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AppSnap is an application that simplifies installation of software. It automatically figures out the latest version, downloads the installer and then installs the software in one seamless step. AppSnap is primarily designed for Windows which does not have any decent package manager such as APT and RPM as in the Linux world.

AppSnap is written in Python and uses wxPython, PyCurl and PyYAML. It is packaged using Py2Exe, compressed with UPX and installed using NSIS.

More details can be found on the AppSnap webpage.

9 Responses

  1. Elena Caldera says:

    So glad this application came along. Will be a big help to me controlling the files on my pc.

  2. fedmich says:

    I also did made a similar program called “Install Guide”, I am still to make it available to the public now that I saw some people do actually like these softwares.

    Cheers to all viewers 🙂

  3. Ashish says:

    I also did made a similar program called “Install Guide”, I am still to make it available to the public now that I saw some people do actually like these softwares.

  4. fpdragon says:

    A good piece of software with some little bugs. For german speakers: I’ve wrote a little review on my site. Here is the complete link:

  5. John Yoon says:

    I was trying this program out. I think adding a save/load for selections would be a great function on this program. Thanks a lot though for making this program!

  6. hi,

    Thanks for sharing.. this software works really good….

  7. […] AppSnap es una aplicación que no sólo actualiza los programas ya instalados, sino que te permite instalar otros nuevos. La lista es bastante reducida, y no se puede decir que funcione del todo bien. Como principal punto a favor cuenta con la descarga e instalación automática desde el propio programa. […]

  8. […] Answers tnorthcutt This will probably expose my ignorance, but can you use windows-get to install the new version of whichever program you’re wanting to install, or will that create multiple installations? August 18, 2009 10:24 am skfd It won’t. But some apps, like 7zip, don’t have silent installation option, so I’d have to manually click “Next>Next>Next>OK” on every PC. I’m looking for methods that won’t require repackaging of installers. August 18, 2009 10:30 am tnorthcutt Ahh, that makes sense. Sorry to not be of more assistance. August 19, 2009 1:57 am Carl Campos This doesn’t answer your question directly, but there’s an entire website, called, devoted to packaging software for installation on multiple PCs. You might also look at InstallPad. I keep meaning to test it and keep not getting around to it. Two others that do a similar job – AppGet and AppSnap. […]

  9. […] Sathya Does Appsnap work for you ? July 16, 2010 3:18 am TMRW The latest version seems more than 2 years […]

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