Install Desktop App on Ubuntu 22.04

This article will take you through how to install Desktop App on Ubuntu 22.04., also known as, is a cross-platform graph sketching software written in HTML5 and JavaScript that is free and open source. Flowcharts, wireframes, UML diagrams, organizational charts, and network diagrams can all be created using its interface.

It’s accessible as an online cross-browser web app for Linux, macOS, and Windows, as well as offline desktop software for Linux, macOS, and Windows. The Electron framework is used to create its offline application. The web app doesn’t require an online login or registration, and it may be opened and saved locally. PNG, JPEG, SVG, and PDF are among the supported storage and export formats for download.

How to Install Desktop App on Ubuntu 22.04

We are going to install using the two methods below;

Install Desktop App on Ubuntu 22.04 using Snapd

  • Update your packages.
sudo apt update
  • Then install using the following command.
sudo snap install drawio

After the installation, can be launched using the command below.

  • Alternatively, it can be launched from the application menu.
  • When you open it, you can create a new diagram or open an existing diagram.
  • After selecting a new diagram, you will be required to select a category.
  • The application will open where you can draw the diagrams.

Install Desktop App on Ubuntu 22.04 using DEB Binary

  • Start by installing curl
sudo apt -y install wget curl
  • Next, download the package.
curl -s | grep browser_download_url | grep '\.deb' | cut -d '"' -f 4 | wget -i -
  • Then install it using the following command.
sudo apt -f install ./drawio-amd64-*.deb

Sample output

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting '' instead of './drawio-amd64-19.0.2.deb'
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 10 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/87.0 MB of archives.
After this operation, 364 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 /home/itnixpro/drawio-amd64-19.0.2.deb amd64 19.0.2 [87.0 MB]
N: Ignoring file 'balena-etcher.lis' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension
Selecting previously unselected package
(Reading database ... 203913 files and directories currently ins
Preparing to unpack .../drawio-amd64-19.0.2.deb ...
Unpacking (19.0.2) ...
Setting up (19.0.2) ...
Processing triggers for mailcap (3.70+nmu1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.26-1ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (2.1-2) ...
  • You have made it to the end of our article, Cheers! You have gone through how to install Desktop App on Ubuntu 22.04.

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