RAD & Installer Alternatives

    RAD & Installer is described as 'A RAD Studio (Delphi and C++ Builder) extension for creating NSIS and Inno Setup installers' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to RAD & Installer for Windows, PortableApps.com and Wine. The best alternative is Inno Setup, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like RAD & Installer are NSIS (Free, Open Source), WiX (Free, Open Source), Advanced Installer (Freemium) and ClickTeam Install Creator (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Feb 22, 2019

    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.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      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.
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    4. Spend your time developing your creations not building the installers. Download the fully functional freeware version of Install Creator and create your first installation in less than one minute!
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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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      HM NIS Edit is the best Editor/IDE for NSIS . It's useful for experts and beginners in the creation of Setup programs with the NSIS.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.0.3, released in March 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    5. Setup Factory Software Installer Builder for Windows. Advanced installer builder makes software installation programs for Windows. Award winning. Easy to Use.
    6. InstallAware provides Windows Installer (MSI) authoring, MSI compression, and MSI repackaging solutions. Tools include: InstallAware for Windows Installer, Setup Squeezer for Windows Installer, and Setup Squeezer for InstallShield.
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