1. Intro

Self-contained AppImage files don't always show up in the application menu of your distro of preference.

Here is however a pretty simple way to make them.


2. Assumptions

Your AppImage file is saved in one of the preferrable places mentioned below.


3. Guide

Appimaged, from the appimagekit, monitors and registers a few choice folders for new AppImages, as specified below:

  1. Get and install appimaged, as outlined below.
    $ mkdir -p ~/bin
    $ cd ~/bin

    $ wget ""
    $ chmod +x appimaged-x86_64.AppImage
    $ ./appimaged-x86_64.AppImage --install

  2. Log out and then login again to activate the change.

  3. Now, not all AppImage-packages have a desktop file included. If that is the case, you need to create one in ~/.local/share/applications.
    Below is an example.

  4. Here is a sample desktop file for Trello.

    [Desktop Entry]
  5. Done.



4. Sources