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Up for discovering some neat new GNOME apps?

I bet you are. Finding cool new Linux software to play with is a major reason why people read blogs like this one (and we write about GTK apps often, so consider bookmarking us).

Chances are you’re already familiar with GNOME’s core apps like Nautilus and Calculator as they (usually) come preinstalled in Linux distros that make use of GNOME.

But there’s a more diverse ecosystem of software out there — and GNOME wants more people to know about it.

Enter the new “Apps For GNOME” website.

‘Apps for GNOME’ Website

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A smorgasbord of standout software

Launched today, August 27, the new apps.gnome.org website aims to act as a showcase for first-party and second-party GNOME applications, specifically:

Apps featured in this curated overview are all built with the GNOME philosophy in mind. They are easy to understand and simple to use, feature a consistent and polished design and provide a noticeable attention to details. Naturally, they are free software and have committed to being part of a welcoming and friendly community. These apps will perfectly integrate with your GNOME Desktop.

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The site is divided into sections listing Core Apps, Circle Apps, and Development Apps.

You won’t find all GTK apps in existence™ listed on the new site.

A number of standout GTK apps, such as Cawbird, Foliate, Geary to name three off the top of my head, are not featured. This isn’t because they aren’t great (check them out, they are) it’s because they’re not involved in the GNOME Circle initiative.

So hey: I guess there is still a role for blogs like mine to play, phew! 😅

screenshot of the Pika Backup tool page on the GNOME Apps website
Immersive info pages are provided for all apps

Apps fitting the criteria to be featured get lavish dedicated details pages filled with blurbs, screenshots, info on where to get the app, and links to get involved with development.

Participation is a key aim of the new site. GNOME’s Sophie Herold explains in a blog post that “[…] app pages are designed with a focus on getting users involved in the development of the application. Whether it is feedback, translation, or financial support of the project.”

And d’know what? I reckon they’ve got a good shot of doing that.

Check out the website for yourself at the link below, but be sure to scoot back here afterwards to let me (and the readers) know what you think of it!

Visit the Apps for GNOME Website

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