Master Packager

RATING:

4.8

(13)

About Master Packager

Master Packager is an application packaging tool to create and edit Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) files and repackage other installations to MSI format. Our vision is to make application packaging easy, fast, and affordable for everyone, from application packaging freelancers to small companies and enterprises. What are the benefits of using Master Packager? - Fast - High quality - Simple - Automation capabilities - The best price/performance in the market - Support Our team has been working as application packagers since 2012 with thousands of created application packages. During this time, we have worked with many packaging tools; however, there were several issues with them. Either they were very expensive, slow to handle large MSI files, or did not have th...

Master Packager Pricing

Starting price: 

€899.99 per year

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Available

Master Packager advanced view. Makes editing much faster and easier than editing MSI tables directly.

Master Packager Reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

5

Most Helpful Reviews for Master Packager

1 - 5 of 13 Reviews

User Profile

Joze

Verified reviewer

Information Technology and Services, 1 employee

Used monthly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2024

Happy user of Master Packager

PROS

I've worked with both free and paid versions of different application packagers in my 20+ years in IT. And with Master Packager even free version (not trial) has a lot to offer. Ease of use (interface is simple to navigate around) and one specific feature (custom actions like "Copy to UserProfile") make all the difference when doing typical app customization. Adding Master Wrapper (GUI for PSADT) to the mix and this becomes a killer combo.

CONS

Nothing. So far I've been a happy user of Master Packager.

Reason for choosing Master Packager

Ease of use, simple and intuitive interface.

Dan

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed July 2023

The New Industry Standard

We first started using the free version as it’s simply the best free MSI editor available. We then purchased a license to obtain the repackaging functionality and have been happy with the results. Now our whole team use it and it’s the product we recommend to others when looking for a packaging tool. It’s also handy for those that don’t know PowerShell to be able to knock up a PSADT script.

PROS

I really appreciate the clean simple interface and how many time saving features there are included. For example the templates feature for being able to apply common standards, properties, or custom actions, and the ability to run powershell scripts. One of the most unique features is the ability to apply files and/or registry values to all users on the system, removing the need to set up self-repair or active setup to achieve this.

CONS

I still use InstEd a lot for the following reasons:- Faster startup time- Faster table navigation- Ability to open up multiple packages in tabs- Ability to diff 2 MSI packagesI may ditch it altogether if MP were to improve in these areas!

Reason for choosing Master Packager

AdminStudio has not added much useful new functionality to their product, keep adding bloatware for unwanted features, and upping their prices.Advanced Installer is nice, but more targeted at developers rather than enterprise MSI tweakers / repackagers.The others had various flaws, less functionality, or higher costs compared to MP.

Jean-Luc

Information Technology and Services, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used monthly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2024

Great product for difficult applications

PROS

Master packager provides an amazing tool for packaging or repackaging applications which we would otherwise be unable to maintain in our environment. Particularly difficult applications which install many sub-applications which don't clean themselves up properly when the main application is uninstalled are easily managed by repackaging as an MSI using Master Packager. They've done a great job at creating a product to assist roles like mine

CONS

Considering the issue that it resolves, any minor issues are easily looked over. Particularly when repacking an application as an MSI, there's no way to return to previous screens to start over, you have to fully close it and reopen it. Otherwise no real issues.

Mike

Utilities, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2024

Masterful product

My experience has been extremely positive. It's a pleasure using the product.

PROS

The best part is the ease of use. It makes editing and even examining MSI files so much easier and faster but without compromising on quality. It does everything far more expensive products do and has some features they don't have. It's very much quality not quantity.

CONS

Just one thing - it offers regular updates but there's no way to enable auto-update - you are sent to the website to download the new version.

Reason for choosing Master Packager

The ease of use immediately sold it to me.

Harrison

Government Administration, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed August 2023

Master packager for the win!

I am a seasoned packager of 10 years’ experience. I have a fondness for PowerShell, automation and application packaging. I have tried all sorts of packaging tools in my pursuit for the ultimate fit .Master packager checked off all the boxes for me.I never knew of all the automation possibilities that are available within an msi until taking the Master Packager Pro training course. Master Packager is super easy to learn, very intuitive with a great UI and their training has taken me to the next level of packaging software . [sensitive content hidden] are seasoned pro’s and their tips and tricks they shared will be making my job as a packager a lot easier. I highly recommend taking their course

PROS

The user interface is very intuitive and the validation automation is spot on.I like all of the predefined custom actions as they focus in on what a packager would need to know to get the job done for those tricky packages

CONS

Not many cons to list here that I have seen. This product is rock solid!!