Saily APT-based package manager now out of beta and available to the masses

Back in August, we showed our readers an APT-based package manager alternative for jailbroken iPhones and iPads called Saily. It intended to pair a refreshing user interface with cutting-edge performance in what could only be described as a no-compromise package.

At the time, it was only in its alpha stages; but starting this week, Saily is officially available to the general public via the BigBoss repository and can be installed on pwned handsets running iOS or iPadOS 13 or later.

As shown in the screenshot examples above, Saily offers a unique and lightweight interface with everything you need and nothing you don’t. You will find a tab for repositories, a tab for installed packages, a tab for searching, and a homepage that summarizes everything.

When installing Saily for the first time, you can easily import all your existing repositories from any existing package manager. Repository refreshes are ultra-fast, as you’ll soon experience for yourself when trying Saily for the first time.

Citing the Saily GitHub page, this package manager:

  • Works alongside other package manager apps
  • Supports web and native repository depictions
  • Supports dark mode
  • Makes changes for new packages clear and concise
  • Works on all non-rootless jailbreaks
  • Supports paid package purchases
  • Provides quick actions for Respring, UICache, etc.
  • Is fully open source

Since Saily is free and won’t conflict with existing package managers, you’re free to check it out for yourself whether you’re using checkra1n, Odyssey, Taurine, unc0ver, or another jailbreak on iOS or iPadOS 13 or later.

Saily is available from the BigBoss repository and will be updated regularly with improvements as time goes on. You can follow the official Saily Twitter page for updates.

Do you plan to try another package manager app, or are you sticking with the one you already use? We’re curious to read about your thoughts in the comments section down below.