gdebi is a simple tool to install deb files.
It lets you install local deb packages resolving and installing
apt does the same, but only for remote (http, ftp) located package repositories.
It has a graphical user interface but can also be used in your terminal.
All packages Packages in Distributions
gdebi source package in Vivid
Version 0.9.5.5+nmu1 uploaded on 2014-11-13
gdebi source package in Utopic
Version 0.9.5.4 uploaded on 2014-04-22
gdebi source package in Trusty
Version 0.9.5.3ubuntu2 uploaded on 2014-05-01
gdebi source package in Precise
Version 0.8.5build1 uploaded on 2012-03-21
gdebi source package in Lucid
Version 0.6.0ubuntu2 uploaded on 2010-08-04