How to install TagSpaces on Ubuntu 20.04

TagSpaces is privacy aware open source file browser with note-taking capabilities. It helps you organize your files and folders with tags and colors. The application requires neither internet connection, nor user’s registration to run both on desktop and portable devices.

It’s an cross platform application available for Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and Web clipper for Google Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge.

TagSpaces is written with modern web technologies and is designed to be easily extendible with plugins. Even all currently available plugins are published under the MIT license.

TagSpaces allows users to create and edit text, markdown and rich text (html) files directly within the application. Since the application does not needs Internet or online registration to run, your files never leaves your computer and you can access them anytime.

Key Features of TagSpaces

  • Open Source
  • Add tags to files and folders
  • Create thumbnails for images and videos
  • Clip web pages
  • Search files and folders
  • Manage files and folders
  • Take notes as files
  • Preview and print files
  • Use the app in dark mode

This article explains two methods of installing TagSpaces on Ubuntu 20.04.

Choose the installation method that is most appropriate for your environment.

Method 1: Installing TagSpaces using deb package

Installing TagSpaces on Ubuntu is honestly straightforward. We’ll download and install the TagSpaces .deb package from its official website.

Step #1

Visit the Official Website to download the latest .deb package.

The downloaded file name would be something like: tagspaces-linux-amd64-4.2.1.deb.

Step #2

Now type the following command to install the downloaded package.

$ sudo dpkg -i tagspaces-linux-amd64-4.2.1.deb

You can update the TagSpaces package through your desktop standard Software Update tool or by running the following commands in your terminal.

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

That’s it, TagSpaces has been installed on your Ubuntu System, and you can start using it.

Method 2: Installing TagSpaces via AppImage

Before installation let’s understand what is AppImage.

What is AppImage?

We have .deb packages for Debian/Ubuntu based Linux distributions and .rpm for Fedora/SUSE based Linux distributions.

While these packages provide a convenient way of installing software to their respective distribution users, it is not the most convenient for the application developer.

The developers have to create multiple packages for multiple distributions. This is where AppImage comes into picture. AppImage is a universal software package format.

By packaging the software in AppImage, the developer provides just one file to rule them all. End user can use it in most modern Linux distributions.

Step #1

Click on following button to download the latest stable version of TagSpaces AppImage executable file for Linux.

Step #2

The downloaded file name would be something like: tagspaces-linux-x86_64-4.2.1.AppImage.

By default, the downloaded AppImage file won’t have the execution permission. You will have to change the permission on the file to make it executable and You don’t need root privilege to do that.

Now type the following command to make the AppImage executable.

$ chmod u+x tagspaces-linux-x86_64-4.2.1.AppImage

Step #3

Once you have made the AppImage file executable, just double click on it to run it Or run the following command to install through terminal.

$ ./tagspaces-linux-x86_64-4.2.1.AppImage

That’s It.

Starting TagSpaces

TagSpaces can be launched from the command line by typing tagspaces or In the Activities search bar type “TagSpaces” and click on the icon.

TagSpaces User Interface:

How to Uninstall TagSpaces from Ubuntu 20.04

For some reason, If you want to uninstall TagSpaces, refer following methods.

Method #1

If you have installed TagSpaces via .deb package then uninstall by running the below command:

$ sudo apt remove tagspaces

Method #2

If you have installed the application via AppImage:

Since the software is never installed, there is no need of uninstalling it. Just delete the associated TagSpaces file and your software is removed from the system.


I hope that now you have a good understanding of How to install TagSpaces on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

If anyone does have any questions about what we covered in this guide then feel free to ask in the comment section below and I will do my best to answer those.

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