Why add the repository?
Using a software repository instead of downloading software from my website means that you get automatic updates whenever I release a new version of my programs. It also saves you the hassle of having to remember to check for new versions periodically.
Note: This PPA only includes my free-as-in-beer noncommercial programs. My commercial programs have the ability to notify users when updates are available, so the PPA is not needed for those.
Ubuntu and derivatives
Please note, I only provide packages for versions of Ubuntu and derivatives that are currently supported. Development versions of Ubuntu usually get packages fairly close to their release time, but this can vary. On Ubuntu, software repositories are called PPAs (Personal Package Archives). I have two PPAs you could add to your Ubuntu-based system.
I always recommend that you use my stable PPA. This means you don’t always get the latest features, but you will get packages that I have tested thoroughly and found to work well with your distribution.
To add the repository, open a terminal and run:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hamishmb/myppa
And then follow the prompts.
Other Distributions (Misc)
I don’t officially support any other distributions at the moment, but I do still have some instructions for installing on a few other platforms. Note that I will provide AppImages soon for Linux, which should fix this problem. There are links to pages for that below.