The Ubuntu Software Center is a utility for software management in Ubuntu.
In version 1, it builds on the basic philosophy of Add/Remove Applications with an easier-to-use design. In version 2, the primary feature goals are displaying non-application packages, making PPAs and other repositories more prominent, and allowing ratings and reviews of software. Later versions may allow software purchases, include recommendation features, and replace other tools such as apturl, gdebi, APTonCD, and most of the Computer Janitor. The Center is implemented using Python, GTK, and Aptdaemon, and may use PackageKit for some components.