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Squirrel.Windows Alternatives

Squirrel.Windows is described as 'Squirrel is both a set of tools and a library, to completely manage both installation and updating your Desktop Windows application, written in either C# or any other language (i.e., Squirrel can manage native C++ applications)' and is a software installer in the os & utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Squirrel.Windows for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Wine, Mac and Java. The best alternative is Inno Setup, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Squirrel.Windows are NSIS, Bat to Exe Converter, WiX 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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    NSIS

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    54 alternatives to NSIS 

    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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    1.  Support for scriptingNSIS supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  PortableNSIS can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • Bat to Exe Converter icon

      Bat to Exe Converter

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      9 alternatives to Bat to Exe Converter 

      Bat To Exe Converter can convert BAT (.bat) script files to the EXE (.exe) format.

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      1.  PortableBat to Exe Converter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • WiX icon

      WiX

      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.
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    • IzPack icon

      IzPack

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

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

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    • InstallForge icon

      InstallForge

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Wine
      26 alternatives to InstallForge 

      InstallForge is a very easy-to-use and flexible tool for creating fast installation packages for Windows.

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      Select the languages you want to be supported by your setup.
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      InstallShield

      • Windows
      52 alternatives to InstallShield 

      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.

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      CreateInstall

      43 alternatives to CreateInstall 

      Professional installer software is an essential component for any software developer. The ideology behind the CreateInstall installer is based on two main principles. Complete control over the installation process and unlimited scalability.

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      Wix#

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      21 alternatives to Wix# 

      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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      InstallBuilder

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      52 alternatives to InstallBuilder 

      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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