the best way to get apps on Linux

Choose from a growing collection of apps.

Publish apps on every Linux distribution

Developers can simultaneously distribute on every Linux distribution.

A new world for application developers

Cross-distro

Create one app bundle and distribute it to the entire Linux desktop market.

Stable platforms

Runtimes provide stable sets of dependencies that can be used by applications.

Consistent environments

Develop and test your application in an environment that’s identical to the one users have.

Control over dependencies

Dependencies that aren’t in a runtime can be bundled as part of an application. Versions of the dependencies that are used can be fixed and patched.

Easy build tools

Flatpak’s build tools are simple and easy to use, and come with a full set of documentation.

Future-proof builds

Runtimes are forward compatible, irrespective of distribution changes. Flatpak applications run on new Linux distribution versions as they are released.

What people are saying about Flatpak

Bringing Flatpak technology into Debian enables us to run applications in a predictable environment with their most suitable library stack, without compromising the base OS's stability and flexibility.

Simon McVittie
Senior Software Engineer, Collabora

At Endless, we’re proud to be a part of this movement and have fully embraced Flatpak by readily converting all of our applications for our upcoming release and continuing to build new Flatpak apps.

Jonathan Blandford
VP of Software Engineering, Endless

The Fedora Workstation team are very excited about Flatpak and the prospects it brings for making the Linux desktop easier to develop for. We plan to continue supporting this effort going forward.

Christian F.K. Schaller
Senior Manager, Red Hat

Flatpak will enable us (as a Linux ISV) to distribute a better LibreOffice, with up-to-date dependencies and a platform that can run on many systems. I’m excited to see that happen.

Michael Meeks
Director, The Document Foundation