How to install App Grid on Ubuntu, an alternative to Ubuntu Software Center [Guide]

appgrid-1Love Ubuntu but not a huge fan of the default Ubuntu Software Center? You’re in luck! This guide will teach you exactly how to install App Grid; a lightweight alternative. Let’s get started!

Before We Begin

App Grid is an alternative to the Ubuntu Software Center.

This guide is accomplished with terminal commands. Open a terminal by opening the Unity dash and searching for ‘terminal’.

How To Install App Grid on Ubuntu

  • To install App Grid, we’ll need to add a PPA to Ubuntu. A PPA is a server that holds software. Enable the PPA by entering the command below in the terminal window.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:appgrid/stable

  • Once the PPA has been installed, Ubuntu’s software sources need to be updated. Update your software sources by entering the command below in the terminal window.

sudo apt-get update

  • After you’ve updated Ubuntu’s software sources, App Grid can finally be installed. Install App Grid by entering the command below into the terminal.

sudo apt-get install appgrid

  • Once you’ve finished entering the commands, close the terminal window.
  • To launch App Grid simply open the Unity dash and search for App Grid.



With this guide, you’ve learned about a great alternative to the Ubuntu software center. Enjoy!

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