I have been using Designspark PCB with Library loader for years now. Library loader lets me import and use any footprint instantly once I download it.

But I want to switch to Linux with KiCad, and I want an alternative for Library loader, since I do not want to manually replace my files for footprints; I would love it to be automatic.

Even if there is a plugin it would help.


Regarding the plugin: The closest thing I could achieve was to use SnapEda's Kicad Plugin, but it looks like it only works on Windows. Trying to use it in Linux (Ubuntu) after installing sudo apt-get install python3-tk, which is needed, I ended up with a gray screen of the plugin saying Nothing (it is supposedly installing but it just freezes there)

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