Time flies, for sure – it’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since I last looked at Ninite, a bulk downloaders services/application that downloads and installs multiple user selected applications, in one pass.
Just a small sampling of what’s available:
The chances that a computer user will have to rebuild a system at some point is fairly high. There are multiple reasons why this might be necessary – an unrecoverable malware infection; system file corruption; system upgrade; and more.
As a “super geek”, the only reason you’ll rebuild is system upgrade time, hopefully. But, your friends and family … well, that’s a different story.
It’s probable that you (as the “on call” tech expert), have a specific list of freeware applications that you install on all machines on which you get the “help me” call. And, if you do, you can save yourself a “service” call by utilizing Ninite to your advantage.
Here’s an example:
I choose to download the following applications – Klitecodecs, Recuva, Skype, and Winamp. Ninite then created a specific URL – http://ninite.com/klitecodecs-recuva-skype-winamp/, in this case, from which the download was launched.
Should I then wish to share these applications (which will install automatically, without user intervention), with ……. – it’s as easy as sharing the URL.
How cool is that!
No Clicking Next – Ninite fully automates installers offscreen.
No Toolbars – Ninite automatically says “No” to toolbars and other junk.
Always Up-to-date – A Ninite installer always gets an app’s latest version no matter when you made it.
It Updates Too – Just run your Ninite installer again and it will update the apps to their latest versions.
No Signup – Ninite just works. No account, signup, or client needed.
32 and 64-bit – Ninite installs the best version of an app for your PC.
International – Ninite installs apps in your PC’s language.
This is a terrific way to help less experienced users install the freeware applications that you know, through experience, are “must have”. Best of all, once the installer is activated Ninite does the rest – automatically and in the background.
System requirements: Windows XP, Vista, Win 7 (x64 support).
Go to: Ninite site
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