For Applications management, Linux Mint 13 has Software Manager by default. Synaptic Package Manager is also there, but most beginners prefer Software Manager (over the synaptic or command line utility).
In Ubuntu, beginners prefer – Ubuntu Software Center, it’s easy to use and it has a lot of exciting features. Linux Mint 13 is based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, so most of the ubuntu apps works seamlessly on Linux Mint. Ubuntu Software Center is also available for Linux Mint, via the PPA. So if you’re looking for a more user friendly App management software in Linux Mint, then you should try Ubuntu Software Center.
Installing Ubuntu Software Center in Linux Mint 13
In Linux Mint 13 (Maya), the software center is already available in package repository, so it can be installed in one command (without any external PPA or something, app size is around 12 MB) –
sudo apt-get install software-center
That’s All, now start exploring the cool Apps in a cool way.