install4j Alternatives

    install4j is described as 'powerful multi-platform Java installer builder that generates native installers and application launchers for Java applications' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to install4j for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Wine and Java. The best alternative is Inno Setup, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like install4j are NSIS (Free, Open Source), WiX (Free, Open Source), Advanced Installer (Freemium) and IzPack (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 22, 2019

    1. 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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    2. NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open source system to create Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore very suitable for internet distribution.
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    3. The Windows Installer XML (WiX) is a toolset that builds Windows installation packages from XML source code. The toolset supports a command line environment that developers may integrate into their build processes to build MSI and MSM setup packages.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Advanced Installer is a powerful and easy to use setup authoring tool which offers full Windows Installer support and more. You can configure every aspect of your installer through a simple graphical user interface or through its command line.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Java
      IzPack is a one-stop solution for packaging, distributing and deploying applications. It is fully cross-platform and generates a single installer. As such, it is an alternative to native solutions such as platform-specific installers and package managers.
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      valery1707 IzPack is Java-based, same as Install4J
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    4. 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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    5. Spend your time developing your creations not building the installers. Download the fully functional freeware version of Install Creator and create your first installation in less than one minute!
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    6. CyberInstaller Suite is a packetization and installation software, oriented to every kind of developer. Thus, it can be applied to any language or development environment (.Net, C++, C#, Delphi, Java, PHP, Visual Basic, etc.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      InstallSimple - installation package maker that lets you create installer for your files.
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      • Windows
      InstallShield is designed to enable development teams to be more agile, collaborative and flexible when building reliable InstallScript and Windows Installer (MSI) installations for PCs, servers, Web and virtual applications.
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