Open Source Chocolatey Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Chocolatey for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Ninite. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Chocolatey and many of them is available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Chocolatey are scoop (Free, Open Source), SUMo (Freemium), Patch My PC (Free Personal) and Npackd (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 27, 2021

    1. A command-line installer for Windows.
      scoop vs Chocolatey opinions
      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.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      Minimal overhead and maintenance for developers, and is not tied to NuGet.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      Well, it as better than chocolatey
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      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.

    2. just-install - The stupid package installer for Windows.
    3. Microsoft's open-source CLI packager manager for Windows.
      Windows Package Manager CLI vs Chocolatey opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Ola It's pretty simple although it lacks some features.
      Positive comment 2 months ago

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Solaris
      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.

    4. 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).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      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.
    5. WAPT is a package manager for Windows which provides installation, removal and upgrades of software in managed environment. Software can be deployed through a central management console. WAPT was modeled on GNU/Linux Debian APT, hence its name.
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    6. WPKG is an open source software deployment and distribution tool. The site has a large collection of silent installers.


      Development has ceased in 2015. Last version, 1.3.1, released in May 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    7. Pint (Portable INsTaller) - a minimalistic command line package manager for Windows, which fits into a single file. Features: - Downloads, unpacks and removes selected applications. - Checks for updates and downloads them if available.
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