Direct File Manager Alternatives

    Direct File Manager is described as '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' and is a Software Installer in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Direct File Manager, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac and Chrome OS. Most alternatives are Software Installers and Package Managers. The best alternative is Ninite, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to Direct File Manager are Chocolatey (Freemium, Open Source), Homebrew (Free, Open Source), Synaptic (Free, Open Source) and Patch My PC (Free Personal).

    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.
    2. Chocolatey 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.
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    3. The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux).
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    4. Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+. * Install, remove, upgrade and downgrade single and multiple packages. * Upgrade your whole system.
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    5. 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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    6. A command-line installer for Windows.
    7. Ketarin is a small application which automatically updates and optionally installs setup packages by monitoring web pages for changes.
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    8. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      • Linux Mobile
      • Advanced Package Tool
      Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions. A plugin system is used to access software from different sources. Plugins are provided for: Traditional package installation via PackageKit (e.g. Debian package, RPM).
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    9. just-install - The stupid package installer for Windows.
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