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package your portable apps right

The Installer™ is how apps in Format are distributed. It's an easy to use multilingual installer that makes packaging and installing portable apps a snap. Once you've updated your app to the current Format Specification, you can use the Installer to package your app in just a few clicks.

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Installer ScreenshotThe Installer allows you to easily package your portable apps. It features:

  • Proven NSIS installer core
  • Excellent compression for distribution
  • Easy configuration with no coding required
  • Multilingual with 72 locales
  • Optional sections
  • Automatic integration with the Platform
  • Works from command line and Send To (just pass the portable app's main directory, e.g. X:\PortableApps\FileZillaPortable)
  • Interactive mode to assist with missing entries
  • Licensed for use with free open source and freeware
  • Commercial use by contacting


osi_certified.pngFor help getting Installer up and running, visit: Format Note - The installer is designed for apps that are already in the proper Format. For information on getting your app up to speed, please see the Format Specification.

Download Details

  • Publisher: (John T. Haller)
  • Date updated: 2018-02-06
  • System Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and WINE on Linux/UNIX
  • License: Free / Open Source (GPL) with exceptions for freeware and free open source. Commercial use by contacting
  • Source Code: Installer/Generator (included), NSIS
  • MD5 Hash: 4776b8457c8c63a22b029c20e91a7d51