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Platypus is a developer tool for creating application wrappers around scripts. In other words, it creates Mac OS X applications that execute a script which is bundled with the application. Command line scripts can thus be run transparently from the graphical window environment, integrating seamlessly with the user interface.

Here are some of the features Platypus has to offer:

  • Supports shell scripts, Perl, Python, PHP, Ruby, Expect, Tcl, AppleScript
  • Supports arbitrary interpreter -- thus support for any script type
  • Executing scripts with root privileges via Apple's Security Framework more...

What's New

Version 4.8:
  • New "Prompt for file on launch" option
  • Redesigned Drop Settings sheet
  • Fixed issue where version would not appear in Get Info in Finder (missing CFBundleShortVersionString)
  • Generated apps have NSHumanReadableCopyright defined again
  • Extensive updates to documentation
  • "Provide as a Mac OS X Service" no longer enabled by default
  • more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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WordWeaver Member IconComment+161
WordWeaver
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Very cool app for those of us who like it quick and simple. Thank you developer for making this app freely available to the Macintosh community, and for your years of dedication to its continual development.

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Version 4.8
WordWeaver
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I just sent this man a donation via PayPal. A worthy investment. :)

Badgerone Member IconReview+6
Badgerone
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By far, Platypus is the easiest and all-round best script wrapper.

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Version 4.8
Sev7en Member IconReview+1
Sev7en
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I do agree: this application rocks and it's a wonderful free project! So which one are for your the most useful scripts?

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Version 4.7
Simbasounds Member IconReview+46
Simbasounds
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Make your own utility apps in an instant - indispensable

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Version 4.7
Olavimmanuel Member IconReview+0
Olavimmanuel
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Wonderfully useful software. Extremely time saving!
A few bugs, notably using menu item as output, but I see that this may be fixed in the next v.

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Version 4.4
Carbonide Member IconComment+2
Carbonide
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Version 4.2 doesn't set the arguments to dropped files correctly.

My scripts that worked perfectly well under version 4 now only get the path to the application in $1, but $2 is always empty.

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Version 4.2
mrelcee Member IconComment+35
mrelcee
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Platypus rocks - So very useful for putting together tools for both myself and clients of mine. I am astonished he doesn't charge for it..

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Version 4.0
haleakalari
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don't jinx it!

Brandon Williams Member IconComment+1
Brandon Williams
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Awesome. I can't believe it! A huge update! So very appreciated. Platypus has always been one of those apps that makes me happy to be an OS X user. Thanks so much for the update - you rock!

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Version 4.0
StevenJayCohen Member IconReview+51
StevenJayCohen
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Thank you!

I depend on this app so often! A must have!

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Version 3.4
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Version 3.1's command line utility contains a bug where it doesn't create the file "MyApp.app/Contents/Resources/.script", which is required for the app to run. If you use the CLI utility, it will suffice to simply create a blank file with touch or whatever, until an update fixing this bug is released.

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Version 3.1
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CarlosCambra6779
Version 4.8
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Badgerone
Version 4.6
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Toosit
Version 4.6
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CPa
Version 4.4
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Yuletide
Version 4.4
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Current Version (4.x)
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Details

Downloads 28,284
Version Downloads 3,055
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 14 Jul 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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