PortAuthority
PortAuthority
9.1.0

1.0

PortAuthority free download for Mac

PortAuthority9.1.0

14 October 2019

GUI for MacPorts package-management system.

Overview

PortAuthority provides a graphical user interface for the MacPorts package-management system. MacPorts is a powerful command-line tool for installing and updating a variety of Unix-based applications for the Mac. Its power, though, comes at the cost of some complexity; in the past, the only way to utilize MacPorts was to type various commands into the Mac's Terminal application, which can be intimidating for those users without a Unix background. PortAuthority makes the process of installing Unix software easy.

What's new in PortAuthority

Version 9.1.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.15 or later

  • Updated release for Catalina
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Now free

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How would you rate PortAuthority app?

11 Reviews of PortAuthority

0.5
Xipper
16 September 2011
Version: 4.0.0

Most helpful

I was a frequent user of PortAuthority, but this app is worthless now. I don't understand why developers insist on trying to do things the way this one has. If you can't design a UI window that provides functional feedback of the build process that is going on to install/update a port, then spawn a terminal window with running the commands instead. The app just crashes anytime I try to install anything, I can either wait 1-hour and force quit to try and use this "tool" (that I paid for), or I can simply run the command myself and have it actually complete the install in 5 minutes. This is on Lion, but the developer claims the latest version is compatible.
(5)
ylluminate
25 May 2018
Version: 7.9.0
This would be quite nice if it were markedly less expensive, or free. For example, a freemium model might include 1 update per day or X installations per day and a paid version could take that limitation off, etc.
(0)
1
Derekcurrie
17 October 2017
Version: 7.7.0
After thrashing around with this thing, I found it easier to simply use CLI commands. And I hate CLI commands.
(0)
0.5
Xipper
16 September 2011
Version: 4.0.0
I was a frequent user of PortAuthority, but this app is worthless now. I don't understand why developers insist on trying to do things the way this one has. If you can't design a UI window that provides functional feedback of the build process that is going on to install/update a port, then spawn a terminal window with running the commands instead. The app just crashes anytime I try to install anything, I can either wait 1-hour and force quit to try and use this "tool" (that I paid for), or I can simply run the command myself and have it actually complete the install in 5 minutes. This is on Lion, but the developer claims the latest version is compatible.
(5)
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Bueller-007
22 July 2011
Version: 4.0.0
Use the official GUI: https://trac.macports.org/wiki/MacPortsGUI Don't pay for this crap.
(2)
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Codebykevin
08 June 2011
Version: 4.0.0
PortAuthority 4.0 is a nice update to the MacPorts GUI. It modernizes the UI into a fully-native one with Cocoa toolbars; it improves the print engine; and it improves the under-the-hood integration with AppleScript commands, which improves speed and stability. It's worth a look.
(1)
Trashie
02 January 2011
Version: 3.1
What is wrong with just using the terminal?
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Gaoshan
25 September 2007
Version: 2.4
In the interest of promoting open source, check out Porticus for a free MacPorts GUI tool. http://www.macupdate.com/search.php?arch=all&keywords=porticus&os=macosx
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Zephyris
03 May 2007
Version: 2.0
The interface is rather ugly looking for $20
(2)
Jedik
16 December 2005
Version: 0.9
No release notes? What's changed? It takes forever to launch, much more than the previous version (0.8). =\
(0)
3.75
Anonymous
04 October 2005
Version: 0.7
Yes, I agree with the previous post. But I think that it could be avoided with a little more care about the released version or at least with documentation. I was using the previous version with no problem. After upgrade it won't launch (kept boucing in the Dock then nothing) in the first time I run it. It worked the second time.
(0)
3
Anonymous
04 October 2005
Version: 0.7
Port Authority has the potential to be very useful. However, it has a number of quirks. For example, downloading it and placing it in Applications will result in it hanging on launch. The application needs to be inside a folder named "Port Authority", inside Applications in order to work properly. Also, sometimes it won't accept your password (as in, you can't physically enter it in the password field). Since it IS still a beta program, none of this should surprise you. If you prefer GUI to the command line, you should give this a try.
(0)
$10.00

1.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.5 or later

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