Files with appimage extension are related to image format used to distribute portable apps for Linux-based operating systems.

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Software that open appimage file

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APPIMAGE file extension - Application portable image

What is appimage file? How to open appimage files?

File type specification:

Disk image (ISO) binary file type icon Disk image (ISO) binary file type

File extension appimage is associated with the image format used by Linux-based operating systems, to distribute portable apps without installation and superuser permissions.

The AppImage file is a simple executable file that can be run on any Linux distribution. It is designed to allow users to download an application and run it on their system without having to install it in the traditional way. This makes it easy to use software across different Linux distributions and versions. The main advantage of AppImage files is that they do not require installation. You just need to make the file executable and run it. This makes it very convenient for testing different applications without cluttering your system with numerous installations.

It was developed in 2004 by Simon Peter and still in use in these days.

Updated: November 28, 2023

The default software associated to open appimage file:

Linux operating systems icon

Various Linux developers logoLinux operating systems  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Various Linux developers

Linux is family of Unix-based operating systems. Linux kernel supports variety of devices such as desktop computers, smart phones, tablet computers, routers, video game consoles etc. Linux is also leading operating system for servers. Linux is available for free in many distributions on the Internet.

Popular distributions for desktops are Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian. For servers are variants of Red Hat, Xandros, Slackware, Debian, SUSE etc.

Operating system for smart phones called Android is also based on Linux. Nokia developed Linux based operating systems for smart phones called MeeGo and Maemo.

Debian icon

Debian Project Team logoDebian  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Debian Project Team

One of the most popular Linux operating system distributions, Debian is distributed as a free open source software. Debian supports many platforms such as Intel, ARM, PowerPC, MIPS etc..

Debian uses GNOME desktop environment platform as default and in clean installation contains popular applications such as, Firefox, CD/DVD writing programs, music and video players etc..

Ubuntu icon

Canonical Ltd. logoUbuntu  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Canonical Ltd.

Ubuntu is a computer operating system based on the Debian Linux distribution and distributed as free and open source software. It is one of the most used Linux based system on personal computers, servers, tablet computers (Ubuntu Touch), smart TVs, etc.

Ubuntu contains various pre-installed applications for every day use. Other apps are available to download in  Ubuntu Software Centre.

It is sponsored by the UK-based company Canonical Ltd., owned by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth and named after Southern African philosophy of Ubuntu ("humanity towards others").

Help how to open:

Use compatible tools to work with *.appimage files.

How to convert:

Probably can be exported to other formats.

Find conversions from appimage file:

appimage to deb

Find converter to appimage file type:

deb to appimage

List of software applications associated to the .appimage file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open appimage file, edit appimage file, convert appimage file, view appimage file, play appimage file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting appimage files.

Software that open appimage file - Application portable image

Programs supporting the exension appimage on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open appimage file action.


Main software associated with appimage file by default:
Linux operating systems small icon Linux operating systems
Debian small icon Debian
Ubuntu small icon Ubuntu

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