WiX Alternatives for Mac

WiX is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The most popular Mac alternative is Small IzPack iconIzPack, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 37 alternatives to WiX and six of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to WiX are Small Makeself iconMakeself (Free, Open Source), Small DCP Setup Maker iconDCP Setup Maker (Free, Open Source), install4j (Paid) and Small InstallBuilder iconInstallBuilder (Paid).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Oct 16, 2020

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


  • 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.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Wine
  • install4j is a powerful multi-platform Java installer builder that generates native installers and application launchers for Java applications.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • 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.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • NDJS uses NWJS or Electron to create visually appealing software installers while using the NPM and Bower eco-systems.

    Discontinued

    Website is down as of 2016-07-12.

    • Free
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux