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Chocolatey Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Chocolatey for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is scoop, which is both free and Open Source. 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 Ninite, SUMo, Patch My PC and pacman (package manager).

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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  • FreemiumOpen Source
  • Windows

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  1. scoop icon

    scoop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    A command-line installer for Windows.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacescoop either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ 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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    6

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

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    4

    Well, it as better than chocolatey

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    Ninite

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    Not a cli tool Does not serve packages but checks for updates from some softwares Not Open Source Very limited list of softwares available

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    8

    It provided a way to install programs.

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  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 !.

    ⚫︎ LightweightSUMo consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableSUMo can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Patch My PC

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ PortablePatch My PC can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    pacman (package manager)

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Arch Linux

    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.

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    Npackd

    • 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.

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

    ⚫︎ 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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    Just Install

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    just-install - The stupid package installer for Windows.

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    Zero Install

    • 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.

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    RuckZuck

    • 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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