InstallPad Alternatives

    InstallPad is described as 'Downloading the latest versions of your favorite programs is a tiring task, especially on a fresh installation of Windows'. There are more than 25 alternatives to InstallPad for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and Windows S. The best alternative is Ninite, which is free. Other great apps like InstallPad are Chocolatey (Freemium, Open Source), Ketarin (Free, Open Source), Snap Store (Free, Open Source) and Just Install (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 2, 2019

    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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Ketarin is a small application which automatically updates and optionally installs setup packages by monitoring web pages for changes.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Ubuntu
      • Advanced Package Tool
      The Snap Store gives you instant access to thousands of free and open-source applications. And now you can buy apps from some of the leading providers too. All our software is easy to find and install so you can have a customised desktop that suits you in no time.
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    3. just-install - The stupid package installer for Windows.


    4. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Solaris
      Zero Install is a decentralised cross-distribution software installation system. Other features include full support for shared libraries, sharing between users, and integration with native platform package managers.
    5. A world of apps in the Microsoft Store.
    6. 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, click once to download and install any app on your Mac.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      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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