Hello Linux Geeksters. App Grid is a lightweight, closed source alternative for the Ubuntu Software Center. It has a modern and intuitive graphical user interface, offering a grid view of the installable aplications, including screenshots and ratings.
The applications having a green circle around them are already installed on the system. App Grid allows the user to easily discover new applications, organise the applications by their rating and of cource, install and remove applications from the system.
The main benefit of App Grid is that it performs its tasks faster that the Ubuntu Software Center, being good for lightweight Ubuntu derivates, such as Xubuntu or Lubuntu.
App Grid has been recently updated to version App Grid 0.1.58 for Ubuntu Saucy and App Grid 0.1.57 for the previous Ubuntu version, listed above, coming with support for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04.
In this article I will show you how to install App Grid on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin.
Because it is available via PPA, installing App Grid on Ubuntu is easy. All you have to do is add the repository to your system, update the local repository index and install the appgrid package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:appgrid/stable
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install appgrid