The most widely used features of Ubuntu Tweak are the App Center and the Source Center. These two made it easy for us to install well-known third-party apps in Ubuntu which are not available in the software center. They also helped us to install the latest versions of some existing apps. These are two separate features, but with the latest release, things are going to change!
Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.0 doesn’t have an app center or a source center. Instead, it have a feature called “Apps”. The apps will be doing the task of both the app and source centers. Earlier, you have to separately update the app and the source centers to get the latest versions. But the new Apps feature is designed to sync with the server in the background. It’s an online feature. The data will be always up-to-date!
If you need to install a software through the new Ubuntu Tweak, simply go to Apps, Click the software you want, If there’s a section called Source, tick it, then click Update. Its easy.
According to the developers, they are going to further improve this feature and add ratings and a way to report broken packages. I think they are trying to bring most of the functionalities of the Ubuntu Software Center into Ubuntu Tweak Apps. But remember, most of the software you have in Apps are not available in the Software Center! Those two won’t kill each other…