InstallMate 9 creates software installers for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit desktop and server platforms, with complete customization of all installer actions and dialogs. InstallMate 9 contains many features that you otherwise only find in products 10-20 times its price, plus some features that you will not find anywhere else.
Straightforward, functional, and fairly outdated user-interface
The program has a user friendly interface in which you can create a new project (mobile or standard installer) by selecting the language and giving it a name. In the “Product Information” area you can rename your product, write the publisher name and copyright notice, as well as generate a GUID. Plus, you can attach a “version info” file and add-on/update, as well as input the main product name.
Furthermore, you can write your website URL, email address, telephone, update URL, support URL and comments. You can also include a product registration page, specify the target system requirements and prerequisites.
Provides you with a plethora of options for creating comprehensive installers for your software projects
When it comes to the installation contents, you can define the product features, components and assemblies, specify the files, folders, shortcuts, registry keys and values, INI files and values, environment variables which require installation, as well as point out the file and MIME types, COM classes and type libraries that must be registered.
In the next steps, you can set the installation options (level, process check, uninstaller, reboot policy, log file mode), languages, action sequences, dialogs and behavior, localized strings, rich text resources, bitmaps, icon, font styles and symbolic variables. Last but not least, you can define and build the installer configurations (optionally assign a password).
Effortlessly create fast installers or packages for your projects, documents, or databases with the help of InstallMate
The program uses a low amount of system resources, includes a comprehensive help file and didn’t freeze, crash or pop up errors during our tests. We strongly recommend InstallMate to all software developers and interested users.
Windows Logo compliance
InstallMate complies with the latest Microsoft Windows Logo requirements for software installation so your installers operate smoothly in the Windows environment.
Installation on all Windows 32-bit and 64-bit Desktop and Server systems
In contrast to most other installers and MSI, InstallMate is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows desktop and server systems from Windows 95 through to Windows 7, including all Server editions (plus Core) and the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE). You therefore only need one installer package, no matter which platforms you target.
Fully self-contained, compact installers
All InstallMate installers are fully self-contained and require no additional support files or runtime installation, thus greatly simplifying your product deployment. Compression is excellent and overhead very low, which makes your installation packages smaller than a .zip file.
Supports full GUI, progress-only, and hidden installation
All InstallMate installers can be run with a full graphical user interface (the familiar Setup wizard steps), or with only a progress box visible, or even completely hidden. This allows you to deploy your product both in interactive and in automated environments.
Flexible packaging for easy deployment
Each installer can be built as a single .exe package, as a small .exe loader with separate installation archives, with automatic download of installation components, or any combination thereof. Disk spanning is also supported. This lets you deploy your product in any manner that suits you and your customers.
InstallMate installers come pretranslated in 19 languages, use Unicode through-and-through, and allow localization of all installer aspects for any language, including right-to-left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. Your installers are ready for world-wide deployment from the start.
Total control over all installation actions and dialogs
InstallMate allows you full access to all aspects of the installer with its build-in dialog editor and action sequence editor. This enables you to customize your installers exactly as you need them, with no scripting required.
Extensive preflight checks
More than 500 different preflight checks are performed each time you build an installer package to alert you to potential installation problems before they happen. This helps you build better installers and reduces your support costs.