ShareX VS Chocolatey

Compare ShareX vs Chocolatey and see what are their differences.


ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to many supported destinations you can choose from. (by ShareX)
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ShareX Chocolatey
349 249
20,108 8,339
3.3% 1.7%
9.7 9.4
4 days ago 4 days ago
C# C#
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of ShareX. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-17.
  • Charles Leclerc using a Surface Go, upside down.
    1 project | | 19 Jun 2022
    Could you give ShareX a shot? I'm interested to see if it gets around that.
  • Μικροπρογραμματα στον υπολογιστη για better experience
    3 projects | | 17 Jun 2022
    Free: Search Everything (helps find files and stuff ) WizTree (you can see file sizes visually and helps you find stuff that take too much space. ) EarThumpet (better volume mixer than the windows one ) ShareX (screenshot ktl. ) displayfusion (gia dual monitors ) Notepad++ (notepad++ ) F.lux (if you use your pc at night, it works great ) TranslucentTB (just makes your taskbar look good ) Touch portal (gia shortcuts sto kinhto sou ) WindowGrid (gamaei kai dernei ) Paid: Breevy (shortcuts by typing ) Fences (helps organize your desktop ) Wallpaper Engine (for better wallpapers )
  • macOS Screenshot Tricks to Impress Your Co-Workers
    11 projects | | 16 Jun 2022
    * normal flow: start => capture

    ShareX also supports a ton of different other workflows. After capture it can automatically add the image to your clipboard, or open it in an external image editor, or upload it to imgur and add the link to your clipboard, etc etc


    11 projects | | 16 Jun 2022
    Windows-only recommendation so this is only somewhat related - but if you want a powerful, (mostly) well-thought-out, (seemingly) lightweight screenshot taker + editor on Windows, do have a look at ShareX[1].

    It's completely free and you can tweak various workflows and map them to key combinations. I've had a "manual screenshot -> optional editing -> upload to imgur/save to clipboard" workflow bound to a mouse button (Logitech G600) for over 5 years and use it multiple times a day.

    I downloaded it through Steam but whatever other download options they have should auto-update just fine as well, I would guess.

    I only see this now but apparently the program is open-source. Never even knew that.


    11 projects | | 16 Jun 2022
  • como automatizar/otimizar prints de posts de redes sociais?
    1 project | | 16 Jun 2022
  • A list of free & open-source apps I use on Windows
    24 projects | | 14 Jun 2022
    JPEGView - lightweight image viewer for Windows. ShareX - screen capture tool with other nice features.
  • is there any screenshot solution that does drag and drop?
    3 projects | | 13 Jun 2022
    Uhh, try shareX? It's free. It allows dragging from its history view. Although some people think it's too bloated (has many other features)
  • Completed first void map. Now what? Keep doing the void map?
    1 project | | 13 Jun 2022
  • Good app to record desktop
    1 project | | 12 Jun 2022
    Sharex is a free and open source program that will do a lot of great things. I use it at work all the time.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Chocolatey. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-22.
  • Best Practices Setting up Your Local Development Environment
    8 projects | | 22 Jun 2022
    The specific package manager depends on your Operating System. In macOS the most popular tool is Homebrew. In Linux distributions like Ubuntu/Debian, you can use apt, and in RedHat/CentOS distributions you can use yum. In Windows the most popular tool is Chocolatey.
  • Always do custom install
    1 project | | 20 Jun 2022
    You can use chocolatey too, it's a bit older and has a lot of useful things. But I think winget will dominate because it's official now
  • I'm guilty
    3 projects | | 18 Jun 2022
    And the last tip, to manage all of these and update easily I recommend chocolatey package manager.
  • arrrule
    4 projects | | 18 Jun 2022
    Of course, consider that at least 95% of the time the friend you were talking about uses the console for downloading stuff might not be out of necessity, but out of preference. It's perfectly possible for the shell to be more convenient on Linux for things that can be done graphically as easy as on Windows - at some point, it's faster to open a terminal and (for example) pacman -Ss slicer, decide on Cura and sudo pacman -S cura than to look for 3D slicers in a store or browser and install the one you want that way, especially if you're a fast typer. And if I was lying here, people wouldn't use things like Chocolatey on Windows, would they?
  • A list of free & open-source apps I use on Windows
    24 projects | | 14 Jun 2022
    Chocolatey: package manager
  • Quick and simple programme to mirror an entire HDD to SSD?
    1 project | | 11 Jun 2022
  • Tearing on Radeon | Mint
    1 project | | 10 Jun 2022
    So.. I think maybe linux is not for me? It's free, cool and fresh, but if you don't value your time. But I care about my time and this sarcastic phrase gives nothing good to me. Maybe, I should try FreeBSD for some "really good UNIXxy(?) philosophy and experience"? Or just install win 10 LTSC (how they call it) and do some tweaks with it and at the moment try to not brake it? (also, "chocolatey" seems not always working and have a lot of broken packages, so chance, that I will download software from random sites and get a Trojan only increases)
  • How do I create an unattended install with powershell?
    2 projects | | 8 Jun 2022
    If you're looking for quick start, our usual recommendation is PDQ Deploy or Chocolatey for mass deployment.
  • A Guide to Overengineering a Windows Terminal
    10 projects | | 4 Jun 2022
    There is also choco/chocolatey which you can use as a package manager but we will stick with scoop for this article.
  • Since I upgraded to Windows 11, my OBS Nvenc recordings are very laggy
    1 project | | 31 May 2022
    In addition there is a website that can batch install a bunch of common stuff for you easily. There's also which gives you a command prompt style batch install for multiple programs and runtimes all at once. I'll run my choco script on a new PC and it'll install all 30 or so odd things I need all at once and that same script updates them all.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing ShareX and Chocolatey you can also consider the following projects:

winget-cli - Windows Package Manager CLI (aka winget)

Scoop - A command-line installer for Windows.

Squirrel - An installation and update framework for Windows desktop apps

Wix Toolset

obs-studio - OBS Studio - Free and open source software for live streaming and screen recording

HomeBrew - 🍺 The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux)

flameshot - Powerful yet simple to use screenshot software :desktop_computer: :camera_flash:

PSAppDeployToolkit - Project Homepage & Forums

greenshot - Greenshot for Windows - Report bugs & features go here: or look for information on:

notepad-plus-plus - Notepad++ official repository

video2x - A lossless video/GIF/image upscaler achieved with waifu2x, Anime4K, SRMD and RealSR. Started in Hack the Valley 2, 2018.

PowerToys - Windows system utilities to maximize productivity