Package, distribute, and update any app for Linux and IoT

Snaps are containerised software packages that are simple to create and install. They auto-update and are safe to run. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification.

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Installable across Linux distributions

Snaps are available for any Linux OS running snapd, the service that runs and manage snaps.

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What is Snapcraft?

Snapcraft is the command line tool for writing and publishing your software as a snap.

Snapcraft is available on most popular Linux systems.

  • Simple to package leveraging your existing tools
  • Automatic updates for everyone
  • Reach tens of millions of Linux systems
  • Roll back versions effortlessly
  • Integrate easily with build and CI infrastructure
  • Free for open and closed source projects

Snapcraft integrates with your language

See how Snapcraft works with your language to make packaging and installing your software easy.

What people are saying about Snapcraft

The auto-updating feature is huge and one that we haven’t seen elsewhere. Due to the nature of our platform, we release updates more than daily which admittedly can be annoying for our users to constantly update.

Jeff Hickey, CLI engineer, Heroku

We definitely find Snapcraft easier as it is yaml based and provides details of what artifacts are needed. Debian packaging has things that need to be followed which can be distribution specific, creating complication.

Lee Coward and Rakesh Singh, .NET (Microsoft)

With snaps we have a tool where updates can happen seamlessly and the client isn’t even aware of the changes but they can be assured the system is always running smoothly.

Mohamed Saad Ibn Seddik,
Chief Scientist,
Sea Machines

Auto-build from GitHub

Automate your build process and publish software straight from your GitHub repos.

Connect a GitHub repo

Quick to install

Snaps are quick to install from GNOME Software or the command line.

Installing snaps

Easy to update

Snaps update automatically and transactionally so your app is always fresh.

Transactional updates

Safe to run

Snaps stay secure as they are confined from the OS, other apps, and hardware functions.

Keeping your system safe

The Snap Store

The Snap Store is enabled by default on tens of millions of Linux systems. It allows developers to release free or paid apps for multiple architectures, on multiple release channels from daily builds to stable releases.

Featured snaps

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