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The Linux Design Tool

Build Status AkiraUX on Liberapay AkiraUX on Patreon


Akira is a native Linux Design application built in Vala and GTK. Akira focuses on offering a modern and fast approach to UI and UX Design, mainly targeting web designers and graphic designers. The main goal is to offer a valid and professional solution for designers who want to use Linux as their main OS.

Get it from the elementary OS AppCenter!

As soon as Akira will reach a more stable version it will be available from the AppCenter for elementary OS.

Get it from Flathub!

As soon as Akira will reach a more stable version, an official Flatpack release will be avaialble from FlatHub.

Get it from the SnapCraft store!

As soon as Akira will reach a more stable version, an official Snap package will be avaialble from SnapCraft store.

Install it from source

You can install Akira by compiling it from the source, here's the list of dependencies required:

  • gtk+-3.0>=3.18
  • granite>=0.5.0
  • glib-2.0
  • gee-0.8
  • gobject-2.0
  • libxml-2.0
  • gtksourceview-3.0
  • goocanvas-2.0
  • cairo
  • meson

For non-elementary distros, (such as Arch, Debian etc) you are required to install "vala" as additional dependency.


meson build --prefix=/usr
cd build
ninja && sudo ninja install

Questions and issues

If you want to ask any question about the project, we have a dedicated Discord channel available to any Patreon supporter.

If you are trying out Akira and you encounter an error or any problem feel free to just open an issue.


If you like Akira and you want to support its development, consider donating via Liberpay or pledge on Patreon.

Official Mascot

Akari the Cyber Phoenix is a perfectionist. She is tidy, collected and has a sharp eye for detail. Her name Akari (灯理、) means "the enlightenment of a sophisticated order". Her costume resembles the project's icon.

License: GNU GPLv3 / Creative Commons BY-SA Copyright © 2017 Akira Project.

Get the Mascot and all the other assets from HERE

Mascot character designed by Tyson Tan. Tyson Tan offers mascot design service for free and open source software, free of charge, under free license. Contact: /

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