Here’s a neat thing: Our friends over at Hexapod Systems have set up a software preinstallation option for their workstations using Ninite Pro. You can select some apps when you order your PC and their backend will automate the installation of those apps with Ninite Pro before they ship your machine.
It’s a completely unexpected and creative way to use Ninite, and we love it. If you’re doing something cool with Ninite, definitely let us know. We’d love to hear about it.

Here’s a neat thing: Our friends over at Hexapod Systems have set up a software preinstallation option for their workstations using Ninite Pro. You can select some apps when you order your PC and their backend will automate the installation of those apps with Ninite Pro before they ship your machine.

It’s a completely unexpected and creative way to use Ninite, and we love it. If you’re doing something cool with Ninite, definitely let us know. We’d love to hear about it.

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Thank you for using Ninite!

Ninite is 3 years old today and we wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who has ever used it.

Thank you!

In that time you’ve made over 40,000,000 Ninite installers and are now installing and updating 500,000 apps every weekday. Many more are checked for updates and skipped because they’re fully patched and secure. That’s awesome!

You’ve made this all possible by using Ninite, telling friends about us, and subscribing to Ninite Pro at work. You are extremely important and we try to show it in the way we run Ninite. Everyone says that though, so here are a few examples.

We personally answer every email, question, and feedback message you send. You aren’t talking with some customer support person. You’re talking directly with the two guys who make the thing. If you’re having a problem, we can fix it (often by updating the code and releasing a new version immediately). If you’ve got an idea about how Ninite can be better, we’ll hear it (every single feature we’ve added to Ninite in the last 3 years has come from your ideas).

We also don’t have advertising on ninite.com. If you look at just about any other download site it will be covered in junky ads with fake download buttons. We hoped there could be a better way, and it turns out that supporting the site with Ninite Pro subscriptions for business use works great. We’re incrediby happy to make a site you can recommend to your family and friends without worrying they’ll be tricked by confusing ads.

Finally, there’s the core idea behind Ninite: saving you time. You have better things to do than click Next Next Next through installers and we’re always looking for new ways to streamline and simplify the Ninite experience. In the last 30 days Ninite has automated over 56 years of installation work. This is our favorite number that we track because it’s ultimately what we’re all about.

We say it at the end of nearly every email we send, and we mean it: Thank you for using Ninite!

Patrick Swieskowski and Sascha Kuzins
Co-founders

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Free Ninite Pro to patch Java 7 Zero Day

We’re giving everyone free access to Ninite Pro for a limited time to apply the critical security patch Oracle just released for Java 7. Ninite Pro normally starts at $20/month for up to 100 machines.”

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Here’s a great review of Ninite from the BBC.

Here’s a great review of Ninite from the BBC.

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Ninite Pro gets uninstall support

After talking with many users we’ve added uninstallation support to Ninite Pro. Combined with our installation and update support, uninstallation rounds out Ninite Pro’s software management operations.

It’s easy to use. Just add a /uninstall switch. Naturally, this also works with our remote mode.

No need to update any existing NiniteOne.exe’s or NiniteProTrial.exe’s that you have around. This feature is now live for all Pro-enabled installers regardless of when they were made.

Tell us what features you’d like to see next, and thanks for using Ninite Pro!

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New Labtech Script

Luy Teitelroit has an excellent blog post covering a new script to use Ninite Pro with Labtech for third-party app patching.

Definitely check it out if you’re using Ninite Pro with Labtech. I was extremely impressed when Luy asked us to hold off posting this so they could test the script more widely and fix any bugs that come up.

If you aren’t doing anything about third-party app updates on Labtech, grab that script and a free Ninite Pro trial and see how painless keeping software patched can be.

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Acrobat Pro/Standard Updates in Ninite Pro

We’ve just added support to update Adobe Acrobat Professional and Adobe Acrobat Standard in Ninite Pro. This has been one of the most requested features from our professional users.

  • This supports both version 9 and 10 of both Acrobat Professional and Acrobat Standard.
  • It can’t install new versions of Acrobat, only update existing ones. If Acrobat is not installed you’ll get a 'Skipped (not supported: Not installed, updates only)' status.
  • Our /disableautoupdate switch is supported for Acrobat, so you can turn off Acrobat’s annoying update popups for your users and manage their updates with Ninite Pro.

Acrobat updates are only in our Pro version, but if you want to check it out all you have to do is send us a quick note asking for our one week free trial.

Thanks for using Ninite!

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We’ve just improved Ninite One to make it incredibly easy to use Ninite on all the machines on your network.
There’s now a “Show remote options” link in the lower left of the Ninite One window. Click it and Ninite will scan your local network for accessible machines. Then you can select some machines and install, update, or audit the software on them. All with one click!
We have more documentation on our help site.
We’ve also made it easier to set some advanced options and switch between the install, update, and audit modes. You can do that with the little menu triangle to the right of the “Install” button.
As always, there’s no need to update or redownload your copy of Ninite One to use the new features. Just run it and start managing the software on your network.

We’ve just improved Ninite One to make it incredibly easy to use Ninite on all the machines on your network.

There’s now a “Show remote options” link in the lower left of the Ninite One window. Click it and Ninite will scan your local network for accessible machines. Then you can select some machines and install, update, or audit the software on them. All with one click!

We have more documentation on our help site.

We’ve also made it easier to set some advanced options and switch between the install, update, and audit modes. You can do that with the little menu triangle to the right of the “Install” button.

As always, there’s no need to update or redownload your copy of Ninite One to use the new features. Just run it and start managing the software on your network.

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Piriform

Cross-posting this from our twitter account:

Piriform’s CEO asked us to remove their apps, we’re working on fixing it. Sorry for any inconvenience. We’ll keep you updated here. Thanks!

No more news at the moment, but we are working on it.

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InfraRecorder

InfraRecorder is now on Ninite.com.

There were a ton of user requests for it, so we added it. Get it direct with our easy urls at http://ninite.com/infrarecorder.

It is also available in Ninite One.

Keep those app requests coming, and thanks for using Ninite!

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