To run Pi-Apps

  • From the start menu: Accessories -> Pi-Apps
  • Use the terminal command: pi-apps
  • Run Pi-Apps from its directory: ~/pi-apps/gui

Pi-Apps is very easy to use.

  • This is the main window.
    main window

    • icon Search for apps.
    • icon Open pi-apps settings.
    • Click on a category to open it.
  • Opening a category will reveal a list of apps:
    app list

    • icon Go back to the main list of categories.
    • Click on an App name to see its details (see details window below)
  • On the right is the app details window:

    • icon View the shell-scripts responsible for installing or uninstalling the selected app.
    • icon Modify the app's description, icons, or scripts. (This button is hidden unless you enable it in Settings)
    • icon Install the selected app.
    • icon Uninstall the selected app.
  • If you install/uninstall an app, you will see the progress window, keep installing/uninstalling apps to add them to the queue:

  • Pi-Apps Settings can be configured by launching Menu -> Preferences -> Pi-Apps Settings.
    In addition to changeable settings, this window also gives access to these tools:

    • icon Does that one app seem to be in the wrong category? With this button, you can change it.
    • icon Create a new app with a wizard-style set of dialogs. We recommend reading the tutorial.
    • icon View the past weeks-worth of installation logs. This is useful if you ever encounter an app that won't install and want to see the terminal output after you closed the terminal.
    • icon This allows you to easily import a 3rd-party app from elsewhere. It helps Pi-Apps developers test upcoming apps for reliability on a variety of systems.

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