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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. Ubuntu Sources List Generator is a website where you can generate a sources.list file with a lot of useful repositories.
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    2. The Debgen is a tool that allows the user to create /apt/sources.list file by adding some extra repositories beyond the standards.

    3. Soft2base is a Windows Applications Manager. It downloads and installs silently free applications in one step. Based on its auto-updated catalog of free softwares, it will highlights outdated or missing applications and propose to download and install them in a single step.
    4. Silent Install Helper determines the type of installation package and allows you to install programs in "silent" mode (without user intervention).


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    5. Pint (Portable INsTaller) - a minimalistic command line package manager for Windows, which fits into a single file. Features: - Downloads, unpacks and removes selected applications. - Checks for updates and downloads them if available.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      Apps4.Store is the Store with a variety of useful apps and programs for home, business, and entertainment! Explore and download best software for your device! "Install" to get the program on the device, or leave the installer with "Close" button.
    6. The tool allows to easily install multiple programs at once. It creates a setup package that contains multiple application installers. Simply run the package. Programs will be installed automatically in background mode (silently).
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    7. App Grid is a new lightweight Snap Store alternative that tries to make application discovery easier by using a grid view which includes app screenshots and ratings.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Policy driven software deployment and Inventory tool for Windows clients. Create rules for where software must be installed and updated, and let ABC-Deploy do the rest.
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    8. This program installs a collection of some of the best Ubuntu software and can be considered to be one of the top things to do after installing Ubuntu.
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