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.
Your AppImage file is saved in one of the preferrable places mentioned below.
Appimaged, from the appimagekit, monitors and registers a few choice folders for new AppImages, as specified below:
~/Downloads ~/.local/bin ~/bin /Applications /isodevice/Applications /isofrom/Applications /run/archiso/img_dev/Applications /opt /usr/local/bin
- Get and install appimaged, as outlined below.
$ mkdir -p ~/bin
$ cd ~/bin
$ wget "https://github.com/AppImage/appimaged/releases/download/continuous/appimaged-x86_64.AppImage"
$ chmod +x appimaged-x86_64.AppImage
$ ./appimaged-x86_64.AppImage --install
- Log out and then login again to activate the change.
- 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.
- Here is a sample desktop file for Trello.