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Create custom installers.   Shareware ($69.95)
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  • MacInstallerBuilder has been discontinued
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    SDE Software
MacInstallerBuilder allows you to create customized installers for System 7.1 through Mac OS X.
What's New
Version 3.7:
  • Default folder icon on Windows fixed.
  • Windows installer's "Select a Folder" now thread safe.
  • Update & close project no longer throws a rename error.
  • Tasks now link correctly to linked files/folders.
  • New feature, import and export current project settings.
  • Platform "Any" in tasks now takes preference over others.
PPC, Mac OS X 10.1 or later

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ver. 3.x:
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Tomis commented on 08 Jul 2006
If for some reason your application must instal crap in the system then use the Apple Instal Package Maker. And include an un-instal script.

Otherwise a compressed DMG or just compressing the app are the way to do things on the mac. A 3rd party installer immediately screams "shoddy developer" to me and I'd imagine most other users as well.


Anonymous reviewed on 26 Aug 2004
MacInstaller Builder Pro also allows to make installers for Windows which look just like the Mac ones.

You can have quite a bit more info appear during the install process with a few images to spice up the installer.
[Version 3.2.6]


Anonymous reviewed on 03 Jul 2004
what absolute garbage. just make a .dmg or use apple's installer. they're both free and infinitely better methods.
[Version 3.2.5]


Anonymous reviewed on 10 Dec 2003
Putting the software into a .dmg file in a form which can simply be dragged to one's hard drive is infinitely preferable to an installer.

If an installer is necessary, use the Apple installer.

And if encoding and compression is desirable, PLEASE encode using TAR and BZIP or TAR and GZIP rather than Stuffit, which has developed some serious drawbacks!
[Version 3.0.3]


Anonymous reviewed on 07 Dec 2003
Please don't do this to us users... Don't use custom installers. If it's really beyond your programming ability to create a drag-and-drop application, at least use the built in installer.

Ever custom installer takes another step towards killing what consistency is left on our platform.

(Note: I am only rating this because they posting doesn't work unless you include a rating)
[Version 3.0.3]

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Kuroyume replied on 01 Jul 2006
But what about those of us who aren't blindly patriotic to one OS or another?

I need a Mac AND Windows installer. It needs to be ubiquitous and similar on both systems. I need it mainly because of MacOS's insistence on 'replace' rather than 'merge' when copying folders - which has been a never ending bane of problems for my users and beta-testers.

The few other choices out there (InstallerVise, InstallAnywhere), have you looked at the prices? Being an independent developer whose name isn't Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, I want the CHEAPEST solution to installation on both systems. The expected income for my software in no way justifies spending $500 - $3000.

So, is MacInstallBuilder worth it now?
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Version Downloads:3,628
Type:Utilities : Compression
Date:04 Nov 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $69.95
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MacInstallerBuilder allows you to create customized installers for System 7.1 through Mac OS X.

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