In Linux you have package managers or software centers to assist you in finding and installing your favorite software. Npackd (pronounced “unpacked”) is an application store/package manager for applications on Windows. It helps you to find and install software, keep your software up-to-date and helps uninstall it if no longer necessary.
Using the tool is very simple. Just Install Npacked and browse for apps and finally click on your favorite software to install it. All the downloads and installation happens in the background without requiring you to click on any other buttons during installation. Once installed they can be updated to their latest version without much effort. This tool is particularly useful for novice users.
Install using Npackd: select the software on the right side window and click on Install icon.
Uninstall using Npackd: select the installed app and click on the UnInstall menu icon
- Portable version available
- Support for proxies (use the internet settings control panel to configure it)
- Password protected pages. This can be used to restrict access to your repository.
- Fast install and uninstall of apps without user interaction but the download depends on your bandwidth
- Configurable installation path
- Multiple program versions can be installed side-by-side
- Cryptographic checksum for packages (SHA1).
- Detects some packages even if they were not installed by Npackd (Windows, JRE, JDK and .NET, Windows Installer, Microsoft Core XML Services and more)
- Prevents uninstallation of running programs
- Packages in the default repositories update PATH for command line programs
- All download sites are tested using URLVoid
- All downloads are tested using Microsoft Windows Essentials
- Different repositories for software on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows.
- Repository contains only free software, no trail or commercial apps
- Repository would be updated frequently
Npacked is nice to have tool to find and install new apps and make your software up to date on windows.
Windows, Vista, XP, Windows 7, 8