Linux: Personal Package Archives, or PPAs, let Linux users stay up to date with third-party apps. Y PPA Manager makes it easy to manage PPAs, along with adding a quicklist menu for Ubuntu’s new Unity Launcher for quick access.
Quicklists are easily one of the most likable things in Canonical’s Unity Desktop Environment, even if there aren’t many apps making use of them yet. If you aren’t familiar, a quicklist in Unity is a menu that a user can bring up by right-clicking on an app’s icon in the launcher. They allow actions to be performed quickly, similar to Windows 7’s Jump Lists, that would otherwise require opening the app first.
The latest update for Y PPA Manager allows users to add and remove PPAs, search all the PPAs on Launchpad for a particular package, list packages available in a PPA, or directly access Y PPA Manager’s settings, all without opening the app in the first place. With one more click, users can also purge a PPA, scan for and remove duplicate PPAs, or perform backup and restore operations for repositories. Since quicklists are strictly a Unity perk, users who prefer GNOME or KDE will still have to open the app to get the job done.
Y PPA Manager is a free utility for handling PPAs in Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based Linux distributions.
Y PPA Manager 0.0.7.5 Adds Unity Launcher Quicklists [Launchpad via WebUpd8]