I really like that synapse application launcher, but there seems to be no way of installing it in ubuntu 14.04. Any ideas why? Or does anyone know how I could get it?
A bug has been filed on launchpad about that.
It seems, though, that the program's testing PPA now supports 14.04: Synapse Bleeding edge
To install from the PPA above, do the following in a terminal - [Ctrl+Alt+t]
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:synapse-core/testing
(press Enter-key when prompted to continue)
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install synapse
Synapse should now be installed.
NOTE: It is not recommended that you use a bleeding edge version of a software application as they may (and often do) contain game breaking bugs. My advice is that you keep checking Ubuntu's software repository and revert to a stable version as soon as one is made available.
You can use a PPA or compiling from sources but you wont have Ubuntu support to solve any bug encountered.
I've been looking for Synapse too, since I installed Ubuntu 14.04, and just found these links:
For 32-bit PC:
Look for "synapse_0.2.10-2ubuntu3_i386.deb (473.5 KiB)" under Downloadable files.
For 64-bit PC:
Look for "synapse_0.2.10-2ubuntu3_amd64.deb (475.9 KiB)" under Downloadable files.
Attention! I still haven't tested them, for I'm at work right now. As soon as I get home, in the evening, I'll test it, then I come back here to say if it works or not. In the meantime, if anyone tests it, please, let us know if it works, OK?
I hope this works. I really miss Synapse. Unity Dash sucks! :)
You need to use the Bleeding Edge PPA:
It contains Synapse for Ubuntu 14.04.
(Original answer not mine. I found it here: How to add ppa repositories?). It works!
I have found several users having problems with the bleeding edge version of synapse. Sometimes it doesn't run. I have included a .deb file to share which is version 0.2.10, I have not had any issues with this version on several machines. Link below to download.