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.