Cool App Winner for September: RAD & Installer

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I’m excited to announce that our September Cool App contest winner for September is RAD & Installer. While I continue to be impressed at how all our Cool App winners are providing interesting, useful, entertaining and generally “cool” capabilities, I admittedly have a soft spot for apps like RAD & Installer that improve the usability of one of our very own Embarcadero tools, in this case, RAD Studio.

Creating an installer is an important step in delivering software. RAD & Installer integrates two of the most popular and most powerful installers right into the IDE: NSIS and Inno Setup. This simplifies the process with a powerful integration while showing the power of the RAD Studio IDE through extensions.

RAD & Installer developer Tomas Slapka of UnSigned used Delphi to create the app because, in his words, “the tool is the choice for developers wanting the power, readability and flexibility of the Modern Object Pascal language, coupled with native compilers and component libraries for fast single source code development on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android and Linux.”

With RAD & Installer, developers can now create an installer in a matter of minutes. They simply add NSIS or Inno Setup project and build setup for their application, library, component or any project they develop. Developers can work in single powerful IDE, use all their favorite features and deliver their software fast and easily.

This video provides a quick introduction to RAD & Installer.

Interested in submitting for the Embarcadero’s Cool App contest? It’s open to any business or consumer application built with RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder. Embarcadero awards Cool App contest winners a $500 Amazon gift card and winning submissions are also highlighted on the company’s YouTube channel. For more information on the contest and a link to the submission form, click here.



  • Yuri Elkine
    Yuri Elkine Thursday, 2 November 2017

    Looks really cool and very useful application!
    But - still not clear: what it can do, and how to use it. Thanks to presentation we see some parts, and may guess some features. It would be nice to have full list of features (what OS it can be used for, can it add registry values, can it install services, run some other install exe or bat files, etc.). And ideally - to see complete cycle, for example: 1. Here is my "Calc" program, it has one exe file and one DB file. 2. Now lets create install for it - step one-two. 3. The result will be this install exe file that has all in it - lets run and see how it will install my "Calc" program.
    And finally - link+contact - where we can buy or download the Inno-Installer would be nice to see.

  • unSigned
    unSigned Wednesday, 1 November 2017

    Amazing! Big Thanks to all who voted!!!

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