GNOME AppFolders Manager is a free GTK+ application to create and edit applications folders (AppFolders) for GNOME Shell.

Main window

In the left section of the window you can create a new application folder or remove an existing folder.

Create new folder window

In the right section of the window the visible applications for the selected folders will be shown and you can add a new application or remove any existing.

Add new applications window

After finishing the folder edit you can just click the upper left Save button to apply the modifications to the application folder.

Main window with new AppFolder

Opening the GNOME Shell applications overview you can see any defined AppFolder.

GNOME Shell new Application Folder


The stable versions released with source code and prebuilt packages are linked in the Download page. For information about installation from packages or source code please refer to the Installation page.

The GNOME AppFolders Manager development version source code is available on GitHub.


GNOME AppFolders Manager is actually translated in the following languages:

  • English
  • Italian
  • French
  • German
  • Chinese
  • Swedish
  • Hungarian
  • Ukrainian
  • Portuguese
  • Polish
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Dutch

Translators are needed, please help in translating GNOME AppFolders Manager in others languages.

Please submit your translations to Transifex or file an issue in GitHub bugtracker or pull a request on GitHub.


GNOME AppFolders Manager is distributed as open source code available on GitHub under GNU GPL-3+ license (GNU General Public License version 3 or higher). The software is supplied as is and it doesn't offer any warranty. Anyone can fork the project, modify and distribute it under the same GNU GPL-3+ license.