Search & Add PPA Easily With Application Name Using Y PPA Manager

Personal Package Archives (PPA) are widely used to easily download and install software in Ubuntu. Unfortunately, it can be a bit difficult for some users to understand this process and search for desired PPAs. Y PPA Manager is a simple tool which allows adding, deleting and purging PPAs easily. You can also search and install PPA from Launchpad repositories by entering application name. To check out the conventional method of adding a PPA, see my post here. To see the procedure for using Y PPA Manager, see the below instructions.

First of all, install Y PPA manager by entering the following commands in the Terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager

You can Add a new PPA from the Add button and delete added sources by selecting them from a list via the Remove button. To get a list of your added packages, click on  “List Packages in a PPA enabled on your computer”. The Advanced option allows backing up, restoring and purging PPAs.

YPPA Manager

The PPA search ability of this application really makes it quite useful. You can easily find a Launchpad PPA by clicking on  “Search all Launchpad PPAs” option and entering an application name. You can also enable the Deep Search checkbox for a more advanced search, but this may take longer for the search result to be display. Add an application name in the search box and click OK to start the search.


This will display the result for the available PPA for the entered application name.


You can purge, scan and remove duplicate PPAs, backup and restore repositories from the Advanced option from the main interface of Y PPA Manager.


This application has been developed by Andrew’s WEBUPD8 team. You can visit WEBUPD8 Launchpad link given below to find out more and to download Y PPA Manager.

Download Y PPA Manager