Mas CLI Alternatives

    Mas CLI is described as 'A simple command line interface for the Mac App Store. Designed for scripting and automation' and is an app in the Online Services category. There are seven alternatives to Mas CLI for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is Homebrew, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Mas CLI are Synaptic (Free, Open Source), Apple App Store (Free), Nix Package Manager (Free, Open Source) and MacPorts (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 2, 2018

    1. The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux).
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    2. 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.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Online
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      • Safari
      The App Store lets you discover hundreds of thousands of applications that you can download for your iOS device. Browse the App Store for games and apps for business, entertainment, and more.
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    3. Nix is a powerful package manager for Linux and other Unix systems that makes package management reliable and reproducible.
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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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    4. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      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 modify existing Open Source software so that it will compile and run on Mac OS X.
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