Winstall GUI Package Manager Install Windows Apps Command Line

Microsoft recently released a native Windows Package manager utility called WinGet at the BUILD 2020 developer conference. As the name suggests, it allows Windows 10 users to install apps via the command line and get Linux-like feel on their machine.

If you want to try out the WinGet utility but writing scripts isn’t your cup of tea, then here is something for you. There is a GUI-based version of Windows Package Manager created by software developer Mehedi Hassan, known as Winstall.app.

It’s not an app but a website that currently hosts 200+ apps that could be installed on your Windows 10 PC. The list includes popular names such as 7zip, Discord, etc. These apps are fetched from the official Microsoft repository created for the Windows Package Manager.

How to install Windows 10 apps using Winstall.app?

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Hassan wrote on Thurrott that it took around two days to code the website. Winstall.app is currently in the beta testing phase and works in harmony with the native Windows Package Manager utility.

That means you need to be a part of the Windows Insider program and have the WinGet utility installed on your system.

After that, you can go to the Winstall.app website and choose the desired apps by clicking on them. You can select multiple apps at once and click on Generate Script to get the required command.

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Cope/paste the command displayed on the next screen in the Command Prompt or Window Terminal to install the app on your computer. You can also download the batch file if you want to reduce the steps even further.

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Aditya Tiwari
Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]