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Ninite is described as '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' and is a leading software installer in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Ninite for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is Chocolatey, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ninite are MacUpdater, Patch My PC, Homebrew and scoop.

Ninite alternatives are mainly Software Installers but may also be Package Managers or Software Updaters. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ninite.
This page was last updated Jun 16, 2022
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows

Ninite is the easiest way to install software. Pick the apps you want, and the Ninite installer will download and install...

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  1. Chocolatey

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

    Chocolatey vs Ninite opinions
    Most users think Chocolatey is a great alternative to Ninite.

    The large app database, can use it linux like (PPA).

    Top positive comment  about 1 year ago
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    Completely free and a lot more programs than in Ninite.

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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    Different apps, much more selection and much more descriptive advice

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    Easy to use, CMD Scripts Compatibility, Command Line Installation

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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    A large application database, usable from the command line

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  2. MacUpdater is an application that can scan your Mac and display which of the apps that you have installed are not up-to-date. MacUpdater can also update those outdated apps to their newest versions with a simple click.



  3. Patch My PC

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    Patch My PC is a small portable application that updates third party applications and Windows updates. It’s critical to keep software up to date to ensure vulnerabilities are patched.

    Patch My PC vs Ninite opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Patch My PC is a great alternative to Ninite.
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    It does almost as much as Ninite, if not more, and it's free! There is no remote update but there are many more programs supported with lots of custom tweaks and a portable app.

    Positive comment about 4 years ago
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    A reconfigurable Ninite that you can alter without revisiting the web site to choose another app or remove one from the list.

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    simple easy to use and automatic

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  4. Homebrew

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

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

    Most users think Homebrew is a great alternative to Ninite.
  5. scoop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    A command-line installer for Windows.



  6. FileHippo provides a simplest method of downloading the newest versions of the best software - without the usual excessive popups or spyware and without the low quality software.

    FileHippo vs Ninite opinions
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    It has been around for a (relatively), long time. I'd forgotten about it, but you having sparked my recollection, I remember it as a very cool site. Thank you!

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  7. Ketarin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Ketarin is a small application which automatically updates and optionally installs setup packages by monitoring web pages for changes.

    Discontinued

    last changes on github 3 years ago

  8. Npackd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Npackd (pronounced "unpacked") is an application store/package manager/marketplace for applications for Windows. It helps you to find and install software, keep your system up-to-date and uninstall it if no longer necessary.

  9. Software Informer is a programme, whose primary aim is to give you the up-to-date information about the software you actually use. Whenever a more recent version of any programme becomes available, Software Informer notifies you and offers a link for downloading the update.

  10. Microsoft's open-source CLI packager manager for Windows.

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