WingetUI, a third-party graphical user interface (GUI) utility tool for managing Command Line Interface (CLI) package managers like Winget and Scoop, has launched its latest update, version 2.1.0. This update introduces a series of enhancements aimed at improving user experience and expanding functionality.
Users can now enjoy performance improvements related to package imports, parsing, and CLI outputs. The update also brings forth major source-related upgrades, including the ability to filter packages depending on their source and support for custom sources.
“The new update… brings performance improvements related to package imports and parsing as well as CLI outputs, adds a couple of major source-related upgrades, like source filtering as well as support for custom sources, and more.”
Digital Signing and Special Icons
Addressing previous issues with Microsoft Defender and other anti-malware products, the application now comes digitally signed, preventing it from being blocked. Additionally, the introduction of new special icons for installed, blacklisted, and upgradable packages enhances the visual representation and distinction of different package types within the application. This visual enhancement is part of WingetUI's commitment to providing an intuitive and user-friendly interface for managing packages on Windows 10 and 11.
“The app now also comes digitally signed so Microsoft Defender and other anti-malware products should no longer block it.”
Diverse Package Management and Additional Improvements
WingetUI 2.1.0 supports diverse package management options, allowing users to install, update, and uninstall packages from Winget, Scoop, and Chocolatey. The ability to manage updates, queue installations, and view package-related information before installation are among the features that contribute to a seamless user experience. The update also sees improvements in theme switching, with the new theme being applied instantaneously, and the addition of Chocolatey to the path automatically under certain conditions. Numerous other bug fixes and improvements have also been incorporated, reflecting WingetUI's continuous efforts to refine and optimize the application.
While WingetUI works with other CLI package managers, it is ideal for Microsoft's own Winget. Back at Build 2020, Microsoft introduced a new Windows Package Manager (Winget) for Windows 10 and later brought it to Windows 11 when the OS launched in 2021. If you want to know more about the Package Manager and how to use it, check out our complete tutorial here.