In this article we want to show you a way in which you can organize your applications to your liking. These are the well-known “appfolders”. And is that GNOME allows us to group the applications we want in groups, according to our own criteria.
By default, we can see two groups of applications: “Utilities” and “Miscellaneous”. That’s why we want to show you how we can create new application folders to be able to organize them as we want through the application GNOME Appfolder Manager.
The application is very easy to use. On the left side of the program, we can to create, remove o edit new application folders, while on the right, we can view applications contained in these folders. So simple, as we can see in the following image:
Installing the GNOME Appfolder Manager
To install this application, we can do it in two ways.
1.- From the source code
GNOME Appfolder Manager is free software under the GPLv2 license. That is why we can download the source of the program from yours official GitHub repositories, Or directly from here. Once downloaded, we will have the project locally on our PC.
Once we have unzipped the .tar.gz we have downloaded, we will see that we have a directory called /gnome-appfolders-manager-0.3.0 / which will contain the entire source of the program. The next step is to run the following in the Terminal:
cd directory / download / gnome-appfolders-manager-0.3.0
As you will see, the files and directories contained in the above directory will be listed. If you notice, there is a program written Python (which is the language in which the program is written) called setup.py. Well, this is the program we have to run for to Install GNOME Appfolder Manager |. Note that in order to run this program we will need Python installed on our PC. To run this program we just need to run:
python2 setup.py install
Well, once we finish the process that we have launched when running the previous program, we will have GNOME Appfolder Manager installed.
2.- From the Webupd8 repositories
Thanks to the guys at Webupd8, we have the full app in your repository. To install it, perhaps in a simpler way than mentioned above, we just need to run:
its add-apt-repository ppa: nilarimogard / webupd8
sudo apt update
sudo apt install gnome-appfolders-manager
Following any of the above paths, we should be able to install GNOME Appfolder without any problems. Easy truth? We hope that from now on you can group and sort your favorite apps to your liking 🙂