appEditor is now InstEd, and Installer2Go has a new owner
News about two freeware/shareware tools for creating Windows Installer setups.
appEditor is a Windows Installer authoring tool from Camwood Ltd. Recently the original author has resumed the rights to appEditor and published an improved version under the name InstEd. Both InstEd and the previous version of appEditor are available as freeware.
In the past months I had received some worrying information about Installer2Go, a Windows Installer authoring tool from SDS Software. Users told me that the ordering process didn't work properly, the company didn't reply to e-mails, and one user even didn't receive a license key after paying the registration fee.
I just discovered that wItem Software acquired "certain rights to distribute, maintain, and further develop Installer2Go" in September 2007. According to their web site, the development of Installer2Go was partially funded by wItem Software.
wItem Software also offers another Windows Installer authoring tool: wItem Installer for Java lets you create MSI setups for Java applications on Windows, and also native packages for Mac OS.
Installer2Go is marked as "freeware" on the home page, but as "try-before-buy software" elsewhere on the web site.
Caution: the SDS Software site and shop is still online.