I love quality free software and try to write about the all the good ones I come across here. But, it’s a lot of work when you are configuring a new computer either for yourself after a OS re-install or for a friend when you are ‘fixing it’.
Earlier, I came across a project OpenDisc where they bundled a bunch of open-source free software and made it available as a downloadable cd.
That did solve the problem of going out to individual sites to download the software I wanted.
Ninite Volery (recently renamed) by Secure by Design Inc. has an awesome new service that makes it even easier. It is in private beta at the moment. It is open for public now.
Here’s what you do with Ninite
- Go to Ninite.com
- Select all the apps you want to install
- Once you have selected the apps, Ninite will give you small .exe file
- Save it and run it.
- Ninite will begin downloading and installing all the software you selected
Ninite makes installing a load of free but quality software a piece of cake. In fact, the selection list amazed me as it had pretty much all the software i usually recommend to my friends listed.
I am looking forward to trying out this service. I just used when during my Windows XP to Windows 7 upgrade and had to re-install Windows 7 twice due to an issue. Guess what helped me the most? Ninite! I could re-install 15 programs in one shot and just loved it!
What do you think of this service?
[via Simple Help]