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, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Chocolatey and many of them are 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. Ninite is the easiest way to install software. Pick the apps you want, and the Ninite installer will download and install all of your selected apps at once, automatically. It is 100% hands-free; Ninite automatically rejects browser toolbars and other prepackaged junk.
      Ninite vs Chocolatey opinions
      Some users think Ninite is a great alternative to Chocolatey, some don't.
      Not a cli tool Does not serve packages but checks for updates from some softwares Not Open Source Very limited list of softwares available
      Negative comment 11 months ago

      It provided a way to install programs.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

    2. 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 over 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 over 5 years ago


    3. SUMo stands for Software Update Monitor. Thanks to SUMo you'll be able to keep your PC up-to-date by using the most recent version of your favorite software !.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      Patch My PC is a small portable application that updates third party applications and Windows updates. It’s critical to keep software up to date to ensure vulnerabilities are patched.
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    4. 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.

    5. just-install - The stupid package installer for Windows.
    6. 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 4 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.
    7. 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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    8. 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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