Alternatives to Homebrew for all platforms with any license

  • Ninite

    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...

    Freemium Windows

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  • pacman (package manager)

    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.

    Free Open Source Linux Arch Linux

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  • MacPorts

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Advanced Package Tool

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

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Mac App Store

    The Mac App Store is the best place to find apps for Mac. No more boxes, no more disks, no more time-consuming installation. Just like the App Store for iPhone and iPad...

    Free Mac

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  • Nix Package Manager

    Nix is a powerful package manager for Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible. It provides atomic upgrades and rollbacks...

    Free Open Source Mac Linux BSD

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  • Cakebrew

    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...

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Fink

    What is Fink? Fink is a project that wants to bring the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X. As a result, we have two main goals. First, to...

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Mas CLI

    A simple command line interface for the Mac App Store. Designed for scripting and automation. Each application in the Mac App Store has a product identifier which is...

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Rudix

    Rudix is a package-based, user-friendly way to extend the Unix portion of Mac OS X with additional network utilities, computer languages, development libraries, text...

    Free Open Source Mac

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Homebrew Comments

Comment by adrianocorrea
about Homebrew · Jul 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

It brings the MacOS experience closer to using Debian GNU Linux.

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Comment by kscalvert
about Homebrew · May 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Easy installation and management of software from libraries of various kinds of apps.

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