PADManager is an advanced PAD (Portable Application Description) editing and managing application.
Portable Application Description or PAD is a standard developed by the Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP). It is designed to replace the old non-formal file_id.diz and other textual program descriptions with an XML-based and strictly specified format.
There is a very basic PAD generator, PADGen, sponsored by the ASP. While it is OK for a shareware hobbyist or beginner, professional shareware developers may need something more powerful. PADManager is a completely free application, yet it provides a lot of advanced features.
PADManager fully complies with the PAD specification. It produces correctly formatted 100% compatible PAD XML files. In addition, PADManager allows you to manage the data that you put into your PAD files. You can create as many company and product profiles as you need and easily switch between them.
PADManager has a built-in FTP uploader. It remembers the FTP path and allows you to upload your XML files with a single mouse click.
Inno Setup is a free installer for Windows programs.
- Support for all 32-bit Windows versions.
- Supports creation of a single EXE to install your program for easy online distribution. Disk spanning is also supported.
- Standard wizard interface.
- Customizable setup types, e.g. Full, Minimal, Custom.
- Complete uninstall capabilities.
Setup Generator is a simple freeware installer designed so you can quickly and easily create installation setup files. You can create self-extracting archives,
show license info, run your exe, write to the Registry, create INI files, include an Uninstall file, place files in different directories, and even create a menu group and icons.
This is the installer for you if you need to quickly create simple, yet high quality installation setup files for your applications. It is also very useful for quickly making SFX archives.
Create a setup file in under 3 minutes with Setup Generator. The size of the extractor module is a mere 32-35 KB and it is very fast! Multiple languages are also supported.
SSE Setup is a program installer/uninstaller for developers to use for the installation and uninstallation of their programs.
It shines in that it is Simple, Smart, and Easy. It allows you to create a good looking installer for your program in literally minutes. Its philosophy is very
different from virtually every other installer out there. Unlike other programs, it doesn\'t use a complicated scripting language and nor does it use some awkward GUI
program to get your settings. Its total approach is unique because from the beginning it was designed to allow you to turn out a powerful, good looking
installer in a short amount of time. It was also designed with the end-user in mind. Your program can literally be installed by an end-user with only a few clicks - it is very simple for them as well.
Nullsoft Installation System
NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a tool that allows programmers to create such installers for Windows. It is released under an open source license and is completely free for any use.
NSIS can create Windows installers that are capable of installing, uninstalling, setting system settings, extracting files, etc. Because NSIS is based on script files, you can create both simple or advanced installers.
NSIS is created to be small, fast and and efficient. While other installers often add hundreds of kilobytes or several megeabytes to your installer data, a full featured NSIS installer has an overhead of only 34 KB.
CMS SAPID File-flat Edition
SAPID is a tool for site creation and management. SAPID is distinguished through the comfortable Ajax-based site structure management interface and high flexibility of design, content and functionality integration. SAPID does not need DB (file-flat CMS). SAPID is inline CMS. It means that site documents are editable in a way 'what you see is what you get' a document in delivery phase looks the same as in administrative phase.