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FreeApps lets you install a ton of quality free applications at once


FreeApps is a software catalog with a twist. It has a ton of quality, freeware/open source offerings that are sorted by category. You browse the catalog, and then you tick the box next to every application that you'd like to install.

You then hit Get Installer and download a small file (about 0.5MB). Run the file, and it downloads all of the applications that you've marked and sets them all up, silently. It's a pretty magical experience; just hit "install" and watch the tool save you hours of browsing and installation. I tried it, and it was a really great experience.

If any of this sounds familiar, it's because this is exactly what Ninite has been offering for a while. FreeApps' catalog seems to offer a wider selection, though. They have Miranda IM, for example, which is a must-have for me (but they don't offer Python, which Ninite does).

Bottom line: Personally, I much prefer FreeApps to Ninite because it offers the tools that I use. Now, if they would just add Total Commander ...

Tags: freeware, install, new pc, NewPc, ninite, sysadmin