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The Homebrew GUI App for OS X

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Cakebrew is the most convenient way to use Homebrew for your daily tasks! It does for Homebrew what Synaptics does to Linux package managers. From the Cakebrew UI, you can:

  • Search for formulae
  • Install, uninstall and upgrade formulae
  • Tap and untap repos
  • Update Homebrew
  • Run the brew cleanup tool

Cakebrew was based on a project by vincentsaluzzo. Although most of the original code has already been modified, his project was the kickstart for what would become Cakebrew, and his commits are still in the working tree.




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Alternatively, it can be installed via homebrew cask, with brew install cakebrew --cask.

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From version 1.1, Cakebrew supports localizations! As of now, the following languages are supported:

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • German
  • Chinese (Simplified)

If you wish to contribute by translating Cakebrew to your language, please open a new issue in GitHub.

Website Source

The source for the Cakebrew website is also present on GitHub! Visit the repository.


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

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