Free InstallBuilder Alternatives

    The best free alternative to InstallBuilder is Inno Setup, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to InstallBuilder and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to InstallBuilder are NSIS (Free, Open Source), WiX (Free, Open Source), Advanced Installer (Freemium) and IzPack (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 15, 2021

    1. Squirrel is both a set of tools and a library, to completely manage both installation and updating your Desktop Windows application, written in either C# or any other language (i.e., Squirrel can manage native C++ applications).
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    2. Alien is a program that converts between the rpm, dpkg, stampede slp, and slackware tgz file formats.
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    3. Deb-Creator is a tool to quickly create Debian packages. The program provides a simple graphical user interface written in C++ using Qt Creator. It uses the dpkg command in Linux to build the final Debian package. Other pages: - Launchpad project -...

      Discontinued

      Last release in February 2011

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    4. Linux GUI installer for audiences that are used to Windows installers. Imitates the look-and-feel of NSIS/Wizard97.
    5. A tool for developers who want to make there application available as RPM packages. rpmbuild has to be installed and you should have a good idea how rpmbuild works. The templates will give you some help how to build your own rpm package for your application.
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    6. Nixstaller is an Open Source project with the goal to create user friendly and flexible installers that work on various UNIX like systems. Some of Nixstaller's features: Installers will be able to run on many common UNIX systems.
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    7. NDJS uses NWJS or Electron to create visually appealing software installers while using the NPM and Bower eco-systems. Develop with your favorite web IDE and enjoy full debugging and testing capabilities

      Discontinued

      Website is down as of 2016-07-12.

    8. WinINSTALL provides comprehensive PC lifecycle management, enabling you to automatically deploy, update, and manage software or security for desktops, servers, and notebook computers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • OpenSolaris
      The packaging formats used by different distributions of Linux can be a pain point for software developers wishing to release their projects in an easily consumable way. Debian and Ubuntu rely on .deb packages, while Fedora and RedHat both use .rpm style packaging systems.
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