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    Chocolatey Alternatives

    Chocolatey is described as 'NuGet is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind. It is built on top of NuGet command line and the NuGet infrastructure' and is a very popular Package Manager in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Chocolatey for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is scoop, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Chocolatey are Ninite (Freemium), Homebrew (Free, Open Source), SUMo (Freemium) and Synaptic (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 1, 2022
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    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows
    Chocolatey NuGet is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get, but built with Windows in mind. It is built on top of...
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    1. Windows Packager (wpkg) was created as a clone of dpkg that would run under the Microsoft Windows operating system. wpkg is used to build, install, remove, and provide information about .deb packages.
    2. pkgsrc is a framework for building over 17,000 open source software packages. It is the native package manager on SmartOS, NetBSD, and Minix, and is portable across 23 different operating systems. Use one package manager across all of your systems!
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Appmatic is an AppStore that bridges the gap between hundreds of great Windows apps and power users in a simple and secure manner.

      Discontinued

      The web site is down currently and the twitter account is dormant.

    3. USSU Unlimited helps you to manage and keep your standard Windows applications up-to-date.

      Discontinued

      Last Catalog update 2014-10-30, no recent activity in the forum.

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    4. Stop missing and searching for important software updates! UpdateStar lets you know! It is a world-class update service with third-party software updates for more than 1,273,000 programs. It lets you stay up to date and secure with the software on your computer.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Install and update binaries via GitHub Releases API.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      Android Apps, Games Windows Free/OpenSource Software.
    5. Ara is a utility for searching the Debian package database. It works in batch mode, in interactive command-line mode (with a built-in line editor) or with a graphical interface, Xara.
    6. Very simple command line application downloader. Simply enter the name of the application or partial. There are no dependancies, install anywhere, and even add to environmental variables for global use. Very small footprint. No installer, so does not mess with registries.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Way to download freeware, shareware, trialware and demo software for any Windows operating systems. This site is currently very popular for downloading software. Successful software is organized into a variety of categories.
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