AlternativeTo Logo

Software Manager Alternatives

Software Manager is described as 'A software manager for the Linux Mint operating system to easily install new applications' and is a software installer in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Software Manager for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Online / Web-based, Android, Linux Mobile and Android Tablet. The best alternative is F-Droid, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Software Manager are Chocolatey, Synaptic, Aurora Droid and pacman (package manager).

Software Manager alternatives are mainly Package Managers but may also be App Stores or Software Installers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Software Manager.
This page was last updated Apr 14, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

A software manager for the Linux Mint operating system to easily install new applications.

Learn more about Software Manager

  1. The F-Droid Repository is an easily-installable catalogue of free and open source apps for Android. With F-Droid, it's easy to browse and install apps on your device, and keep track of updates.

  2. Chocolatey

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows

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



  3. Synaptic

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Debian
    • Xfce

    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+.

  4. Aurora Droid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    Aurora Droid is an unofficial, FOSS client to FDroid and FDroid-compatible repositories with an elegant design. Not only does Aurora Store download, update, and search for apps like the Official FDroid client, it also empowers the user with new features.

  5. pacman (package manager)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Arch Linux

    The pacman package manager is one of the major distinguishing features of Arch Linux . It combines a simple binary package format with an easy-to-use build system.

    No screenshots yet


  6. G-Droid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid

    G-Droid is a client application to browse the F-Droid repository. It has a slighly different approach of UI design to the F-Droid client.

  7. Snap Store

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Ubuntu
    • Advanced Package Tool

    The Snap Store gives you instant access to thousands of free and open-source applications. And now you can buy apps from some of the leading providers too. All our software is easy to find and install so you can have a customised desktop that suits you in no time.

  8. GNOME Software

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Linux Mobile
    • Advanced Package Tool

    Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions.

  9. Advanced Package Tool

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

  10. Terminal-based apt frontend.

Showing 10 of 23 alternatives