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Winstall now lets you quickly install packs of apps

Winstall Packs
Winstall Packs (Image credit: Mehedi Hassan)

What you need to know

  • Winstall now allows you to install packs of apps.
  • Winstall allows you to easily install Windows Package Manager apps.
  • You can create your own packs of apps or install apps from featured lists.

Winstall is a tool that allows you to easily install Windows Package Manager apps. The tool came out in the first half of 2020 and has gained a handy new ability today, the ability to install packs of apps. When browsing through Winstall, you can look through featured packs of apps or create your own packs to quickly install apps in bulk.

Packs can be used to create collections of apps, such as apps for working from home or keeping yourself entertained. Winstall has several featured collections, including packs for school, gaming, and for developing apps.

When browsing through a featured pack, you don't have to install every app within it. Instead, you can select five or more applications to install. For example, if I performed a clean install on my PC, I could jump into the "Get work done from home" pack and select to install Microsoft Teams, Slack, ShareX, Microsoft Edge, and Discord. To install your selected apps, you can run a PowerShell script or download a .bat file.

If you create your own pack of apps that you like, you can share it with the community.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at

  • Ya sorry but nope... I'm not going to sign up to Twitter to install Apps on my PC regardless of the convenience.
  • No thanks. Ninite has been doing this for a while now. While it may not have everything, it has most of the essentials in a simple clean package without a Twitter log in requirement. Ninite is my go to when having to install the essentials on a newly installed Windows PC.