HandyWinGet / 4.0.0 Beta 1

This is a GUI version for the known winget service for installing and publishing app packages compatible with Windows operating systems

What’s new in HandyWinGet 4.0.0 Beta 1:

  • Redesigned user interface
  • Auto Download Packages
  • Upgrade Packages
  • Very fast and flexible

Read the full changelog

Windows Package Manager is not really something all users are aware of. It’s more of an independent software vendor thing since it can be used as a distribution channel for various packages. Still, being a CMD app doesn’t do it justice. This is why HandyWinGet corrects this slight problem and offers a GUI for any individual to explore, be it, user or developer. There isn’t a lot to discuss other than the GUI since it’s based on the winget service.

Clean, helpful interface

Right from the start, one can tell that the app has nothing to do with the store-like environments out there. It looks simple and offers basic functionality. Check the already available packages in EXE, MSIX, and MSI formats. If you want to get your hands dirty and host your own packages, then you need to have some information to input into the app’s database. A couple of settings will give the user a sense of freedom, meaning one can decide where the display pane is positioned, alter the package install mode, and arrange content by a certain criterion.

Creating and sharing content

Even though it sounds difficult, hosting your package is one very simple job. Indeed, it is tedious, but if you’re willing to go through the process, it shouldn’t take much. Before anything else, you should have decided by now on a name for your app. Input that name in the specified cell. Continue with a description, home page URL, and license type. Some of the info is optional. Still, the more data you submit the more credible and complete your app looks in the database.

HandyWinGet is an improvement on the already existing winget service. It provides individuals with an easier-to-digest interface which ultimately means more users trying this interesting platform for sharing apps and packages they might have created themselves.

Filed under

Winget GUI Package Installer Windows Package Windows Installer Package GUI

HandyWinGet was reviewed by
Tudor Sprinceana


HandyWinGet / 4.0.0 Beta 1 for Windows

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