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    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 Dec 22, 2021

    1. A world of apps in the Microsoft Store.
    2. 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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    3. The Linux Mint update manager. Helps installing security updates and new versions of packages.
    4. One of the great things about using open source software is the frequency with which bugs are fixed, security holes are patched, and new features are added.
    5. The MacPorts Project is an open-source community initiative to design an easy-to-use system for compiling, installing, and upgrading either command-line, X11 or Aqua based open-source software on the Mac OS X operating system.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Silently deploy almost any Windows patch or application (.exe, .msi) to multiple Windows PCs simultaneously. Deployments can install, uninstall, execute scripts, reboot, copy files, sleep, send messages, etc.
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    6. 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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    7. WPKG is an open source software deployment and distribution tool. The site has a large collection of silent installers.

      Discontinued

      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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    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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Souk is a flatpak-based app store, written with GTK4 and Rust. It's written from the ground up to be an app store that works both on desktop and on mobile devices like the PinePhone, PineTab, and Librem 5. - What is the goal/scope of Souk?
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