App Grid is a fully featured, yet light-weight, software center equivalent.
What makes App Grid great?
- It's fast. Written from scratch, App Grid delivers stunning startup speeds and swift reactions throughout. On a Dell Mini 9 (a basic netbook) App Grid starts up in 2.4 seconds and has an initial memory usage of just 12.0 MiB. On that same machine, the Ubuntu Software Center starts up in 20 seconds and calms down to a memory usage of 77.2 MiB. On high end machines App Grid starts near instantly.
- It helps you discover great apps. Every time you start App Grid you'll get a fresh set of apps. Furthermore you can search, filter and sort to get to those apps that interest you most. It's never been easier to explore all the apps that Ubuntu has to offer.
- It integrates with Ubuntu One. This allows you not only to write reviews, but also to purchase apps.
- It's tailored for your device. Whether you have a netbook, laptop or desktop, App Grid makes optimal use of your screen estate. No wasted space, no needless scrolling.
- It's easy to use. A fresh and simple design allows you to find your way easily, without frustrations.
How can I get App Grid?
App Grid is currently available under a proprietary license and is available for Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.10 and 14.04. It can be installed by opening a terminal and running the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:appgrid/stable
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y appgrid
Unfortunately Launchpad is rejecting any new uploads to ppa's for Ubuntu 13.04.
If you like App Grid, you are encouraged to make a donation by clicking the link in the main screen of App Grid. If you find any bugs, they can be reported at https:/
Hope you enjoy muchly!