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Open Source Chocolatey Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Chocolatey for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best open source Windows alternative is scoop. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Chocolatey and 16 are open source and available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source Windows alternatives to Chocolatey are Windows Package Manager CLI, pacman (package manager), Npackd and Just Install.

Chocolatey alternatives are mainly Package Managers but may also be Software Installers or Software Updaters. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Chocolatey.
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  1. scoop icon

    scoop

    • Windows
    28 alternatives to scoop 

    A command-line installer for Windows.

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    1.  Command line interfacescoop either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Portablescoop can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      Almost everyone thinks scoop is a great alternative to Chocolatey.
      cpriest

      Scoop is so clean and effective compared to Chocolatey. It's absurdly fast and updated constantly.

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      Minimal overhead and maintenance for developers, and is not tied to NuGet.

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      Well, it as better than chocolatey

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      Microsoft's open-source CLI packager manager for Windows.

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      1.  Command line interfaceWindows Package Manager CLI either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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      Ola

      It's pretty simple although it lacks some features.

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      pacman (package manager)

      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Arch Linux
      29 alternatives to pacman (package manager) 

      The pacman package manager is one of the major distinguishing features of Arch Linux . It combines a simple binary package format with an easy-to-use build system. The goal of pacman is to make it possible to easily manage packages, whether...

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      Npackd

      • Windows
      43 alternatives to Npackd 

      Npackd (pronounced "unpacked") is an application store/package manager/marketplace for applications for Windows. It helps you to find and install software, keep your system up-to-date and uninstall it if no longer necessary.

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      Just Install

      • Windows
      41 alternatives to Just Install 

      just-install - The stupid package installer for Windows.

      Chocolatey , Ninite , Npackd are way too slow, bloated and difficult to extend. I needed a no-frills solution to inst.

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      From the GitHub repo: "This project is no longer being actively developed. We suggest you to switch to Microsoft's winget."

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      WingetUI

      • Windows
      9 alternatives to WingetUI 

      WingetUI is an open source frontend for some Windows Package Manager commands that may be used to install, uninstall and update programs on Windows PCs.

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      1.  Dark ModeWingetUI supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
      2.  LightweightWingetUI consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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      Zero Install

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Solaris
      36 alternatives to Zero Install 

      Zero Install is a decentralised cross-distribution software installation system. Other features include full support for shared libraries, sharing between users, and integration with native platform package managers.

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      RuckZuck

      • Windows
      24 alternatives to RuckZuck 

      RuckZuck is a free Software Package Manager for Windows, designed to keep the Software on your System(s) up to date even if the Software was not installed with RuckZuck.

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      Almost everyone thinks RuckZuck is a great alternative to Chocolatey.
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      OneGet

      25 alternatives to OneGet 

      OneGet is a unified interface to package management systems and aims to make Software Discovery, Installation and Inventory (SDII) work via a common set of cmdlets (and eventually a set of APIs). Regardless of the installation technology underneath, users can use these common...

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      CoApp

      • Windows
      17 alternatives to CoApp 

      CoApp is an open-source package management system for Windows.

      The goal of the CoApp project is to create a community of developers dedicated to creating a set of tools and processes that enable other open source developers to create and maintain their open source products with.

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      Latest commit f1a1e50 on Jan 24, 2015. See https://github.com/coapp/coapp.org

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