itch is a game downloader and manager for itch.io, a platform for indie games and applications.
Any gamer needs no introduction to indie games, but for those unfamiliar, they are games created by an individual or small team. They are mostly free, but the shareware games tend to be very affordable, often just a few bucks. Typically, many indie games are a bit amateurish, but that's the point; play these free games and watch as they develop, and the coder gets better that said, it's not hard to find thousands of polished games either.
We created an account in just minutes and waited for a confirmation email. It took some time to get the email, not all that uncommon for people trying to avoid being flagged as a spammer when large volumes of emails need to be sent. Regardless, set up your account right away as you might be waiting for a half-hour for it.
The app is easy to use. Mostly, it's a front end to the website. itch gives you quick access to the itch.io site, your library, and collections. Game collections can be organized as a list or grid as well as owned or installed. The Collections section is set up to manage all of your collections. There's an itch feed so that you can read the news, check out featured games, and read the global feed. You can follow authors and more. Tabs can be set up to access anything mentioned above quickly.
Account settings can keep track of your profile, password, tw0-factor authentication, credit card, and more. itch starts with Windows and can be changed in settings as well as many other custom settings.
We understand there's a small group out there who claim to hate apps like itch, or Steam, but we love them. Our games are always saved and can be downloaded or deleted as needed without keeping a spare drive somewhere to hold gigabytes of files. The interface is fast and straightforward, and if you love indie games, we think you'll like itch.