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Jim Curry writes with passion about best-of-breed software products, with a particular focus on the world of freeware.
Actual Installer is the ultimate one-stop installer solution for developers. It not only relieves you of a major headache at the end of a software project, itís also a real bonus for team leaders and project managers looking for cost-effective ways of shortening development cycles and minimizing deployment issues.
Thereís nothing more frustrating than getting your application through to a distribution build youíre happy with, and then having to spend even more time either trying to shoehorn your code into a flaky third-party installer builder, or having to custom-build an installer by hand.
Actual Installer is the ultimate one-stop installer solution for developers. Whether youíre delivering just a basic installation or a large scale enterprise application suite deployment, Actual Installer not only relieves you of a major headache at the end of a software project, itís also a real bonus for team leaders and project managers looking for cost-effective ways of shortening development cycles and minimizing deployment issues.
As you might expect, Actual Installerís installation is quick, simple and clear, and its five-step wizard-driven installer builder interface is so simple to use it can either be hived off to less experienced developers, freeing up your power coders for core development, or can be used straight from the command prompt.
Unlike many other install builders weíve looked at, Actual Installer includes just about every option you need, including INI file and system registry modification, graphics, multi-lingual installation, upgrade dialogs, target platform analysis, file associations, ActiveX component registration, console command execution, software prerequisites specification, file unpacking and uninstall support, as well as the obvious stuff like readme files and license agreements. Thereís even a silent install option for unattended installations too.
And with Actual Installerís latest features, including new variables, fully customizable wizards, the awesome ability to run pre-install executables, and much more, youíll wonder how you ever got by without it.
Of all the installer packages weíve looked at here at SoftwareCocktail.com, we can safely say that if youíre looking for hassle-free, cost-effective application deployments, satisfied customers, and significant productivity gains at the coalface, Actual Installer delivers near unbeatable best-of-breed performance for outstanding value for money.
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