Have you ever tried finding the package you want not remembering its name? Have you ever been annoyed by the usability disaster the Synaptics package manager has become with all those thousands of packages? I bet you have and so have I.
Using apt-url Appnr gives you, and especially newcomers to the Ubuntu world the opportunity the opportunity to find what you’re looking for quickly in all of it’s AJAX-y glory. Appnr requires no sign-up and you don’t need to install software not featured in the Ubuntu repositories for it to work.
It shows screenshots and videos of some of the packages and even fetches reviews about the package or application in question from blogs or websites.