App Grid is a free software project that provides you with a modern software center application for the Ubuntu Linux operating system where you can search, discover and install a wide range of open source or commercial applications that have been designed for Ubuntu.
Features at a glance
Key features include a powerful, clean, elegant, user-friendly and extremely fast graphical user interface written from scratch, ability to discover applications from the get-go, ability to search packages, ability to install programs, ability to purchase apps using the Ubuntu One service, as well as support for app ratings, screenshots and reviews.
The application is distributed as DEB files for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) Linux operating systems. Both 32-bit and 64-bit hardware platforms are supported at this time.
Modern graphical user interface that is both easy-to-use and attractive
Before you can use the application, it is a must to accept its license agreement, which states that it is not an open source software product and it’s provided ‘as is’ with no warranties. The modern graphical user interface is both easy-to-use, as it has no buttons or menus, and attractive, as everything is displayed to you in style.
However, the GUI features a toolbar that allows you to quickly view applications from a specific category, such as Arts, Games, Productivity, Programming, System and Sciences, view the state of the application, as well as to sort them alphabetically or by their rating.
The user can manually browser the app store using the navigation buttons placed on the right side of the screen. The search field in located on the top left corner of the window, allowing you to quickly search for a specific application. In addition, it is possible to log into your Ubuntu One account.
Summing up, App Grid is a very nice and fast application that allows every Ubuntu user to discover and install applications with minimum effort. However, it should not be considered as a drop-in replacement for Ubuntu Software Center.