Featured Freeware: Wrapper

Easily combine executables, Registry changes, and commands into a single, tight, executable with this simple freeware for advanced users.

Easily combine executables, Registry changes, and commands into a single, tight, executable with this simple freeware. Wrapper's deceptively basic interface resembles nothing more than a generic spreadsheet app. As it doesn't need to be installed, the program is easy to add to a USB toolkit. This is a program for those comfortable with constructing potentially damaging executables.

Though it builds a flowchart of commands, operating Wrapper is not a linear process. Users choose to build projects, or lists of applications, commands, or Registry changes to invoke. The app uses simple press-a-button functionality to add a line to the list. Add File opens a small dialog with numerous check-box-set parameters to browse the executable, set the extract directory if needed, and choose from a short list of Extract parameters. The interface and process is similar to adding a command-line process or modifying a Registry setting.

Wrapper doesn't have it all wrapped up, unfortunately. There is no method to force one item to wait until another has finished or to offer any sort of conditional playback. The app also doesn't include error checking, and the only help from the publisher is in Arabic. The interface is in English and some pages include small amounts of program information. Still, experienced users wishing to bind often-used applications into a single executable will find Wrapper easy to learn, simple to use, and a consistent performer.

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