Files with snap file suffix are related to the Snappy package format, used by various Linux operating system distributions.

There are 2 other file types using
the SNAP file extension!

empty icon.snap - ZX Spectrum emulator Mirage Microdrive snapshot

empty icon.snap - LittleSnapper snap

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Software that open snap file

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SNAP file extension - Snappy package

What is snap file? How to open snap files?

File type specification:

Archive and compressed file type icon Archive and compressed file type

The snap file extension is associated with the Snaps, a package management system, used by various distributions of Linux operating system, such as Ubuntu, Fedore, Debian, openSUSE and others.

The snap is a zip file, which stores an application together with its dependencies, and a description of how it should safely be run on Linux system, especially the different ways it should talk to other software.

The default software associated to open snap file:

Canonical Ltd. logoSnaps  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
Canonical Ltd.

Snaps is a software deployment and package management system, which is used to package any app for every Linux desktop, server, cloud or device, and deliver updates directly.

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").

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..

Help how to open:

Use Snaps to work with *.snap files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .snap file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .snap 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 snap file, edit snap file, convert snap file, view snap file, play snap 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 snap files.

Software that open snap file - Snappy package

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


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