By Frisson Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This helpful installation aid is a boon for system administrators, but novices should skip this tool. InstallPad's small dialog interface merely lists programs with a few option links.

Using this application couldn't be easier. You merely click an Install link to add a program to your system or click the Install All button to add every program on the list. InstallPad quickly, and with little user intervention, installs listed applications.

InstallPad is preloaded with many popular programs. You just need to right click on an item to add a new application to the list, remove the selected program, or open a dialog to edit that program's selected options. You're going to need to edit some outdated items. We found a few that needed updated download URLs. Though InstallPad includes a Download Latest Version option, we found that it failed for some applications. Changing installer arguments is a mere matter of typing a few characters in a single field.

Users who are comfortable editing XML files can quickly create lists of programs for this utility to install. InstallPad's default applications may not thrill all users, but customizing is quick and easy. System administrators will find that InstallPad greatly simplifies installing numerous applications or helping novice users precisely install approved applications.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.4

Version 0.4 updated applications in applist.xml to their latest versions, added Picasa and Quicktime, fixed issue with release applist file handle after opening it, and it has support for installing .zip files by extracting them to a configurable folder.


Release March 3, 2011
Date Added October 24, 2006
Version 0.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Microsoft.NET Framework 2.0


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Developer's Description

InstallPad helps you get programs faster. It takes a list of your favorite programs and will download and install the ones you pick. It doesn't need to ask any questions, so you can go do more important things. InstallPad can resume downloads you've canceled, and can even try and find the latest version of your program online.
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