🍺 The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux) (by Homebrew)

HomeBrew Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to HomeBrew

  • GitHub repo ohmyzsh

    🙃 A delightful community-driven (with 1800+ contributors) framework for managing your zsh configuration. Includes 300+ optional plugins (rails, git, OSX, hub, docker, homebrew, node, php, python, etc), 140+ themes to spice up your morning, and an auto-update tool so that makes it easy to keep up with the latest updates from the community.

  • GitHub repo git

    A fork of Git containing Windows-specific patches. (by git-for-windows)

  • GitHub repo Visual Studio Code

    Visual Studio Code

  • GitHub repo Rectangle

    Move and resize windows on macOS with keyboard shortcuts and snap areas

  • GitHub repo iTerm2

    iTerm2 is a terminal emulator for Mac OS X that does amazing things.

  • GitHub repo homebrew-core

    🍻 Default formulae for the missing package manager for macOS

  • GitHub repo Chocolatey

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  • GitHub repo Picocrypt

    A very small, very simple, yet very secure cryptography utility.

  • GitHub repo nvm

    Node Version Manager - POSIX-compliant bash script to manage multiple active node.js versions

  • GitHub repo pyenv

    Simple Python version management

  • GitHub repo youtube-dl

    Command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other video sites

  • GitHub repo iina

    The modern video player for macOS.

  • GitHub repo VideoLAN Client (VLC)

    VLC media player - All pull requests are ignored, please follow https://wiki.videolan.org/Sending_Patches_VLC/

  • GitHub repo yabai

    A tiling window manager for macOS based on binary space partitioning

  • GitHub repo PowerToys

    Windows system utilities to maximize productivity

  • GitHub repo Homebrew-cask

    🍻 A CLI workflow for the administration of macOS applications distributed as binaries

  • GitHub repo scoop

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  • GitHub repo nixpkgs

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  • GitHub repo zsh

    Mirror of the Z shell source code repository.

  • GitHub repo skhd

    Simple hotkey daemon for macOS

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better HomeBrew alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where HomeBrew has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-07-21.
  • Teaching myself how to code? I guess? Day one
  • x86 emulation on apple silicon
    reddit.com/r/sysadmin | 2021-07-21
    Install Homebrew first, then run this:
  • Learning Go by examples: part 2 - Create an HTTP REST API Server in Go
    dev.to | 2021-07-20
    Install task in your local machine, in order to do that you can follow installation instructions or if you have a MacOS with homebrew, you can use brew install command:
  • Big Sur and Virtual Box Fix!!! EASY!!!!
    I got Virtual Box to work with Big Sur and here is the easy fix. Go to this site: https://brew.sh/
  • Anonymise yourself! How to set up tor in mac? In the terminal - noob_sec series
    dev.to | 2021-07-18
    I will be using Homebrew to install tor. if you do not have brew installed. Download it from here or run this command in your terminal.
  • What u have installed on mac? TeamViewer, discord etc?
    reddit.com/r/mac | 2021-07-17
  • Some questions about programming in OSX (macOS)
    There's Homebrew and MacPorts for MacOS which you can use to install lots of open source software, however I personally prefer to create a Docker container with Alpine Linux, share a development directory with the host, and install whatever I need inside the container thus avoiding cluttering my system. The disadvantage of Docker is that it isn't trivial to get started.
  • M1 MacBook Air for studies (IT)
    reddit.com/r/Monash | 2021-07-15
    m1 macs have done amazingly for my dev work and for my studies. using a package manager like homebrew or macports generally makes the experience of setting up tooling far better than trying to do the same thing on windows.
  • GCC in mac m1
    reddit.com/r/mac | 2021-07-14
  • I don’t know how to link libraries to my code
    Install brew. https://brew.sh/
  • Macbooks for rails just don't make sense no more
    reddit.com/r/rails | 2021-07-11
    Even without MDM, some level of consistency with your coworkers is important. Over the years, I've troubleshot dozens of setup and configuration issues with folks' macOS machines, and if you're the "odd duck" at the company, you'll find yourself on your own for performing tasks or resolving issues that your peers either haven't faced, or don't know how to resolve. As a small example, my current company uses Macs for development, and as a result, all of our setup and onboarding instructions are written for macOS, depend on homebrew, etc. While using Linux is not prohibited, you're completely on your own for getting everything set up and working, and troubleshooting issues with your machine.
  • Enjoy the classic Snake arcade game in your terminal
    dev.to | 2021-07-11
    Previously, the game was only packaged for Linux which comprise but a tiny fraction of the desktop / laptop user base, while the larger macOS user base could only obtain it from source or through development tools such as npm and Docker. But no more! I have recently decided to package the game for Homebrew which should be more familiar to end users, and also make it easier for users of mainstream Linux distributions to obtain the game as well by publishing packages to Ubuntu PPA and Fedora COPR, as opposed to offering the packages directly on GitHub. So let's get started!
  • How to install a software from a requirements.txt file.
    reddit.com/r/bash | 2021-07-08
    Will your osx friends have https://brew.sh installed? Its a great option from which you can easily create a bash script.
  • Console Do Not Track
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-07-06
    If you look at the PR they sent to Homebrew, they defined it as an alias for their existing flags for turning off analytics. That doesn't look like an overreach to me? https://github.com/Homebrew/brew/pull/6745/commits/f255f63d4...
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-07-06
    The maintainer just stated it without further explanation. Searching for "HOMEBREW_NO_ANALYTICS" does reveal some other references[1], and it seems that there are some other places where this may need to be added such as "Library/Homebrew/env_config.rb", but I don't know anything about homebrew.

    I do think it's very much a minimal-effort PR. It's hardly a PR at all: at the very least the tests and documentation should have been updated, and actually writing out some more rationale would help as well. I certainly wouldn't send a PR like this, at least not without the text "this is a proposal, and if accepted I will update the tests and documentation as well".

    [1]: https://github.com/Homebrew/brew/search?q=HOMEBREW_NO_ANALYT...


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