Select your language

Home arrow-right ... arrow-right OS and Utilities arrow-right Synaptic

We've compiled a list of 41 free and paid alternatives to Synaptic. The primary competitors include Chocolatey, Homebrew. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between Synaptic and Ubuntu Update Manager, pacman (package manager), OneGet. Also you can look at other similar options here: OS and Utilities.

Open Source

Chocolatey NuGet is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in...

Free Open Source

The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux).

Ubuntu Update Manager
Free Open Source

One of the great things about using open source software is the frequency with which bugs are...

Free Open Source

OneGet is a unified interface to package management systems and aims to make Software Discovery...

Free Open Source

PostInstallerF is a small, lightweight, useful tool that can be used to install 100+ essential...

Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt.

Synaptic Video and Screenshots

Synaptic Overview

Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+.

* Install, remove, upgrade and downgrade single and multiple packages.
* Upgrade your whole system.
* Manage package repositories (sources.list).
* Find packages by name, description and several other attributes.
* Select packages by status, section, name or a custom filter.
* Sort packages by name, status, size or version.
* Browse all available online documentation related to a package.

Synaptic Features

tick-square Filter search results
tick-square Integrated Search

Synaptic Platforms


Share your opinion about the software, leave a review and help make it even better!

Synaptic Categories

OS and Utilities

Synaptic Tags

package setup package-management software-updater software-installation

Suggest Changes

Your Feedback

Select a rating
Please select a rating

Your vote has been counted.

Do you have experience using this software?