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InstallShield Alternatives for Mac

InstallShield is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is IzPack, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to InstallShield and seven of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to InstallShield are install4j, Makeself, InstallBuilder and DCP Setup Maker.

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  1. IzPack icon

    IzPack

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java

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

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  2. install4j

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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  3. Makeself icon

    Makeself

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD

    makeself.sh is a small shell script that generates a self-extractable tar.gz archive from a directory. The resulting file appears as a shell script (many of those have a .run suffix), and can be launched as is.

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    InstallBuilder

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Modern, easy to use crossplatform installation tool similar to InstallShield multiplatform and InstallAnywhere. It works across Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Free Licenses for open source projects.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableInstallBuilder is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    DCP Setup Maker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine

    Powerful simple-to-use application to generate stable and multi-platform installers.

    ⚫︎ PortableDCP Setup Maker can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Effing Package Management!

    • 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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    NDJS framework

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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

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    Discontinued

    Website is down as of 2016-07-12.

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