A decentralised cross-platform software installation system.

Works on Linux, Windows and macOS. Fully open source.

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Run apps with a single click
Run applications without having to install them first.
Control everything from a command-line or graphical interface.
You control your own computer
You don't have to guess what happens during installation.
Mix and match stable and experimental apps on a single system.
Anyone can distribute software
Create one package that works on multiple platforms.
Publish on any static web host; no central point of control.
With dependency handling and automatic updates.
Security is central
Installing an app doesn't grant it administrator access.
Digital signatures are always checked before new software is run.
Apps can share libraries without having to trust each other.
Mar 2021
Moved feeds for 0install tools to apps.0install.net.
Zero Install for Windows 2.19.0 released. This adds parallel downloads and improved formatting of command-line output.
Feb 2021
Zero Install for Windows 2.18.7 released. This fixes an issue with the feed keyword search in the GUI.
Dec 2020
Zero Install for Windows 2.18.3, 2.18.4, 2.18.5 and 2.18.6 released. This improves the GUI for adding desktop integration, adds support for Windows on ARM64 and adds Authenticode signatures to binaries.
Oct 2020
Zero Install for Windows 2.18.2 released. This improves support for .7z archives and introduces the app-id attribute on entry points.
Aug 2020
Zero Install for Windows 2.18.1 released. This improves support for .rar and .tar.xz archives.