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Allmyapps is an online service which, upon creating an account (free), you can use to browse hunderds of popular applications and install them with a single click - all at once. It supports the following operating systems:

Linux Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
Linux Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
Linux Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
Linux Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP

It is somewhat similar to Ninite, except it also works on Ubuntu Linux.

Before using Allmyapps, you must run a small installer file for Windows which the users must run on their computer. For Ubuntu users, Allmyapps is already available in the repositories.

The applications are arranged into categories, such as Internet, Office, Graphics, Audio, Video and so on. You just have to browse the website and click the "Add to my list" button on each application you want to install. When you are finished, click the "Install" button.

On Ubuntu, you have access to all the applications found in the Ubuntu repositories. After you finish selecting your applications, click the "Install" button and the Allmyapps program you installed earlier will do everything for you and all the selected applications will be installed. This is similar to the way Ubuntu Software Center works. Well, more or less.

There is another great thing about the Allmyapps service: since you create an account for using it, all your lists are saved so if you reinstall your system, you can install all your favourite applications with a single click (or install them on someone else's computer).

Just a note: there have been a lot of reviews on Allmyapps these days so the website seems to be pretty slow at the moment. Don't give up on it just yet, it is a real time-saver (once it works ok, of course).

Allmyapps homepage.

Thanks to Lifehacker and Phyx for pointing out the service.