List of installation software

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The following is a list of software frameworks for building installation programs, organized by platform support.

Cross-platform[edit]

Program Developer Platforms Status Cost Free/Open source
InstallAnywhere Flexera Software Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Java, Unix-like Active $1999 Proprietary
InstallBuilder BitRock Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix-like Active Free/$1995+ Proprietary
Installer VISE MindVision Software Windows, Mac OS X Active $695/yr Proprietary
InstallJammer InstallJammer team Windows, Linux, Unix-like Discontinued Free GPL
IzPack Julian Ponge, et al. Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Java, Unix-like Active Free Apache License
wpkg usys team Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Unix-like Active Free GPL

Windows[edit]

Program Developer Status Cost Free/Open source Installer type
Actual Installer Softeza Development Active $89 Proprietary EXE
Advanced Installer Caphyon LTD Active $299 Proprietary EXE, MSI
CreateInstall Free Novostrim Active Free Proprietary EXE
EMCO MSI Package Builder EMCO Software Active $199 Proprietary MSI
Inno Setup Jordan Russell and Martijn Laan Active Free Inno Setup License EXE
InstallAware InstallAware Software Active $999+ Proprietary
InstallCore IronSource Active Free Proprietary EXE
InstallShield Flexera Software Active $599/yr Proprietary EXE, MSI
InstallSimple InstallSimple Solutions Active Free Proprietary EXE
MakeMsi Dennis Bareis Discontinued Free Proprietary MSI
MSI Generator Infopulse Ukraine Active Non-free Proprietary MSI
Nullsoft Scriptable Install System Nullsoft Active Free zlib EXE
SetupBuilder Lindersoft Active $299 Proprietary EXE
Setup Factory Indigo Rose Active $395 Proprietary EXE
Visual Installer SamLogic Active $129 Proprietary EXE
Windows Installer SDK Microsoft Active Included with Windows Proprietary MSI
Wise Wise Solutions, Inc. Discontinued $645 Proprietary EXE
WiX Microsoft Active Free CPL MSI
Xeam Visual Installer Xeam Active Free Edition available Proprietary EXE, MSI

Mac OS X[edit]

Program Developer Status Cost Free/Open source Installer type
Installer for Mac OS X Apple Inc. Active Included with OS X Proprietary .pkg / .mpkg packages
Remote Install Mac OS X Apple Inc. Discontinued Included with OS X Proprietary .pkg / .mpkg packages

See also[edit]