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    Visual & Installer Alternatives

    Visual & Installer is described as 'Tool for writing installers' and is a Software Installer in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Visual & Installer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, PortableApps.com, Mac and Wine. The best alternative is Inno Setup, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Visual & Installer are NSIS (Free, Open Source), WiX (Free, Open Source), IzPack (Free, Open Source) and Venis GUI for NSIS (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 16, 2020
    • Windows
    Tool for writing installers.
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    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.
    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.


    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
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Java
      IzPack is a one-stop solution for packaging, distributing and deploying applications.
    4. 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.


      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.

    5. 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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