing the Deb package that is downloaded from their website?
      https://www.qbittorrent.org/download.php

  2.   ArtEze said

    I could install snap on Puppy Linux, to install Brave, but it sounds bad to me that this browser is based on Chromium, if it were more like Firefox at least I would be curious.

  3.   go well said

    Snap packages, as much as they say, are fine. They have improved a lot from the beginning, the first time you install it it starts a little slow, but only the first time.

    Me, everything and so on, preferably I don't use them. But I use some or other, right now I don't even know which one, I also use some flatpak, I don't care, I look for comfort, that's why I use, above all, stable distros, although among the stable ones this should be testing, yes, what Whatever they say, it's stable, no, the following, super stable.

    Snap and flatpak are fine whatever they say.

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