Appnativefy – Convert any website to a single executable Appimage

Want to create a web app in the portable Appimage package format? Appnativefy is a simple tool for doing your job.

Appnativefy Is a simple command line tool for creating an AppImage file that can be run from any website and uses the Nativefier API on the backend with AppImageKIt.

Appimage is a universal Linux package format. Unlike other packages, it does not need to be installed. You can start the program just by making it executable and running it.

Appnativefy – Convert any website to a single executable Appimage

How to use appnativefy:

Appnativefy allows you to run simple commands to transform your website into a single executable Appimage.

appnativefy --name "TYPE_PACKAGE_NAME" --url "URL_ADDRESS"

For example, youtube.com can be an appimage using the following command:

appnativefy --name "YouTube" --url "https://youtube.com"

You can add a flag at the end of the command to enable options such as:

  • --services Allows you to sign in using services such as Microsoft 365 and Google.
  • --favicon Forces the site to use the favicon while creating the AppImage.
  • --widevine Add Widevine support to enable playback of DRM-enabled content.
  • For more information appnativefy -h

For example, the following command will support Widevine, enable the sign-in service, and use the favicon to create an app image for Spotify.

appnativefy --name "Spotify" --url "https://open.spotify.com" --services --widevine --favicon

Appnativefy – Convert any website to a single executable Appimage

The app creates an appnativefy folder in the user’s home directory that contains all the generated Appimage packages.

How to install Appnativefy:

This software is available as an NPM package. To install, first open a terminal and run the command to install the dependencies.

sudo apt install nodejs npm wget

Appnativefy – Convert any website to a single executable Appimage

Then use the npm command to install the tool.

sudo npm install -g appnativefy

Appnativefy – Convert any website to a single executable Appimage

How to remove Appnativefy:

To remove the command line tool, simply run the following command:

sudo npm uninstall -g appnativefy

If you don’t use nodejs and npm, remove them to free up tens of megabytes of disk space.

sudo apt purge --auto-remove nodejs npm

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