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[v2019.7] BoxedApp Packer – Convert regular full-fledged application to single self-sustaining executable file

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For some novice programmers, a good packaging tool can greatly improve their working efficiency. There are already many virtual packaging tools on the Internet, such as lightweight Enigma Virtual Box, Cameyo, MoleBox Virtualization Solution, P-Apps, as well as the famous VMware ThinApp, Turbo Studio, etc. In contrast, BoxedApp Packer has more powerful features and better compatibility. Its biggest drawback, however, is its poor packing compression rate.

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[v5.2.8] VMware ThinApp – Most popular portable app maker

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As a well-known application virtualization tool – i.e. the single-executable/portable software builder, VMware ThinApp is actually the former Thinstall Virtualization Suite which was later acquired by VMware. It can also be simply interpreted as one packaging suite for software and its complete running environment.

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[v16.x] VMware Workstation Player – Fast and simplified edition of VMware Workstation Pro

When a virtual machine solution is mentioned, most of use probably think of the celebrated VMware Workstation (which always stays ahead of the VirtualBox from Germany on performance and compatibility). Compared with VMware Workstation Pro, VMware Workstation Player (AKA: Player Pro, VMware Player for short) is more lightweight in both file size and function (can be seen as the simplified edition of VMware Workstation Pro), runs faster, and is free and more suitable for personal, home or non-commercial use.

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[v17.3] Advanced Installer – Powerful and user-friendly Windows Installer builder

Advanced Installer is a very powerful advanced EXE, MSI installer (in accordance with Microsoft Windows authentication) packaging tool based on Windows Installer technique. Maybe you are more accustomed to using the NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System), but I do suggest you to give it a try. It won’t let you down.

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[v20.7] Turbo Studio – Excellent virtual application wrapper

Turbo Studio (formerly called: Spoon/Xenocode Virtual Application Studio, or Spoon/Xenocode Studio for short) is a user-friendly application virtualization tool. It can encapsulate all files required by a program in a virtual container, supports customization and pre-configuration of the virtualized applications.

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Sandboxie – Install, run programs in a virtual sandbox environment

As is known to all, sandbox is a container in which everything can be overturned and restarted. The working principle of Sandboxie is pretty similar – running the browser or other applications in an isolation, virtual “sandbox software environment“. This way, any changes or modifications made by these programs can be instantly emptied/eliminated at any time, thus ensuring the safety of operating system and personal information.

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[v26.0] InstallShield – Most popular development solution for Windows installation

InstallShield is an accepted standard in reality in the field of software installation, configuration of software package and software upgrade solution. It is a strategic solution for the development of software installation that is specially designed for both traditional and agile development teams, as well as their Windows installation requirements and virtualization installation demands. That includes many automation tools used for the application virtualization and the traditional EXE or MSI format of software productization, installation and packaging processes.

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