How Do I Know What to Download?


Bintray offers you the information and interaction tools that enable you to find the downloads that are most relevant to you. Furthermore, you will never have to guess or arbitrarily download a random software. In fact, these information and interaction tools are exactly Bintray's advantage. They are:

  • Search: Bintray offers a keyword search that is contextual and does more than just search for the keyword in the file names. Moreover, the search for packages may also be filtered by repo.

  • Technology-Focused Browsing: Bintray offers a feature of filtering browsing in the UI and filtering searches according to build tool. The browsing and search can be filtered to display only Maven repos and sources, only RPM or only Debian.

  • Stats: Bintray allows you to view the info of how many times a certain package or version has been downloaded recently. With this info you can figure out which packages are recommended, popular or deal with commonly-used functionalities, so you can make a more informed decision when comparing between different packages.

  • Rating and Reviews: Other users can write reviews and set a rating to any package on Bintray. Any user may read the reviews and see the rating of any package, as an indication of whether the package is of good or bad quality.

  • Info by the Owner about the Package: Bintray allows the owner of a package (and of a version) to provide info about it, which is available to other users through the Bintray UI without the need to download the package first. This info includes brief descriptions, readmes, release notes and screenshots of the software.

  • Notifications: Bintray notifies you about updates in your favorite software or about new material from your favorite developers. These notifications also allow you to decide if you want to watch a specific software package or a developer.

  • Download List: If configured by the owner, any package or version may display an easily-available list of the selected and directly downloadable files. Thus, pointing the user in the direction of the most relevant, popular or commonly downloaded files.