Fresh Snaps from April 2017

Didier Roche

Didier Roche

on 10 May 2017

This month we have a great range of snaps, from desktop to cloud/server, to IoT, there’s a snap for everyone!

If you haven’t heard of snaps yet, they 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. Also they aim to work on any distribution or device, from IoT devices to servers, desktops to mobile devices. Snaps really are the future of Linux application packaging!

Now for the top 10:

 

1. Terraform Terraform is a tool for building, changing, and versioning infrastructure safely and efficiently. Terraform can manage existing and popular service providers as well as custom in-house solutions.
2. Packer Packer is easy to use and automates the creation of any type of machine image. It embraces modern configuration management by encouraging you to use automated scripts to install and configure the software within your Packer-made images. Packer brings machine images into the modern age, unlocking untapped potential and opening new opportunities.
3. cloudtag Cloudtag is a practical, Electron-based piece of software that makes it extremely easy for you to share files with your colleagues, friends, and family using your Linux, windows or Mac, within the same network and internet.
4. grok-exporter Grok is a tool to parse crappy unstructured log data into something structured and queryable. Grok is heavily used in Logstash to provide log data as input for ElasticSearch.
5. LBRY LBRY is a fully decentralized, open-source protocol facilitating the discovery, access, and (sometimes) purchase of data.
6. rawpty This snap allows you to create a raw interactive pty on a remote host accessible through ssh and execute a command on it. The ssh connection is governed by env vars with (default values) RAWPTY_HOST (localhost) , RAWPTY_PORT (22), RAWPTY_USERNAME (test), RAWPTY_PASSWORD (ubuntu).
7. Corebird Corebird is a modern and lightweight Twitter client for the GNOME 3 desktop. It features inline image and video preview, creation of lists and favorites, filtering of tweets and full text search. Corebird is able to manage multiple Twitter accounts.
8. vestin Vestin program calculates compound interest and financial independence take in count the inflation.
9. ghostwriter ghostwriter is a text editor for Markdown, which is a plain text markup format. It provides a relaxing, distraction-free writing environment, whether your masterpiece be that next blog post, your school paper, or your NaNoWriMo novel.
10. deepin-voice-recorder This is the deepin version of a voice recorder application to easily record and replay anything you say!

Want to learn more about snaps? Check out the new Snapcraft Youtube channel.

Happy snapping!

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