Show Applications installed on User's own home directory

Showing User’s application in Show all applications

On ubuntu, when you press Super key twice or press Super+A, you see applications installed on host. But, not all applications are installed via dpkg or snap. for example, Postman and Bitwarden doesn’t provide installers instead they provides something like App Image.

I place such programs in ~/Applications. and I want to run this kind of program conviniently using Super key like Spotlight search in Mac.

This can be done by creating .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications

  • Postman.desktop example
#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open
[Desktop Entry]