Homebrew Cask extends Homebrew and brings its elegance, simplicity, and speed to OS X applications and large binaries alike.
It only takes 1 line in your shell to reach 1700 Casks maintained by 700 contributors.
$ brew cask install google-chrome
Your software is just one command away from being ready and raring to go.
Forget all about babysitting the install process step by step, from website to cleanup.
$ ls /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom
Cask does one thing, does it well, and plays nice with others. Apps are kept in their Caskroom under /opt and symlinked to your ~/Applications folder.
Or wherever you like: Cask is fully configurable.
$ brew bundle Caskfile
Deployments are a breeze with dotfiles, but only for software that can be built from source.
With Cask, provisioning your apps is just the same: bootstrap a Caskfile and let the machine do the work for you.
$ brew cask create my-cask
Creating new Casks is only a matter of minutes; updating them, of seconds!
And if you feel like improving Cask itself, dive into the codebase and you'll find yourself right at home: Cask is all git and Ruby, just like Homebrew.
$ brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask