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name URL supported platforms GUI CLI supported hosts add-on reconciliation game detection search can install add-ons from URL supports pre-releases can install old versions of add-ons supports ignoring and/or pinning add-ons host swapping can be configured to update add-ons without user input can export and import list of installed add-ons supports updating installed weakauras from wago.io makes backups self-updates licence user tracking installed add-on database configuration location language availability approximate binary size version as of writing
CurseBreaker https://github.com/AcidWeb/CurseBreaker all no TUI wowi, tukui, addons.wago (requires access token), github releases optional implicit; has to be placed in game folder wago through their API yes curse and github only no pin no in headless mode yes yes WTF folder on demand and every 24h yes gpl3 none JSON file in WTF folder WTF folder Python binaries ~10 mb 4.3.1
instawow https://github.com/layday/instawow all yes (WebView) yes curse (requires access token), wowi, tukui, addons.wago (requires access token), github releases optional none combined catalogue of curse, wowi, tukui and github add-ons yes curse and github only curse and github only version pinning for curse and github only; unreconcile to ignore yes no CLI only yes no no, reports outdated gpl3 none SQLite database in configuration folder Platform-dependent, XDG, can be overridden Python (core and CLI), TypeScript (GUI) binaries, pip(x) varies by platform and UI, ~50 mb for the win and mac GUI 2.0.2
strongbox https://github.com/ogri-la/strongbox Linux (natively); Mac (JAR) yes (JavaFX) small subset of GUI wowi, tukui, github and gitlab releases automatic none combined catalogue of wowi, tukui and github add-ons github only no github and gitlab only ignore to prevent reconciliation; pin for version pinning yes no yes no no no agpl3 none JSON file in each add-on folder XDG, can be overridden Clojure binaries, AUR ~50 mb 5.4.1
WowUp https://github.com/jliddev/WowUp all yes (Electron) no curse (thru ad), wowi, tukui, addons.wago (ad or access token), github releases; separate clients for wago and curse automatic automatic, can be overridden curse, wago and tukui through their respective APIs github only curse and github only no ignore yes yes, periodically no no WTF on demand backup and restore yes gpl3 opt in JSON file in configuration folder Platform-dependent TypeScript binaries varies significantly by platform, up to 100 mb or more 2.9.1
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Arcitec commented Jun 13, 2021

@layday Great. Thanks a lot for making this list. :)

Here's 1 more change: townlongyak is now supported by Ajour catalog search.

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layday commented Jun 13, 2021

Thanks! Fixed.

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Arcitec commented Jun 13, 2021

Thanks. By the way, there's another addon updater (I haven't tried it) called Singularity. Maybe someone will like it.

Personally I think Ajour and instawow are the best ones. :)

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layday commented Jun 14, 2021

There's a more extensive list at https://ogri-la.github.io/wow-addon-managers/ which includes Singularity. I personally have some reservations about Singularity because it mirrors add-on files. This might simply be done for load balancing purposes, but it will definitely rub some people the wrong way.

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Arcitec commented Aug 20, 2021

Ah, Singularity is horrible then. Mirroring the files is not okay. They should be pulled from the original sites

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Arcitec commented Aug 20, 2021

Ajour has had a lot of recent updates. The ones relevant to the list are:

  • can export and import list of installed add-ons: Yes (it has export to YML, and can import and install the list)
  • makes backups: Addons, WTF, Screenshots, Ajour Data (you pick which of these 4 things you want)

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layday commented Aug 20, 2021

Updated, thanks.

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With my beloved Ajour gone... what are alternatives that can still be use in the future? I just refused to use overwolf shit.

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layday commented Feb 11, 2022 via email

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ty mate!

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