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This repository is not maintained anymore and will not be updated to Elementary OS 6.0. You have my blessing to create a fork and update the application to post publish it in Elementary 6.0 under your own name.


A snap manager for Elementary OS

Get it on AppCenter

Install, update, remove, and view information about your installed snaps.


First you will need to install elementary SDK

sudo apt install elementary-sdk


These dependencies must be present before building

  • valac
  • gtk+-3.0
  • granite
  • libsnapd-glib-dev

You can install these on a Ubuntu-based system by executing this command:

sudo apt install valac libgtk-3-dev libgranite-dev libsnapd-glib-dev


meson build --prefix=/usr
cd build


sudo ninja install

Use snaps from browser

Run the following command to use snaps from browsers sudo update-desktop-database /usr/share/applications

Recompile the schema after installation

sudo glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas

Update .pot file

Call the following command from the build folder:

ninja com.github.bartzaalberg.snaptastic-pot


Snaptastic wont handle snap URLS

On Firefox you sometimes have to set the Application manually.

  • Go to about:preferences#general
  • Under applications search for snap and set the dropdown to 'Use Snaptastic'