Flatpak is okay is you plan to use related application ONLY from desktop, BUT try to find an alternative if you plan to use the app from CLI, or from an other application
Flatpak allows to install apps from Flathub on almost any Linux distribution.
Flathub is the home of hundreds of apps which can be easily installed on any Linux distribution. Browse the apps online, from your app center or the command line.
The flatpak command
flatpak is the primary Flatpak command, to which specific commands are appended. For example, the command to install something is
flatpak install and the command to uninstall is
For more informations, you run
flatpak --help or see the Flatpak Command Reference.
Since Mint 18.3
flatpak is already installed.
Install a flatpak application
Basic usage is:
flatpak install REMOTE PACKAGE_NAME
Most of the time you have to use
flathub as remote repository.
flatpak install flathub PACKAGE_NAME
Remove a flatpak application
To remove application just use:
flatpak uninstall PACKAGE_NAME
Run a flatpak application
flatpak run PACKAGE_NAME <APP_PARAMETERS>
Apt vs flatpak