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Homebrew Cask Alternatives

Homebrew Cask is described as 'Homebrew-cask provides a friendly homebrew-style CLI workflow for the administration of Mac applications distributed as binaries' and is a Package Manager in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Homebrew Cask for Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based, Windows and Linux Mobile. The best alternative is Chocolatey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Homebrew Cask are Flatpak, Snapcraft, Advanced Package Tool and Flathub.

Homebrew Cask alternatives are mainly Package Managers but may also be Software Installers or App Stores. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Homebrew Cask.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Homebrew

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    Chocolatey

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows

    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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  2. Distributing applications on Linux is a pain: different distributions in multiple versions, each with their own versions of libraries and packaging formats. Flatpak is here to change all that.

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    Snapcraft

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Snaps are software packages that are simple to create and install. They auto-update and are safe to run. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification.

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    Advanced Package Tool

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Apt (for Advanced Package Tool) is a set of core tools inside Debian. The user interface application for Apt is aptitude.

    Updating Packages (apt-get upgrade)
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    Flathub

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Linux Mobile

    Flathub aims to be the place to get and distribute apps for Linux. It is powered by Flatpak which allows Flathub apps to run on almost any Linux distribution.

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  6. Terminal-based apt frontend.

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    Cakebrew

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Cakebrew is the most convenient way to use Homebrew for your daily tasks! It does for Homebrew what Synaptics does to Linux package managers. From the Cakebrew UI, you can:

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    macapps.link

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Online

    The best alternative to Ninite for Mac. Get multiple apps silently. Just choose what apps to install and get apps installed automatically, fast and easy.

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  9. Yum is an automatic updater and package installer/remover for rpm systems. It automatically computes dependencies and figures out what things should occur to install packages. It makes it easier to maintain groups of machines without having to manually update each one using rpm.

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    MacPorts

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    The MacPorts Project is an opensource package management system that simplifies compiling, installing, upgrading, and removal of other open-source software on Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and later, running on Intel or Apple Silicon.

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