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NSIS Alternatives

NSIS is described as '(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' and is a popular software installer in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to NSIS 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 NSIS are WiX, Advanced Installer, PACE Suite and IzPack.

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  1. Inno Setup icon

    Inno Setup

    • Windows
    • Wine
    54 alternatives to 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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    Almost everyone thinks Inno Setup is a great alternative to NSIS.
  2. WiX icon


    40 alternatives to WiX 

    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.

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    1.  Command line interfaceWiX either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.

  3. Advanced Installer icon

    Advanced Installer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    44 alternatives to Advanced Installer 

    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.

     Advanced Installer has no features, suggest some!
  4. PACE Suite icon

    PACE Suite

    • Windows
    18 alternatives to 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. As an alternative to Wise Package Studio, PACE is out-of-the-box solution that doesn't need...

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    1.  PortablePACE Suite can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    MSI generator - part of PACE Suite
    Creating MSI/MST/App-V/ThinApp
  5. IzPack icon


    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java
    33 alternatives to IzPack 

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

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  6. Actual Installer icon

    Actual Installer

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    15 alternatives to Actual Installer 

    Easy-to-use software installer program for 32 & 64-bit Windows applications. Actual Installer Free & Professional Editions. Supports all installation features - Install, Update, Uninstall.

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  7. install4j

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    18 alternatives to install4j 

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

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  8. Venis GUI for NSIS icon

    Venis GUI for NSIS

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    24 alternatives to Venis GUI for NSIS 

    Venis is a, NOW 100% FREE, Visual Environment for Nullsoft Install System (NSIS). The Venis IX environment makes creating and maintaining NSIS install scripts quick and easy.

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    FREE, right out of the installer
  9. DeployMaster icon


    25 alternatives to 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. Easy to use for both the developer and the end user.

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  10. Makeself icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    36 alternatives to Makeself 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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