Porticus Alternatives

    Porticus is described as 'Cocoa GUI for the MacPorts package manager. MacPorts provides ready to build open-source software packages modified to compile and run on Mac OS X'. There are three alternatives to Porticus for Mac, Xfce, Debian and Linux. The most liked alternative is Synaptic, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Porticus are Pallet (Free, Open Source) and PortAuthority (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jul 17, 2011

    • Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • Debian
      • Xfce
    • Pallet is the official MacPorts GUI app for Mac OS X and was started as a GSoC project in May 2009.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac


    • PortAuthority provides a GUI for the MacPorts Unix software management system for Mac OS X.
      • Mac