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


Apper is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), Version 2.