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MacPorts is described as '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' and is a Package Manager in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MacPorts for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Chocolatey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MacPorts are Homebrew, Synaptic, Advanced Package Tool and Just Install.

MacPorts alternatives are mainly Package Managers but may also be Software Installers or Software Updaters. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MacPorts.
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  1. Chocolatey icon

    Chocolatey

    • Windows
    67 alternatives to Chocolatey 

    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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    1.  Command line interfaceChocolatey either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Ad-freeChocolatey doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  2. Homebrew icon

    Homebrew

    • Mac
    • Linux
    42 alternatives to Homebrew 

    Homebrew is the easiest and most flexible way to install the UNIX tools Apple didn’t include with macOS. Also available for Linux.

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    1.  Command line interfaceHomebrew either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Ad-freeHomebrew doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Synaptic

    • Linux
    • Debian
    • Xfce
    47 alternatives to Synaptic 

    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+.

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    Advanced Package Tool

    32 alternatives to Advanced Package Tool 

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

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    1.  Command line interfaceAdvanced Package Tool either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
      Updating Packages (apt-get upgrade)
      Search Packages (apt-cache search)
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      Just Install

      • Windows
      41 alternatives to Just Install 

      just-install - The stupid package installer for Windows.

      Chocolatey , Ninite , Npackd are way too slow, bloated and difficult to extend. I needed a no-frills solution to inst.

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      Discontinued

      From the GitHub repo: "This project is no longer being actively developed. We suggest you to switch to Microsoft's winget."

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      Cakebrew

      7 alternatives to 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 can:

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      Homebrew Cask

      • Mac
      • Homebrew
      17 alternatives to Homebrew Cask 

      Homebrew-cask provides a friendly homebrew-style CLI workflow for the administration of Mac applications distributed as binaries.

      It's implemented as a homebrew external command called cask.

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      1.  Command line interfaceHomebrew Cask either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    • Software Updater (Canonical) icon

      Software Updater (Canonical)

      35 alternatives to Software Updater (Canonical) 

      One of the great things about using open source software is the frequency with which bugs are fixed, security holes are patched, and new features are added. Ubuntu includes a very convenient update manager, which checks the software repositories for updates, and alerts you to...

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    • Nix Package Manager icon

      Nix Package Manager

      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      30 alternatives to Nix Package Manager 

      Nix is a powerful package manager for macOS, Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible. It provides atomic upgrades and rollbacks, side-by-side installation of multiple versions of a package, multi-user package management and easy setup...

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      Setapp

      • Mac
      • Online
      5 alternatives to Setapp 

      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.

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