Ninite is a package management system offering that lets users automatically install popular applications for their Windows operating system.It allows users to make a selection from a list of applications and bundles the selection into a single installer package. It is free for personal use. A paid version, Ninite Pro, is available for professional use. Alternatively, a cheaper albeit less-robust version of Ninite Pro known as Ninite Updater is available for users who want the ability of one-click updates without the other features offered by Ninite Pro.
Ninite works on Windows XP and later. It presents the user with a list of programs and generates a custom installer executable based on the user’s selection. When run, the installer downloads and installs the selected programs. Ninite’s installer always downloads the latest version of the program. This is accomplished by downloading a regularly-updated list of applications and their download URLs from the Ninite servers each time the program is run. Benefits of using Ninite rather than the individual applications’ installers themselves include: toolbar/adware free installations, the ability to update multiple applications at once, automatic selection of architecture (64-bit vs 32-bit), language selection based on operating system’s language, and error reporting, should one of the installations fail.
As of June 2016 the following software is available on Ninite: