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What is AppSnap?

AppSnap is an application that simplifies installation of software. It automatically figures out the latest version, downloads the installer and then installs the software in one seamless step. Configurable options:

  • Default directory to install applications (if possible)
  • Login for the proxy user
  • Password for the proxy user
  • Enable/disable silent installation of applications
  • Location where downloaded installation files should be cached
  • Time in days before cached application versions are updated or installer filenames without version information are redownloaded
  • Location where system specific information should be stored
  • Location to download latest DBs from
  • Location to download the latest version of AppSnap from
  • Enable/disable checking for updates on startup
  • Maximum downloads to perform in parallel

AppSnap is primarily designed for Windows which does not have any decent package manager such as APT and RPM as in the Linux world.

AppSnap is written in Python and uses wxPython, PyCurl and PyYAML. It is packaged using Py2Exe, compressed with UPX and installed using NSIS.

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AppSnap information

  • Developed byGanesh Viswanathan
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • Alternatives8 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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AppSnap was added to AlternativeTo by Brisling68 on and this page was last updated .

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I didn't really get this to work. It crashed one time and the other time i tried with only one program i got some error. Anyone know any alternative?

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