Desktop App Linux Download and Installation

The Desktop App can run on computers with the Linux operating system that meet the system requirements. The Desktop App is packaged as a Debian app; Linux handles the app updating process. Below are instructions on how to install, update and uninstall the Desktop App. The Desktop App is not available in the Linux Snap Store.


To install the Desktop App on Linux:

  1. Download the gototags-desktopapp_xxx_amd64.deb
  2. In Files, right-click the gototags-desktopapp_xxx_amd64.deb file:
    • Select Open With Other Application
    • Find and Select Software Install from the list
    • Once the Snap Store opens, click the Install button and enter your password
    • Optionally, the app can be installed from the command line:
      • sudo apt install ./gototags-desktopapp_xxx_amd64.deb (replacing xxx with the current releases version number)
  3. Delete the gototags-desktopapp_xxx_amd64.deb file from your computer; it is not needed anymore
  4. Download and install the appropriate drivers for:
  5. Run the GoToTags app from the Linux Show Applications menu
    • Optionally, the app can be run from the command line:
      • /user/bin/gototags


As a Debian packaged app, Linux downloads an update for you during routine OS updates and when a new version of the app has been released. Linux checks after a system reboot and daily after that for updates. After an update has been downloaded the user will be prompted to install it.

To update the GoToTags app via the command line:

  • apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

Previous app versions are not available and updating the app is required.


To uninstall the Desktop App on Linux:

  1. In Linux, open the Snap Store app
  2. Navigate to Installed
  3. Find the GoToTags app in the list and select it
  4. Select the trash icon and enter your password
  5. Uninstall any NFC reader drivers you installed (optional)

The Desktop App stores user settings in your user home folder which can be deleted.

  •  Example: /home/Odie/.GoToTags/GoToTags