Anyone here have opinions regarding cons of using appImages?
I have read several of the threads here pertaining to AppImages. My take is there are several pros to using them over Snap or Flatpaks for programs I can't access via apt packages in the Zorin / Ubuntu repositories. I have used them for a few applications so far to avoid using the above and to avoid adding new repositories. Thus far, I am a little wary of adding repositories given that my competency with adding and removing repositories is limited.
So I am just curious if there are disadvantages to AppImages that I should be aware of.
I'm pretty sure when I used AppImages, you don't need to install them to run them, however, I don't get the unique icons that come with the app. That's all I could think about.
Completely agree with @Turtle11 .
The benefits of not having to actually install an app in the traditional sense is fantastic, especially if short on space. They run/function exactly the same.
The only drawback is that (depending on the app) the icon is sometimes missing (in gnome anyway) or doesn't get pick-up by some icon themes, which is the developer's fault. In all, I've had nothing but great experiences with AppImages. They're my 1st choice and always use them if available.
There is an application called AppimageLauncher that will integrate the Appimage onto your Desktop and applications Menus. Works perfectly in Zorin;
and to install;
@George55 Thanks for your AppImage Launcher suggestion. It has been a very nice installation.