Alternatives to Synaptic for all platforms with any license

  • Chocolatey

    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...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • While Chocolatey feels similar to the dpkg package management system, it's only for Windows, and Synaptic is only for Linux, so you can't use them on the same systems. Buster_BlueMar 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • aptitude

    aptitude is a terminal-based frontend for Advanced Package Tool with a number of useful features, including: a mutt-like syntax for...

    Free Open Source Linux

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    • It provides advanced functionality with easy access on the terminal. Guest • Oct 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Advanced Package Tool

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

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • pacman (package manager)

    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.

    Free Open Source Linux Arch Linux

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  • RubyGems

    RubyGems.org is the Ruby community's gem hosting service. Instantly publish your gems and install them. Use the API to interact and find out more information about...

    Free Open Source Web

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  • Nix Package Manager

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

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Linux BSD

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  • OneGet

    OneGet is a unified interface to package management systems and aims to make Software Discovery, Installation and Inventory (SDII) work via a common set of cmdlets (and...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Octopi

    Octopi is a GUI package manager built on QT that makes using both of the Arch/Manjaro prime terminal package managers - pacman & yaourt - simple point & click...

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Comment by Aaron
about Synaptic · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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.

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