App Addict
June 9th, 2024

Applite - An App Store for Homebrew

Mac Apps
The user interface for the Mac app Applite
Applite Interface

Applite is a free application manager using a graphical user interface for apps installed using the CLI Homebrew package manager. Applite allows you to download, manage and update your Homebrew installed apps, even the ones you installed prior to using Applite. It has a clean and simple user interface and is designed for non-technical users. It is free and open source. There are no trackers.

Every application in the Homebrew Catalog  is available through Applite. When you launch an app downloaded with Applite, the built in Mac security apps, Gatekeeper and Xprotect will examine it to make sure it is safe to run. Most of the apps in the homebrew catalog are notarized but not all of them are sandboxed, meaning that some may run with elevated privileges. Be careful when downloading applications that few others have downloaded. 

You can use your existing version of Homebrew or you can install a separate version just to use with Applite.

The following categories of apps are available:

  • Browsers
  • Communication
  • Productivity
  • Office Tools
  • Menu Bar
  • Utilities
  • Creative Tools
  • Media
  • Developer Tools
  • IDE Tools
  • Terminals
  • Virtualization
  • Gaming
  • VPN
  • Password Managers