MakeMSI Alternatives

    MakeMSI is described as 'MAKEMSI is a freeware tool which enables you to easily and reliably create low overhead "MSI" or "Windows Installer" based installers' and is a Software Installer in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to MakeMSI for Windows, Linux, Mac, PortableApps.com and Wine. The best alternative is Inno Setup, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MakeMSI are NSIS (Free, Open Source), WiX (Free, Open Source), Wix# (Free, Open Source) and InstallShield (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 20, 2021

    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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      WixSharp enables creating MSI files or WiX source code by using C# source code. Upon execution, the C# code is transformed into a MSI file or WiX source code. Thanks to C# features such as inheritance, it becomes easy to create installers.
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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.


    4. After putting a lot of effort into your software, it's time to distribute it. Don't spend weeks wrestling with a complicated installation builder when you are so close to being done.
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    5. 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      A tool that generate Installer program for Windows.
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      • Windows
      If you want to create installers for software that you created on the Windows platform it's most likely that you tried to use the Wix-Toolset.
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    6. 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.

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