There are packages that are not in the repositories in our Ubuntu and that we like to have with out any kind of compilation, well, thats why we have GetDeb
Getdeb is an Ubuntu software portal with ready-to-install applications in Ubuntu’s default.deb package format. It was created to make it easy for Ubuntu users to install the latest versions of Free/Open Source applications quickly and easily. There are many applications from Utilities, Games, System Tools, Graphics Applications, Video and Software among others.
Go head and visite the site may be you find a good application that caught your eye, and one another good reason why to visite this site that all the applications are free. Find applications for Ubuntu Hardy Heron, Ubuntu Gutsy, Ubuntu Feisty, Ubuntu Edgy y Ubuntu Dapper, in all their versions 32bit and 64bit.