Remember the custom software installer service Volery? Back when we reviewed Volery it was in private beta and while we liked the idea we had some issues with the service specifically the number of supported applications and the time limit imposed on the users.
Users of the service were able to pick programs from the list. Volery would create a custom installer which when executed would download and install one program after the other on the operating system.
The service to create custom software installations is now out of beta and has been renamed to Ninite. But that's not the only change introduced. The service is now publicly available for everyone with no registration required to create a custom software installer for personal use.
Even better is the increase in software programs. The developers have tripled the amount of programs supported by the service.
The applications are now also divided into categories to make it easier for users to pick the programs that they want to include in the custom installer. Many of the software programs that we use and recommend at Ghacks are now offered for download including Thunderbird, Aimp2, Paint.net, uTorrent, ImgBurn, 7-zip or WinSCP.
The software will be installed silently in the background with toolbars and other add-ons that are considered "junk" not installed with the programs.
Ninite offers a comfortable way of installing software in bulk. This is an excellent option after the installation of a Windows operating system or the purchase of a computer. Interested users can visit the Ninite website to create their own custom software installers.
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