Discussion of software apps
If you have sufficient storage space so you don't have to worry about the fact that depending on the program, it's anywhere from 50% - 200% GREATER than the size of the distro-bundled version of the software, I like flatpak. Works well, easy to manage, and so far I haven't had a single crash in any flatpak bundled software. Plus flatpak is ran in a sandboxed environment so is actually safer from malware than a "normal" installed program. I'm not a fan of the competition, however. Snap doesn't work if users home is anything other than /home/user, so I can't use it on the systems at work (I have /home at /home/local/<DOMAIN>/<USER>). Appimage doesn't install. And isn't sandboxed, so if you get a compromised appimage, you have nothing to prevent it from reeking havoc on your system. But mostly I dislike that it doesn't install, doesn't integrate into the menu, just doesn't make it easy at all to run.