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Platypus is a developer tool that creates native Mac applications from interpreted scripts such as shell scripts or Perl and Python programs. This is done by wrapping the script in an application bundle directory structure along with an application binary that runs the script.

Platypus makes it easy to share scripts and programs with those unfamiliar with the command line interface. Native user-friendly applications can be created with a few clicks. It is very easy to create installers, maintenance applications, login items, status menu items, launchers, automations and droplets using Platypus. Platypus is free,

What's New in Platypus

Version 5.3:
  • First facelift in a decade: New application icons created by Drífa Líftóra
  • Updated to support Mojave Dark Mode
  • Added AWK, JavaScript and Node interpreter presets
  • Added "REFRESH" command that clears text output buffer
  • Added "DISABLED" menu item syntax for status menu interface
  • Platypus and its command line tool binary are now code-signed.

Requirements for Platypus

  • OS X 10.8 or later
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Platypus User Discussion

5 25
Current Version (5.x)
Downloads 33,279
Version Downloads 557
License Free
Date 25 Nov 2018
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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