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Apper, a front-end for PackageKit
Original author(s)Daniel Nicoletti
Stable release
1.0.0[1] / 20 February 2018; 4 years ago (2018-02-20)
Written inC++ (KDE Platform)
Operating systemLinux
TypePackage management system
LicenseGNU General Public License v2.0

Apper (originally named KPackageKit) is a free and open source Linux front-end application for the PackageKit package management service by KDE.

Apper also has one main difference compared to the old KPackageKit: Apper can list applications instead of listing only packages. This makes it much more user-friendly and allows the user to search for and install applications without the added complexity of dealing with packages and dependencies.[2] Besides installation of new applications it also allows easy removal and updates. It can be compared to the Ubuntu Software Center as well as the AppStream project.

Apper has been adopted by a few distributions such as Fedora, Debian and openSUSE 12.1.[3]


  1. ^ "Apper 1.0.0 is out!". Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Open the package, get your Application!". Retrieved 8 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Apper in openSUSE 12.1?". Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2011.