Windows Package Manager CLI Alternatives

    Windows Package Manager CLI is described as 'Microsoft's open-source CLI packager manager for Windows' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are six alternatives to Windows Package Manager CLI for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is Ninite, which is free. Other great apps like Windows Package Manager CLI are Chocolatey (Freemium, Open Source), Homebrew (Free, Open Source), scoop (Free, Open Source) and Ketarin (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 27, 2021

    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.
      show more


    3. The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux).
      show more
    4. A command-line installer for Windows.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Ketarin is a small application which automatically updates and optionally installs setup packages by monitoring web pages for changes.
      show more


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      winstall is powered by Windows Package Manager (aka "winget"), Microsoft's new package manager for Windows 10. Windows Package Manager is currently in preview, and it is not available by default in Windows 10.
      show more
    Showing 6 of 6 alternatives