The Software Center is not exactly the fastest way to search and install software on Ubuntu. My personal favourite is the Synaptic Package Manager which for some reason is not installed by default on Ubuntu anymore. However, it is available in the repos and I gladly install it and purge Software Center.
App Grid is a faster and cleaner alternative to Ubuntu Software Center.
App Grid is a new option to discover, search and install software on Ubuntu. For users who do not want to sacrifice the Software Center experience App Grid is definitely the best bargain. Features:
- Fast startup speed and responsiveness.
- Clean and elegant design. No buttons or menus.
- Fast search results.
- View applications by category, sort alphabetically or by rating.
- Browse the app store using navigation buttons.
App Grid deb packages can be downloaded from the project website.
Webpage: App Grid