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zh-cn:Graphical pacman frontends See AUR helpers for the main article.

Warning: None of these tools are officially supported by Arch Linux, therefore it is recommended to become familiar with the manual build process in order to be prepared to troubleshoot problems on one's own.

The list includes full featured GUI frontends, informational tools, and a variety of system tray notifiers. The list also includes categories for GTK2 based and Qt based software.


  • AppSet — Advanced and feature rich GUI front-end for Package Managers. AppSet has the following features: || appset-qtAUR
  • Octopi — Octopi is based upon Qt. If you have pacaur or yaourt installed you must click on the green alien's head icon next to the search box to search for and install packages from the AUR. || octopiAUR
  • Pamac — A DBus daemon and Gtk3 frontend for libalpm written in Vala || pamac-aurAUR
  • PkgBrowser — Application for searching and browsing Arch packages, showing details on selected packages.
Forum page: || pkgbrowserAUR
  • yaourt-gui — Designed for new users who want to start using Arch Linux. Written in Bash, it offers a GUI from terminal to the common tasks of yaourt and pacman. || yaourt-guiAUR

System tray notifiers

  • Aarchup — Fork of archup. Has the same options as archup plus a few other features. For differences between both please check changelog.
Screenshots: || aarchupAUR
  • Yapan — Written in C++ and Qt. It shows an icon in the system tray and popup notifications for new packages and supports AUR helpers.
Forum page: || yapanAUR
  • kalu — Small C application that adds an icon in the systray and can show notifications for Arch Linux News, Upgrades, AUR upgrades, and watched (AUR) upgrades (upgrades for packages not installed). Also includes a GUI system upgrader.
Forum: || kaluAUR