NSIS Alternatives for Mac

    NSIS 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 NSIS and seven of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to NSIS are Makeself (Free, Open Source), DCP Setup Maker (Free, Open Source), install4j (Paid) and InstallBuilder (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021

      • 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.
      • 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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    1. 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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      Works on multiple platforms instead of just Windows!
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      • 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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    2. 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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    3. 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.

      • 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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