Install Snapd in Linux Mint 18

How do snapd work?

A snap is a fancy zip file containing an application together with its dependencies, and a description of how it should safely be run on your system, especially the different ways it should talk to other software.

Most importantly snapd are designed to be secure, sandboxed, containerised applications isolated from the underlying system and from other applications. Snapd allow the safe installation of apps from any vendor on mission critical devices and desktops.

Snapd aim to work on any distribution or device, from IoT devices to servers, desktops to mobile devices.

Here how to install it

Open a terminal windows and copy and past each line one at a time

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:snappy-dev/tools
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install snapcraft


Now let install something:

Now that Snapd is installed, we need to display a list of all the programs that we can install.

List Snap packages

In a terminal window type in the following command:
sudo snapd find

Search for a particular Snap

sudo snapd find webdm

Install Snap packages

sudo snapd install [packagename]

Update a Snapd

sudo snapd refresh [packagename]

Remove a Snap

sudo snapd remove [packagename]