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Installer Creation Utilities

Say you’re ready to release a brand new piece of software into the world, and you want it to be as accessible as possible. The most important thing after being easy to download is being easy to install. That’s where these utilities come in to play! From Windows-based solutions like Inno Setup, to Linux-based .deb installer creators such as Debreate, there several solutions to creating easy-to-use installers for your new app!

Platforms

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Mac
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Features

  • Portable
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License

  • Free
  • Open Source
  • Paid

Inno Setup

Inno Setup is a free installer for Windows programs. First introduced in 1997, Inno Setup today rivals and even surpasses many commercial installers in feature set and stability.

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NSIS

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open source system to create Windows installers.

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WiX

The Windows Installer XML (WiX) is a toolset that builds Windows installation packages from XML source code.

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Advanced Installer

Advanced Installer is a powerful and easy to use setup authoring tool which offers full Windows Installer support and more.

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IzPack

IzPack is a one-stop solution for packaging, distributing and deploying applications.

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InstallForge

InstallForge is a very easy-to-use and flexible tool for creating fast installation packages for Windows.

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HM NIS EDIT

Discontinued

The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.0.3, released in March 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.

HM NIS Edit is the best Editor/IDE for Small NSIS iconNSIS . It's useful for experts and beginners in the creation of Setup programs with the NSIS.

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Setup Factory

Setup Factory Software Installer Builder for Windows. Advanced installer builder makes software installation programs for Windows. Award winning. Easy to Use.

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DCP Setup Maker

Powerful simple-to-use application to generate stable and multi-platform installers.Its intuitive user interface and exceptional ease of use makes it very easy to build complex desktop or web installers with large amounts of files.

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ClickTeam Install Creator

Spend your time developing your creations not building the installers.

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PACE Suite

PACE Suite is an advanced software packaging tool with intuitive user interface and set of features providing (re)packaging in Windows installer and various virtualization formats.

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LinkTexting

LinkTexting is an easy way to do desktop to mobile app conversion. It takes 30 seconds to install and will allow desktop visitors to type in their phone number and receive a text message with a download link directly to the app store. .

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Silent Install Builder

The Silent Install Builder is a great tool if you need to quickly install a set of software on a multiple computers.

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GUI Debian Package Maker

Discontinued

Last release in December 2009

A Debian package builder based on Debian Package Maker (http://debianpackagemaker.blogspot.com ).

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  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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7z SFX Builder

This software is designed to create 7z SFX configuration files easily. Also, it's possible to create SFX (EXE) files and you can change icon and version info.

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Debian Package Maker

Discontinued

Last release in June 2008

DebianPackageMaker is a simple user interface/tool to make a debian package easier and straightforward to use and deploy your linux application to any debian based distro.

  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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pkgcreator

Discontinued

The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.1svn30, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from Google Code Hosting

The main objective of this project is to simplify the creation of Debian packages by providing an utility that parses a simple YAML file and generate all the file structure...

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  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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Packin

Packin is a graphical Linux package creator wizard which compiles packages in the popular debian package format (.deb files).

  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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SFX Tool

Discontinued

The project has been discontinued. Last version, 2006-01-28, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

SFX Tool is a graphical user interface and script generator for the Nullsoft Scriptable Install System.

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EMCO MSI Package Builder

This application allows you to create MSI packages manually using a visual editor or automatically using the capturing technology.

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MojoSetup

Putting together a MojoSetup installer involves five general steps:1) Compile the software.2) Set up the installer filesystem structure.3) Write a config file.

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  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux
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install4j

install4j is a powerful multi-platform Java installer builder that generates native installers and application launchers for Java applications.

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DeployMaster

DeployMaster is the no-nonsense software installer builder from Just Great Software. Deliver your applications to customers and prospects with a good first impression.

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InstallSimple

InstallSimple - installation package maker that lets you create installer for your files.

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Centurion Setup

Builds a professional software installer for Windows in a self-contained, compressed executable.

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