MacPorts is described as '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' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MacPorts for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based, Windows and BSD. The best alternative is Chocolatey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MacPorts are Homebrew (Free, Open Source), Synaptic (Free, Open Source), Advanced Package Tool (Free, Open Source) and Just Install (Free, Open Source).
Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+. * Install, remove, upgrade and downgrade single and multiple packages. * Upgrade your whole system.
Setapp provides a curated collection of commercial apps available through a low-cost subscription. Access to the apps is driven by a straight-forward local app that neatly organizes them in a searchable, filterable and configurable list.