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WiX Alternatives

Making an easy-to-use and easy to understand installer for the most popular family of operating systems sounds daunting, but there are plenty of options to make just that happen. WiX just so happens to be one of those options.

Windows Installer XML (WiX) is a toolset that builds Windows installation packages from XML source code.

Though it is a handy way to easily create msi installers, it lacks customization to allow your app's installer reflect the user interface experience your software may otherwise provide. There are alternatives to WiX that can provide you support for this customization.

WiX alternatives are mainly Software Installers but may also be Website Builders or CMS Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WiX.
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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.
      Installer example: Winamp
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    • 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.

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    • Pixpa icon

      Pixpa

      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      281 alternatives to Pixpa 

      Pixpa is an all-in-one platform for photographers, artists and designers to create and manage their portfolio website, e-commerce store, proofing and blogs. Pixpa's enables creative pros showcase, share and sell online without any coding knowledge.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
    • DeployMaster icon

      DeployMaster

      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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      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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