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The Linux Design Tool

Build Status AkiraUX on Liberapay AkiraUX on Patreon



Akira is a native Linux Design application built in Vala and GTK. Akira focuses on offering a modern and fast approach to UI and UX Design, mainly targeting web designers and graphic designers. The main goal is to offer a valid and professional solution for designers who want to use Linux as their main OS.


Feel free to download the Alpha and help us testing it.

📦 Install

elementaryOS AppCenter FlatHub Snapcraft Store
Get it on AppCenter Get it from Flathub! Get it from the Snap Store

Flathub Beta

flatpak remote-add flathub-beta
flatpak install akira

🛠 Compile

You can install Akira by compiling it from the source

Install Dependencies

  • gtk+-3.0>=3.18
  • granite>=5.3.0
  • glib-2.0
  • gee-0.8
  • gobject-2.0
  • libxml-2.0
  • gtksourceview-3.0
  • libjson-glib-1.0
  • goocanvas-3.0
  • libarchive
  • gettext
  • cairo
  • meson

Note: For non-elementary distros, (such as Arch, Debian etc) you are required to install "vala", "elementary-theme" and "elementary-icon-theme" as additional dependencies.

Compile & Run

Once the above mentioned dependencies are resolved, Akira can be compiled & installed

meson build --prefix=/usr -Dprofile=default
cd build
ninja && sudo ninja install

Note: Replace the -Dprofile=default with -Dprofile=development to compile and install Akira in development mode where you can make changes.

🤔 Questions

If you want to ask any questions about the project, join us on our public Matrix channel at or on IRC at #akiraux on Freenode.

We also have a dedicated Discord channel available to any Patreon supporters where we offer more direct support, and we're open to discussing new features and implementations.

If you are trying out Akira and you encounter an error or any problem feel free to just open an issue here on GitHub.

👨‍💻 Contributing

Feel free to send a pull request to this repository with your code contributions, but first read our contributing guidelines 📃

📌 Code of Conduct

This project adheres to the adapted version of Contributor Covenant code of conduct. By participating, you are expected to uphold this code.

🎉 Support

If you like Akira and you want to support its development, consider donating via Liberapay or pledge on Patreon.


Akari the Cyber Phoenix is a perfectionist. She is tidy, collected and has a sharp eye for detail. Her name Akari (灯理、) means "the enlightenment of a sophisticated order". Her costume resembles the project's icon. Get the Mascot and all the other assets from here.

Mascot character designed by Tyson Tan. Tyson Tan offers mascot design service for free and open source software, free of charge, under free license. Contact: /

📜 License

GNU GPLv3 / Creative Commons BY-SA

Copyright © 2019-2020 Akira Project.