File Extension Library

.FLATPAK File Extension

  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .FLATPAK file?

.FLATPAK file extension has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .FLATPAK file is Binary

.FLATPAK is Linux Flatpak Application Bundle

A FLATPAK file is an application bundle used to distribute and install an app on a Linux-based platform. It stores the build of an app in the Flatpak container format, which allows it to be distributed to and installed on various distributions of the Linux operating system.

The Flatpak format is designed to simplify the process of Linux app distribution. It also allows the app developers to more easily reproduce bugs experienced by users and be more in control of updates to keep users current with the latest version of the app.

FLATPAK files are typically used to distribute single-file bundles for users who are looking to directly download the application or share it via email. In these cases, developers can use the build-bundle or build-import-bundle commands in the Linux terminal (with Flatpak installed) to create the Flatpak bundle file.

Users can install FLATPAK files on their Linux-based system (with Flatpak installed) by typing the following command in the Linux terminal:

$ flatpak install [filename].flatpak ([filename] should be replaced by the actual name of the file)

NOTE: Linux app developers may also distribute their apps as .FLATPAKREF files. This file type is commonly used when developers publish their apps to Flathub, which is an online app store and build service for Linux.

List of all softwares that can open the Linux Flatpak Application Bundle

How to Open .FLATPAK file on different platforms

Open .FLATPAK File on Windows

  • Right-click a .FLATPAK
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .FLATPAK file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .FLATPAK files" Press "Ok"

Open .FLATPAK File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .FLATPAK file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .FLATPAK File on Linux

Right click on the .FLATPAK file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .FLATPAK File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .FLATPAK file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .FLATPAK File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .FLATPAK files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .FLATPAK files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .FLATPAK files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .FLATPAK file format
  2. You need to check the .FLATPAK file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)