appget VS winget-pkgs

Compare appget vs winget-pkgs and see what are their differences.


Free and open package manager for Windows. (by appget)


The Microsoft community Windows Package Manager manifest repository (by microsoft)
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appget winget-pkgs
4 93
409 7,481
0.0% 1.0%
0.0 10.0
12 months ago 4 days ago
C# PowerShell
Apache License 2.0 MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of appget. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-04-27.


Posts with mentions or reviews of winget-pkgs. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-07-06.
  • PowerToys Release 0.71
    2 projects | /r/windows | 6 Jul 2023
  • installed from winget, where is it located?
    2 projects | /r/scrcpy | 19 Jun 2023
    I never used winget, but probably: - -
  • The Unreasonable Effectiveness of VLC - A Comprehensive Exploration of a Multimedia Powerhouse
    6 projects | /r/windows | 18 May 2023
    It's probably not on the Store, winget pulls from both the Store and a community collection of manifests on GitHub:
    3 projects | | 18 May 2023
    I think that's part of the problem, if you don't have that package manager to bootstrap your signature key ring, DNS is your next best bootstrap. It is, of course, a terrible bootstrap for trust, but it is one so many users on Windows have been relying on for such a long time.

    For power users on any modern Windows 10/Windows 11 there is at least WinGet now. Its manifests repo is becoming a very interesting (open) source of truth for common Windows applications. Admittedly, it in most cases doesn't seem to be checking specific code signatures in most cases either, but at least includes SHA checksums.

    For instance, 7zip's manifests:

    It's too bad there's still not a great option for "average user that doesn't know/trust how to use a CLI", given how sadly polluted the Microsoft Store can be for many common, especially Open Source, applications. For direct instance, because winget kindly includes Microsoft Store results when searching, there is a "7zip 22" in the Microsoft Store that costs some amount of money (winget details say "PaidUnknownPrice" for the pricing information; I'm on a corporate machine right now with the actual Store access locked so can't search in the actual Store right now) and the Publisher is listed as (That website currently doesn't go anywhere, giving it a spot check.)

    Having seen this, I may boot up my personal machine and try to report this specific Store listing for violating the Store's Open Source policies, though I'm unsure if such whackamole is all that useful. (Seems like it might be a useful winget feature request for it to provide Store Report URLs.)

  • [Sysadmin] Repo local Winget
    2 projects | /r/enfrancais | 27 Apr 2023
  • Winget local repository with links only
    3 projects | /r/sysadmin | 13 Apr 2023
    I would like to create a local winget source where I add manifests that my company accepts. To begin with it should only include jdk 8 from eclipse adoptium temurin.
  • Programs that don't work in Windows
    5 projects | /r/linux | 24 Mar 2023
  • i've had Bitwarden for a year and never seen a update message. is this normal?
    3 projects | /r/Bitwarden | 27 Feb 2023
    It's community driven, see
    3 projects | /r/Bitwarden | 27 Feb 2023
  • Swing Music Release v1.1.0 - Windows Support and custom rood dirs! 🥳🎉
    3 projects | /r/SwingMusicApp | 18 Feb 2023

What are some alternatives?

When comparing appget and winget-pkgs you can also consider the following projects:

Scoop - A command-line installer for Windows. - Windows core collection for Ansible

ctags - A maintained ctags implementation

winget-intune-win32 - Repository containing examples of how to use winget from Intune, also in system context.

gsudo - Sudo for Windows

winget-cli - WinGet is the Windows Package Manager. This project includes a CLI (Command Line Interface), PowerShell modules, and a COM (Component Object Model) API (Application Programming Interface).

Notepad3 - Notepad like text editor based on the Scintilla source code. Notepad3 based on code from Notepad2 and MiniPath on code from metapath. Download Notepad3:

PowerToys - Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

bc - An implementation of the POSIX bc calculator with GNU extensions and dc, moved away from GitHub. Finished, but well-maintained.

Chocolatey - Chocolatey - the package manager for Windows

terminal - The new Windows Terminal and the original Windows console host, all in the same place!