Alternatives to Synaptic for all platforms with any license

  • aptitude

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

    • It provides advanced functionality with easy access on the terminal. Guest • Oct 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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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.

    • pacman is for arch based distributions... synaptic is for debian based distributions. They are not compatible with each other. Guest • Feb 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Linux Arch Linux

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  • GNOME Software

    Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions. A plugin system is used to access software from different sources. Plugins are provided for:...

    Free Open Source Linux Advanced Package Tool

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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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  • 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...

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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 Linux BSD

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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...

    • This does not work with Debian based distros. Guest • Feb 2019 Disagree   Agree

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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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