Screeenshot of Apper
The main window showing a description of the selected package

Apper is a graphical management tool for packages and applications provided by a Linux distribution.

It allows installing new software as well as keeping the system up to date by installing updates.


  • Distribution-agnostic management of software packages
  • Application management for users unexperienced with packages
  • Editor for software sources and PackageKit settings
  • System software updates notifier and installer
  • Close integration with the KDE Plasma desktop
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Install on Linux This button only works with Discover and other AppStream application stores. You can also use your distribution's package manager.