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  • Chocolatey icon


    Chocolatey NuGet is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind. It is built on top of NuGet...

    Open Source Windows

  • Homebrew icon


    Homebrew is the easiest and most flexible way to install the UNIX tools Apple didn't include with OS X.

    Open Source Mac

  • npm icon


    npm is a package manager for Node.js that is run through the command line and manages dependencies for an application. It is the...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Bower icon


    Bower is a package manager for the web. Bower lets you easily install assets such as images, CSS and JavaScript, and manages...

    Open Source Self-Hosted Git Node.JS npm

  • pacman (package manager) icon

    pacman (package manager)

    The pacman package manager is one of the major distinguishing features of Arch Linux . It combines a simple binary package format...

    Open Source Linux Arch Linux

  • Ubuntu Update Manager icon

    Ubuntu Update Manager

    One of the great things about using open source software is the frequency with which bugs are fixed, security holes are patched, and...

    Open Source Linux

  • Advanced Package Tool icon

    Advanced Package Tool

    Apt (for Advanced Package Tool) is a set of core tools inside Debian. The user interface application for Apt is aptitude.

    Open Source Linux

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    OneGet is a unified interface to package management systems and aims to make Software Discovery, Installation and Inventory (SDII)...

    Open Source Windows

  • RubyGems icon

    RubyGems is the Ruby community's gem hosting service. Instantly publish your gems and install them. Use the API to interact...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • Ubuntu Sources List Generator

    Ubuntu Sources List Generator is a website where you can generate a sources.list file with a lot of useful repositories.

    Free Linux Web / Cloud

  • win-get

    win-get is an installer and software repository for Microsoft Windows, like apt-get in Linux.

    Open Source Windows

  • PostInstallerF icon


    PostInstallerF is a small, lightweight, useful tool that can be used to install 100+ essential softwares.

    Open Source Linux

  • CoApp icon


    CoApp is an open-source package management system for Windows. The goal of the CoApp project is to create a community of...

    Open Source Windows

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    Ubuntu After Install

    Automated installation a lot of useful extra software on Ubuntu after the initial desktop install.

    Open Source Linux

  • Debian Sources List Generator

    The Debgen is a tool that allows the user to create /apt/sources.list file by adding some extra repositories beyond the standards.

    Free Linux Web / Cloud

  • Duo icon


    Duo is a next-generation package manager that blends the best ideas from Component, Browserify and Go to make organizing and writing...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • RPM Package Manager icon

    RPM Package Manager

    The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a powerful command line driven package management system capable of installing, uninstalling...

    Open Source Linux

  • Nix Package Manager icon

    Nix Package Manager

    Nix is a powerful package manager for Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible. It...

    Open Source Mac Linux BSD

  • debfoster icon


    Debian uses the main programs apt and dpkg to manage packages. These programs do not make a distinction between packages that got...

    Open Source Linux

  • deborphan icon


    deborphan finds packages installed on your Debian/GNU system that have no other packages depending on them. Its primary goal (and...

    Open Source Linux

  • Appupdater icon

    Appupdater Discontinued

    Automatically download and install many popular applications. Appupdater provides advanced functionality to Windows, similar to...

    Open Source Windows

  • Discover icon


    Utility for KDE's Plasma desktop environment for browsing, installing, and removing applications, implemented as an app store like...

    Open Source Linux KDE KDE Plasma Workspaces

  • Muon icon


    Muon is a powerful graphical package manager built on the QApt framework. It boasts a powerful feature set in a usability-minded...

    Open Source Linux

  • YUM Package Manager icon

    YUM Package Manager

    Yum is an automatic updater and package installer/remover for rpm systems. It automatically computes dependencies and figures out what...

    Open Source Linux

  • Oduso icon


    Quickly install apps, themes and tweaks with Oduso. Just select the apps that you would like to install and paste the generated...

    Free Linux Web / Cloud

  • launchpad-getkeys icon


    Launchpad-Getkeys is a script (comes packaged in a .deb) that automatically imports all missing GPG keys, even if you're behind a...

    Open Source Linux

  • Pallet icon


    Pallet is the official MacPorts GUI app for Mac OS X and was started as a GSoC project in May 2009. It is in active development and...

    Open Source Mac

  • MacLibre icon

    MacLibre Discontinued

    MacLibre is an Open Source Software Distribution for Mac OS X. It's simple, intuitive with applications you need. It brings a new...

    Open Source Mac

  • Galternatives icon


    galternatives is graphical setup tool for the alternatives system.A GUI to help the system administrator to choose what program should...

    Open Source Linux

  • InstallPad icon

    InstallPad Discontinued

    Downloading the latest versions of your favorite programs is a tiring task, especially on a fresh installation of Windows. Navigating...

    Free Personal Windows

Synaptic Comments

I use this a lot, because I am on Ubuntu. Even though there ...

Comment by Aaron
about Synaptic Jun 2011

I use this a lot, because I am on Ubuntu. Even though there is an Add/Remove program utility, this usually has more and I can find things easier in it. If something is not in the list of programs I just add or update my repository.